It wasn’t a pretty game, by any means, but both of Buffalo’s young quarterbacks made solid plays to lift the Bills to an 11-10 win over the Browns in a significant preseason game for the starting competition.
“I’m not going to sit here and talk about trying to stir up a quarterback controversy, ” Pettine said. Josh is firmly the one, and he is in a new system. “That’s what I want to do”. He feels the same way about McCown-Manziel this year. “We may know. But why would we say any different?” Given that, what does each QB candidate need to specifically improve upon to become the starter. I’m trying to make an impression and leave a little bit of a lasting memory coming off these games. “That’s what I want to do”. McCown played the all of the first half, his first two drives ended on interceptions. In one classic Manziel play he faked and rolled all the way out towards the left and bombed a 37-yard pass that a nifty receiver managed to grab.
On second-and-10 from Buffalo’s 21-yard line, Manziel took the snap under center, read through his progressions and found Wynn, a Cleveland native and graduate of Glenville High School, breaking free into the end zone behind Buffalo’s secondary. He was 1-for-6 for 6 yards with a 15-yard run. Terrance West led the charge on the ground for the Browns with 11 carries for 42 yards.
And now is the chance to see just how much better. He’s impressed the heck out of me, and I think he brings a certain X-factor to the offense, which can only be a good thing.
McCown was flawless in the preseason opener last week.
Nobody will remember if the Browns won on Thursday night. He was sacked once and threw no interceptions.
“Not good. Not good”. Pettine said McCown won’t miss any practice time because of the finger. He went 5-for-5 with a touchdown and 133.8 rating last week against Washington.
Bills cornerback Ronald Darby was perhaps the most impressive rookie. At the very least, he’s gaining confidence, and so are the players around him. The throw came off his back foot, floated and didn’t reach Hawkins. Manuel did however throw a touchdown pass.
You think Taylor will get another shot with the first team since half his team is injured for the Browns game? Johnny is far from a finished product, but we’re definitely seeing real progress on the football field. McCoy is likely to be shown to week as week and certainly will have sufficient time prior to the Expenses start the growing season hosting Indiana on September 13 for you to recover, the individual mentioned. Quarterback EJ Manuel finished strong to win the game for Buffalo as he tries to keep a roster spot.
What about Manuel, who’s been left to fend for himself with the reserves? He then connected with rookie Bronson Hill for the 2-point conversion to complete a late rally by the Bills (1-1).
The Browns had their own injuries to overcome. Eight of them were in the secondary, but nevertheless the defensive starters played well. After the game concluded, the Redskins announced Griffin suffered a concussion. His ceiling is low. Hogan covered his head with towel and placed his hands on his as he was driven to the locker room.
His touchdown to Wynn can be seen below.
Manziel’s 36-yard touchdown drive was aided by a fumbled punt return that the Browns recovered. Paul Kruger and Moise Fokou each added a sack.