The Cleveland Browns have finally gotten themselves set for opening day, as the QB spot has been cemented. For now. Sources say that head coach Romeo Crennel told the team that Charlie Frye, the starter from opening day last season, will get the ball under center on opening day at home vs the Steelers on September 9th. “Charlie is our quarterback,” veteran wideout Joe Jurevicius said in today’s Canton Repository. Frye played two series on Thursday night vs the Bears, and while he didn’t do anything spectacular, he had shown the coaching staff enough in training camp as well as the other three preseason games to earn the job. Rookie Brady Quinn, who the fans want to start, will likely start the season as the 2nd or 3rd string. The big question now will be what the team does with Derek Anderson, and if he goes on the trading block and if the team already might have a trading partner in mind with the Falcons.
“I thought as the preseason went on, I got more comfortable with the new offense,” Frye said. “I thought my poise was pretty good. When we stopped moving the ball, it wasn’t the defense stopping us. It was us stopping us.” In three preseason game, Frye was 12-for-22 for 129 yards and one interception and no touchdowns. Last year with the Browns he played in and started in 13 games, throwing for 2454 yards with 10 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. The season before he started five games, throwing for 4 TD’s and five picks. Many think that Quinn is the starter in waiting, and that if Frye gets off to a slow start they will make the shift to the rookie quarterback.