Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Charlie Frye

Pat Kirwan of NFL.com has an article this morning on Charlie Frye, and why Browns' management and his teammates think he's the man. Kirwan gives Frye a free pass for this season, observing that "his offensive line and health questions on the offensive side of the ball make it unfair to judge him on the upcoming season."

Nonsense. Even with the injuries that the team has suffered, Frye's already got a better surrounding cast--and a more realistic coaching staff-- than Tim Couch ever had during his tenure as a Brown. For what it's worth, my money's on Frye to turn out to be a decent NFL quarterback, but there's no way he should get a free pass from Browns fans this season. Sink or swim, Charlie, sink or swim.

By the way, it turns out that part of the reason that he stunk up the joint during Friday's scrimmage was that he really did have a thumb injury after all. I wonder what the story is behind The Beacon-Journal's Pat McManamon getting fed that information by Phil Savage himself while The Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot just got growled at for asking about it?

3 comments:

MaryKayCabot said...

Thank you for caring, my sweet rhino. Now drop 65 and I'll let you rock my blogspot ....

Jimbo said...

Couldn't have said it any better...Couch never had a line this good (with or without Bentley), and he never had a runner go for more than 800 yards. The best running back he ever had was Willie Green, and he's the 2nd/3rd string guy for Charlie. Point is, there's no reason to give him a free pass.

Ms. Anotop said...

Chuck Frye is a below average professional athlete with below average skills (arm strength, foot speed, accuracy, etc.) in other words, he is the perfect P. Savage quarterback...Savage has never developed an above average quarterback...and Chuck will not disappoint....but the Steelers have proven that you can win with an average quarterback - so long as each offensive lineman is a potential All Pro.