It's time!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by Johnnyfootball2014, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Johnny Manziel will start for Browns vs. Bengals
    Gregg Rosenthal
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    Manziel to start vs. Bengals

    Johnny Football will get his first NFL start just in time for the final weeks of the AFC playoff race.

    Coach Mike Pettine decided that Johnny Manzielwill start at quarterback this week for the Cleveland Browns, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday, via a team source. Fox Sports first reportedthe news.

    Pettine met with the quarterbacks Monday to deliver the news, per Rapoport. It was not a surprising change.

    "This decision is really not about Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel, it is about the Cleveland Browns," Pettine said in a statement released by the team announcing the news.

    Hoyer started the season with mostly solid play, helping the Browns reach their current 7-6 record. But he's been one of the worst quarterbacks in the league over the last month by any metric, including eyesight. Pettine had little choice but to turn to Manziel, the No. 22 overall pick in May's draft.



    Kinkhabwala: 'This is a move the Browns had to make'

    When Pettine made the polarizing decision to stick with Hoyer last week, he cited the opinions of many voices in the organization. All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas said going to the rookie would feel like giving up on the season, and those words carried weight with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. In the end, sticking with Hoyer another week would feel self-defeating. He's completed less than 50 percent of his passes with one touchdown and eight interceptions over the last month.

    Manziel gave the Browns' offense a spark in his brief relief effort against Buffalo. He clearly has speed and arm strength superior to Hoyer. While Manziel's pocket-passing game figures to be rough, Hoyer was struggling with his poise and accuracy for weeks. He wasn't a comfortable pocket quarterback, either.

    "I'm very excited to get out on the field with my teammates on Sunday and to have the opportunity to make the Dawg Pound proud," Manziel said.

    Manziel offers the unknown, which is exciting and probably scary for the coaching staff. There have been multiple reports that raised questions about his readiness to take over an NFL offense. Manziel sitting on the bench this long is one of the big surprises of the season, especially when compared to rookie quarterbacks like Derek Carr, Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater and even sixth-round pickZach Mettenberger.

    None of those rookies attract the attention of Manziel. Now the most talked-about player of the 2014NFL Draft will be dropped right into a playoff race, likely needing wins in his first three starts to make it to the postseason. We couldn't script it any better.

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  2. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    As a life long Clevelander, I've seen this movie before. It does not end well.
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    images-3.jpeg Don't look...don't look! lol
  4. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Hey JohnnyFootball2014! Going to change your name to JohnnyLetDown?
  5. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    He's been renamed,'s now Johnny GOOFBALL