Saying and doing are often different in the NFL. That is why one should not rush to a conclusion upon comments made by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.
Haslam told reporters following the Browns season ending loss that “We’re not going to tolerate people who are irresponsible no matter what round they’re drafted in. …”
Those comments were clearly directed into the direction of Johnny Manziel, Josh Gordon and first round corner Justin Gilbert. Manziel missed treatment for his hamstring injury on Saturday while Gordon and Gilbert were no-shows for the teams walk-though following a party at Manziel’s house on Friday night.
When asked about whether or not he thought Johnny Manziel could be the teams quarterback next season he declined to comment.
Drafting a quarterback two years in a row is not something the Browns want to do. The problem here is they have no idea if Manziel is the guy – not because of the partying – because Brian Hoyer won the starting job out of the preseason and led them to a 7-4 record before falling off the face of the map. When Manziel did get a chance to play late in the season he promptly suffered a hamstring injury.
While the idea of cutting either player will make the sound waves, their is no reason to believe the Browns would not at-least explore a trade first.