When I made my Week Four pick of the Browns over the Bengals, I noted that the pick would self-destruct in one quarter if Jake Delhomme wound up starting over Seneca Wallace.
It looks like I’m in trouble. (Note: Florio is also in trouble, since he chose the Browns. And I may as well take this moment to be an ass and point out I’m 34-14 over the first three weeks, while Florio is 32-16. He’s trying to keep these numbers secret since he’s yet to win a week.)
Delhomme returned to practice on Thursday, almost three weeks removed from suffering a high ankle sprain. Coach Eric Mangini said Delhomme would start if healthy.
“Yeah. He’s our starter. We’ve got to see. If he’s ready to start, he’ll start,” Mangini said Thursday via the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.
The coach said Delhomme would be limited in practice Thursday after missing work Wednesday. His use of “if he’s ready” could be Mangini’s out. Perhaps the team will see Delhomme isn’t fully healthy, so Seneca Wallace will get one more start.
That’s my hope anyway after Wallace’s solid effort in Baltimore.