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It can't be

January 14, 2013 - Mike McLain
Apparently former Browns quarterback Derek Anderson believes he's soon to be a current Browns quarterback.

Anderson, on his home Facebook page, recently posted the following: "Looks like it is time to make a return to a familiar place for some unfinished business. I'd be honored to return to Cleveland to play football if the fans would have me."

Anderson was a backup to Cam Newton with the Carolina Panthers last season. The Panthers offensive coordinator was Rob Chudzinski, who was named head coach of the Browns last Friday.

It's hard to imagine Anderson returning to Cleveland if for no reason other than his ugly departure from Cleveland in March of 2010. He was critical of Browns fans in comments made in the "New Herald" at the time.

"The fans are ruthless and don't deserve a winner," he said. "I will never forget getting cheered when I was injured. I know at times I wasn't great. I hope and pray I'm playing when my team comes to town and (we) roll them."

Anderson would be a bad fit into what is already a shaky QB situation. Brandon Weeden started last season as a 28-year-old rookie, but his performance didn't do much to ensure a starting job in 2013, and Colt McCoy is no better than a backup.

Anderson is like Weeden, only with worse accuracy. He shined for a brief time when the Browns went 10-6 in 2007, but he was about a 50 percent passer most of the time (52.9 with 46 touchdowns and 45 interceptions in five years in Cleveland).

Anderson isn't the answer to the problems the Browns have at quarterback. How could he be when he was part of the problem just a few years ago?



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