Roundup: Holmgren unhappy with combine QBs

With the Cleveland Browns’ quarterback situation unstable, to say the least, you can be sure that new team president Mike Holmgren is bent on rectifying the situation.

One way to do that is through the draft. And the first way to take a hard, up-close and personal look at the skills of who’s available is during this week’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Except there’s one problem: Many of the top QB prospects aren’t throwing at the combine. And that has Holmgren miffed, writes the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

Sam Bradford of Oklahoma and Jimmy Clausen of Notre Dame — the only two quarterbacks expected to go in the first round — opted not to throw until their respective pro days in March. … Also, Florida’s Tim Tebow and Central Michigan’s Dan LeFevour will wait for their pro days. …

“I don’t get it (not throwing). Someone has sold a bill of goods to some of these kids,” Holmgren said. “One thing I always told the quarterback was to throw at the combine. Participate. I always thought, at that position, it was a mistake (not to throw). We know you’re going with receivers you don’t know. Very rarely do you get dinged (downgraded) on a combine thing. But it can help you.”

We take it that Texas’ Colt McCoy and Cincinnati’s Tony Pike, the highest-rated QBs intending to throw, figure to be on Holmgren’s good side.

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