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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 09:23:49 -0700
Cleveland Browns rookie QB Johnny Manziel could see some action in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it will come down to a "feel thing" per the coaching staff. Head coach Mike Pettine said Manziel has a package of plays specific for him and Manziel has prepared this week to play. Pettine said Manziel and QB Brian Hoyer will not be alternating series.
Fantasy Tip: Even at $4,500 in FantasyScore, Manziel should not be a consideration when building out your fantasy football team for Week 1. Hoyer, at $5,000 salary, isn't a better option, either. Stay away from this situation until it plays out and gives you plenty of reasons to consider it.
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 06:47:55 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel could see snaps in the team's Week 1 game if it feels like the right thing to do, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan have discussed the possibility. "Kyle and I have talked about it. It's a possibility. We have a package of plays for him. It won't be alternating series, it'll be a 'feel' thing," Pettine said.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:49:17 -0700
Cleveland Browns SS Donte Whitner received praise from head coach Mike Pettine. "He's as advertised and then some. He loves football, eats, breathes and sleeps it and makes guys around him better"
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:51:19 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said his starters will play a couple series in the team's fourth preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:40:26 -0700
The Cleveland Browns hope to announce their starting quarterback on Tuesday, Aug. 19. "Something unforeseen could come up, but we're hopeful," coach Mike Pettine said. "I want to see if I can cut the quarterback questions down by about 90 percent. The chemistry, the continuity, I think that's important to establish that."
Fantasy Tip: The competition between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel is close, and the preseason game Monday could go a long way in deciding who the ultimate winner is. Both quarterbacks should be considered low-end backup options for fantasy football purposes.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:23:57 -0700
Cleveland Browns QBs Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will get equal first-team snaps in the team's second preseason game, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:55:23 -0700
Cleveland Browns DE Billy Winn (undisclosed) will not play in the team's preseason opener, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:26:51 -0700
Cleveland Browns CB Buster Skrine is listed ahead of CB Justin Gilbert on the team's depth chart. Head coach Mike Pettine said not to read into the first depth chart.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:20:30 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer was listed as the team's top quarterback on the depth chart with QB Johnny Manziel listed as the second-string quarterback. Head coach Mike Pettine said not to read into the first depth chart.
Fantasy Tip: While it is not a surprise to see Hoyer at the top of the depth chart, it is still very early in the preseason. Hoyer is still the likely favorite to win the job with Manziel needing to do a lot to close the gap.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:39:05 -0700
Despite being reunited with former coach Mike Pettine, Cleveland Browns SS Jim Leonhard still plans to retire at season's end. Leonhard and Pettine were together at times on the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:09:21 -0700
Cleveland Browns OG Joel Bitonio is NFL ready, according to head coach Mike Pettine. "We feel very confident, comfortable with him at left guard," Pettine said.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:46:27 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said he doesn't want the offense to be ground-and-pound, adding that he wants to score points. Pettine added that he'd like the offense to call in plays faster to get into more of an offensive rhythm.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:36:38 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said QB Brian Hoyer will enter training camp as the No. 1 quarterback, but QB Johnny Manziel will also get first-team snaps and Hoyer's lead is not insurmountable.
Wed, 28 May 2014 14:03:16 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said he was told CB Justin Gilbert (knee) tweaked his right knee, and it is not something that is expected to be serious.
Thu, 22 May 2014 10:00:46 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said the team is not going to let jersey sales dictate their depth chart, although he is not opposed to playing QB Johnny Manziel if he can help the team have some success.
Wed, 21 May 2014 13:07:49 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said QB Johnny Manziel looked inconsistent in practice Wednesday, May 21. "I just think just like any other rookie that he's inconsistent," Browns coach Mike Pettine said after the second day of the entire team being on the practice field. "I think a lot of it is the mental part of it. [Manziel] is more worrying about getting the formation right, making sure the motion's correct. Then he's got the cadence, and then he's got to worry about where guys are.
"Being good mechanically takes a backseat to learning the system first."
Fri, 09 May 2014 00:05:12 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will have to win the starting job in a competition with QB Brian Hoyer (knee), according to Browns head coach Mike Pettine.
Fantasy Tip: Coach speak? Perhaps. If Manziel is worth a lick, he'll take a fair competition and win the job.
Thu, 08 May 2014 10:05:49 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said it would be very difficult for any quarterback from the 2014 NFL Draft class to unseat QB Brian Hoyer as the starting quarterback. "There will be competition, but I think it will be very difficult, based on my evaluation of this year's draft class, it will be very difficult for anyone in this draft class to come in and beat [Hoyer] out. I really believe that," Pettine said. "There's that certain it factor he has. Just the way he's attacked his rehab, the way he's attacked learning a new offense."
Thu, 01 May 2014 10:24:19 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will have more input on drafting a quarterback than Pettine will.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:13:46 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said he would like to avoid starting a rookie quarterback immediately, even if the club selects a quarterback with the fourth overall pick in the first round.
Fantasy Tip: This news makes it likely that Brian Hoyer will enter Week 1 as the starter, especially since he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from knee surgery. Perhaps Cleveland will wait until later in the draft to take a QB if they plan on him sitting a year to learn.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:40:42 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine is not ruling out the chance that the team will select two quarterbacks in this year's NFL Draft.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:57:37 -0800
The Cleveland Browns did not conduct a formal interview with Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel at the NFL Scouting Combine. "We didn't speak to him at the combine," head coach Mike Pettine said. "I didn't personally. He was not part of the formal interviews."
