Mike Pettine seems to love the drama just as much as the media covering the Cleveland Browns.
Despite setting a Tuesday deadline to name his starting quarterback, the Browns head coach told the media that he’s not prepared to name a week-1 starter at this time.
“Under ideal circumstances, we would have named one,” Pettine said on a conference call. “If we have to wait until after the next game, so be it.”
The Browns‘ coaching staff will meet later Tuesday to discuss the situation. The fact that both Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel failed to separate themselves on Monday night makes the decision tougher.
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“We want to get the decision right,” Pettine said, “That might be the risk/reward of it — if we want to make sure that we are diligent with it and do the right thing. I don’t want to rush it and make it for the sake of making it and then you’re risking the chemistry and cohesion if you have the wrong guy there.”
“It is tough to evaluate (Hoyer and Manziel),” Pettine explained, “when the performance around them is not what it needs to be.”