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Eric Mangini: It's Jake Delhomme's job to lose

Browns coach Eric Mangini said last month that he wasn’t ready to declare Jake Delhomme his starting quarterback. But Delhomme will definitely go into camp with a leg up on Seneca Wallace.

Mangini told our own Mike Florio on The Dan Patrick Show that everything Delhomme did during the Browns’ organized team activities indicated that he’s ready to be the Browns’ starting quarterback.

“It’s really Jake’s job to lose, and he did a great job during OTAs,” Mangini said. “I
couldn’t have been happier with him, not just in terms of the way he
learned the information but the way he ran the offense.”

Still, Mangini says he’s also impressed with Wallace and that he wants to make sure Wallace gets time working with the first-string offense.

“Seneca did a
good job too,” Mangini said. “I think it’s important that Seneca gets some reps with the ones, so that if he goes in he does have some time with that group.”

Wallace can also threaten opposing defenses with his feet, so it might make sense for the Browns to use Wallace at times in the wildcat formation. But the Browns are heading into training camp expecting Delhomme to be their starter.

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47 Responses to “Eric Mangini: It's Jake Delhomme's job to lose”
  1. jj jones says: Jul 19, 2010 10:06 AM

    “But Delhomme will definitely go into camp with a leg up on Seneca Wallace.”
    This would not sound as bad if it were in regards to a UFL team.

  2. Outfoxed says: Jul 19, 2010 10:09 AM

    Delhomme the starter huh? Sounds like the Clowns are still in trouble.

  3. Leto_II says: Jul 19, 2010 10:10 AM

    Delhomme’s best talent is throwing it to the other team.

  4. eaglesnoles05 says: Jul 19, 2010 10:11 AM

    The Browns love turnovers and L’s. Even Mike Holmgren hasn’t been able to change that yet.

  5. Hap says: Jul 19, 2010 10:12 AM

    Here’s a sad testament as to the state of affairs in Cleveland.

  6. Hoogs3 says: Jul 19, 2010 10:13 AM

    I just heard that on the Dan Patrick Show
    I’m glad he is out of my panthers but
    I pray Cleveland does not go into depression
    I wonder who is the lebron of the browns?

  7. DonTerrelli says: Jul 19, 2010 10:13 AM

    LOL @ the Browns QBs

  8. Philly Cheese says: Jul 19, 2010 10:19 AM

    Thank God I wasn’t born in Cleveland. My sympathies to Browns fans everywhere.

  9. The Real Shuxion says: Jul 19, 2010 10:23 AM

    Cleveland is jumping in early to the Jake Locker/Christian Ponder sweepstakes.

  10. Tinbender says: Jul 19, 2010 10:27 AM

    So in other words, If anyone can lose the starting job, it’s Jake Delhomme!

  11. Jpgedds says: Jul 19, 2010 10:29 AM

    i think jake will turn it around this year ….he will be the comeback player of the year and he will lead the browns to a super bowl title……and “F” Lebron

  12. SPEED says: Jul 19, 2010 10:32 AM

    I can’t wait to shut you Browns haters up. Most of you have no idea what your talking about. The Browns were rank 8th in running last year, 8th in sacks, and #1 in special teams. They are a young team, with added veteran leadership. This is the 1st Browns team to beat the steelers in years. The same team that sack Big Ben 8 times in one game. I guaruntee that this new Browns team will be nothing to laugh at when they play your teams. They proved that Mangini system worked after the Bye week last year, winning 4 out of 5 games, to end the season on a winning note. Yeah it took most of the season for things to click with the young guys, but when it did click. They team looked good by winning the last 4 games, Josh Cribs breaking the NFL return record, Jerome Harrison ran for nearly 300 yds in one game which beat Jim Browns record. So keep hating, but when we beat your team this year, it will be time for you to bow down to the Dawg Poung. Go Browns!

  13. dbartdog says: Jul 19, 2010 10:32 AM

    Don’t fear Brown’s detractors…Jake will lead the Browns to the PO’s….then anything could happen. Panther fans will be crying foul!

