Posted on: March 22, 2010 12:11 pm
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Browns president Mike Holmgren has decided to draft a quarterback in the 2010 NFL Draft, and annouced his intentions publicly at the Annual Meeting on Sunday.
While the Browns have been busy overhauling that position recently -- sending Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson packing, while acquiring Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace -- Holmgren says the draft is a chance to find their potential leader of the future and get him into the system early.
"It's just something we have to do," Holmgren said as quoted by the Plain Dealer . "Why wait? I'm 61. I don't want to wait for anyone. We're going to have to do this."
"I think Jake will make us better right away. But we have to find the next guy. That's what we have to do."
Holmgren noted that the Browns have needs in many areas, so it would be difficult to justify using one of the Browns' first two picks on a QB unless there was a particularly attractive prospect up for grabs. He's not fond of Jimmy Clausen ("I wish I liked him more"), and while he didn't rule out trading up in an attempt to land Sam Bradford , he acknowledged it was not a realistic scenario.
Holmgren is said to like Florida QB Tim Tebow , and has already invited him to visit the team.
Posted on: November 30, 2009 12:22 pm
Following Carolina's 17-6 loss to the New York Jets, Panthers coach John Fox says lineup changes could be in store for his team's offense, including the quarterback position.
"We've got to look hard at who's out there, what we're doing and get better," Fox said, in comments published by the Charlotte Observer . "I think we'll look at the whole offense. At the end of the day, we weren't productive enough to win."
In the loss to the Jets, the Panthers managed just 179 yards of total offense. QB Jake Delhomme has been intercepted 18 times this season, including four against the Jets.
The Observer said Delhomme expects Fox to consider benching him.
Posted on: November 2, 2009 10:45 am
The Charlotte Observer reports that quarterback Jake Delhomme was taken to a hospital during the fourth quarter of Sunday's 34-21 victory against the Arizona Cardinals.
He later said that he thinks he will be able to play next week when the Carolina Panthers play New Orleans in the Superdome.
Darnell Dockett slammed into Delhomme as he threw a short pass to fullback Brad Hoover in the third quarter.
Delhomme was on the ground in pain for a few moments, before leaving the game.
Posted on: October 27, 2009 12:22 pm
The Charlotte Observer reports that Panthers coach John Fox could finally be warming up to the idea of benching QB Jake Delhomme .
With the Panthers having considerable trouble with their passing game, Fox has reached the point where all options are on the table for addressing the problem.
"We definitely need to do whatever it takes to get better," Fox said, as quoted by the Observer . "If that entails a quarterback change, that's what it'll entail."
Fox emphatically supported Delhomme as a starter in the past.