Mangini: 'No timetable' for QB decision
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
CLEVELAND -- Despite a stellar performance by Brady Quinn in Saturday night's 23-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans, Browns coach Eric Mangini says he's still not ready to name his starting quarterback for the 2009 season.
On the field, it appears Quinn all but locked up the position based on his performance. He completed 11 of 15 passes for 128 yards, one touchdown and notched an 121.0 passer rating against a solid defense in Tennessee.
But Mangini continues to play this quarterback derby as close to the vest as possible, even down the final days of the preseason.
"I'm going to look at it and evaluate it," Mangini said bluntly Saturday night. "When the decision is made, I will definitely let everybody know. I don't have a timetable on it."
Anderson didn't play poorly. But he didn't do enough against Tennessee to stay even in the competition. Anderson completed 7 of 11 passes for 77 yards. But he also took a sack that stalled one drive and nearly threw an interception that was dropped by a Tennessee defender and bounced into the hands of Browns receiver Mike Furrey.
Both quarterbacks were nervous after the game to say too much about the ongoing competition.
"I expect to practice on Monday and that's about it," Quinn said. "Derek and I are both two mentally tough guys, and that's why we're here on this team as quarterbacks. If our coaches wanted us to go forever, I'm sure we can go forever."