Reading Into Jason Campbell Starting This Week

Aug 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) runs the ball in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Today Head Coach Rob Chudzinski announced that Jason Campbell will be the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns as they look to take on the undefeated, and top notch defense, Kansas City Chiefs. Campbell played in 1 series this year, following a Brandon Weeden injury, but was passed over the next week in favor of Brian Hoyer. When Hoyer got hurt for the year Weeden was returned to the starting spot, until this week. Campbell has played in 6 games each of the last 2 years, with Chicago and Oakland.


  • Campbell could not surpass Weeden, who has struggled this year, during the pre-season competition. Not a good sign.
  • Campbell was passed over for the starting job, even though he was #2 on the depth chart, when Weeden was hurt for Hoyer who no one knew what could happen. Not a good sign.
  • Campbell struggles with a long release and slow progression, different but similar to Weeden. Not a good sign.
  • Returning to Weeden this year is unlikely after choosing 2 different QBs over him in the first 8 games of a season.
  • Interest in Vince Young, or another QB, could come to fruition after the game this Sunday.
  • With a new QB this week Josh Gordon could struggle which could lower his trade value. Good or bad depending on your stance.
  • The Browns face the best defense in the league. NOT GOOD.
  • Campbell has had stints of quality play, last in Oakland before getting hurt in a game against the Browns, of all teams.
  • The team couldn’t lose the locker room any more then they have, so a change might of been necessary.
  • For many fans Anybody But Weeden, ABW, is a common thought so those fans should be happy.
  • Campbell has a big arm and experience in the NFL, so he shouldn’t be rattled with a week of preparation.
  • Can it get any worse then this:

Possibly Worst INT ever


Topics: Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • kcpauly

    yes it can
    Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jared Mueller


      What are your expectations for the game? Realistically how bad do you think it might be for the Browns?

      • kcpauly

        I think Cambell will be sacked around 5 times and I think you guys will have 3 TO and we will score on one of them, but I also think AS11 will throw a pick and you guys will get points off it. but overall I think 28-10 Chiefs
        Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Jared Mueller

          A lot closer game then either of us expected. JC got rid of the ball quick and got out of some tough situations because your D looked as fast as advertised. A lot of dink and dunk on offense.

          Any concerns moving forward for your team?

          • kcpauly

            Yes our offense gets completely stagnant at times and AS11 really struggles hitting wide open receivers down field this has to change, we are leaving way too many points on the field, AS11 missed to TD throws that you have to make….but 8-0 I’ll take it
            Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Greg

    You pretending to be a sports writer.
    Not a good sign

    • Jared Mueller

      Sorry you feel that way Greg.

      • Greg

        Looks like someone ate Crow.
        Campbell didn’t look bad at all Sunday.
        And if it weren’t for dropped passes and a fumble by Bess they just might have beaten the Chiefs.
        This is why I didn’t care for the “not a good sign” comment by the original writer of this.

        • Jared Mueller

          I did indeed eat crow. Campbell looked far better then expected given that his history shows a long delivery and slow decision making. Very impressed and will happily eat crow if that means our teams are winning, or at least competitive.

          You seem to have very strong opinions, ever thought about writing for yourself?

          • Greg

            I am just a Browns fan.
            Been one for 50 years. Have seen the good and the bad.
            Just wish it would be the good again before my time is up

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