Jake Delhomme Out and Brian Robiskie Doubtful; Others Questionable


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.