Seneca Wallace: I’m More Than Willing to Help Brandon Weeden

I’m more than willing to help [Brandon Weeden]. [...] I’ve been a team guy for 10 years, I’m more than willing. You know and everybody else knows from the outside that this kid’s got to play. At the end of the season they evaluated the games that I played, they evaluated Colt on the two seasons that he started here in Cleveland so they made the decision to better this team. [...]  I know that my job now going into my tenth season and being in this offense is to prepare Brandon Weeden and make sure that he’s ready to go on day one.

– Browns quarterback Seneca Wallace in an interview with 92.3 The Fan’s Andy Baskin and Jeff Phelps. In 2011, Wallace obtained a reputation for his unwillingness to help quarterback Colt McCoy, believing that he deserved a chance to be the starting quarterback of the team.

[Related: Getting to know your new Cleveland Browns: Brandon Weeden]

  • JohnMellor

    Wow is your headline misleading.  He said he’s “More than willing to help”. Your headling makes it sound as if he’d rather help Weeden than Colt.

  • MadHat

    Thats what I thought as well.

  • Fern

    “more willing” and “more than willing” are two very different things

  • http://waitingfornextyear.com/ Scott @ WFNY

    That’s my fault – completely unintentional and fixed.

  • cmm13

    Either way it’s still much more than he said in terms of his willingness to help Colt.

    Translation: please keep me as the backup instead of McCoy.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    “Fix your headline or feel our collective wrath!” – WFNY readers

  • 216in614

    Sounds like a guy trying not to get cut. He will say whatever he has to for 2.5 mil…

  • JohnMellor

    You’re a silly goose.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Double True.

  • Natedawg86

    Only thing that he is going to be helping Weeden do is clean out his locker before he leaves…  Sorry bud, but with last years breakdowns, and cap hit variance (677,750 McCoy vs 3,000,000 Wallace), you are gone faster than last nights meatloaf

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Either that or he’s finally come to terms with the fact that no one in this league views him as a viable starter, so he’d better get behind being a career backup.

  • JohnMellor

    That’s what I figured.  I did have a brief moment of concern thinking you guys were going a little ESPN Cleveland on us.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TUJ6LMS77X5VCTKJH2ITBI7GYA Ron

    Just read what is written. I got it. Thanx.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    What would be the need to have this guy on for anything else then to discuss the “controversy” over his availability to McCoy.  They only asked one question about it I believe.  The fact they brought in another QB speaks to Wallace’s abilities.

  • mgbode

    if the Browns would just ignore his previous comments, his salary, and his age, then maybe we would keep him instead of Colt

  • mgbode

    considering his career is likely to close very soon, I think he’s already got a handle on that one :)

  • mgbode

    “Your headline makes it sound as if he’d rather help Weeden than Colt”

    well, last year he said he wouldn’t help Colt.  now, he says he will help Weeden.  what am I missing?

  • Harv 21

    I forgot to stick to cliches talking to a reporter and now my agent says the whole league sees what a selfish putz I am.  Please don’t terminate my contract. Please don’t terminate my contract. Please please pretty please don’t terminate my contract.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Man, you’d think so but apparently not… he thought just last season that he was a viable starter over McCoy.  That’s my understanding as to why he wouldn’t mentor McCoy… he thought he should have been the starter.

  • http://twitter.com/oribiasi oribiasi

    The Seneca Swan song, coming to a radio near you.

  • mgbode

    I was sarcastically saying that his career is over so he already has been a career backup.  Fail on me for not being clearer.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Ahhh… quite!

  • cmm13

    I know right!

  • cmm13

    I know right!

  • Dee

    I agree. I keep getting the feeling he doesn’t like Colt for some reason.

  • Brooks72305

    Yeah the story here is he knows he’s not making anymore money anywhere else so I’ll stay here and help Weeden learn.  Don’t cut me I’m a team first guy now and all of a sudden learned my role.  Give me Jake Delhomme back instead of Wallace, I’m not asking the guy to do anything more than coach and hold a clipboard.

  • Wheel

    A great humanitarian.

  • Fenstemakeram08

    The guy doesn’t want to get cut, who else would pay him 3 mil…Wallace is all about himself to the end, he might be out of football if the Browns cut him. Mccoy played better then Wallace last year and we spent a 3rd on him, he’s cheap, and a team player…keep him.

  • Tony

    He Knows He!s Odd Man Out

  • Is_this_a_pimple_or_a_boil

    Here’s a conversation between any GM and the Browns….

    Hey Tom I just saw you drafted Weedon….I guess that means you’ll be looking to get rid of one of your QB’s.

    Browns:  Yea we are looking at trading one that’s for sure

    Well how much  you guys looking to get for him?

    Browns:  To be honest we are really just looking to unload his salary off the books and move on.

    Really?  I didn’t think Colt’s contract was all the big

    Browns:  Ohhh No were planning on keeping Colt……I thought you were talking about Wallace

    Browns:  Hello?………Hello?

    I agree that Wallace knows his only chance of being a backup and make the money he does is here.

  • Cowhorn1

    Wallace is not mincing words… he would rather see McCoy gone. Don’t know what Wallace has against McCoy, maybe not enough routes thrown to him… in any case, it’s a big boy league, QBs will fight it out and the better one hopefully starts
    Aside any internal politics hopefully they pick the better QB…but we are talking about Browns management….

  • jdk

    Wow if your hoping Wallace is going to mentor your QB your in trouble as that would be tantamount to the blind leading the blind