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Mangini and Holmgren excited about Delhomme….


Jake Delhomme looked excellent today in Berea. Delhomme completed almost every pass to his receivers and showed that he can be the leader at the Quarterback position this team his been missing since 99. Delhomme when asked what can the fans expect out of in 2010 said “Win he is here to help turn this around in Cleveland.”


“He’s going to be fine,” Holmgren said while watching OTAs today, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “In fact, he’s going to be better than a lot of people expect.”

Frankly, it wouldn’t take much for Delhomme to be better than a lot of people expect after his 18-interception season in 2009. If Delhomme even looks like a competent NFL quarterback, that would exceed the expectations of a lot of people.

But it wouldn’t exceed the expectations of Holmgren — or of Mangini, who said Delhomme’s demeanor reminds him of Brett Favre.

“He’s got great energy,” Mangini said. “I don’t like making comparisons, but I will. He reminds me a little bit of Favre that way, in terms of he enjoys practice, he enjoys being around the guys. He is able to be serious and still keep things light. It is really important to him.”

Last year, Delhomme’s play reminded people of Favre only to the extent that Favre has been known to throw too many interceptions at times, too. Holmgren and Mangini need to hope Delhomme looks like Favre in more ways than that this season.

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6 Responses to “Mangini and Holmgren excited about Delhomme….”

  1. Denolakes says:

    OK. This is good so far.

  2. dale says:

    What receivers?

    • Denolakes says:

      Fair question. We’ll see how Robiskie and MoMass look this year. Watson is a new face with good hands and don’t forget Cribbs or Wallace, either, for that matter. Carlton Mitchell might be a find. Everything I’m hearing from people who watched him play is good. But, I still don’t see anything that’s gonna make my defense shudder. It looks like it could be a serviceable group that probably won’t lose games for you, but likewise won’t win many, either. Look for DL and WR in next year’s draft or free agency. If Cleveland plays well this year, it might look like a good spot for a No. 1 receiver.

  3. ButchGavlen says:

    I have high hopes and expectations for the rookies that didn’t play much on both sides of the ball from last year. I kind of think one of the reasons Mangini got retained by Holmy was the fact he didn’t rush in his guys and gave them a year to learn and improve, which is Mike’s way also, with the exceptions of those few truly NFL ready types; but those guys are fewer and fewer.

    • Denolakes says:

      “NFL ready.” What does that mean, anyway? Brady Quinn was “NFL ready.” So was Robiskie. Y’know, NFL “experts” are a bunch of guys sitting around spewing whatever garbage their meager imaginations can muster. Listening to any sports “expert” is like looking for truth on, well, let’s just say that you won’t and can’t find news on an entertainment network, and leave it at that.

  4. ButchGavlen says:

    Yeah, well, I’m not talkiing about what the talking heads think or say. I’m saying NFL ready by guys who actually start and can at least hold their position. My point is exactly that, they are truly fewer and fewer each year; not to mention a lot has to do with the caliber of people aroound them. Like a Sanchez was able to play his first year cuz they had a team around him. Couch, onthe other hand…..
    Robiskie did not play though he couold have, but probably would have done more harm than good to him in the long run.

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