QB Derek Anderson says he is ready to show that he can be the starter for the Browns, and while all the attention in Cleveland is on Charlie Frye and Brady Quinn, it’s been Anderson who’s been the surprise this offseason for the Browns. “I’d say my chances of starting are good,” Anderson was quoted as saying in Wednesday’s Plain Dealer. “That’s just my sense. I think they are going to give us an equal opportunity. Whoever performs well and moves the team the best is going to be that guy.”
Anderson was that guy last season for a few games when Frye was injured. His shining moment came on the day Frye went down, and the Browns were trailing the Chiefs at home 28-14. Anderson played the whole second half, throwing two 4th quarter TD’s to Steve Heiden, and after a 33-yard run in overtime, the Browns kicked the game winning field goal to beat KC 31-28.
So far this offseason, he and Frye have split the first team reps, and more than one source has said that Anderson is above Frye in the race to be the starter. Head coach Romeo Crenell did admit that Anderson is in the mix. “He’s in the competition and we’ll see how it plays out.” While many still think eventually the team will lean towards Charlie Frye as the teams starter before Brady Quinn finally gets his shot, right now Anderson is as ready as ever to be the teams starter September 9th.
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