December 23, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach Mark Whipple (left) talks with quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Browns CEO: Weeden Has ‘Reasonable Chance’ To Succeed


Jerome Bettis has said that the Pittsburgh Steelers have done the least to improve in the division. The Cleveland Browns could be one of those teams that has made the right improvements. They brought in offensive guru, Norv Turner and have a solid head coach in Rob Chudzinski.

Now the Browns CEO, Mike Banner, is gushing about the team’s chances.

“First of all, the coaches are going to do that and all of us involved in personnel and coaching will have a say in that and opinion on that,” Banner said in a recent sitdown with Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer. “But really we have the luxury of having (coach Rob Chudzinski) and (offensive coordinator) Norv (Turner) here in terms of their experience, their knowledge of that position, what they need in that position.

“There can’t be two better guys to give a chance for a quarterback to develop under and then evaluate whether that person is going to be able to do what we need.”

That help for quarterback Brandon Weeden has some renewed optimism from the front office.

“Brandon’s got lot of strengths. He fits the scheme we’re going to play,” Banner said. “Frankly, we rely a lot on Chudz and Norv for their evaluation of what they’re looking for and I believe there’s a reasonable chance that this guy has what it takes to do it.

“Giving him the opportunity and I think everybody is excited, people have written and talked about, he’s come back here, he’s worked hard, he’s got a great work ethic about things and he’s doing everything he can to be the best he can be.”

A reasonable chance isn’t too inspiring if you’re a Browns fan.

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