Posted on: March 22, 2010 12:11 pm
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Browns president Mike Holmgren has decided to draft a quarterback in the 2010 NFL Draft, and annouced his intentions publicly at the Annual Meeting on Sunday.
While the Browns have been busy overhauling that position recently -- sending Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson packing, while acquiring Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace -- Holmgren says the draft is a chance to find their potential leader of the future and get him into the system early.
"It's just something we have to do," Holmgren said as quoted by the Plain Dealer . "Why wait? I'm 61. I don't want to wait for anyone. We're going to have to do this."
"I think Jake will make us better right away. But we have to find the next guy. That's what we have to do."
Holmgren noted that the Browns have needs in many areas, so it would be difficult to justify using one of the Browns' first two picks on a QB unless there was a particularly attractive prospect up for grabs. He's not fond of Jimmy Clausen ("I wish I liked him more"), and while he didn't rule out trading up in an attempt to land Sam Bradford , he acknowledged it was not a realistic scenario.
Holmgren is said to like Florida QB Tim Tebow , and has already invited him to visit the team.
Posted on: March 18, 2010 9:17 am
The Boston Globe reports that Tim Tebow's receivers were covered only by light mist yesterday and he was not asked to read defenses. Instead, he operated off a carefully managed script.
Tebow won’t be the first Gator picked in April’s draft and some believe that there’s a very good chance he won’t among the top five from Florida selected.
Posted on: March 15, 2010 10:55 am
A teleconference fan forum conducted by the Jaguars seemed like a good idea to engage season-ticket holders and encourage them to renew.
But, the Jacksonville Times-Union reports that it turned into an embarrassment when word got out that a poll revealed participants were against drafting Tim Tebow by a 55-45 percent margin.
General manager Gene Smith and major Jaguars decision-makers had no idea the Tebow question, where fans gave a touch-tone response by phone, would be part of the forum. A marketing guy came up with the question, not realizing that singling out Tebow's draft status for a response would create a negative impression of the organization.
Posted on: March 15, 2010 10:52 am
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