Thursday, March 8, 2012

One reason to get RG3

On Thursday, Browns GM Tom Heckert didn't reveal much in terms of Baylor QB Robert Griffin III.

No one outside of Berea knows what the Browns will do on draft day. Trade up? Trade down? Stay at No. 4?

Here's one reason why the Browns should do everything to land Griffin III: It could save all in the Browns' management team's jobs.

Let's say the Browns do nothing to improve their QB situation and Colt McCoy is your starter and Seneca Wallace the backup for the 2012 season. Then, as Heckert said on Thursday, the Browns don't go overboard in free agency. Then, for arguments sake, the Browns waddle through next season and max out at five or six victories.

Mike Holmgren, Heckert and Co. will have a difficult time selling those results to the fanbase. Holmgren saying, "Trust us" again will fall on deaf ears. Browns fans are at their boiling point. Wins have to occur next season, unless ...

Robert Griffin III is taking snaps at quarterback. If that happens, struggling through a four-, five- or six-win season, as long as RG3 is coming along and showing signs of being a franchise player (Kyrie Irving anyone?), the fans in this town will understand there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

If management stays the course with McCoy and its below average group of receivers and struggles to show a pulse on offense ... well, good luck with that.

- Mark Podolski | @mpodo


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