titleist585 Posted February 25, 2009 Report Share Posted February 25, 2009 NEW BROWNS REGIME “LUKEWARM” ON QUINN Posted by Mike Florio on February 24, 2009, 9:22 p.m. We’re hearing that the new power structure in Cleveland — the combination of coach Eric Mangini and G.M. George Kokinis to which folks around the league refer as “ManKok” — isn’t sold on Brady Quinn as the starting quarterback. One source with knowledge of the dynamics in Cleveland says that the new power structure there is “lukewarm” on Quinn. As a result, don’t be surprised if the Browns opt to keep Derek Anderson, pay his $5 million roster bonus, and let Anderson and Quinn battle it out for the starting job. Indeed, the two men never have competed openly for the position. In 2007, Quinn signed his rookie deal too late to make a meaningful run at being in position to replace Charlie Frye when he received the hook in Week One. In 2008, Anderson was the unquestioned starter throughout the offseason, training camp, and the preseason. So maybe from the fires of competition a better starter will emerge. And maybe the guy who doesn’t get the job will be better off, too. Here’s the key — neither Mangini nor Kokinis need to justify the decision to draft Quinn or to sign Anderson. The new coach and G.M. can focus on what’s best for the team, regardless of whether the answer is Quinn or Anderson, or neither. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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