September 11, 2007

Browns Trade Newly Benched QB Frye to Seahawks: Two weeks ago, when Charlie Frye won the Cleveland Browns' starting QB job, team GM Phil Savage touted the decision and said "let's see what Charlie can do with a full deck." Ten passes and one interception into the new season, Frye has been traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a sixth-round draft pick.

posted by rcade to football at 04:26 PM - 18 comments

It was pretty obvious that Frye was going to be on the wrong end of the equation when the Browns added Brady Quinn.

posted by igottheblues at 05:01 PM on September 11, 2007

It was enevitable, but I didn't want to see Frye go. I don't think Quinn will have success here, we really just solidified playing for next year, before it was just a chance not its a fact.

posted by Clevelander32 at 05:36 PM on September 11, 2007

Dear God, Please look over Matt Hasselbeck and see that he is healthy and safe. And please also look over Seneca Wallace and keep him out of harms way. Also help Charlie hold the clipboard with great skill and a sense of pride. And please make sure that coach Holmgren doesn't lose his mind or something. Ya' know? Amen.

posted by THX-1138 at 05:53 PM on September 11, 2007

The Quinn era begins a *lot* sooner than I thought.

posted by Nyssia at 07:52 PM on September 11, 2007

This really wasn't a surprise, they had to give Quinn a chance. Sorry Charlie, but I don't see you gettin on the field soon. Cleavland is one football organization that's been hard to figure out ever since the NFL expanded and put a team back there. They don't seem to know what direction they are going in. Except maybe down in their division once again. They shouldn't feel bad, there are about four or five teams that are in that same position. Oakland, Houston Detroit, and Atlanta come to mind. Hey mabe Charlie can get out to Atlanta, lol.

posted by robi8259 at 09:02 PM on September 11, 2007

If they make a movie about Charlie Frye's career with the Seahawks it will be titled "Snapless in Seattle" God Save the Browns

posted by deafoh at 11:31 PM on September 11, 2007

They don't seem to know what direction they are going in. You know a lot of that can be blamed on ownership, robi. The Browns are on their fourth head coach. Plus they have had every top draft pick from 1999 through 2003 suck. That leaves them with only one top draft pick from the pre-Romeo days, Kellen Winslow. He was out for a whole season on top of that. I don't think anyone is going to say they had a bad draft this year. I am not a huge Crennel fan, but there comes a time when they have got to stick with someone for more than just a year or two. Nobody could have come in here and rebuilt a team with the type of drafting that went on in the earlier years of the "new" Browns. Frye got let go because he was still making rookie mistakes, like holding on to the ball to long, staring down receivers, not throwing the ball away, etc... It is really too bad, he had a good fan base here at one time. I just hope that the Browns don't do to Brady Quinn what they did with Tim Couch, and partly Frye. He does not need to be in the game right now, he needs to be on the sideline learning. Start Anderson, or Dorsey if you have to. Didn't anybody in this league learn anything from the Bengals when they drafted Palmer. Look at what they did with him, and look at what they have now because of it. They allowed him to learn from the sideline and not get his ass kicked in while doing it. Sure they went 8-8 but Palmer didn't play, he was behind Kitna, and Shane Matthews. We'll see what the Browns do though. I'd rather see another losing season this year, and have Brady all schooled up and ready for battle next. However, I am not a coach, and that sucks!

posted by jojomfd1 at 01:03 AM on September 12, 2007

The Browns are a death ship. Never in my life have I heard of trading your week one starter for a sixth-round choice before week two. It's like the Browns are playing fantasy football, and not very well. In other words, I could be running the Browns right now.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:18 AM on September 12, 2007

Prediction - Quinn will be the starter no later than week 7.

posted by FonGu at 04:19 AM on September 12, 2007

Frye can come to New England we need a new guy to run the video equipment.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 04:44 AM on September 12, 2007

jojomfd1, I totally agree that management has a lot to do with it. Heck, the old Browns ownership at least had some football abilities as far as direction and picking talent.

posted by robi8259 at 06:22 AM on September 12, 2007

Don't forget who's plane they were on when Art Modell signed away our original franchise, and arguably the best coach in the NFL today. It just seemed strange to award Learner the franchise after all of the stuff that was out there about him helping Modell move the team. How on earth could they give him the one he just tried to ruin? There is another problem with the early management. Now we have Lerner's kid Randy, and Phil Savage for a GM and things seem to be picking up, a little piece here and a little piece there, it all adds up. Before nothing did, or at least it semed like it didn't.

posted by jojomfd1 at 10:10 AM on September 12, 2007

I don't understand the reasoning. Why not keep him on the roster as #3 just in case? I mean Seattle was TRADING for him to be #3, why wouldn't you keep him on your team for that same role? I mean he knows the offense and not 1 week ago you thought was good enough to start the season for he's unworthy of a roster spot? I think he must have made some comments in the clubhouse that made them think he's better off somewhere else

posted by bdaddy at 11:30 AM on September 12, 2007

Frye can come to New England we need a new guy to run the video equipment. Now that's funny. You'd think the Pats would be smart enough to use a different guy each time they cheat.

posted by scully at 12:48 PM on September 12, 2007

I think the real question is will the Brown's management have the strength of will to ignore the crowd and not start Quinn until after the O line solidifies. I've watched too many Detroit Lions quarterbacks of the future learn happy feet and bad mechanics by getting sacked repeatedly to think that Quinn by him self can save the franchise.

posted by oxocerite at 05:35 PM on September 12, 2007

bdaddy why would you keep a guy as a number 3 and pay him as a number 1? Ken Dorsey has been in Cleveland before and knows the system enough to come in as a number 3, and they got something for Frye, not much but something. I would still rather see Brady Quinn as the number 3. I am also curious as to how much of his contract the Browns still have to pay, if any.

posted by jojomfd1 at 05:11 PM on September 13, 2007

Now if the defense would show up also it would be nice! That game yesterday was ridiculous.

posted by jojomfd1 at 11:17 AM on September 17, 2007

jojomfd1: Baby steps, baby steps. If I had only started Braylon Edwards... AGNP

posted by AaronGNP at 04:21 PM on September 17, 2007

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