QB Jake Delhomme Still Not Practicing, Seneca Wallace Taking Snaps

Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme has not been practicing with the  Browns this week, due to an injured right ankle that has forced him to wear a walking boot. While Delhomme has not been scratched from Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, it does not look promising. He will try to practice in the next two days and see how the ankle has progressed, but for all intents and purposes, back-up Seneca Wallace looks to be the starter.

Wallace has been taking snaps as the starter this week, which could potentially make rookie Colt McCoy the back-up. Having Wallace as the starter might actually help open up the offense, as the Wildcat formation was hardly used last Sunday against the Buccaneers. He brings added mobility to the quarterback position and serves as a very respectable option should Delhomme not be able to play.

What do you think – if Wallace plays, will he help the offense?

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  • http://www.clevelandbrownsweblog.com Clayton

    NO. I like Seneca for all the reasons you outlined, Steve, most particularly his versatility. But we need some stability at the QB position; something that we have not had for a long time. Delhomme needs to be given more rope than one game. If he is even near healthy, he plays.

  • Bernie Dawkins

    It’s really hard to say after watching the Tampa debacle.

    On the one hand, I agree with Clayton about the fact that we desperately need some stability at QB for once. And I also think it’s unfair to throw Jake under the bus after just one game. If he’s healthy, he should definitely play.

    But if he’s pretty gimpy come Sunday, then I think it’s in the team’s best interests to give Wallace a crack at the job. Jake’s struggled the past couple years when he hasn’t been healthy, so I’m not too comfortable with a hobbling Delhomme fresh off a 2 int game facing a confident KC D (fresh off beating Philip Rivers).

    I think Wallace can help bc he at least provides the offense with another playmaker on the field – and let’s face it, this offense needs all the playmakers we can get out there. We don’t have a legit #1 WR or RB. What we do have is a hodgepodge of role players and novelties. Might as well put the most talented guys out there and see if they can make some plays.

  • Steve DiMatteo

    I’m all for having stability at the quarterback position, don’t get me wrong. I want Delhomme healthy so the team can progress from that Tampa loss together. However, like Bernie said, if Delhomme’s not ready to go, and it doesn’t look like he is, then they have to go with Wallace. Whatever gives them the best chance to win.