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09-01-2006, 01:44 PM
Backup QB job still a mystery
By Steve King, Staff Writer
September 1, 2006

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Charlie Frye is the assured starter for the Browns. But who will play behind him?

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Derek Anderson and Ken Dorsey switched spots in the Browns’ quarterback rotation Thursday night.

Whether they also end up switching spots on the depth start heading into the regular-season opener remains to be seen.

After playing late in the first three preseason games – and helping lead the Browns to come-from behind victories in the last two contests – Anderson, the No. 3 quarterback, got to play for much of the first three quarters in the finale against the Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns Stadium. His performance was a mixed bag – he did some good things and some not-so-good things – in the Browns’ 20-7 loss.

Entering the game on the Browns’ third possession late in the first quarter after starter Charlie Frye struggled (1-of-4 passing for eight yards and a 39.6 quarterback rating), Anderson finished the half 10-of-20 for 95 yards, one touchdown and an interception.

His TD – a five-yarder to wide receiver Frisman Jackson – was a well-placed laser shot that came with four seconds left and cut Chicago’s lead to 10-7. That’s the good part of Anderson’s first-half-story.

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The backups are a mess.. Both of them don't deserve to be a #2 QB in the NFL...

We need to bring in a veteran who is able to start.. Like a Jay Fiedler type player..

Let's hope we can resolve this before the season starts...

09-01-2006, 02:55 PM
they both suck and hope they are both gone before the regular season starts.

09-01-2006, 03:22 PM
We are in serious trouble if/when Frye goes down with an injury. I'd almost rather see Cribbs lining up under center than either of these two guys. I understand that Savage & Crennel don't want any extra pressure on Frye with a capable veteran QB behind him but we are going to be horrible if Dorsey/Anderson is running the offense.

09-01-2006, 06:09 PM
Cribbs would be sweet..

09-02-2006, 06:01 PM
The Browns already have a player who should be a solid backup QB--Charlie Frye.

I haven't seen much yet that proves Frye is the surefire long term answer for the Browns. I hope he works out but for me the jury is still way out on him.

I also would like to see a vet brought in but it seems the Browns don't want to bring in a QB who could be seen as competition for the starting job.