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Browns go three-and-out in Brian Hoyer’s first two drives

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With the Browns slated to make a decision on their starting quarterback on Tuesday, veteran Brian Hoyer got the start Monday night at Washington.

And it didn’t go well early for Hoyer and the first-team offense.

The Browns went three-and-out in their first two series with Hoyer, who failed to complete two pass attempts. He was a little behind tight end Jordan Cameron on one throw, then was a little too low on a third-down pass to slot receiver Andrew Hawkins. In Hoyer’s defense, ESPN analyst Jon Gruden observed the timing of both pass plays might have been a little off.

Johnny Manziel was seen warming up after the Browns had the punted to Washington. The first-round pick from Texas A&M is expected to get some first-team reps tonight.

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33 Responses to “Browns go three-and-out in Brian Hoyer’s first two drives”
  1. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 18, 2014 8:24 PM

    They need to start Manziel. Hoyer is a bum.

  2. rlbosox22 says: Aug 18, 2014 8:32 PM

    Defense gave them great field position and Johnny football did nothing. He’s a joke

  3. beertech says: Aug 18, 2014 8:33 PM

    Same for Money Manziel

  4. pastorfootball says: Aug 18, 2014 8:35 PM

    Might help if the receivers would catch the ball.

  5. u4iadman says: Aug 18, 2014 8:35 PM

    Browns are just giving Hoyer every chance to win the job.
    With this evidence, they will start Johnny.

  6. fordmandalay says: Aug 18, 2014 8:36 PM

    And apparently RGIII hasn’t learned a thing; I’m sure you all saw that play where he ran up the field, to the sidelines and didn’t get down – and got 3 solid hits. In a preseason game. The interception he threw later doesn’t matter, him not learning to protect himself to avoid injury does. Maybe he’ll last 8 games?

  7. patbocam says: Aug 18, 2014 8:37 PM

    Johnny football sacked on his first series! Skins get ball RG3 sacked!

  8. broncostevenp says: Aug 18, 2014 8:39 PM

    It’s almost to the point I can’t watch the nfl anymore. These penalties are just over the top.

  9. sirsupersouthern says: Aug 18, 2014 8:40 PM

    The Browns probably won’t win a game this year, just look at ‘em out there. No good WRs, no good RBs, no good QBs. What team will they POSSIBLY beat?

  10. coloradofort says: Aug 18, 2014 8:41 PM

    This is no NFL football game so far…..this is the Ref’s throwing yellow flags everywhere….terrible

  11. worldbefree78 says: Aug 18, 2014 8:51 PM

    Unwatchable.

  12. holdsteady76 says: Aug 18, 2014 8:57 PM

    I wonder if the Browns will take a QB with the first overall pick next year.

  13. countmahdrof says: Aug 18, 2014 9:10 PM

    13 penalties w/ 5 mins to go in the 1st. 53 total plays. 1 in 4 penalties is unwatchable.

  14. ctiggs says: Aug 18, 2014 9:13 PM

    The refs threw a flag for espn going to commerical

  15. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 18, 2014 9:14 PM

    Neither QB looks good tonight for Browns!

  16. jet77life says: Aug 18, 2014 9:17 PM

    I’m getting pretty offended that the announcers keep using the R word…

  17. deerhuntinfool71 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:28 PM

    Hoyer sucks( i was on the hoyer bandwagon) and manziel sucks too. No one reception by a wide reciever. I am very dissapointed in the overall play of the browns. From what i saw so far they should have kept chudzinski and norv turner. Signed a once again letdown browns fan.

  18. bucsorbust says: Aug 18, 2014 9:32 PM

    After seeing both Hoyer and Manziel both take first team reps, it’s pretty clear who the starting QB should be for the Cleveland Browns: Rex Grossman.

    If the Browns hurry, the Niners may trade Brandon Weeden back for Manziel and a 7th rounder.

  19. dumbpollack says: Aug 18, 2014 9:32 PM

    Doesn’t matter. We win 5 games either way. Start “pizza face” and let’s just see what he can/can’t do.

  20. iamdinguskhan says: Aug 18, 2014 9:33 PM

    Something has done be done with all these darn flags

  21. officialgame says: Aug 18, 2014 9:35 PM

    Let me the first to say it; Johnny Manziel flat out stinks. Like Tim Tebow we have a great college QB whose game doesn’t translate to the pros.

  22. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:41 PM

    Aaaaaand Brandon Weeden is starting to look pretty good now isn’t he Browns fans? Told ya so

  23. pervyspankspackfans says: Aug 18, 2014 9:41 PM

    I am so glad the Vikings passed on Johnny Bustball….Teddy has true pro form,so much better. It was true what the critics said, Johnny threw jump balls to Evans all day. Won’t run in the pros like college. I admit I wanted Johnny on the Vikings…dodged a bullet

  24. noburghfan says: Aug 18, 2014 9:43 PM

    Yeh , Johnny Foosball was so much better , he
    should be named the starter ! No need to
    go any further , JM for president ! He is a lot
    like Barry ? Not very good !

  25. swagger52 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:44 PM

    The only thing worse than the Browns is most of the AFC L east

  26. redskins21lakers24 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:45 PM

    RG3 needs to show more from the pocket and stop running, learn to extend a play before he takes off.

  27. lesterclan says: Aug 18, 2014 9:48 PM

    Wow! Manziel sucks. Very disappointing.

  28. sirsupersouthern says: Aug 18, 2014 9:50 PM

    Cleveland QBs combined to complete 4/13 passes for 45 first half yards.

    ^That’s solid proof that both guys were brought into the right place: The Factory of Sadness.

    Even bad teams like Houston and Oakland will get to put the first and possibly only notches in their belts if/when they play Cleveland this year…

  29. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 18, 2014 10:01 PM

    Like my prediction earlier 2-14. As bad as Johnny was, Hoyer was worse. This is why he is a career backup. Missed Hawkins wide open in the end zone.

    Maybe Pettine and Farmer should have went offense like i said with Watkins, Hill, . Gilbert sucks. Terrance West sucks. Another wasted draft by the Browns.

    NFL is quickly becoming unwatchable. The penalties and besides maybe 8 teams the rest of the teams are horrible.

  30. largent80100 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:05 PM

    And while you were reading it, a flag was thrown.

  31. slick50ks says: Aug 18, 2014 10:17 PM

    buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says:
    Aug 18, 2014 8:24 PM
    They need to start Manziel. Hoyer is a bum.

    ———————–

    You’re exactly right, but Manziel is a hell of a lot worse.

    Factory of sadness indeed.

  32. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 18, 2014 10:29 PM

    Gruden had a classic line: the refs are going to need Tommy John surgery with all the flags they are throwing. That was the only entertaining thing of this horrible game between 2 horrible teams.

  33. RegisHawk says: Aug 19, 2014 5:52 AM

    The reality that is the Browns begins to shine through the hype that is the media…

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