Jake Delhomme continues to make strides towards playing Sunday at home against the Falcons. Head coach Eric Mangini says that the QB seems to be close to getting back on the field, and his Wednesday practice was better.
“He did more than he did last Wednesday. He felt pretty good this morning which is positive. He’ll do a little bit more here today and then we’ll just keep playing it by ear through the end of the week,” Mangini said. “Seneca (Wallace) got a substantial amount of reps too so both guys will be prepared to play on Sunday, and make sure that Jake if he can is right to take advantage of that opportunity.”
One question will be how much Delhomme can do? He has been on the bench from week one, and having mobility at the QB position is a key for a team that has not been able to keep the QB protected. For Delhomme, it would be in his best interest to be able to move well in the pocket.
“I think what’s going to be important is, can he do all the things we’re going to ask him to do? Can he move well enough to protect himself if he has to? How well is he throwing the ball? The mental side I’m completely comfortable with. Now it’s just can he do what he needs to do to operate effectively?” Mangini said. “If we don’t feel that’s the case that would be the reason we would keep him down, as opposed to him being 100 percent physically. He probably feels great from a lot of other perspectives.”
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