Football betting dynamics may be changing; however, as Delhomme is now with the young Cleveland Browns as he looks to jump start his career in the 2010 football gambling season.
Delhomme got off to a nice start with the Browns in their preseason opener at Green Bay as they defeated the Packers 27-24 on a last second Phil Dawson field goal of 46 yards. Dawson previously nailed a 57 yarder to tie the game in the 4th quarter.
“It’s preseason, it doesn’t count,” said Delhomme. “But hey, everybody has a smile on their face.”
Delhomme led the Browns to a touchdown in his only drive of the game as Cleveland covered the football odds as 3-point dogs.
It is hoped the Delhomme will bring consistency to the quarterback position that has been missing for several years in Cleveland. Beyond that the Browns are a young team and could use veteran leadership and guidance that Delhomme can provide. Delhomme has led by example with his stellar professionalism and attention to detail.
Cleveland’s Josh Cribbs, a receiver and returner that has often been considered their only weapon, was impressed with Delhomme’s debut.
“I was just amazed at how quick he picked up on the offense and he just was boom-boom-boom in his reads,” said Cribbs. “You see the veteran play in him. It’s very promising.”
Delhomme finished the game 6-7 for 66 yards. Just as impressive was backup quarterback Seneca Wallace who passed for 2 touchdowns.
“Everybody offensively did a great job,” said Wallace. “From what I saw last year on film, it’s totally different. They’re very eager to get better. We’re moving in the right direction and that’s what you want. A lot of guys who want to get better.”
New Browns president Mike Holmgren could build a hidden gem with the NFL lines. He has been a part of past rebuilding efforts in Green Bay and Seattle and knows what it takes to turn losers into winners.
The Browns have a new and improved attitude for 2010 that could be translated into enhanced football betting value.
Cribbs said coach Eric Mangini is emphasizing the new start.
“We’re not the old Browns,” said Cribbs. “We’re a new team, refreshed, new quarterback, new president, new everything and we’re ready to play some football.”