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Seneca Wallace: Browns will probably dump either Colt McCoy or me

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From all indications, rookie Brandon Weeden will be the Browns’ starting quarterback this season. So what does that mean for the two quarterbacks who started in Cleveland last year and remain on the roster this year, Seneca Wallace and Colt McCoy?

According to Wallace, it means one of them will be out of a job.

“Can any of you guys see all three of us being here?” Wallace asked reporters today, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “You’ve written about it, so that answers your question. . . . Probably not.”

So which one of them is going to immediately follow Weeden on the depth chart? That’s up in the air, but Wallace says that if it’s not him, he’d rather be gone than be No. 3. Asked if he wants to be in Cleveland as the third-stringer, Wallace answered, “No, not really.”

“We all know the third guy doesn’t dress on Sundays and if that comes down to that decision, obviously neither one of us [Wallace or McCoy] wants to be that third guy,” Wallace said.

For his part, McCoy isn’t ready to concede that Weeden is going to start.

“When I come out to practice, in my mind, I’m the starter,” McCoy said.

That might be the case in McCoy’s mind, but in the mind of Browns coach Pat Shurmur, Weeden appears to be the favorite to start. And that means McCoy’s training camp competition may be with Wallace, to see which one of them deserves a spot on the roster at all.

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30 Responses to “Seneca Wallace: Browns will probably dump either Colt McCoy or me”
  1. dtob79 says: Jun 12, 2012 2:53 PM

    I’m hard pressed to think of a QB who has more of a ridiculously inflated opinion of his own skills than Seneca Wallace.

  2. sterilizecromartie says: Jun 12, 2012 2:54 PM

    McCoy has no shot to start, even if he does outcompete Weeden. You don’t draft a guy pushing 30 years old to “groom” him for a few years.

  3. explosionsauce says: Jun 12, 2012 2:57 PM

    McCoy doesn’t have heart, see the BCS national championship game. Signed, a Texan native.

  4. realitypolice says: Jun 12, 2012 2:58 PM

    Ummm, Seneca? I think the list of QBs who might get cut is a little shorter than that.

  5. sd5547 says: Jun 12, 2012 2:59 PM

    Dump is a descriptive word to describe Cleveland and or the Browns.

  6. cbusbrownie says: Jun 12, 2012 3:00 PM

    Wallace would be less cap-friendly to keep, but he knows this O better than the others and Colt wants a chance to start somewhere. Love you Colt, I really do………but good luck with which ever team picks you up.

  7. joemammy says: Jun 12, 2012 3:02 PM

    Hopefully, it’s Seneca Wallace that hits the bricks. Not exactly what you would call a “team player”. I think that there’s confidence that Colt can shine, if/when called upon. And he’s cheaper than Wallace…

  8. elitomanningham says: Jun 12, 2012 3:03 PM

    Wallace is right. The Browns have no reason to keep 2 guys who are clearly not the long-term answer. Dump one of them and move on.

  9. phooteballs says: Jun 12, 2012 3:10 PM

    Same overall win loss record. Same over-inflated opinions of themselves. This will be an incredibly hard decision for the Browns. I’m confident though that they find the absolute best way to screw it up though.

  10. nyyjetsknicks says: Jun 12, 2012 3:10 PM

    Being a 3rd string qb in the nfl is better than 98% of the jobs on the planet.

  11. CKL says: Jun 12, 2012 3:28 PM

    Next up: Wallace complains because he wasn’t on the top 100 players list. Ye gods that man thinks his you know what doesn’t stink.

  12. bayoubauer says: Jun 12, 2012 3:31 PM

    dtob79 says:
    Jun 12, 2012 2:53 PM
    I’m hard pressed to think of a QB who has more of a ridiculously inflated opinion of his own skills than Seneca Wallace.

    Where exactly, in this article, does Wallace have
    “a ridiculously inflated opinion of his own skills”?

    And you got 56 thumbs up for that post? Sad

  13. lovefootball4life says: Jun 12, 2012 3:37 PM

    For what it’s worth “Colt McCoy” is a much cooler sounding name than “Seneca Wallace” when the camera catches them with a clip board in hand and the TV announcers feel obligated to say something.

  14. cstewart42 says: Jun 12, 2012 3:38 PM

    @explosionsauce

    Yeah, because taking a helmet to the spine from Marcell Dareus qualifies him as someone who has no heart..

