Case closed -- D.A. to start for now


You were probably on the edge of your seat waiting to find out. Now you know.

Browns coach Eric Mangini, who said he would designate his starting QB on Wednesday, kept his word and has named Derek Anderson the week 4 starter against Cincinnati Bengals.

Last week, Brady Quinn started against Baltimore, but he was benched at halftime in favor of D.A.

The Browns are 0-3 and have been outscored 29-95 this season. Moreover, the Browns have scored only one offensive touchdown since November 17, 2008.

In other words, that's nine games with one offensive touchdown.

Quinn, the second of the Browns' two first-round picks in 2007, has thrown three interceptions and only one touchdown in 74 passes this season. He's been sacked 10 times. Only Aaron Rodgers has been sacked (12) more.

In the second half last week, Anderson threw three picks in only 19 passes.


Speaking of the switch, receiver Braylon Edwards talks about how the switch impacts himself.

"You know D.A., he's a guy who likes to throw the deep ball, likes to get the ball out," Edwards said. "I like to run deep routes, so it's natural he'd look for me in those situations."

Edwards conveniently left out what should have been the next sentence -- "And then I will proceed to drop those passes."

So, for now, Anderson is your starting QB in Cleveland. At least for week 4 the first half Sunday.
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