Head coach Eric Mangini knows who will be the Browns QB on Sunday vs. the Vikings. Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn know, too. But that's where the circle of trust ends. Mangini isn't telling anyone else, including the rest of the team. From ESPN:
Mangini said he met Tuesday night with Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn and explained the reasons for his decision.
The Browns' coaching staff didn't make a formal announcement to the rest of team. But Mangini said it will be pretty easy for the rest of the team to figure out who the starter is during practice this week.
Cleveland is the only team in the NFL yet to publicly name its starting QB. Which means Mangini has really earned his "Mangenius" nickname, or, more likely, he's wildly overestimating the competitive advantage of his QB secrecy. Especially considering neither option is all that great.
Either way, Vikings coach Brad Childress doesn't seem too concerned:
"It doesn't [affect us]," Childress said earlier this week. "You just schematically look at what you've seen. You are going to go back and look at [New York] Jets tape and see what you've seen ... It will be more about us deploying than about what they do."