Derek Anderson to start for Cleveland in '08

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  1. kastofsna

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    Per Rotoworld:

    Browns GM Phil Savage said Wednesday morning that Derek Anderson will be the team's starting quarterback in 2008.

    Anderson, a Pro Bowl alternate, threw 29 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in his first year as a starter. Savage feels Anderson deserves "a chance to go into the batter's box and swing for the fences next year. Our expectation is that he'll hit some home runs for us." Savage says a long-term contract is a possibility for Anderson and indicated that he's off the market in trade talks. Brady Quinn will open the season as a backup. Jan. 9 - 1:34 pm et
    Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

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    no more rumors to Miami, thank god.
     
  2. Lucky

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    Anderson still has to be signed to a contract. And I doubt that the Browns will be willing to give him a $20 million bonus. So the question is, will the Browns tender Anderson a RFA contract (with 1st & 3rd round compensation). Or will they franchise him (with 2 1st round picks as compensation). If given the RFA is offered, someone will snap him up (Panthers, Bears, Vikings?) for the 1st & 3rd. If they franchise tag Anderson, the Browns will have to cough up over $10 million just for one season. This isn't over.
     
  3. austintexanite

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    Smart move, give him one more year and see if it was a fluke or the real deal. I'm not a fan of Quinn, but this can only help him as he sits and learns the game more until he is ready to takeover.
     
  4. HOU-TEX

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    It's kind of odd anointing someone as a definite starter two weeks into the off-season. :thinking:
     
  5. ATX

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    Atleast he has earned it. Cleveland would be foolish to just let him go after the year he had.
     
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    You can't franchise a RFA, only an URFA.

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  7. ATX

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    You really think a team would give up a 1st and 3rd for Anderson? I guess they could do the Matt Schaub scenario though.
     
  8. adam

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    To be honest, I think it was a fluke. I don't think he'll be there after next season, he has plenty of flaws to be exposed over the course of this next season.
     


  9. Lucky

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    The Texans gave up (2) 2nd rounders for a guy who had never started. If the Bears can't get McNabb in a trade, they would think a 1st & a 3rd is a bargain for a guy who threw 29 TDs last season.
     
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    Maybe, but they have a decent draft position this year. Plus the Texans were way more desperate for a QB, but who knows.......the Bears could be alot better with a halfway decent QB.
     
  11. adam

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    I don't know about that. When the Texans fired him (he's certainly had a drop off since then), Carr wasn't nearly as bad as either Grossman or Orton. Still pretty bad though.
     
  12. ATX

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    You honestly believe that? I don't know much about Orton, but Grossman was better than Carr, which isn't saying much.
     
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    Yeah, not by much. In 2006, despite Grossman throwing many more TDs (as well as many more INTS) than Carr, he only completed 54% of his passes for 6.8 yards per pass. Carr completed 68% of his passes at 6.3 yards per pass. Both sucked then in my opinion, but at least Carr could be counted on to make the short dump offs and not turn the ball over. He was never a TD machine, but in my opinion...throwing 8 less INTs is more important than throwing 12 fewer TDs in my opinion. Being a TD machine doesn't mean anything when you throw 20 INTs a year. They both sucked, but during both of their best years (2006) I would have marginally preferred Carr. Not that I would have really been happy with either of them in 2006. Grossman was just lucky to have played for a good team. Whoever picks him up next season, like the Panthers who took Carr this last season, are going to be kicking themselves in the ass. All in all though, this is like comparing cat sh*t and dog sh*t. Just my two cents though.

    Perhaps I did exaggerate by saying "not nearly as bad". More like, "marginally better".
     
  14. Lucky

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    That's right. This article confused me.
    That's obviously wrong.

    Savage has said that Anderson will get the maximum RFA offer which brings the 1st & 3rd compensation.
    How the heck did Mr. Mittens enter the conversation?
     
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    Wow, Brady has had bad luck since the day he walked off of Notre Dame's campus. They could possibly get the Bears 1st Round pick for him, which allow them to recoup the 1st round they gave to the Cowboys but I am not sure anyone would bite on that. I just cant see the Browns paying 2 guys starter money. Its like resigning Carr and then drafting/signing Vince Young. it doesn't make sense any way you look at it. Anderson earned the job so I don't feel bad for Brady, but you gotta think he is hating it right about now. Brady could still get you a mid to late 1st Rounder with the current crop of QBs out there this year. Panthers may be willing to take a chance on Quinn also.....who knows.
     
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    Right now Quinn is not making starter money he is making rookie money and the contract is back loaded if he becomes the starter.
     
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    Good for him.
     
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    I disagree with this.

    A TD is 6 points. An INT might be 0, 3, 7 points. Some INTs are just garbage trying to make a play at the end of a half and some INTs aren't even the QB's fault. INTs at the wrong time are back breakers but a lot of INTs don't even turn into points (except with our D).

    To me, a TD is much more important than an INT. To me, someone who has 20 TDs and 20 INTs is a much, much better QB than someone who has 10 TDs and 10 INTs because those 20 TDs are probably going to translate into more games won.
     
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    INTs take away the potential to put points on the board however, which in most cases can kill a teams momentum...which can take even more points off the board. I suppose it's how you look at it though.
     
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    Both of y'all make good points, but I have to agree with Pencil neck. TDs are confirmed points, while turnovers are only potentials on both sides.
     

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