There were some memorably shaky quarterback performances during the preseason’s first week, but the Cleveland Browns owned the most complete team meltdown in their 17-0 loss to Green Bay, which the Cleveland Plain Dealer does a nice job breaking down.
Most concerning for Eric Mangini must have been how the Packers pushed Cleveland around up front, on both sides of the ball.
One of the team’s bright spots, despite the box score, was Brady Quinn’s performance. He looked composed against a flurry of defensive pressure.
In Quinn’s two drives, the Browns should have scored 10 points if not for a missed field goal and a dropped Braylon Edwards touchdown. (Edwards later heard about it on Twitter.)
With that performance in mind, Derek Anderson is reportedly “running out time” to win the team’s quarterback competition. Anderson threw an interception on one of his two throws against the Packers.
Quinn has been the favorite all along, and Anderson will need to rebound strongly against Detroit this week to keep the competition going. Mangini has yet to announce who will start against Detroit.
If Quinn is the choice, the quarterback competition may already be over.