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Breaking News: Cleveland Browns Will Start QB Jason Cambell Against Kansas City Chiefs


The Cleveland Browns head coach, Rob Chudzinski  just announced the team will start quarterback Jason Campbell  over much maligned former starter Brandon Weeden this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. According to NFL.com, Chudzinski announced the quarterback move in his Wednesday morning press conference.

This is an interesting move as Campbell has a bit of experience playing against the Chiefs. The last time the Chiefs were the last undefeated team in the league was 2010, a year that saw the team win the AFC West. However, the Jason Campbell led Oakland Raiders beat them twice that year. In fact, the Raiders swept the entire AFC West that season, accounting for six of the team’s eight wins.

During that season, Campbell started both games. He completed 34 of his 58 attempted passes for 384 yards. He threw two touchdowns and an interception. He was sacked a total of seven times in both games combined.

Perhaps Campbell’s familiarity with the Chiefs was the reason for the quarterback change. The Browns are barely in second place in the AFC North and believe it or not, very alive in the playoff picture as the NFL quickly moves to the mid-season point.

After many thought the Browns had written off their season by trading away their former number one draft pick running back, Trent Richardson, to the Indianapolis Colts and the season ending injury of their hometown hero quarterback, Brian Hoyer, they’re still very much in the hunt.

Of course, the Chiefs team that Campbell played and beat twice in 2010 isn’t the same team taking the field this season.

This will be the second team in two weeks the Chiefs have faced that will be starting a new quarterback for the first time this season. Though the team got the win against the Houston Texans last Sunday, the rookie quarterback, Case Keenum, gave the Chiefs defense a run for their money in the first half. The Chiefs veterans who remain on this team from that 2010 squad are a bit more familiar with Campbell, so it will be interesting to see how this one shakes out.

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  • scomstock55

    off topic….what are the chances we cut brock and pick up scheffler?

    • Jason Seibel

      I actually thought the same thing last night when I saw that the Lions cut him scroll acorss the ticker. I don’t think it would be a bad pickup by any means.

  • Norman Gunn

    Campbell is no better than the old dude but Campbell can scramble for first downs. He could be a Fitzpatrick type of a headache.

    • Jason Seibel

      Agreed. I just don’t see him being the difference maker in this game at all. The Browns would have been better off going with Weeden for another week before bringing in Campbell. They’re going to shatter his confidence and maybe his soul by feeding him to the “Sack City Chiefs.”

      • Norman Gunn

        lol

  • ArrowFan

    I guess this is the year of the moble QB for us. When we do get to play Dumber Manning’s lack of speed will through us off and we will miss 10 sacks while Manning just stands there:)

  • kcpauly

    Maybe all teams from here on out will play their backup QB’s so Mr.Sutton won’t have tape on them?…LOL, they think because Case had a decent first half that maybe that’s the answer to slow down the Chiefence, I really don’t believe that but a funny thought anyway, now if next week Buf. changes QB’s on tues. or something I might have to look at it differantly LOL,
    Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RepOurChiefs

    Im just going to go ahead and make a bold prediction of 5 sacks and 2 picks. #isaidit GOCHIEFS!!!

  • RepOurChiefs

    YESH YESH YESH! Put him in cause this has been a year of the “paybacks” and you Sir are due!!!

  • Bosco Cletus

    The sack counter just started, its already on 3 I’m sure.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Campbell’s probably in a better position to make this a game than Weeden. He hasn’t been kind to the Chiefs over the years. The guy can complete a high percentage of his throws when he’s on. Campbell, like Keenum, is also the most mobile quarterback on Cleveland’s roster. That’s why he’ll get the start. Teams need a quarterback who can get away from KC’s pass rush. Not sure he’ll be able to though. I like the Chiefs’ chances of being 8-0.

  • Blake Molina

    For Cleveland, better Campbell than Weeden, although I don’t think it’ll make a difference. The only positive for them is that Campbell isn’t foreign to Team 137.5, but that defense on the other hand, is a whole new team.

  • robert gibney

    look all u dawg pound haters can say wat u want come sunday my dawgs will eat your sack pack bones and all

    • Jason Seibel

      Are you for real?