As the $20 million man — known to many as Jake Delhomme — sits and nurses an ankle injury, his replacement has actually put together a big first half and built a lead for the Browns. I know Joshua Cribbs can be explosive at times, but I never thought I’d hear that he caught a long bomb from Seneca Wallace and took it to the house. There’s a first time for everything.
As I’m posting this the Browns lead the Chiefs 14-10 at halftime, so there’s time to turn it around. But it’s worth noting that Wallace is outplaying Matt Cassel. The Chiefs’ passing game needs to make some adjustments or it could be a longer season than expected. They were able to beat the Chargers because of defense and special teams. So far, Cassel isn’t showing he’s going to be able to earn his paycheck. If he doesn’t turn it around in the second half this afternoon and ends up with a stat line similar to last week’s, the pressure will really start to build.