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Mike Pettine won’t rule out giving Johnny Manziel snaps against Steelers

Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel both played in the Cleveland Browns’ final preseason tuneup against the Chicago Bears on Thursday night, and nothing happened that would make head coach Mike Pettine regret naming Hoyer the team’s starting quarterback. Manziel was once again inaccurate on many of his throws, completing just 6-of-17 passes for 83 yards […]
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Browns Rumors: Mike Pettine expects Josh Gordon suspension

The Josh Gordon suspension appeal decision is still up in the air. Nate Ulrich says Cleveland Browns head coach, Mike Pettine says he expect some sort of suspension, he’s just as much in the dark as the rest of use right now.The 'unknown' with Gordon and his suspension case leaves Cleveland uncertain of what they can, or can’t, expect from their star wide receiver. Gordon...
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Cleveland Browns Making Preparations for Josh Gordon’s Absence

In a press conference today, Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine told reporters that the franchise anticipates wide receiver Josh Gordon to be suspended for some portion of the season. Mike Pettine admits Browns are "fairly certain" to not have Josh Gordon for at least part of the 2014 season — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 24,...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Dolphins, Jaguars, Rams, & Redskins

  Browns HC Mike Pettine acknowledged that rookie QB Johnny Manziel “provided a spark” during Saturday’s preseason game. “He did (provide a spark), and I just think that just comes with playing,” said Pettine, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He needs to play, and as I’ve said a bunch of times, there’s no substitute for live game reps at NFL speed. I think that...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Mike Pettine Says Team Could Use 2-QB System

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine seems to have no clue about what he wants to do with rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel. After handing the starting quarterback job over to Brian Hoyer, Pettine insist there still could be a package available to help utilize Manziel’s skills. Browns coach Mike Pettine told Ross Tucker on SiriusXM NFL Radio that a “Manziel package” is...
Via Thacover2
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot off the presses, here's the 'Johnny Clipboard' shirt

In light of the announcement on Wednesday by Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine that Brian Hoyer, not Johnny Manziel, would be starting under center when the team kicks off the 2014 NFL season against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 7, a very savvy entrepreneurial enterprise is attempting to capitalize financially on Johnny Football beginning […] The post Hot off the presses...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine: There’s a scenario where Johnny Manziel doesn’t play this season

If you ask most people, there was just no way that Mike Pettine would start anyone other than Johnny Manziel at quarterback in Week 1 against the Browns. But Pettine surprised everyone by naming Brian Hoyer his starter. With that decision out of the way, people turned their focus to which week Manziel would relieve Hoyer of his duties as the starter. The leader in the clubhouse at...
Via No Guts, No Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine calls out Josh Gordon for lack of effort

Spending much of his career teetering a delicate balance of lethargy and effortless excellence, Josh Gordon’s act has worn thin. Following the Cleveland Browns disappointing outing in their second preseason game, head coach Mike Pettine called out the Pro Bowl receiver for a lack of effort that led to multiple dropped passes. There were a couple plays where I think — we just...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine Not Ready To Name Browns Starting QB Yet

Mike Pettine seems to love the drama just as much as the media covering the Cleveland Browns. Despite setting a Tuesday deadline to name his starting quarterback, the Browns head coach told the media that he’s not prepared to name a week-1 starter at this time.  “Under ideal circumstances, we would have named one,” Pettine said on a conference call. “If we have to wait...
Via Thacover2
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pettine declines to name a starter- “Not in position to make it at this time”

Mike Pettine told the media on Tuesday that the team was not ready to name a starting quarterback yet. Pettine: No announcement today. "Not in position to make it at this time." — Zac Jackson (@FSOhioZJackson) August 19, 2014 Pettine: The meeting about the quarterbacks will occur later and we'll decide then if we're ready to name a starter. — Zac Jackson (...
Via Waiting For Next Year
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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