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Pettine: 'Coach of the year candidate to being village idiot hall of fame candidate'

BEREA, Ohio-- For a season that started with so much promise for the Browns, it went off the tracks quickly, as it has done in so many years in the recent past. Most fans would've looked at 7-9 or 8-8 as a big improvement from the 4-12 fiasco of 2013 that led to the firing of Rob Chudzinski after just one season. After starting 6-3 and then 7-4, the Browns head into their season...
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Is Mike Pettine to Blame For Browns Rookies Struggling in 2014?

Back in May, it really did look like the Cleveland Browns worked wonders with their 2014 NFL draft class. They nabbed one of the top defensive backs in the draft in Justin Gilbert before selecting former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel to be their franchise quarterback later on Day 1. Heck, Cleveland even picked up a 2015 first-round pick from the Buffalo Bills by trading out...
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Pettine talks about tough love and rookies Johnny Manziel and Justin Gilbert

I don’t know if anyone’s ready to give up on any Browns rookies, but I’d guess not. Still, it’s kind of refreshing to see the organization talk openly about their disappointing rookie seasons from their top two draft picks, Justin Gilbert and Johnny Manziel. Mike Pettine was asked a lot of questions about that this week after Donte Whitner and Karlos Dansby were so vocal...
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The Cleveland Browns want to draft Marcus Mariota

The Cleveland Browns are scouting Oregon quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, and they’re considering trading up to draft him, according to Head coach Mike Pettine admitted that the Browns have doubts about Johnny Manziel even if he hits “it out of the park” the rest of the season. They’ll have “a ton of doubts” if he doesn’t play well.  
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Mike Pettine won’t say Johnny Manziel gives Browns best chance to win

Mike Pettine spoke with the media on Monday, and when he was asked point blank if he genuinely believes Johnny Manziel gives the Browns the best chance to win, he couldn’t do it. Instead of saying it, that Manziel puts the team in the best position for success, he re-worded the question in the answer while not committing to the idea. “We’re going to move forward with him as...
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Did Mike Pettine want to send a message to Johnny Manziel?

This isn’t a rumor. It’s not news. This is fun with sports opinion from Rolling Stone (of all places). Greg Couch writes a speculative post setting a scenario that he has no factual proof of, but I found it so fun to read “Johnny Manziel’s Very Public Pantsing” that I’m sharing it here anyway. Yes, Johnny Manziel was terrible Sunday. But the mistake everyone is making...
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Mike Pettine 'excited' to see what Johnny Manziel can do

Count Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine among those who cannot wait to see Johnny Manziel play in his first NFL start on Sunday in a divisional showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals. “I’d be a liar if I said I wasn’t excited to see him play,” Pettine told reporters Wednesday, per “We’ve seen it...Read More The post Mike Pettine on Johnny Manziel...
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Browns’ coaches, players backed Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel

The Cleveland Browns’ decision to start quarterback Brian Hoyer over rookie QB Johnny Manziel against the Indianapolis Colts came after head coach Mike Pettine consulted with assistant coaches and players who backed Hoyer. “During those conversations with assistant coaches and team leaders, sources said there was near universal support that, with the team still in the playoff...
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Browns take SEO to new extreme with obscene URL

Hello, this is a published article that will hopefully work. The Cleveland Browns finally got over the hump and defeated their biggest division rival—the Pittsburgh Steelers—by a 31-10 margin on Sunday. And with spirits high, this seemed like a perfect time to share a video interview between Nathan Zegura and head coach Mike Pettine. But they probably should have elected to...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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