Let The Cleveland QB Controversy Begin

gary wertmanCorrespondent ISeptember 27, 2009

BALTIMORE - SEPTEMBER 27:  Brady Quinn #10 of the Cleveland Browns passes against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Browns 34-3. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

It took all of OTAs, training camp and four preseason games for Eric Mangini to select a quarterback and three regular season games to start a quarterback controversy. After todays game I can see why it took him so long. Neither Brady Quinn, who has started three games or Derek Anderson, who replaced Quinn in the 2nd half against the Ravens, have shown they deserve to be the starter. Unfortunately, they along with Brett Ratliff, are the only options Mangini has.

The Browns had a chance to draft Mark Sanchez but chose to trade that pick to the Jets. I'm not sure Sanchez would have done as well as he has been doing if he landed with the Browns. Is it a lack of talent or a lack of good coaching affecting our QBs? I think it's a little of both.

I must admit I wanted to see Quinn as the starter this year because he was pretty much an unknown in the NFL. I already knew what Anderson could do and wasn't impressed. Now I must say I'm not impressed with either.

As a Cleveland Brown fan for many years, I feel we fans deserve much better than what the Cleveland Browns have given us lately. The real loser in this QB controversy is the fans.