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By PFW staff

Here's a sampling of Browns quotes from Monday's media interview availability. All quotes are from transcripts provided by the club.

Browns head coach Eric Mangini on the club's QB situation: "I think Jake (Delhomme) and Seneca (Wallace) are a lot better after the bye and some more time. I'd say Wednesday (they) may have a shot. I'd say Seneca's probably a little closer than Jake, but that could flip pretty quickly so we'll just see where they are."

Mangini on whether Delhomme or Wallace will be ready to practice Wednesday: "I think Seneca's a little further ahead than Jake is right now, but I don't know whether they will or not."

Mangini on whether the team would consider placing Delhomme on injured reserve: "That's nothing that we've talked about, so I really feel he's progressing like you would expect him to. There haven't been any setbacks; there hasn't been any thought process to him not being able to play once this is completed."

Mangini on whether the team would change its criteria as to who would start at quarterback from the player who would most help them win in a given week to primarily looking at developing rookie Colt McCoy if the team fell out of the playoff race: "No, it would be the guy who gives you the best chance to win that particular game, and that to me is something that we owe the other players, we owe ourselves, we owe the fans. We're playing to win the games. We're not using the games as a developmental-type mode. You want guys to develop as they're playing, but we're playing to win each game and that's our commitment collectively."

Browns WR Joshua Cribbs on what McCoy has shown him in two starts: "He's shown that he is capable of running the offense effectively, not just another guy in a system. He's made plays, he's been smart, he didn't turn the football over last game and that was big. He's let everything work for him. Just being comfortable back there, not being pressured even in the Pittsburgh game, not falling under pressure and handling himself really well."

Wallace, who's missed the last two games with an ankle injury, on the idea that a player shouldn't lose a starting job because of an injury: "If you're playing well and, like I said last week, injuries happen. If you're playing well and you get injured, it still all comes down to the coach's decision to bring you back. If they want to bring you back as the starter, then they'll do that. If you're playing well, there shouldn't be a problem for you to come back and be the guy. Like I said, at the end of the day, it's the coach's decision."

Wallace on whether there needs to be a resolution of the Browns' QB situation soon: "Again, I can't say. That has been the question, so we will leave it up to the coaches. They feel like whoever is doing the best job will be the leader of this team."

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