As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, the defense will have to game plan for two very different quarterbacks. A source told The Plain Dealer that starter Jake Delhomme is currently wearing a walking boot for his injured ankle.
The source said that all indications are that backup Seneca Wallace could receive the bulk of reps with the No. 1 offense Wednesday in preparation for Sunday’s home opener against Kansas City. Delhomme will begin the work week probably listed as questionable.
Even though Wallace hasn’t started a game since last October, the Chiefs aren’t necessarily better off with him in the lineup. In Wallace, the Kansas City defense will be getting a much more versatile signal caller.
Not only do they have to prepare for a more mobile quarterback — though to be fair, I would be more mobile than Delhomme at this point — but also the wrinkles he provides in the Josh Cribbs-led wildcat. During his time in Seattle Wallace saw some limited action as a wide receiver, meaning when Cribbs is taking snaps it doesn’t mean you can ignore the QB lined up wide unlike in most wildcat formations.