Browns coach Eric Mangini has made a decision regarding the identity of his starting quarterback for the start of the 2009 regular season, which occurs in six days at home against the Vikings.
But Mangini said Monday he won’t be announcing it. He added that, obviously, he’ll soon let the two quarterbacks know, in separate conversations.
And then once the Browns start practicing in preparation for Sunday’s game against Minnesota, word surely will emerge as to whether it’s Brady Quinn or Derek Anderson. It will be impossible to get the other players on the team to keep quiet, regardless of whether Mangini thinks that he can scare them silent. All it takes is one guy to blab on an off-the-record basis to a guy like me, and the word as to who’s taking the snaps with the first-team offense will be out in the open.
The over/under on word getting out is 6:00 p.m. ET Monday.
For amusement purposes only.