Cleveland Browns Avoiding Hard Knocks

Cleveland Browns Avoiding Hard Knocks

The television show “Hard Knocks” always has a wide variety of football teams to follow during its airtime. The Cleveland Browns are not one of those teams, this time around.

Browns head coach Mike Pettine decided not to be featured on the show this time and a major reason for this is because of quarterback Johnny Manziel. Ray Lane was talking about how the¬†quarterback is supposed to be leaving rehab in April, but there’s no word on if he’ll be available for team activities in team or even if he’ll remain with the Browns in the near future. Lane said in fact, the team may even draft a new quarterback this year.

Manziel being a factor in why the team will avoid Hard Knocks is due to how much exposure he has on the team. He proved to be more of a distraction to the team than an asset, having a difficult time adjusting to professional football, as well as the off the field issues such as holding various house parties.

Pettine has gone to say that Manziel was a very competitive player and practiced hard during the season, though this is not enough to indicate being a starting quarterback. In addition to this, his return to the team would likely garner all of the attention if the show were to take place, and the reality is that Manziel needs to properly adjust to football life.


The Giants Are Keeping Coughlin And Reese

The New York Giants fan base has called for the firing of Tom Coughlin many times. The last two times the Giants kept Coughlin, he won a Super Bowl that he had no business winning. However, this is a new situation. The Giants are keeping Coughlin and GM Jerry Reese for at least one more year.

Jared Haftel even says the Giants have Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. Those two guys paired with a revamped defense could be enough to win one more Super Bowl. Reese is the guy that made the deal to bring Manning to New York, and it is clear that he has some work to do. The defense has faded in recent years, but keeping both the coach and GM is a sign that they are getting one more year to get things right.

Anyone who knows football history will bet on the Giants playing extremely well next year as they are all fighting for their lives. Manning to Beckham could be one of the best tandems in the history of football, and they could make a run to another title that no one saw coming. However, this is the time that no one should be fouled because we all know the Giants can turn it around.