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Browns QB Wallace wants chance to start

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Posted Feb. 21, 2011 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
By Mike Wilkening

A chance to compete for a starting job is what Browns QB Seneca Wallace will seek when free agency begins. In a recent interview with PFW, Wallace, who's started 18 games in eight NFL seasons, said he wants an "opportunity to lead a team." He said it was "kind of early to tell" whether that opportunity would come with the Browns, but Wallace said he liked the West Coast offense — similar to the scheme in which he played in Seattle — that new head coach Pat Shurmur would be installing. Wallace said that he has not been told who would be the starter in Cleveland. "If I do go back (to Cleveland), hopefully it's a chance to compete for the starting position," he said.

Wallace told PFW he expects Shurmur's offensive scheme to be focused and said the Browns' offense a season ago lacked a clear "identity of what we did." Said Wallace: "We had no foundation in the offense."

Wallace completed 64-of-101 passes for 694 yards with four TDs and two interceptions in eight games (four starts) last season. Rookie QB Colt McCoy ended the season as the starter, and McCoy has reportedly said he expects to be the starter in 2011.

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