The only way for Johnny to build off the positives from the Jets game is to get first-team reps in practice and get back in the huddle Sunday against the Titans.
Bowles clarified that that might not have been completely the case with Williams, but added that he thought the rookie’s conditioning was good enough.
So if McCown were medically cleared from the concussion Thursday or Friday, would he start against the Titans?
It’s not that we found it. We just stuck to what we wanted to do coming in and it started to pop. It’s just like a fight.
HERE’S JOHNNY: After Josh McCown left with a concussion late in the first quarter, Johnny Manziel came in and had an up-and-down day. They picked up Austin Davis after he was waived by the St. Louis Rams because of the uncertainty of Manziel’s elbow. I feel comfortable in my ability to do that if it comes to that.
Mauldin made headlines in the offseason when he cried during his conference call shortly after he was drafted by the Jets. It’s likely that few people see McCown as a long-term solution, but after a season in which Manziel appeared more interested in partying than working on his transition to the National Football League , the team felt uneasy simply handing over the starting job. By Week 2, he started.
The Browns defense was also unable to generate any consistent pass rush on Ryan Fitzpatrick. “I’m aware of that, and I’m nowhere near where I want to be. You’ve got to come out and play and you’ve got to always believe”. He got back to play in the opener. he was running around doing some good things, and for him to go down like that, at first your heart goes out to him and his family. Obviously it’s not ideal. It took them five weeks in 2014 to force five turnovers, the number they had against the Browns.
Manziel entered the action against the Jets in relief of McCown with 14:15 remaining in the second quarter.
He finished 13 of 24 for 182 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown to Travis Benjamin. The offense was able to march down the field 90 yards on a 17-play drive that took 9:59 off the clock in the opening quarter.
He wasn’t supposed to play this early in 2015 but he’s thrust into the situation as a starter and the Browns need to make the most of things.
The very next offensive possession-their first of the second half-Fitzpatrick found Marshall in the end zone for a one-yard TD pass, despite Marshall having two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden all over him. He completed 9-of-18 passes for 89 yards with an interception. In that half, his rating dropped to 41.2.
The former Heisman Trophy victor also threw an interception and had two fumbles. The Browns were outscored 17-0 after halftime.
The Browns havent won a season opener since beating the Ravens in the first game of 2004. “I drove to the game peacefully”, he said.
On Sunday, the Jets replaced Cromartie by using slot corner Buster Skrine on the outside.
Finally, Ivory rammed his way to 91 hard-earned yards.
Predicting when a player recovers from a concussion is impossible.
“I think (he’s) a little sore, but nothing specific, ” said Pettine.
The New York Jets received encouraging medical news Monday about cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who avoided a season-ending knee injury. McCown spun and landed in the end zone.
“I’ve never had a receiver try to attempt the strip”, Gipson said. “For me, this week is being ready to go, getting in with those guys and get a chance to mesh with them”. “It’s third down.’ If it’s second down, my guess is that he would’ve slid”.