In the Rotation
- Oct 3, 2007
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It's early, but McCown's accuracy to small receivers in the short to intermediate range is becoming a concern.
19th overall is a curious spot to take a center, let alone a backup center who may not play this year. Makes me believe one of the O-linemen, probably Greco, will be traded.Don't forget this year: He is making mid- to high-end backup quarterback money at 3.6 million. No other starting QB is close to that number besides Bridgewater, who was grossly overlooked in the draft and still playing on his first contract, and the Tyrod Taylor experiment in Buffalo. In fact, a few backup QBs make more. McCown is between Drew Stanton, EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel as highly paid backups, just under Mallet, Chad Henne and Shaun Hill. Most starting QBs make north of 10-15 million a year. Even the mediocre ones like Kaepernick, Cutler, and Dalton.
So when a team saves that much on the QB, you would expect them to do what Minnesota, Buffalo, Oakland or Houston is doing by investing in skill position weapons to lessen to blow. Nope. Not the Browns. Hawkins and Bowe make #2 or #3 WR money. Everyone else gets paid like roster filler who could get cut faster than you can say Rob Housler.
Please keep in mind where money has been invested when this team starts playing decent defenses, which preseason Tampa Bay or Washington is not.
So what? Mack is here this season. Take Nelson Agholor (which the Browns almost did) where you took Cameron Erving and take a center where you took Vince Mayle. If he ends up not working out and Mack leaves, take another center next year.Or they are anticipating Mack doesn't want to be here after this season.