Worst To First: Can Delhomme’s Spark Lead Browns to Playoffs?

June 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In 2003, Jake Delhomme left New Orleans for an opportunity to start for the 7-9 Carolina Panthers.
Delhomme went into the season opener as the second string quarterback but took over at half-time when starter Rodney Peete couldn’t seem to get the offense moving.
That year, the Panthers went on to win the NFC Championship and play in one of the greatest Super Bowls ever, only to fall to the Patriots on a last second field goal.
Delhomme, although not the most talented guy or the most explosive offense player on the team, was definitely the spark needed to push a mediocre Panthers team over the edge to greatness.
Fast forward to 2010. 
Delhomme, cut by the Panthers, goes to Cleveland for an opportunity to start for the 5-11 Cleveland Browns.
A team down on themselves, with a city down on sports in general, the Cleveland Browns are looking for that spark that can pull the franchise out of the darkness of consistent failure and spring them into ...

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