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:57:32 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said he believes he is on the same page with head coach Mike Pettine in terms of what they are looking for in players. "My philosophy is the same as Mike's. I think we're in lockstep. We think the same things are important: toughness, instincts, competitiveness that's off the charts. He added in passion, relentlessness, productivity. We'll build a team that's reflective of both of our characters," Farmer said.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:39:46 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will be able to give his thoughts about the quarterback position, but that Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine will decide who the team acquires.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:14:51 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine praised QB Brian Hoyer, saying he has the "it" factor. "Certain QBs, you look for an 'it factor.' You might not be able to describe what 'it' is, but he has 'it,'" Pettine Said.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:05:36 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine has announced an overhauled coaching staff that added 11 assistants, including George DeLeone (assistant offensive line coach), Chris DiSanto (assistant strength and conditioning coach), Richard Hightower (offensive quality control coach), Dowell Loggains (quarterbacks coach), Derik Keyes (assistant strength and conditioning coach), Mike McDaniel (wide receivers coach), Andy Moeller (offensive line coach), Wilbert Montgomery (running backs coach), Paul Ricci (strength and conditioning coach), Tony Tuioti (defensive quality control coach) and Anthony Weaver (defensive line coach).
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:15:55 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said he never gave the team an ultimatum and only expressed frustration with his agent about the length of the process. "Not at any point did I say you need to tell me or I'm pulling out," Pettine said.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:47:34 -0800
The Cleveland Browns were denied permission to speak with Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Bill Callahan. The Browns were interested in interviewing Callahan for a spot on new head coach Mike Pettine's staff.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:35:00 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine agreed to a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth-year. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:05:14 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said he thought about withdrawing his name from the Browns' search if it went any longer, because he did not believe it was fair for the Buffalo Bills.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:57:37 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine could have interest in Buffalo Bills linebackers coach Jim O'Neil as his defensive coordinator. Pettine could also have interest in Green Bay Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt for his offensive coordinator.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:48:24 -0800
The Cleveland Browns reached an agreement with former Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to be the team's next head coach.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:50:38 -0800
The Cleveland Browns are expected to make an offer to Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine for their head coaching position, according to multiple league sources. If Pettine's third interview with the Browns goes well Thursday, Jan. 23, Cleveland is expected to go ahead with their plans to hire him. Both sides are reportedly highly motivated to get a deal done.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:06:59 -0800
The Cleveland Browns will conduct a third interview with Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine Thursday, Jan. 23, as they continue to look to fill their head coaching vacancy.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:02:52 -0800
The Cleveland Browns are down to two finalists for their head coaching job, Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine and Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, with Pettine emerging as the favorite. The Browns front office is expected to meet with both candidates Thursday, Jan. 23, before making their decision, according to league sources.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:09:37 -0800
Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said he expects to hear from the Cleveland Browns at some point Wednesday, Jan. 22, about his interview for their head coaching position.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 05:19:46 -0800
The Cleveland Browns are close to a deal to hire Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:49:15 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine had a second interview Tuesday, Jan. 21, but if there is a future hire in the works, it will not happen tonight, according to a source.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:22:01 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Cleveland Browns are interviewing Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Mobile, Ala. at the Senior Bowl. If things go well in Pettine's second interview with the team, they could elect to look no further and make a hire.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:11:12 -0800
The Cleveland Browns will stage second interviews for Buffalo Bills head coach Mike Pettine and Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as they continue to search for their next head coach. Pettine will interview Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:34:34 -0800
The Cleveland Browns will have a second interview with Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:26:38 -0800
The Cleveland Browns would like to conduct a second interview with Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine regarding their head coaching position.
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 19:24:58 -0800
According to a source, the interview of Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine for the Cleveland Browns head coaching position reportedly went well.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:07:27 -0800
The Cleveland Browns will interview Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine for their head coaching vacancy Thursday, Jan. 16.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:32:13 -0800
The Cleveland Browns will interview Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine for their head coaching job.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:00:34 -0800
It would make sense if the Buffalo Bills targeted FS Eric Smith, according to Rich Cimini. Cimini points out new Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is a big fan of Smith's intangibles.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:31:56 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone indicated defensive coordinator Mike Pettine was his top choice for the job and went to meet with Pettine as soon as he got the head coaching position. "I've always been an admirer," Marrone said. "You're always looking to attack defenses even at the college level. To me what I had in mind was a system schematically that I wanted to run. That came from an origin like our offensive system. When I was looking at people that grew with that system and kept growing with that system and kept pushing that system, it just led to one person."
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:44:55 -0800
Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said he is not married to the 3-4 defensive alignment and will use a variety of defenses with the Bills. "I'm not. Again it's a situation where I think people try to compartmentalize too much and just broad stroke it 3-4, 4-3, what are you? And my answer to that question is yes to all of the above," Pettine said. "We are a multiple front, attacking, pressure-style defense. We're going to play man coverage, we're going to play zone coverage. What we're going to do defensively is take advantage of what our players do well."
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 06:10:16 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have hired former New York Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine as their defensive coordinator.
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 08:12:29 -0800
New York Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff announced his retirement Tuesday, Jan. 8, and Ben Kotwica was promoted to the position. Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine was also let go.