Is Cleveland's QB Competition Hurting The Team?

gary wertmanCorrespondent IAugust 27, 2009

CLEVELAND - SEPTEMBER 16:  Brady Quinn #10 and Derek Anderson #3 of the Cleveland Browns look on during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at the Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 16, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Eric Mangini has said he has no time table for naming a starting Quarterback. Is this really good for the team? The longer this "competition" drags on the more likely it will start dividing the team. Players choosing sides is not something Mangini wants to have to deal with. Now is the time Browns players need to be developing team chemistry and offensive continuity.

The Quarterback position is the leader of the offense. Right now the Browns don't know who that leader is or will be. With the start of the regular season a little over two weeks away, Mangini needs to settle this QB battle quickly and decisively. 

Through mini camp, two a days and two preseason games there is very little separating both Quinn and Anderson. With a competition this close, sides are sure to be taken. Barring injury, I don't see either QB putting any distance between the two. Waiting for either Quinn or Anderson to resemble Joe Montana is futile. Lets face it they both look very mediocre. Mangini you need to pick one and then the Browns can start moving forward.