Browns Get Seneca, So Long DA, What Lies Ahead for Brady Quinn

The Cleveland Browns took a couple of different steps towards building a competitive football team this week by bringing in a newcomer to say hello and sending a former Pro Bowl quarterback on his way.

Earlier in the week, the Browns acquired former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Seneca Wallace in exchange for a 2011 seventh round draft pick on Monday. Wallace saw action with the Seahawks last season filling in for the injured Matt Hasselback and finished the season 5-9. Wallace was originally drafted by Seattle when current Browns President Mike Holmgren was head coach out west.

Wallace has stated he might not be competing for a starting job when he gets to Cleveland but feels that Holmgren has a deal to bring another quarterback to Cleveland in the works.

With Wallace coming in, the Browns released former Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Anderson on Tuesday. Anderson did blast Cleveland fans for being “ruthless” and unfair to him when he was injured but eventually apologized for his comments. Anderson may have had a great season in 2007 but inconsistent play and failure to lead the team on the field after that season forced the Browns to release him. Anderson may not have been happy about being released but failure to repeat his 2007 Pro Bowl season or come close to those numbers ended up costing him his spot on the team.

Holmgren and General Manager Tom Heckert are in need for a starting quarterback and it appears that current Browns quarterback Brady Quinn is on the market. Quinn helped the Browns towards the end of the season but has not been impressive, has been inconsistent and is often injured. Some argue that Quinn could do better with an offensive line but it appears that Holmgren and Heckert don’t want to wait to see if that’s the case.

Quinn could be a good quarterback but Holmgren and Heckert want a winner this season. Both seem to want a quarterback and other players that are proven and don’t seem interested in waiting to see if Quinn pans out. Quinn has not been reliable and with many changes in the works already, it doesn’t seem that Quinn could be in Holmgren and Heckert’s plans. Quinn was drafted when Romeo Crennel was head coach and it appears Holmgren and Heckert are weeding out the remaining players from that era.

Sources have said that former Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme will visit the Browns facility for a workout but the former Super Bowl quarterback might not be the right fit for the Browns. Delhomme is injury and interception prone. 35 years old and likely to be done playing within the next two-three seasons. The Browns are better off finding someone younger and with a better track record then taking a chance with Delhomme.

Other rumors have mentioned Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Donovan McNabb or Kevin Kolb coming to Cleveland while others sources are unsure who else Holmgren has in mind.


~ by jeffrsabo on March 11, 2010.

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