I don't know if Weeden understands the concept of a trade. You need to have something of value to someone else for them to want to trade you something of value to them. Right now, Weeden's liabilities (Contract $) outweigh his assets (skill level?) His agent needs to play him the tape of that pussy-handed flip pass interception and ask him what he thinks that is worth to another team.
Great news. Was there any mea culpa from Haslam on bringing these two shit-stains on board in the first place? This off-season has been a roller coaster already and it is only February. I'd love to know if Chud's firing was a Banner/Lombardi decision or Haslam wanted him gone. The coaching search turned us into a joke and Haslam was fielding questions about being a stooge. I thought Banner/Lombardi were locked in for at least next year until Farmer turned down the Miami gig. That's when you knew the winds of change were blowing. Go Browns!
Being good with the finances and being able to evaluate talent/personell are really two different things.
Banner may have assumed certain tasks that he may not be qualified to do: being the one to hire/fire coaches etc. and choosing player personell.
I think to an extent that either he has had to do....or has usurped some of Mike Lombardi's duties.
But at handling the finances, I think he probably is eminently qualified.
Honest question. How do you separate out those two things? Bess for example. The talent evaluation is examining his play on the field. The financial piece is determining what that play is worth to the organization in terms of time and money. Someone made the determination that Bess's play warranted both time and more money which I would suggest was a misjudgment given Bess's proclivity drop passes to be generally insane.