Tag:Jake Delhomme
Posted on: November 28, 2010 11:37 am
Edited on: November 28, 2010 11:51 am
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Week 12 AFC Inactives

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

First, here are the players who ARE active today: Jaguars WR Mike Sims-Walker, Browns WR Joshua Cribbs, Titans K Rob Bironas, Bills LB Aaron Maybin.

And the players who are NOT:

Eugene Monroe, T, Jaguars:
Not a surprise, but still, QB David Garrard can't love the fact Monroe will be absent. In his place, expect Guy Whimper to face off against Giants DE Osi Umenyiora.

Brett Keisel, DE, Steelers:
It's not the hamstring that's kept him out the past four games that's bothering him. That injury apparently is healed. Now, he's dealing with a calf injury.

Dave Bell, DE, Titans:
Tennessee will him because of the seven sacks he's produced this season.

Colt McCoy, QB, Browns: It's official. Jake Delhomme will start for Cleveland vs. the Panthers.

C.J. Spiller, RB, Bills: He wasn't expected to play, but it's OK. Fred Jackson has been awesome the past two games (both Buffalo wins) as the No. 1 RB.

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Posted on: November 27, 2010 8:58 pm
 

Hot Routes 11.27.10: Raiders fool us all



Posted by Josh Katzowitz

- So, it’s looking like Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski will get the start this week in place of Jason Campbell. Which isn’t what we expected yesterday.

- Rams RB Steven Jackson has been using an altitude tent this week in preparation for facing the Broncos in Denver. Meanwhile, St. Louis CB Ronald Bartell tried his twice, and he’s not going to use it ever again. Read this St. Louis Post Dispatch story to find out why (ahem, he might have got himself stuck inside).

- It might not be rocket science, but Titans QB Rusty Smith likely will look to pass more to WR Randy Moss than his predecessors. Before they got injured, Vince Young and Kerry Collins targeted Moss a combined total of four times, and last week, Young looked his way just once. When Smith entered the game, by the way, he tried throwing to Moss three times.

- Watching the Chargers-Broncos game last week, I was struck by how often Denver QB Kyle Orton threw toward the receiver who was being covered by San Diego rookie CB Antoine Cason. And I was struck by how well Cason played. In actuality, Cason has been pretty good most of the season.

- What will happen to Tarvaris Jackson now? Maybe he should just get the hell out of Dodge.

- Once again, nobody has any idea if Antonio Gates’ foot will allow him to play this weekend. Plantar fasciitis sounds less than fun.

- Jake Delhomme will start Sunday for the Browns when he takes on his old team, the Panthers. But he understands who Cleveland’s quarterback of the future is. His name is Colt McCoy.

- Jimmy Clausen will start at QB this Sunday for the Panthers. Who backs him up is a little more complicated.

- The Redskins today waived WR Joey Galloway. In many fans' views, it's about freakin' time .

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Posted on: November 27, 2010 7:54 pm
Edited on: November 27, 2010 7:55 pm
 

Week 12 injury news and analysis, part III

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Panthers at Browns

Both sides have big quarterback questions this week. The Panthers have three of their signal-callers on the injury report – including Tony Pike, probable with a right shoulder, and Brian St. Pierre, probable with a right shoulder – but Jimmy Clausen, who has shaken off the effects of a concussion, is the one who will get the starting nod.

You might think the probable status of RB Jonathan Williams would be good news for Carolina, but you’d be wrong (I’m not saying it’s bad news, but it’s kind of meh news). He’s been extremely ineffective this year, and in his absence, Mike Goodson has been very impressive.

Meanwhile, Cleveland QB Colt McCoy is doubtful with an ankle injury, meaning Jake Delhomme, who hasn’t started a game since the season-opener, will face off against his old team. WR Joshua Cribbs, who broke four of his toes two weeks ago, is questionable. He might be on the active roster, but don’t look for him to get too involved with the offense.

Chiefs at Seahawks


Kansas City would feel much better about its prospects to beat Seattle on the road if WR Dexter McCluster and TE Tony Moeaki – both of whom are questionable – can play. McCluster has missed the past four games with a high ankle sprain, but it seems likely he’ll return this week. Moeaki, coming off a concussion two weeks ago, also should play.

The big question for the Seahawks is whether WR Mike Williams (questionable, foot) will play. All week, Seattle has prepared like he wouldn’t play, and as of Friday, he was still in a walking boot. But he’ll also be a gametime decision, so if Williams can look OK in pregame warmups, there’s a chance he might be out there when the game starts.

Dolphins at Raiders


No matter who’s quarterbacking Miami – and indications are pointing toward Chad Henne – the Dolphins will suffer without standout WR Brandon Marshall, who was downgraded today from doubtful to out with a hamstring. Henne, thought to be lost for the season two short weeks ago, likely will get the start in place of former third-stringer Tyler Thigpen.

For Oakland, TE Zach Miller is questionable but probably will play. As will CB Nnamdi Asomugha, G Robert Gallery and WR Darrius Heyward-Bey – all of whom are listed as probable.

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Posted on: November 26, 2010 1:38 pm
Edited on: November 26, 2010 1:41 pm
 

Clausen starts for Panthers against Browns

Posted by Will Brinson

Breathe a sigh of relief Panthers fans (or maybe Browns fans?), as it appears Jimmy Clausen is healthy enough to start against Cleveland on Sunday. (Yes, he's playing against Jake Delhomme, the former long-time Panthers starter.)

Well, that's the presumption anyway, since John Fox announced Friday that he's the starter for Sunday's game, according to Panthers Rapid Reporter Steve Reed.

There was a possibility that Keith Null could start Sunday (Brian St. Pierre was a little banged up after his first NFL action that involved throwing more than five passes), and that didn't sound like an, um, fantastic option.

