I don't buy into that. I don't care if you have attempted 400 passes or 4,000 passes, when your body ages it breaks down. I agree that wear and tear are a factor, but a 35 year old QB is still 35 years old regardless of how many sacks he has taken. When I hit my mid-30's I could tell that I lost something. I wasn't as fast or quick, it took longer for soreness to go away, parts ached that didn't used to ache...age happens.
Originally Posted by chajones
I'm not arguing that Weeden is the answer, because I personally don't think he is. But the fact of the matter is that Colt McCoy was not getting the job done.
Originally Posted by duane1969
And I don't buy for one minute that if you put Tom Brady on the Browns that they'd only win 6 or 7 games. Great quarterbacks make average WR's look good. And so far, Josh Gordon and Greg Little have proven to be pretty average. I understand that football is the ultimate team game, but Tom Brady would make the Browns a playoff team, even with an inconsistent defense. Tom Brady would not overthrow Josh Gordon on a streak, like Weeden does. Tom Brady would not panic and scramble out of bounds for 2 yards if he saw one defender coming his way, like Colt does.
Weeden and Colt might not have big name receivers around them, but I guarantee that if you put Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson on the Browns with them, they both still look like below average QB's. Because neither can handle pressure, neither are accurate, and neither are good decision makers. Hell, it has been proven time and time again that a stud receiver doesn't make a below average QB any better. If it were that easy, the Cardinals wouldn't have a revolving door at that position.