McCown went airborne on the first drive of the season last Sunday against the New York Jets after attempting to run into the end zone on a scramble. “We’ll make sure that if he has to go in the game, he’ll be prepared”, Pettine said.
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was asked Friday whether he wants to shut up his critics like ESPN analyst Merril Hoge when he starts Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. I don’t see an issue, if he’s cleared and he practices fully tomorrow.
The Browns had assumed McCown might not be ready, so Manziel, who completed 13 of 26 passes with zero TDs in his two starts previous year , took the majority of snaps with the Browns’ starters this week. Prior to his exit, McCown was 5-for-8 for 49 yards through the air, peppering tight end Gary Barnidge and fullback Malcolm Johnson early and often.
The Cleveland Browns are turning back to Johnny Manziel as their starter at quarterback. “That’s what we want to do”.
“If you just woke up from a couple years of sleep, didn’t know anything and watched the game with the sound off, you wouldn’t know that he was a rookie”, said Browns coach Mike Pettine, whose defense will try to shut down the 2014 Heisman Trophy victor on Sunday. Mariota threw for four touchdowns against Tampa Bay, and Manziel will likely need to be on his game if Mariota replicates that performance.
Manziel’s first start, at home against Cincinnati on December . 14 with the Browns in playoff contention, was an absolute disaster, as Cleveland lost 30-0.
“There’s a lot of plays up that are up for this plan that he’s already gotten multiple reps on. Winston threw 18 picks previous year , the most of any quarterback ranked in the top 40 in passing yards in the FBS”. It’s just go out and play, and quiet him with the way we go out and ion Sunday. I think his football IQ is as high as we expected.
“He’s so sloppy fundamentally”, Hoge said Monday on SportsCenter, per Cabot. LeBeau built his reputation on how his defenses in Pittsburgh used to take apart young quarterbacks.
Manziel was referring to the big necktie knots that Hoge wears when he is on television.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Mariota will become the first Heisman-winning quarterback to face fellow winners in consecutive starts at any point in his career.
“I still wouldn’t say Dwayne’s 100 percent yet, but there’s no doubt he’s getting better”. “It’s the entire coaching staff and the guys on the team who helped me come along and helped my growth and transition”.