Cleveland Browns’ head coach Eric Mangini took a page of a college coach’s playbook when he held an open competition for the starting QB position, a competition that lasted until the end of preseason.
Brady Quinn was named the starter then, but after struggling through 10 quarters of the season has been replaced by back up Derek Anderson.
A little competition can only help a team in the long run, but Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn, though they have struggled thus far this season, should not wonder over the course of months whether they will be a starter or a reserve.
The Cleveland Browns are ranked last in offense and 29th in defense out of 32 NFL teams, so they clearly have more than a QB problem.
No doubt, the best way, at least in recent years, to handle problems such as this is to get rid of the coach. If the Browns don’t win at least 5 games, Mangini’s days in Cleveland will over before January 1, 2010.