At the Hall of Fame Luncheon Club on Monday, head coach Eric Mangini was asked to field a question on the Browns quarterback situation. While it would appear that Jake Delhomme is the starter until further notice, that does not mean that Seneca Wallace will be left to only hold the clipboard on the sidelines.
Mangini alluded to the potential plans for Wallace, saying “Seneca’s going to have plays in there where he’ll be involved, and maybe he’ll be involved with Josh (Cribbs)…” The prospect of getting involved in the offense even if he remains the back-up quarterback has to be a decent proposition to Wallace, and it’s great for the team. Sure, Wallace could take Delhomme’s role as the starter, but if it doesn’t happen, the Browns will be able to go with a number of different looks on offense.
Putting Seneca Wallace and Josh Cribbs on the field together – two very mobile players – gives the Browns a level of versatility it hasn’t seen in a long time, perhaps since the team’s return in 1999. If used correctly, this tandem could be an exciting aspect of the offense.