  14. Duan says: Jul 19, 2010 10:35 AM

    @ Philly Cheese says:
    July 19, 2010 10:19 AM
    Thank God I wasn’t born in Cleveland. My sympathies to Browns fans everywhere.
    ——————————————————–
    Hey Philly Cheese, ‘preciate the concern, but don’t need the pity.
    I just respect the fact you didn’t sh*t on our loyalty to the team.
    People ask me why do you root for them? I simply say, why root for another team – you really don’t care about. We have hit rock bottom, but you can’t stay there forever! I think with a little luck and patience, this regime will help us get back on track.
    Delhomme is no Peyton Manning, but he has been to superbowl and knows about winning. he had a rough season last year, but I think the gamble was definately worth a try considering what was happening between Anderson and Quinn!

  15. GiantSquid says: Jul 19, 2010 11:03 AM

    @Tinbender
    I think the title meant to say that it is Delhomme’s job to lose football games.

  16. blmonroe12 says: Jul 19, 2010 11:03 AM

    Off subject but on subject – I have a strong feeling the LeBron decision is going to affect Colt McCoy the most. Cleveland fan tends to attach himself to our athletes and with James gone, its either McCoy or Cribbs.
    We want to win now, and I think that pressure is unfairly going to be put on McCoy sooner rather then later.

  17. Cruells says: Jul 19, 2010 11:05 AM

    Delhomme as a starting QB = With the first overall pick in the 2011 draft the Cleveland Browns select …

  18. ErikInHell says: Jul 19, 2010 11:10 AM

    Delhomme has had one season with a rating below 80 since he’s been a starter, and everyone thinks the off year last season is the norm. I hope every team the Browns play think that too.

  19. Burning River says: Jul 19, 2010 11:11 AM

    I hope that ALL of the teams that play the Browns this year focus on the QB…and keep thinking that “this game against Cleveland is an automatic win.”
    I love low expectations.
    And when you all find out that it’s the running game you have to worry about…and getting pushed around by Joe Thomas, Alex Mack & Company…your team’s defense won’t be so concerned about the starting QB. At least, not after they get their heads handed to them by Vickers and faked out of their shoes by Harrison and Hardesty.
    Then…when they are ready to stop another run…Jake and Mo Mass will smoke their asses down-field.
    I love the Cleveland Browns. I love your low expectations. It only makes kicking your team’s ass that much sweeter.
    Keep talkin’…

  20. GeniusJoe says: Jul 19, 2010 11:12 AM

    I guess there is no redemption for anyone ever?
    He had a couple of poor seasons. It sounds like the change of scenery is doing him good.
    If he learned from his mistakes he will be gold. No one ever said Jake was stupid.
    Besides, when has Mangini ever sounded happy about anyone?

  21. Dixon29 says: Jul 19, 2010 11:23 AM

    All of you people who think Delhomme is done must have thought that Brees was done just like the Chargers did. You all do realize that players do bounce back and play well sometimes… right?
    Go Browns!

  22. Ravenmuscle says: Jul 19, 2010 11:25 AM

    @ Burning River
    ______________
    Terrell Suggs will knock Joe Thomas’ head clean off and Haloti Ngata and Cody and Kelly Gregg will be a stone wall for your pu$$y running game.
    And when you turds dare to show up for our home openor…I hope you do too…I’ll be there to shove your head up your a$$. Dipshit.

  23. drumbug71 says: Jul 19, 2010 11:25 AM

    The 4 season of Browns fans:
    April-July: Did you see who we drafted!? We’re unstoppable!
    July-September: This is our year! We’re going to win the Superbowl!
    September-December: This was a rebuilding year. We didn’t expect much. It takes time to build a winning team.
    December-April: With our new coach and new roster, we’ll win it next year! This is our year!

  24. Captain Common Sense says: Jul 19, 2010 11:25 AM

    Duan wrote:
    Delhomme is no Peyton Manning, but he has been to superbowl and knows about winning. he had a rough season last year, but I think the gamble was definately worth a try considering what was happening between Anderson and Quinn!
    He went to the Superbowl a stout running game and amazing O Line. If he didn’t have that and Steve Smith who could go get all of his floaters he threw, then the Panthers wouldn’t have made the playoffs that year.

