I said it about Seattle in 2009, San Francisco in 2010 and Cleveland in 2013: They were/are a coach and a QB away from being very, very good. maybe the Browns found their guy(s).
“My point was, I hope we’re not drafting fourth again anytime soon. Let’s look at the model. If you don’t have that guy, then you need to build it like Seattle did, like San Francisco did. Get a guy with some unique traits, but first and foremost, he’s not going to lose the game for you. Building a great defense and offensive line so we can run the ball—the quarterback’s going to look good because you’re not going to be in third-and-8, you’re going to be in third-and-4. Percentage-wise you’re going to convert more. Then ask the guy to make a couple plays with his feet, complete a fourth-quarter comeback half the time. Next thing you know, you look up and you’re pretty damn good.”
I'm not buying Manziel nor am I selling. Pettine? Might be a strong buy come October. I hope so. I know a few browns fans. Those guys deserve better than they have gotten since the fracnhise's return.
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