Cleveland Browns: Jake Delhomme Continues To Impress

gary wertmanCorrespondent IAugust 22, 2010

GREEN BAY - AUGUST 14: Jake Delhomme #17 of the Cleveland Browns calls out a play during the NFL preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field August 14, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)
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When Mike Holmgren signed Jake Delhomme a few days after Carolina released him, most Browns fans were confused. Why Delhomme? He’s shot.

Not so fast. So far Delhomme has performed very well. He’s providing the Browns’ offense with direction and leadership. His passes have been very accurate. It seems all he needed was a change of scenery.

In two preseason games, Delhomme has completed 18 of 23 passes for 193 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. Not too bad. His ability to find the open receiver has been excellent.

Delhomme has brought a much needed stability to an offense that bordered on the ridiculous last year. His ability to get the team in the right play is something that has been missing the last few years with the Browns.

While it’s just the preseason, Cleveland’s offense has shown more life than many Delhomme doubters would have expected. His ability to get everybody involved in the passing game, not just a couple players, has also been refreshing.

I have no illusions of Delhomme being the savior in Cleveland. I’m sure he doesn’t either. What I do see is someone who’s always been the underdog, getting a chance to lead a bunch of underdogs. Things are starting to look a little brighter in Cleveland

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