|Offense||23rd||108.0 (17th)||216.6 (20th)|
|Defense||23rd||141.6 (32nd)||224.5 (8th)|
Sun Sep 7
|L 30 - 27||at PIT|
Sun Sep 14
|W 26 - 24||NO|
Sun Sep 21
|L 23 - 21||BAL|
Sun Oct 5
|W 29 - 28||at TEN|
Sun Oct 12
|W 31 - 10||PIT|
Sun Oct 19
|L 24 - 6||at JAC|
Sun Oct 26
|W 23 - 13||OAK|
Sun Nov 2
|W 22 - 17||TB|
Thu Nov 6
|W 24 - 3||at CIN|
Sun Nov 16
|L 23 - 7||HOU|
Sun Nov 23
|W 26 - 24||at ATL|
Sun Nov 30
|L 26 - 10||at BUF|
Sun Dec 7
|L 25 - 24||IND|
Sun Dec 14
|L 30 - 0||CIN|
Sun Dec 21
|L 17 - 13||at CAR|
Sun Dec 28
|L 20 - 10||at BAL|
The team averaged 146.4 rushing yards with him, 90.5 without him, per the website.
“We’re making some pretty steady progress, doing what we need to do to get out there for training camp,” Mack said. “But it’s more important that I’m out there for game day. Those two feelings have to balance out. It just takes time, having patience. Two weeks after the surgery, I wanted to be up and running around. I’m not 18 anymore.”
Fisher added the Browns did not offer the No. 12 pick in the NFL Draft, which indicates they offered the No. 19 pick. Other compensation was also discussed before the Rams traded Bradford to the Eagles for quarterback Nick Foles and an exchange of draft picks.
"There were discussions (with the Browns) late in the process,'' Fisher said. "There were never really any concrete offers per se. The misconception is that it started at the combine. It didn't. I stood up at the combine and said that Sam was our quarterback. This came well after that, several days before we initiated the trade with Nick, but there was a pick involved. There were numerous things that were discussed, different options. The compensation looked different over a period of a couple of days. I'm not going to go onto what it was, but it didn't involve a player."
Fisher added acquiring the No. 12 pick in the draft probably wouldn't have sealed the deal.
"At that point, you still don't have a veteran quarterback," Fisher said. "Again, Nick for us was the perfect fit for us, and I have talked with (Eagles coach) Chip (Kelly) and he thinks Sam is the perfect fit, so this was a good deal. But for us, we get a younger quarterback that's won a lot of games in this league, can make all of the throws and is somewhat durable. I know he's had shoulder issues, but most everybody has.''
One of the reasons is because of quarterback
"You just weigh everything in," Pettine said at NFL owners meetings. "Because being a part of 'Hard Knocks,' having been there, knowing they're going to look to cover the team's biggest current storylines, it's obvious that he would be a point of attention."
Pettine was an assistant with the Jets when they were featured on the show.
Of course, the NFL could force the Browns to do the show anyway.
His exact release from treatment is not guaranteed at this time, but sources have said that an April release is possible.
General manager Ray Farmer stated that Manziel's return to the team is in the hands of the people at the treatment facility.
"I don't think it's in doubt," Farmer said from the NFL owners meetings when asked whether he thinks Manziel will be back in time for the April 20 workouts. "Again, I'm not the point person in that. So I would defer to those kind of controlling his care and let them decide what that looks likes."
Farmer also spoke on the fact that the former first-round pick's rehab will not stop him from competing for the starting qaurterback spot.
"That'd be the equivalent of me telling you that I could predict the future and tell you that he's not prepared," Farmer said. "If he is prepared and he demonstrates the things that he needs to demonstrate, then yeah he should get every opportunity to be the guy."
When Manziel does eventually join the team, he will be competing with Josh McCown, Connor Shaw and Thad Lewis to be the starter for the club.
Despite being in rehab,
Farmer said he has maintained contact with Manziel, reports Cleveland.com. Manziel checked himself into rehab earlier this year, but there is no timetable on his release.
Farmer added that he believes Manziel can be sucessfull in a play-action, run-oriented offense.
Along with Manziel, the team also has quarterback Josh McCown on its roster, but Farmer said they are still pursuing other options.
"We currently don't have the guy," Farmer said.
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