No matter how short training camp is, it would be stunning if Colt McCoy wasn’t Cleveland’s starting quarterback when the Browns start their season.
Seneca Wallace, who re-signed with the team this offseason, won’t give the job up without a fight. Wallace sees the switch to a West Cast offense under new coach Pat Shurmur as an advantage for him.
“It’s great to know that you’re going into a situation where you’ve already got the upper hand on a lot of that stuff,” Wallace told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. “Terminology is very similar to what I’m used to and that’s one of the biggest things.”
Wallace joked that perhaps he’ll keep some secrets to himself.
“Yeah, I can’t disclose everything to [McCoy],” he said. “I’m still trying to go out there and play for my position, you know? But I’m not going to hold everything back from him. If there’s something he wants to know about the offense, I’d definitely be willing to try to share and help him out as best I can.”
The Browns will presumably cut Jake Delhomme after the lockout. We doubt at this point the Browns will add any true competition for Wallace as McCoy’s backup. Even if Wallace doesn’t quite sound ready to be a backup just yet.
“Colt is a younger kid and he’s from Texas and people know him,” Wallace said. “He should get the opportunity to be the starter and I’m not worried about that. But I’m comfortable with this system and I’m going to prepare every day like I’m the starter. That’s what I’ve got to do.”