Maybe, he might remain as their starting quarterback if he does well. But Pettine said Monday he wouldn’t start Manziel simply to get an extended evaluation.
Johnny Manziel spun from pressure and heaved the ball for a stunning touchdown, the kind of football magic he created nearly every Saturday for Texas A&M.
Manziel has handled QB duties since starter Josh McCown went down with a concussion in Week 1.
His point was that it is not easy to take virtually no reps during the practice week and then be thrust into a game and play the toughest position in sports at a high level.
He showed an excellent attitude: This is a continuation of what Manziel has done since his 10-week stay at the Caron Treatment Center ended.
On the season, the Oakland Raiders average 267.0 yards in passing and 80.0 yards in rushing.
Two plays later, Manziel’s inability to throw within the timing of the play came back to bite him. The Browns attempted one pass during that drive, a short, quick sidearm throw by Manziel to Andrew Hawkins for a 9-yard gain. The negatives for the first time seem to be the normal part of a guy growing into the job. This double-threat player is also tied with Patriots superstar (tight end) Rob Gronkowski with 4 touchdowns scored – three as a wideout and one as a punt returner. But it was his final completion, the game-clinching TD strike to Benjamin that awakened memories of Manziel in college – Johnny Football, the touchdown-making, highlight-a-minute superstar who then fell flat on his face as an NFL rookie. They also project that the Titans will win “7.4” games.
Carson Palmer (ARI) vs. Chicago: Carson Palmer had a very strong start to the season against the Saints, with 307 yards and three touchdowns without taking a sack. Manziel is able to generate the correct level of torque on the throw because his mechanics have improved. The Saints and Drew Brees are more than capable of putting the Bucs in catch-up mode again, so that could limit his upside, but we still like him as an RB2. However, his concussion during Week 1 opened the door for Johnny Manziel to show the team what he was made of. As mentioned above, the entire front seven for the Browns were aggressive and played in the Titans’ backfield all afternoon.
Pettine, though, is buying Manziel’s progress. And he’s ready to put in the work. On their first play they gave the pretense of looking stodgy and uninspired with a two-yard run up the middle. “I know that on the outside that those things get brought into it. We’ve already seen circumstances have come about for us to get an evaluation of him”.
Green-Beckham needs to be utilized by Ken Whisenhun more than he now is, he could develop into a serious receiving threat for the Tennessee Titans, but spending too much time on the sidelines will hamper his early development. “We were all able to enjoy it last night”.
Slim to none, in fact. It’s quite possible that he would welcome handing off the job to Manziel and settling back into life as a backup quarterback.