How much time does Johnny Manziel have to win the Browns’ starting quarterback job before they move on? That’s one of the major questions facing a Cleveland team trying to escape the AFC North cellar.
Manziel and Josh McCown will compete for the starting job in training camp, with McCown considered the favorite to win it. If Manziel is just a backup quarterback again in 2015, will the Browns remain patient, or give up on him after just two NFL seasons?
Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther told ESPN.com that the Browns could be rewarded if they give Manziel time to develop.
“I don’t see any reason why he can’t do it up here,” Guenther said. “(Manziel) was such a high profile guy out of college and everyone expected what he did at Texas A & M, but it’s a man’s game, it’s a lot different, and it takes time. You have to take your lumps a little bit.”
Considering the Browns’ struggles over the past decade, it’s asking a lot for their fans, coaching staff, and front office to be patient. Manziel was a first-round pickin 2014, which means he was drafted to be a starter. If he never becomes a starter, then the Browns made another mistake.
The Ravens face the Browns in Week 5 and in Week 12. Whether the Ravens ever see Manziel under center remains to be seen.
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On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.
The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School.
In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.
17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon.
Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.
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“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.
“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.
The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.
Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.
The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.
This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.
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