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The ‘crazy cycle’ of Browns fans: Clamoring for another QB rivalry
Terry Pluto explains why some battered Browns fans want more change -- in the form of Tim Tebow
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


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Much to the surprise of fans, the Cleveland Browns did not draft a quarterback in last week’s NFL draft, signaling the team will do something unusual --- give last year’s starter, Brandon Weedon, another chance.

But, WKSU commentator Terry Pluto explains that hasn’t stopped frustrated fans from holding out hope that there will be another quarterback rivalry this off-season --- with one hot-button name on their radar.

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A 'crummy' draft for quarterbacks 
WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says, "this was a crummy draft for quarterbacks [unlike last year]. Had Brandon Weedon been in this draft, most scouts think he would have gone in the middle of the first round. Last year he was an afterthought."

Sticking with Weedon
The Browns have had 10 different opening day starting quarterbacks since 1999. Not drafting a quarterback this time means the front office is likely going to stick with second-year quarterback Brandon Weedon as the starter. "Give the new regime credit. Rather than frankly take the 'Browns way out,' which is dump this guy and bring in somebody else, they’ve decided to go with Brandon Weedon," Pluto says.

Clamoring for a new QB
But, Pluto says many fans keep looking for another quarterback.

“Because the team loses [and] the quarterback’s the easiest guy to point the finger at. There is a psychological term, it's called the crazy cycle. You just keep doing the same things over and over again. Browns fans are stuck in the crazy cycle. Fire the coach, hire the coach, get rid of the quarterback, have the draft, do it all over again."

Tim Tebow on the radar?
Terry Pluto gets a lot of emails from fans who read his columns in the Plain Dealer. And, he says many of them want the team to sign just-released New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. “This should be the last team that Tim Tebow ought to go to because the way the offense is it would be accenting everything he does poorly.”

So, why Tebow? “We want the pain to stop, and we want the quarterback to stop it and we want Bernie Kosar from 1988 back,” Pluto says. 

Fans want pressure
Pluto says a lot of the fans also want Weedon to feel some pressure. "I think this is a bit of talk radio mentality -- we’ll bring this guy in and he’ll have to work even harder, as if that’s gonna make Brandon Weedon to spend 10 more minutes in the film room and that 10 minutes is going to make him a better quarterback – I don’t think so."

Listen: Terry Pluto breaks down the Browns 2013 draft
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