Former Marshall Thundering Herd and NFL Quarterback Chad Pennington spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the advice he's given to Browns QB Baker Mayfield.

Chad spoke about the jump from college to the pros and that they have to be patient with themselves.


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Friday, 19 February 2016 18:51

AUDIO Jim Ballard Talks NFL QB Prospects

With the NFL Draft coming up in just a short amount of time, the Browns will assuredly take a look at a quarterback in April.

Former Division III national champion Jim Ballard, who played quarterback at Mt. Union joined the Sam Bourquin Show on a Feel Good Friday to talk about some of the signal callers like OSU's Cardale Jones, Cal's Jared Goff, and North Dakota State's Carson Wentz.

"The quarterback position is so objective and subjective by all the scouts in the NFL," says Ballard. "Things I might look for in a quarterback might not be a big deal to other scouts," he says.

One of the players who might get a look in the 2nd or 3rd round is former Walsh Jesuit star and Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, who has all the physical tools, but questions arise about his leadership, seeing that he was not voted as a captain his senior season in East Lansing.


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A new week, a new starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns.

Coach Mike Pettine says Austin Davis gets the nod as the Browns take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Josh McCown is hurt, and Johnny Manziel is being punished.

Pettine says it's not about the length of that punishment, but it's about a need to see both young quarterbacks.

Davis led the Browns to a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Baltimore replacing the injured McCown, and Pettine says he deserves the chance to start. The Browns also officially signed former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor - but as a wide receiver.

Coach Pettine does say that Pryor being on the roster provides "an insurance policy", should the team need a third quarterback.

The naming of Davis means another name has been added to an infamous Browns jersey display, as the 24th starting Browns quarterback since the return of the team in 1999.


Cleveland's Brokaw Advertising jokes that it's running out of white tape adding the names to the jersey.

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