Browns Coach Mangini Names Derek Anderson the Starting QB for Sunday

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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.

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2 Responses to “Browns Coach Mangini Names Derek Anderson the Starting QB for Sunday”

  1. MarkV says:

    Ahh, my favorite fantasy team is at it again! That is pretty sad when throwing 3 picks in a half makes you the “better QB.” Maybe we could trade for Delhomme — he is up to 9!

  2. Buxton Brown says:

    Mangini keeps everyone in the dark about his QB selection, starts Brady Quinn, then benches him three games into the season. Brady Quinn is no superstar for sure, but I think a lack of commitment to your first choice of field general at the first sign of trouble tells me that Mangini is not long for this coaching thing. Good teams work it out and build an offense around a QB, not on them. Look at Eli Manning. He sucked when he started. Now he has a Superbowl ring. Mangini is a gutless coward who probably still has an inferiority complex surrounding Belichik. Methinks someone has some daddy issues to work out.