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WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYS
"BRADY QUINN is gone. Derek Anderson's gone. The Browns bring in Jake Delhomme, Seneca Wallace and Colt McCoy at quarterback. It's like everything else with Cleveland—who knows?
I think the Browns will run the New England—style, drop-back passing game, since offensive coordinator Brian Daboll came from the Patriots. But that's not the kind of scheme that best fits Wallace, who's more of a West Coast, get-the-ball-out-of-your-hands guy. So maybe the Browns will run more West Coast stuff, which will be interesting because that's not what Daboll knows.
Even though Delhomme is on the downside of his career, this job is his to lose because of his experience. I think the Browns will spoon-feed McCoy and let Delhomme and Wallace run the offense.
No matter which quarterback plays, the Browns don't have the receivers for him to flourish. Mohamed Massaquoi and Brian Robiskie are just guys.
Josh Cribbs can do more with the ball than anybody on that team. Our biggest fear was defending him when he was the quarterback in the Wildcat. The Browns are talking about developing him more as a receiver.
At running back I think they'll feature Jerome Harrison because of what he did last year. But I don't know if he is a 25-carry-a-game back. Rookie Montario Hardesty gives them a one-two punch.
Ben Watson knows the offense from his time in New England. Since this team doesn't have guys on the outside who can make plays, I can see him having a 40-, 50-catch season and becoming a factor in the red zone."
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