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  1. Will Browns double-down with Mariota?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Cleveland Browns' approach to their quarterback situation this season generated seven wins in their first 11 games, but since then, they have lost three straight. Meanwhile, game play has proved that Brian Hoyer isn't good enough to be their star...

    Blog | December 21, 2014
  2. Fantasy: Should you start Manziel?

    Tom Carpenter

    It's finally Johnny Football time, as Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine has decided to replace Brian Hoyer with the rookie Johnny Manziel Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns still have playoff hopes, so he could play the hero and lead...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  3. Will Johnny Manziel start in Week 15?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Cleveland Browns lost for the second consecutive week on Sunday, as starting QB Brian Hoyer continued to struggle. He completed 14 of 31 pass attempts but finished with just 140 passing yards, zero scores and two picks. That gives him a total of ...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  4. How much of a leash for Brian Hoyer?

    Tom Carpenter

    The only thing we know for sure about the quarterback situation for the Cleveland Browns is that Brian Hoyer is starting over Johnny Manziel on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. The remaining questions involve how much of a leash Hoyer will h...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  5. Why Hoyer will leave in offseason

    Tom Carpenter

    After taking a couple of days to think it over, Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Wednesday that Brian Hoyer will remain the starter over Johnny Manziel when they face the Indianapolis Colts this weekend. That sets things up for the ve...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  6. Will Browns' QB switch be permanent?

    Tom Carpenter

    It took most of the season, but Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine finally yanked QB Brian Hoyer out of a game and replaced him with rookie Johnny Manziel on Sunday. Will Manziel make his first career start in Week 14 versus the Indianapolis Colt...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  7. 'Pitch count' for Josh Gordon's debut?

    Tom Carpenter

    On Tuesday, I took a look at what we might be able to expect from Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon in his season debut Sunday, as he comes off of his 10-game NFL-imposed suspension. Since then, coach Mike Pettine continued to suggest that he ...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  8. Texans, Titans interested in Hoyer?

    Tom Carpenter

    The general consensus seems to be that the Cleveland Browns are going to be in a tough spot during the offseason if Brian Hoyer continues to play well, because they have first-rounder Johnny Manziel waiting in the wings and will have to make a call b...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  9. Browns to wait on Hoyer's next contract?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Cleveland Browns plunked down a first-round pick on Johnny Manziel with the hope that he would become their much-desired franchise quarterback. He may become just that at some point down the road, but right now, veteran backup Brian Hoyer has sta...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  10. Terrance West atop Browns' RBBC?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Cleveland Browns have three running backs in Ben Tate, Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell, and the pecking order for touches has been in flux all season. On Sunday, West ended up with 16 snaps, Tate had 14 and Crowell had zero. West racked up 48 ya...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  11. Does Hoyer have a future with Browns?

    Tom Carpenter

    After Sunday's huge comeback win over the Tennessee Titans, QB Brian Hoyer is riding high. With his quality play early this season, he has held off calls for rookie Johnny Manziel and has a firm grip on the starting job. The long-term question is ...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  12. What's RB Crowell's primary weakness?

    Tom Carpenter

    We noted earlier this week that Cleveland Browns RBs coach Wilbert Montgomery said that Ben Tate will start in Week 5, following their Week 4 bye, as he returns from his knee injury. Part of the reasoning Montgomery gave was that Tate's experience...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  13. Bye-week buzz on Hoyer, Manziel

    Tom Carpenter

    When assessing the Cleveland Browns' quarterback plans heading into the season, there was a natural assumption that their Week 4 bye would provide a logical point for rookie Johnny Manziel to take over as the starter, if Brian Hoyer were struggling. ...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  14. Will Elam continue working the slot?

    Tom Carpenter

    Although the Baltimore Ravens used rookie free safety Terrence Brooks to defend the slot with the first team during the preseason, they swapped him out for fellow safety Matt Elam during the first two weeks. Elam was a ballhawk against the Pittsbu...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  15. Will Browns use hurry-up in Week 2?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Cleveland Browns racked up 24 second-half points against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, erasing a 27-3 halftime deficit. They ended up losing by a field goal, but what halftime tweaks to the Browns O led to the turnaround? "The Browns' plan c...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  16. Will we see Manziel in Week 1?

    Tom Carpenter

    Although veteran backup Brian Hoyer beat out rookie Johnny Manziel for the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job in Week 1, that doesn't necessarily mean that we won't see both quarterbacks in action against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend....

    Blog | September 02, 2014