Berea - With the season-ending injury to Brady Quinn and apparently to Derek Anderson, the Browns now hand the reigns to Ken Dorsey.
Dorsey came in when Anderson injured his knee on the final drive against the Colts and was 0-of-3 with an interception.
Dorsey’s last real time at quarterback in an NFL game was in 2005. He did not appear in a game in 2007 and threw one pass in relief of Anderson on Dec. 24, 2006 against Tampa Bay.
In 2005, Dorsey started three games for the 49ers and was 48-of-90 for 481 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. His QB rating was 66.9. He was 1-2 as a starter.
In 2004, Dorsey started seven games and was 123-of-226 for 1231 yards, including six touchdowns and nine interceptions. He was 1-6 as a starter that season and had a QB rating of 62.4.
Dorsey gets the chance to play the 11-1 Titans on the road this Sunday.
“It’s never easy to come in to a game like that, but that’s our job,” Dorsey said. “It’s a great challenge for us this week. It’s exciting for me and for the team.”
Dorsey welcomes the opportunity to play.
“Any time you get the opportunity to go out and play, that’s good,” he said. “I like playing and being out on the field.
“I’m going to go out and work hard for the guys in the locker room and the city of Cleveland,” he said. “It will be a tough situation, but everyone wants to play well. We’ll keep working at it.”
Dorsey will try to re-energize an offense that hasn’t scored a touchdown in two games.
“There are a lot of factors that go into (the lack of production),” he said.
The Browns will look at adding Richard Bartel from the practice squad and expand Josh Cribbs’ package at the quarterback spot.
Playing for Pride: LB Andra Davis said the Browns have a lot of pride in the locker room and they will not quit on the season, despite playing out the schedule.
“It is what it is,” Davis said. “It kills us because we have a lot of pride. Unfortunately, we’re losing and none of us want to lose.”
RAC Appreciates Support: Romeo Crennel said he appreciates the team and the respect they show for him because it makes him want to come to work each day.
MRIs for K2 and DA; Crennel said that QB Derek Anderson and TE Kellen Winslow will have MRIs today, but wasn’t optimistic about either one. It looks as though Winslow has a high ankle sprain and Anderson has a sprained MCL.