Like it or not, the Browns will have a “new” starting QB on Sunday, as Eric Mangini today named 2008 starting QB Derek Anderson as the starting QB this Sunday vs the Bengals. Mangini says he believes the Browns have a better chance to move the ball with Anderson.
“I’m excited about the opportunity,” Anderson said. “We’re all competitors, we all want to play. I’m ready to go.”
Both Quinn and Anderson were unable to do much vs the Ravens in a 34-3 loss Sunday. Anderson played the second half, and while he moved the ball a bit, he still threw three picks, and was unable to get the team in the red zone. Despite that, Mangini must think that the team has a better shot to do something on offense with D.A.
“I felt like I went out there and did what I can do,” Anderson said.
Anderson’s breakout game two years again was in week two vs the Bengals at home, as he threw for 328 yards and five touchdowns in the teams 51-45 win. We’ll see if he can do that again this week vs a much improved Bengals squad.