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Sporting News says Browns should bench Delhomme before season..

“Five quarterbacks who should be benched.”

Thats the name of the sporting news article posted today by Mike Florio. Come on Jake Delhomme be benched before he even takes a snap. I hope they are going to be eating crow as the season comes along.


Fast change is something the Broncos, Browns, Cardinals, Jaguars and Panthers should embrace and make a change in plans for the men who run their offenses.

Jake Delhomme, Browns

Coach Eric Mangini recently said the starting job in Cleveland is Delhomme’s to lose. The sooner he does lose it, the better off the team will be.

Delhomme lost his fastball at some point during the 13 days between Week 17 of the 2008 regular season and the divisional round of the playoffs. Though the Browns regard it as an aberration, it’s unlikely that a guy would simply fall off the horse at an advanced stage of his career then find the stirrups again.

Of course, the Browns can’t simply bench Delhomme after signing him in the offseason and paying him $7 million. Maybe they just shouldn’t have signed him.

David Garrard, Jaguars

The coach doesn’t really believe in him. The owner doesn’t really believe in him. So why in the heck is Garrard the Jaguars’ starting quarterback?

Of course, Garrard might be better than Luke McCown. But even if Garrard remains at the top of the depth chart, he should be on a short leash for 2010.

In turn, the Jaguars should have found a better option in the offseason. They clearly don’t love the guy. It makes no sense to keep him around.

Kyle Orton, Broncos

The decision to trade for Brady Quinn and to draft Tim Tebow hardly represents a vote of confidence for Orton, whose contract-year performance was rewarded with only a first-round restricted free-agent tender.

So why do the Broncos insist on keeping him at the top of the depth chart? If, somehow, he plays well in 2010, it’ll be harder to move on in 2011. The better move would be to get Tebow ready and get him on the field.

If the Broncos thought enough of Tebow to trade back into Round 1 to draft him, they simply should get him on the field.

Matt Moore and Matt Leinart are the other two he feels should be benched before the season.

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2 Responses to “Sporting News says Browns should bench Delhomme before season..”

  1. Chris says:

    It’s so easy to write crap like this. Has Florio ever been anything in the league? Or is one of these guys who’s played as many downs as I have and doesn’t have the specs as an excuse?

    So we’re supposed to not ever play a guy we’ve paid 7 mil to and who could be a guy who just needs the change of scenery to refresh his fortunes? Carolina is supposed to overlook the fact that faith in Moore is one of the reasons they felt comfortable letting Delhomme come here in the first place? Who’s Arizona have behind Leinart that’s supposed to be anything?

    And someone explain to me all the Orton hate. He’s the kind of guy I would have liked that have had clear cut number one here the past few years. He may not do anything flashy and gaudy. But it’s rarely if ever purely his fault when the Broncos lose. The guy’s a game manager and a good one. Sounds like Florio is one of these buffoons who dribbles over all the glory boys and daydreams about getting screen time on ESPN.

  2. Denolakes says:

    I love these guys — all the “experts.” I mean, first off, they make a living writing about sports? Who remembers anything about any sportswiter — ever? How quickly forgotten are they? They have the life expectancy of a tsetse fly, for cryin’ out loud. So, who cares what this guy has to say — about anything?

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