Jake Delhomme Out and Brian Robiskie Doubtful; Others Questionable


GREEN BAY - AUGUST 14: Brian Robiskie of the Cleveland Browns makes a touchdown catch during the NFL preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field August 14, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)

Update (10:30 pm): Seneca Wallace will be starting in place of Jake Delhomme on Sunday.

Both quarterback Jake Delhomme and wide receiver Brian Robiskie are doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, as is linebacker D’Qwell Jackson. Remember Brian Robiskie? He is the second-year receiver who had a great preseason and has been given the opportunity to turn that into a robust 2 catches for 18 yards in the first two games.

The news about Delhomme means Browns fans will once again see Seneca Wallace as the starting quarterback. Last week, we talked about Wallace’s added mobility, which could lead to more plays in the wildcat formation, but once again, the Browns declined the obvious offensive strategy. Unless you’re a fan of plodding offenses, last week was tough to watch.

A bunch of other players are listed as questionable for the game, including linebacker Marcus Benard (ankle), running back Jerome Harrison (thigh), receiver Carlton Mitchell (head), nose tackle Shaun Rogers (ankle, hip), and fullback Lawrence Vickers (illness). Obviously not all of these players will miss the game – in fact, I’d say just about all of these guys play – but the Browns’ lack of depth makes any injury a scary proposition. For example, if both Robiskie and Mitchell miss the game, the receiving corps will be horrendously thin, which is saying a lot, because it’s pretty thin already.

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  • http://www.clevelandbrownsweblog.com Clayton

    You never give up on a player after two games, but Jerome Harrison is not the same guy who played down the stretch last season. He appears anxious; nervous; tentative. That sometimes happens in sports after a player who was always a back-up goes on a tear but then can’t seem to find the groove again.

    Jerome needs some pressure relieved. Give the football to Hillis and Vickers and let them pound straight ahead behind Porkchop, Mack, Thomas and Steinbach. Just pound it. Watch these guys start to wear down the defense as they accumulate first downs through sheer grit – 3-4 yards at a time. Then toss in some scrambles by Wallace and some wildcat and we can keep this game close without throwing the football more than a few times. It is boring as shit. But we have to play the hand we have been dealt -that includes a terribly thin receiving corps which, but for Massaquoi who I truly believe can be a star in the NFL and the always dependable Watson, cannot be counted on for anything.

    Go Browns!