  25. funi says: Jul 19, 2010 11:26 AM

    Delhomme is going to throw to who????????????

  26. Omega says: Jul 19, 2010 11:33 AM

    I love these idiots that use a rear view mirror as a navigation device.
    I don’t know much about the Browns but every dog, errr dawg, has it’s day. Personally I think it’s good for the NFL when a team like Cleveland, Detroit, Arizona, New Orleans etc. rise and become competitive.

  27. prophet of the light says: Jul 19, 2010 11:52 AM

    And lose, he will.

  28. CKL says: Jul 19, 2010 11:53 AM

    # ErikInHell says: July 19, 2010 11:10 AM
    Delhomme has had one season with a rating below 80 since he’s been a starter, and everyone thinks the off year last season is the norm. I hope every team the Browns play think that too.
    _________________________________
    This is the truth. He had one poor year. Most fans love to comment on things they don’t know from their own observations but from only a few lowlights or parroting of other media dipsh**s, that’s why. Or they are fantasy football types and just look at stats.
    I knew Florio didn’t write this one when I saw ZERO nasty cracks about JD in it. Some people need to learn they can critique players and their play without being nasty and mean spirited when a guy doesn’t deserve that. Save that tactic for the turds of the league please and don’t use it on the truly good guys like JD who are actually great men and role models.

  29. Duan says: Jul 19, 2010 12:05 PM

    @ Captain Common Sense – but what you mentioned, thats what every superbowl team, pretty much has! It’s the formula – solid O-line, solid runnig game, quarterback dink and dunking teams to death.
    They gave the Patriots a run for their money.

  30. Burning River says: Jul 19, 2010 12:05 PM

    @ravenmuscle…
    Pantyhose too tight? You’re a funny girl!

  31. DB26 says: Jul 19, 2010 12:11 PM

    @Penismuscle
    1) You couldn’t whip cream with a boat motor
    2) You will walk out of any fight with your ass up between your shoulder blades
    3) Uh….. when has Suggs beat Thomas, ever?
    4) How does it feel knowing that you are a Cleveland Browns fan?
    5) Is your GM a former Ravens great? Nope, that would be a former BROWNS great!
    6) Ever smoked a pecker as long as you wanted to? I’m figuring your answer is no….. You wanted to smoke it longer!
    Thanks for playing queer!

  32. gallogj says: Jul 19, 2010 12:24 PM

    Here’s the plan…the Browns receivers will be wearing the opponents jerseys during the season to force Delhomme to throw them the ball! MAN-GENIUS!

  33. TheRedBengal says: Jul 19, 2010 12:47 PM

    I will say this: if Delhomme can be competent, the Browns can win at least 6 games. The schedule is brutal. 6 wins this year would be awesome

  34. BrokenBallz says: Jul 19, 2010 12:57 PM

    Err……time WILL tell.

  35. JoeSixPack says: Jul 19, 2010 1:18 PM

    Keep in mind, Mangini is the same guy who said that he’d fully stand behind the winner of last year’s QB competition, as he intended to provide his QB with the confidence and security knowing the team and organization would be fully behind him.
    After naming Anderson the “winner,” as of Week One, 2.5 weeks later Mangini benched him.
    So the players know that Mangini’s word doesn’t exactly carry a lot of water.

  36. Cmoney20 says: Jul 19, 2010 1:28 PM

    What? No nasty one zingers in the article? Oh thats right. Jake Delhomme is white.

  37. Wallacej says: Jul 19, 2010 1:43 PM

    The browns getting anywhere near the super bowl, much less the playoffs, is about as likely as Lebron staying in Cleveland.

  38. ErikInHell says: Jul 19, 2010 1:47 PM

    Joe6pack, Mangini couldn’t stand behind a QB last year because they both sucked.

  39. DB26 says: Jul 19, 2010 2:06 PM

    1) Drew Brees
    2) Kurt Warner
    3) Carson Palmer
    4) Matt Hasselbeck
    All guys who have had some bad seasons in the past but recooperated & reestablished their career.
    Jason Campbell – a guy that has been shit on by fans of every team imaginable. Ever looked at his stats? He has one of the best completion percentages, a very solid QB Rating, in the middle of the pack with overall stats every year, yet gets the blame consistently for the Redskins woes.
    I am going to lmao when Delhomme & Campbell have very solid 10′ campaigns & lead two cellar dwellars to the playoffs while some of the norms are sitting at home sulking over their teams shittiness!

