BEREA—If the early reading of the quarterback situation is any indication of their play this year, first impressions are positive.
Jake Delhomme's throws were very crisp and accurate in 7-on-7 drills. The same could be said of Seneca Wallace and Colt McCoy.
Delhomme connected with no less than four different receivers for touchdowns as the offense clearly had the upper hand on the defense in red zone drills. Delhomme hit Brian Robiskie twice for scores, including a pin-point throw in the corner of the end zone, while also hitting tight ends Ben Watson and Alex Smith for scores. He made a good throw and Chansi Stuckey made a nice diving catch in front of Eric Wright for another touchdown.
“I think (Delhomme’s) going to be fine,” Mike Holmgren said as he was watching the play. “I think he’s going to be better than people think.”
Wallace also showed his athleticism and scrambled and then found Smith for a score. He showed a strong arm and accuracy as he hit Josh Cribbs on a post pattern.
Colt McCoy got in on the action and threw a nice touchdown pass to rookie Johnathan Haggerty.
Holmgren tempered the enthusiasm by saying that “without pads on, the ball should rarely touch the ground”.
Holmgren on Hardesty: The Browns traded up to get RB Montario Hardesty and he is getting a lot of reps with RB Jerome Harrison absent.
“This kid is going to help us, if he stays healthy,” Holmgren said as he watched Hardesty grab a pass down the sidelines.
Secondary Look: In the first group of defensive backs, Eric Wright was at left corner with Sheldon Brown at right corner. Rookies Larry Asante and T.J. Ward were the duo at safety. Brown wears No. 23, while Ward is 43 and Asante is 42.
Rehab Guys: Working out in individual drills were DL Shaun Rogers (leg), LB Eric Barton (neck), DL C.J. Mosley (leg) and DL Keith Grennan.