The Browns didn’t practice on Tuesday, so there’s no new evidence regarding whether the starting quarterback on Sunday will be Brady Quinn or Derek Anderson.
On Wednesday, they’ll practice in preparation for the Week One game against the Vikings. At that time, the guy who gets the bulk of the first-team reps most likely will be the opening-day starter.
A league source tells us that, at practice on Monday, Quinn took the bulk of the practice reps with the first-team offense. So it looks like Quinn will get the nod on Wednesday.
Coach Eric Mangini has opted not to identify publicly his starting quarterback. And we’ve heard rumblings that he has tried to cajole his players into keeping their mouths shut.
But that’s simply not realistic. People like to talk. And the talk for now is that the guy is Quinn.
Of course, it’s possible that Mangini gave Quinn the first-team reps in order to make his players think that Quinn would be the starter, and that in reality Anderson will take the snaps today. That said, if Mangini is worried about manipulating the mindset of his players because he knows that all of them won’t keep their mouths shut, he shouldn’t even be trying to keep the identity of his starter a secret.