  40. Other Bears says: Jul 19, 2010 2:08 PM

    Cleveland needs a hockey team!!!

  41. J-Lamont says: Jul 19, 2010 3:50 PM

    I think the armchair QB’s are overthinking the Browns QB deal. Find a way to watch the Browns games (not sportscenter) from last year. Jake Delhomme would be the best QB the Browns could have picked since he’s a vet with big game experience (unlike every QB they’ve had except Trent Dilfer) and he won’t mind taking a backseat to their real offense which will be the 37,000 high round running backs and two highly mobile QB’s they have. I have a feeling the Browns offense will be similar to what the Cowboys had in the early 90′s. That running game got Troy Aikman AND Micheal Irvin into the hall of fame because everyone was so worried about Emmitt Smith, they were left to do what they wanted. Unless Peyton Hillis, James Davis, Jerome Harrison, Chris Jennings Monterio Hardesty, Lawrence Vickers, Josh Cribbs, Seneca Wallace, Ben Watson and Even Moore are all busts, Their backfield is probably the scariest in the NFL to try to prepare for on paper.

  42. dbartdog says: Jul 19, 2010 4:16 PM

    DB26…Ravensmuscle, sucks on ravens muscles…Bwahaha…sausage smoker he is!!!

  43. OLDCRACKER says: Jul 19, 2010 5:54 PM

    Will you guys please lay off Ravenpenis? His Mommy probably had a trick show up which left him access to the laptop. (Just wait ’till she finds out he used big, bad words!)
    He lives somewhere in NE Ohio and the only way he can get attention (of any kind, from anyone) is to be an assh*le and get us to react to his sophomoron comments.
    Pretty soon he’ll be back in school…getting beat up by the girls again.

  44. rollli1967 says: Jul 19, 2010 6:35 PM

    Ravenmuscle says:
    July 19, 2010 11:25 AM
    @ Burning River
    ______________
    Terrell Suggs will knock Joe Thomas’ head clean off and Haloti Ngata and Cody and Kelly Gregg will be a stone wall for your pu$$y running game.
    And when you turds dare to show up for our home openor…I hope you do too…I’ll be there to shove your head up your a$$. Dipshit.
    ————————————————-
    @ PenisMuscle,
    Harrison, Vickers, Hillis, and Hardesty are going to run the ball down your shitty little Ratbird throats and I will be there laugh as wipe the Raturds all over the field.
    Since you seem like a mentally challenged individual why don’t you stick to your usual job of holding Art Modell’s dick while he takes a whizz and leave the football talk to people with at least half a brain. LOSER TROLL!!!

  45. rollli1967 says: Jul 19, 2010 7:49 PM

    @ PenisMuscle,
    Harrison, Vickers, Hillis, and Hardesty are going to run the ball down your shitty little Ratbird throats and I will be there laughing as the Browns wipe the Raturds all over the field.
    Since you seem like a mentally challenged individual why don’t you stick to your usual job of holding Art Modell’s dick while he takes a whizz and leave the football talk to people with at least half a brain. LOSER TROLL!!!
    (corrected typos)

  46. Dawgpound2009 says: Jul 20, 2010 9:30 AM

    Jake Delhomme = Eric Ratgini’s express ticket out of Cleveland and into the world of unemployment. Maybe Lebron has a new doghouse in South Beach he could lease to Mr. Ratgini ?

  47. jaydee327 says: Jul 20, 2010 11:23 PM

    Hahaha…Ravenmuscle talking about kicking ass…you better stick to the internet tough guy routine, champ. We all know you are a troll that lives in the Cleveland area, and we all know that you sneak at work and use the computer to bad mouth the browns.
    We also realize what your dad did to you when you were a child, and therefore, your behavior is to be expected.
    But look in the mirror next time you are standing over the toilet stroking it, buddy, and ask yourself, are you really going to kick anyone’s ass (in real-life)? Didn’t think so.

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