  15. 49erstim says: Jun 12, 2012 3:39 PM

    Colt is better than Wallace in my own humble opinion. When Seneca was in Seattle he’d have to go in for Hasselbeck and he’d find a way to lose. I don’t blame him for not wanting to be the 3rd guy in Cleveland though…my only question is why would he wanna be the 1st guy? Would YOU wanna be promoted to Captain of a sinking Titanic?!!!!! Sorry Cleveland fan.

  16. snowpea84 says: Jun 12, 2012 3:44 PM

    Wait…..at this point in his career Wallace still thinks he should be a #2 on a team?? He’s a #2 on a team with a bad QB situation. I’ve never been certain what Holmgren think’s he’s doing with him. Not terrible, but just….why?

  17. AlanSaysYo says: Jun 12, 2012 3:45 PM

    It would be a shock if the Browns don’t keep Wallace. Holmgren has an unnatural fancy for that guy. Maybe Wallace has shady photos of Holmgren or something.

  18. zinn22 says: Jun 12, 2012 3:52 PM

    McCoy has not gotten a fair shake. In his Rookie year Mangini would not let the coaches talk to him and made sure he always got the playbook one day after the other QBs all because he was against drafting McCoy. Last year with Hillis injured and no Wrs was a very rough year. He is a tough kid and it sems to soon to give up on him.

    All that being said I like Weeden even if the Browns may have drafted him a bit early. With Richardson as the focus of the offense it should make things a lot easier on Weeden.

  19. bigjim50010 says: Jun 12, 2012 3:55 PM

    AlanSaysYo says:
    Jun 12, 2012 3:45 PM
    It would be a shock if the Browns don’t keep Wallace. Holmgren has an unnatural fancy for that guy. Maybe Wallace has shady photos of Holmgren or something.

    exactly… as Holmgren goes…. so does Wallace

  20. fakegregbrinda says: Jun 12, 2012 4:00 PM

    dtob79 says:
    Jun 12, 2012 2:53 PM
    I’m hard pressed to think of a QB who has more of a ridiculously inflated opinion of his own skills than Seneca Wallace.

    Really? I can think of right off the top of my head: Colt McCoy.

  21. citiciti says: Jun 12, 2012 4:06 PM

    Boo-Hoo!!If either one was any good Weeden wouldn’t be there!!

  22. 4512dawg4512 says: Jun 12, 2012 4:15 PM

    Gotta keep Seneca! He’s the best back up QB in the NFL and he’s know the system longer than Colt. The last thing the Browns need is ANOTHER quarterback controversy, I like Colt but he’s go to go

  23. rollinghighwayblues says: Jun 12, 2012 4:28 PM

    With a first name like Seneca, what do you expect?

  24. paychrisjohnson28 says: Jun 12, 2012 5:05 PM

    Colt McCoy will be gone by end of training camp, book it, less of a distraction for Weeden, as the Browns will go all in on him as the starting quarterback. Seneca Wallace will be kept around as the cheaper alternative and no one will expect him to challenge the starter and Holmgren does have a thing for Wallace since his Seattle days as was previously noted. I heard that Weeden and McCoy don’t even speak to each other, as they vie for the #1 spot. Pretty good for team chemistry right ?! Just what the Browns need a divided locker room with both McCoy and Weeden on the roster for week 1 of the regular season.

  25. bigbadal21 says: Jun 12, 2012 5:21 PM

    4512dawg4512 says:Jun 12, 2012 4:15 PM

    Gotta keep Seneca! He’s the best back up QB in the NFL and he’s know the system longer than Colt. The last thing the Browns need is ANOTHER quarterback controversy, I like Colt but he’s go to go

    There are at least 10 backup QBs in the NFL that would start in Cleveland and that’s with Weeden there.

  26. lafan85 says: Jun 13, 2012 12:09 AM

    Should prolly dump em all.

  27. texansfan81 says: Jun 13, 2012 4:16 AM

    @zinn22

    Source for this?

  28. dicerces says: Jun 13, 2012 1:26 PM

    good bye and good riddance to Seneca he is a cancer he still thinks he can start … please 10 yrs in the league and yet to be named a starter?? keep Colt he may not be a stud but is all heart and a team player.

  29. audient says: Jun 13, 2012 8:39 PM

    If Weeden went down for a couple games, who’d you want to start instead? Right now, I’d have to say McCoy. And since his salary is smaller too, unless Seneca outplays him at camp, if anyone goes, it is probably Seneca that departs.

  30. dicerces says: Jun 13, 2012 10:47 PM

    for sure colt

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