Browns coach Eric Mangini hasn’t said yet whether rookie Colt McCoy will remain the team’s starting quarterback after Cleveland’s Week Eight bye, provided Seneca Wallace and/or Jake Delhomme are healthy enough to play.
Wallace sounded confident that he’ll be recovered from his high ankle sprain in time to play again and believes he’s the man for the job.
“Yeah, I feel that way,” Wallace said via Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. “At the end of the day, it comes
down to the coaches. Whoever’s doing the job the best, moving the team,
scoring points, making the right decisions, then that should be the
He also thinks Mangini should be a guy and stick with him.
“This isn’t college,” Wallace said. “We don’t switch quarterbacks in and
out. I think when it comes down to rhythm and gelling together, when
you have a quarterback in for one week and then the next week it’s
somebody else, that’s not a good situation. You want a guy that’s gonna
be in there, be able to move the team and continue to do that week to
We’d chose Wallace as the guy that gives the Browns the best chance to win. If they don’t turn around their season sooner than later, then Mangini may as well play McCoy down the stretch to get the rookie more experience.
Jake Delhomme would then become a very expensive backup.