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Pro Sports

Browns need to pick a quarterback

Zack Martin

Issue date: 8/28/09 Section: Sports
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Welcome back sports fans!

While we were all out traveling, relaxing and otherwise enjoying our summer, the world of Cleveland sports continued on. Here's what's up:

Browns: Are you ready for some football? Are they ready?

With the NFL Regular Season just around the corner, Browns fans may be feeling a bit of déjà vu. Most teams work out by their quarterback situation by the third preseason game. Head Coach Eric Mangini has given no clues about the favorite, only willing to reveal that the competition between Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn is "very close."

Quinn was believed to be the favorite after Anderson continued to make many of the same mistakes in the preseason opener against Green Bay as he did in his 2008 outing. Last weekend's exhibition game against the Detroit Lions propelled Anderson back into the race as he orchestrated scoring drives against Detroit while Quinn struggled.

Asked at a recent presser whether he would wait until the Sept. 13 season opener against the Vikings to make his decision, Mangini stated he had "no set timeline" to make his decision. While all Browns fans support Eric Mangin's goal of picking whichever player will give the team the best chance to win, this columnist believes that it's time for the organization to name its starting quarterback. For a team with a recent memory of losing, stability and confidence will be the key to a turnaround. Delaying the decision until before the Vikings game will only lead to an offense that isn't truly dialed into either quarterback's nuances and a pocket presence that isn't ready to compete in the NFL.

Cavaliers: Dwight Howard? Meet Shaquille O'Neal. You may have heard of him.

First, the bad news: For those that call the underside of a rock home, the Cavs lost the Eastern Conference Finals to the Orlando Magic. Despite the solid effort of LeBron James and some good stretches by the rest of the team, our floor presence wasn't enough to stop either the Magic's 3-point shooters or their low post game built around Dwight Howard.
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