Joe Thomas says Johnny Manziel doomed Mike Pettine, 2014 Browns

Joe Thomas says Johnny Manziel doomed Mike Pettine, 2014 Browns
Joe Thomas says Johnny Manziel doomed Mike Pettine, 2014 Browns

In this world, the year is 2014, and the upstart Browns are 7-4 and in sole possession of first place in a highly-competitive AFC North under first year head coach Mike Pettine. In this world, Browns fans are living in a beautiful dream: A dream that they may very well have found the formula that will make them playoff contenders in the National Football League once more. With both former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and Browns head coach Mike Pettine resurfacing in the news, one as a Canadian Football League prospect and the other as the new defensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers, Browns left tackle Joe Thomas discussed on his podcast with former Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins how Manziel being forced onto the field in 2014 ultimately sank both the Browns' promising season, and eventually Mike Pettine, who was fired after a three-win season in 2015.

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