Originally Posted by Playadlc
This is a terrible signing.
The Derek Anderson deal was IMO. Not that I didn't want Anderson back on the team, or that he isn't a good QB; but I think the Browns went overboard in the fear of losing him.
They tendered him the 2.5 mil for 1 yr which means any team that signed him would have to forfeit and 1st and 3rd rounder. And I just don't see a team giving that up for a Derek Anderson. Maybe I'm wrong.
The Browns should have held their ground IMO; but their logic is that they wanted to have two quality, young QBs on the roster since injury can quickly take it down to one, or even none, if Derek is gone, the job was handed to Quinn, and he got hurt.
Four of the six players who started along the offensive line for the Browns in 2007 were free agent pickups, while the three players who started the most games along the defensive line were free agent signings as well
The Browns added two proven, quality defensive linemen in DL Corey Williams and DE Shaun Rogers. They have addressed a much needed area: run defense and pass rush
To get Williams, they gave up their 2nd round pick, and Savage believes the Browns wouldn't be able to get a defensive lineman near Williams' caliber with the 56th overall pick.
To acquire defensive lineman Shaun Rogers from the Detroit Lions in exchange for the Browns' 2008 third-round pick and cornerback Leigh Bodden.
I like the deals. They've addressed a key issue and taken the next step IMHO.