Browns on the Bye Week
Well, it’s that time of the year again, the week that occurs in the fall when the Cleveland Browns are not permitted to play. They frankly needed it and I am looking forward to the time off, relaxing, and not being frustrated. However, the team did make some news these past few days.
Johnny Manziel has been given the opportunity to play the rest of the 2015 season; I do not know how this will impact the team’s ability to win games, but I want to see if he can continue his improvement that began last week. From the Bengals to the Steelers game, Manziel looked much more comfortable in the pocket and made plays as a result. The key for him is (obviously) finding the end zone on a consistent basis.
Realistically, the team should have a good chance to win at least two of their final six match-ups. However, currently holding the worst record in the NFL would pave the way for the number one draft pick overall next April. Thus I understand why fans would prefer the team to lose the remainder of their games.
The tough decision will be whether to take a signal caller (like Paxton Lynch or Jared Goff) or a position player (i.e. Joey Bosa). The next general manager could make that decision, provided Ray Farmer no longer be employed by the Browns.
Long story short, there are still many decisions to be made for next year – even with this awful showing by the Browns. I will be ready to see how the season finishes up, after this short time off.