CLEVELAND, Ohio — Browns coach Mike Pettine admitted Tuesday that Johnny Manziel losing his cool in Washington and flipping off the Redskins will factor into his decision on a starting quarterback.
BEREA, Ohio – Despite awful performances by both of his quarterbacks in Monday night’s loss at Washington, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Tuesday he has chosen Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel to start the season opener against the Steelers Sept. 7.
Pettine’s decision came two days after Hoyer managed just one field goal in his four first-half drives – despite great field position produced by an opportunistic Browns defense.
Manziel clearly demonstrated in Washington that he’s not ready to take over the reins. He was just as bad as Hoyer in the first half, completing 2-of-7 attempts for 29 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions and a 44.3 rating.
What’s more, Manziel flipped off the Redskins’ bench. Pettine said he’d address the gesture with Manziel, who is subject to a fine by the NFL.
BOOOOOOO. BOOOOOOO. Listen should Manziel start? Probably not. And I’m basing that on the fact that he personally said “I don’t think I’m ready to start.” I watched the Skins game just like everyone else and it’s clear that he has a LOT to work on, but it’s also clear he’s 100% self aware of that fact and knows his limitations right now. But are you kidding me with using a middle finger in the middle of a football game as your excuse? Are you that cowardly? That you can’t just come out and say that, as head football coach, you want to start Hoyer because you think he gives you a better chance to win? Like I said yesterday. The middle finger is a move used by every 12 year old and middle aged housewife stuck in traffic in the country. Young, elderly, everyone in between flips the bird. Watch any NFL football game and see each play end with at least 2 guys telling each other fuck this fuck that fuck you fuck him. But all of a sudden if you put it in finger form it means you have the worst character in the history of sports and aren’t fit to run a team. Got it. Guess it’s true what they print on t-shirts, Haters Gonna Hate.