"They haven't told me [who will start]," said Null, who signed on Tuesday. "Right now I'm just getting into the playbook. [Your] guess is as good as mine."

But that's pretty much the Panthers season in a nutshell -- the good news is that there are a number of Panthers players listed as probable (along with Clausen), including running back Jonathan Stewart and wide receiver Brandon LaFell.

The Cats don't have a ton to play for given their record and lack of talent at a number of positions, but they'll at least be given a few games to determine what players will be able to contribute in the future. Seeing Clausen play well down the stretch would go a long way in ultimately determining who will be the likely No. 1 overall draft pick next year.

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Posted on: November 26, 2010 11:41 am
 

Browns name Delhomme official starter for Sunday

Posted by Will Brinson

Not all that much ado has been made of Jake Delhomme's possible on-field reunion with the Carolina Panthers, because it's been pretty much assumed that the Browns won't risk greater injury to Colt McCoy's ankle by forcing him against the Panthers.

And Eric Mangini confirmed on Friday that Cleveland's rolling with Delhomme as the starter against the Cats.

That's via our Cleveland Rapid Reporter Marty Gitlin, who notes Mangini's confirmation leading up to the weekend.

Delhomme hasn't started since Week 1 when he injured his ankle -- Seneca Wallace yanked his starting spot even after his injury -- and now he's playing for a team that's paying him $7 million and against a team that's paying him $12 million (I pointed this out to members of my relatives in Florida, who were all busy lamenting the Jaguars quarterback situation; they were amazed).

This is the ideal opportunity for Delhomme, who surely feels strong emotions following the Panthers cutting him (although, yeah, he can wipe them away with $100 Bills) and would like to prove that they'd be better off having held onto him than running with Matt Moore.

Given that Moore's done for the season and the Panthers stand a decent chance of rolling Brian St. Pierre out on the field -- if he's healthy enough to play -- Jake could probably win that argument without even playing.

Now he just needs to avoid throwing the interceptions that made him an infamous scapegoat for the Panthers a just a year ago.

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Posted on: November 24, 2010 2:32 pm
Edited on: November 24, 2010 2:34 pm
 

Colt McCoy out with ankle sprain, Delhomme in

Posted by Will Brinson

Jake Delhomme will get his shot to show the Carolina Panthers what they're missing after all -- Browns rookie Colt McCoy is out for Sunday's game after the team confirmed that he has an ankle sprain.

It was believed that McCoy could miss time after suffering the injury against Jacksonville, but as typical, coach Eric Mangini played things a little coy.

"It's different than the ones (Delhomme and Wallace) had, but it's in that same category, yeah," Eric Mangini said, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

Mangini is also "optimistic" about McCoy's ankle injury but pointed out that the fact that Delhomme and Seneca Wallace have suffered the same injuries and missed substantial time as a reason for why he was at least cautious.

So, yeah, it's the return of Jake against the Panthers, where he gets to earn a paycheck from both the winner and loser of this game.

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Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:49 am
Edited on: November 23, 2010 11:56 am
 

Delhomme could start for Browns with McCoy hurt

Posted by Will Brinson

Thought Colt McCoy is secretly only 2-3 as the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns (and we thought he was such a winner, sigh), there hasn't been much discussion of who's taking snaps in Browns Town.

Actually, that's because McCoy's been really good so far, and has taken some tough losses -- including one against the Jaguars this week, that saw him injure his ankle.

And that injury might just open the door for Jake Delhomme to nab his starting job back, according to Dennis Manoloff of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

Eric Mangini told the press that the $19 million man is "back to 100 percent, or as close to 100 percent as anyone is." Because McCoy "definitely" sprained his ankle, it seems pretty unlikely that Mangini would force the possible franchise savior into the lineup during a lost season when he's already suffering from an injury.

But it's also unlikely he's too terribly concerned with letting Delhomme earn his hefty paycheck by trying to help Mangini keep his job in Cleveland. And yes, if Delhomme started it would be against the Carolina Panthers, who are currently paying him $12 million. Which is either way too much money for the potential rights to Andrew Luck (if the Panthers lose the game) or far too high per interception (the 50/50 scenario where Jake chunks four picks and the Panthers win). 

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Posted on: November 14, 2010 11:39 am
Edited on: November 14, 2010 11:52 am
 

AFC Inactives, Week 10

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

First, the players who ARE active: Titans QB Vince Young (though he won't start; Kerry Collins will) Browns QB Seneca Wallace, Browns LB Marcus Benard, Texans WR Andre Johnson, Colts TE Jacob Tamme.

Now, the players who are NOT active:

Chris Crocker, Bengals, FS: This isn’t a big surprise, because Crocker has been dealing with a calf injury. But Crocker is a solid centerfielder, and Chinedum Ndukwe, who isn’t quite as good, will take his place in the starting lineup.

Jake Delhomme, Browns, QB:
He still hasn’t completely recovered from his ankle injury, but it’s unclear whether the man who was the opening day starter would reclaim his role. Especially with the way Colt McCoy is playing. For the record, Seneca Wallace is active, but McCoy is starting.

Jason Allen, Texans, CB: There was talk that Allen, who was waived by the Dolphins earlier this week, could get some playing time this week for his new team in Houston. Apparently, that won’t happen.

Joseph Addai/Mike Hart, Colts, RBs: The top two Indianapolis backs are inactives. That means it's up to Donald Brown to jumpstart the Colts running attack.

Gary Brackett/Clint Session, Colts, LBs: Considering how many players Indianapolis will be missing, the Bengals might actually have a chance in this game.

Austin Collie, Colts, WR: I mean, seriously. How will the Bengals not win this game?

Owen Daniels, Texans, TE:
We knew this already, but now it's clear Joel Dreessen will take his place in the starting lineup.

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