It’s starting to look like Seneca Wallace will start at quarterback for the Browns’ home opener on Sunday.
Jake Delhomme missed practice for a second straight day because of an ankle injury. Coach Eric Mangini said Delhomme could still start, be the team’s backup, or be the team’s emergency quarterback. So that narrows it down. (Mangini also wouldn’t rule out Delhomme long snapping or singing the national anthem.)
Mangini said he spoke with Mike Holmgren about Seneca Wallace a lot this week as the team readied Wallace to possibly start. The offense will certainly look different.
“You don’t try to take the things that Jake really likes and force them on Seneca and you wouldn’t do the same with Colt [McCoy],” Mangini said.
Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson (chest), guard Shawn Lauvao (ankle), cornerback Derrick Roberson (hip), and defensive tackle Shaun Rogers (ankle, hip) also missed practice for Cleveland.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs could be thin on the defensive line. Defensive end Tyson Jackson (knee) missed his second straight practice, while his potential replacement Wallace Gilberry (back) also missed practice after participating in a limited fashion on Wednesday.
I took the Browns to win this week, in part because I think their running game can get rolling against Kansas City. The Chiefs’ defensive line issues should only help.