Browns Bench Brady Quinn, Turn to Derek Anderson

  • September 30, 2009, 11:31 AM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Derek Anderson will replace Brady Quinn and start at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday against Cincinnati.

Coach Eric Mangini has decided to go with Anderson, a Pro Bowler in 2007, over Quinn, a former first-round draft pick who opened the season as Cleveland's starter, but was benched at halftime last Sunday in Baltimore.

Mangini believes the Browns have a better chance to move the ball with Anderson.

"I'm excited about the opportunity," Anderson said. "We're all competitors, we all want to play. I'm ready to go."

Mangini spent the entire training camp deciding on a quarterback before picking Quinn over Anderson. But after Quinn threw an interception on the Browns' first possession Sunday, Mangini benched him after just 10 quarters this season and inserted Anderson.

Anderson had more success moving Cleveland's offense, but threw three picks in the 34-3 loss to the Ravens.

"I felt like I went out there and did what I can do," Anderson said.

The Browns have been outscored 95-29 this season, and have scored only one touchdown in their past nine games dating to last season.

Mangini hopes Anderson can bring a spark, but he knows Quinn hasn't gotten much help.

"I'm not saying it's all Brady," said Mangini. "Derek did some things that were positive and that's what it's based on."

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I originally thought Quinn was good but he isn't


I agree all Derek Anderson does is throw the ballhard,Anderson and Russle should not be staters, there acceresy stinks

your right the guy with the down marker does look like that I think eric mangini made a good choice taking out brady quinn good job! mangini

Ya, my Browns are STINKING lately, but Anderson is the clear choice. A rookie QB in the 2010 draft could have Mark Sanchez like results. GO BROWNS!

Looks like one of those things you see on NFL bloopers.

Wow. Not to kick Brady Quinn when he's down, but that photo is downright hilarious. I love the look on the face of the old guy on the right holding the down marker. He's all like "are you kidding me with this guy?"

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