Wallace More Than Gimmick QB
Seneca Wallace
OBR Browns Reporter
Posted Aug 26, 2010


Seneca Wallace still expects to contribute as a Browns quarterback, but in training camp and preseason games, he has shown his abilities extend beyond being a field general.

 

BEREA, Ohio — Some NFL observers see Seneca Wallace as a quarterback used in change-of-pace situations. He played some wide receiver in his early days with the Seattle Seahawks and he has been used in the Wildcat offense as well.

Speaking of offense, Wallace paired with Josh Cribbs in a formation of the Wildcat has garnered a lot of talk.

Wallace is all right with that, but he feels he brings more to the table.

“My main goal is to be on the field and help out in any way I can,” Wallace said. “Right now, Jake (Delhomme) is doing a great job and my job is to do whatever I’m called upon to do.”

When the Browns traded for Wallace, he was told he would get the opportunity to compete for playing time and he expects to continue to contribute. He has played with the first unit in the first two preseason games and has thrown for three touchdowns.

“We talked about it a little bit when I first got here,” Wallace said. “We’ll see what happens when the regular season gets here. Hopefully, I can get on the field and help in any way I can.”

Wallace's presence has been a mild surprise since his arrival. He has displayed an ability to extend plays with his feet, not to mention his rocket-like arm.

“Obviously, (fans) didn’t see me play that much on the East Coast, but there are people who know I can throw the ball,” he said. “I just wanted to come in here and do what they asked me to do. I can’t worry about what my role will be in the Wildcat or whatever. My main objective is to help us win games.”

The Browns worked a lot on formations with Cribbs and Wallace in the backfield during training camp, but have yet to use it in a preseason game. Wallace isn’t worried about showing it in games that don’t count.

“With Cribbs back there and me back here it could be difficult to stop,” he said. “You don’t want to let teams see what you got. You can wait until the regular season and you bring it out. Obviously, when you put the ball in Cribbs’ hands, he can make things happen.”

Notebook

Massaquoi Ready to Play: Wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi missed the Rams preseason game with a hamstring injury suffered against the Packers. He returned to practice Tuesday and says he’s full go.

“Yeah definitely, I’m ready,” Massaquoi said. “You work all off season for this and you’re ready to roll.

“You love to play the game and you want to be out there with your teammates with all the work you’ve put in and show what you can do.”

Massaquoi had three receptions for 32 yards in the preseason opener against the Packers. He was the team’s leading receiver in 2009 with 34 receptions for 624 yards and three touchdowns.

Hardesty Back: Running back Montario Hardesty was back on the practice field today after missing all of training camp with a knee injury. He is not expected to play Saturday against the Lions.

Francies off PUP: Cornerback Coye Francies was taken off the PUP list and is able to resume practice.

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