The Pittsburgh Steelers defense as presently constructed isn’t Super Bowl caliber, but they are; still, a formidable group with Dick Lebeau leading the charge.
Despite reports that Manziel has the tools to win the starting quarterback job, the Browns are being overly cautious with the gun-slinging rookie.
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting one particular reason the Browns are moving slowing with anointing Manziel as starter is so he can avoid the vaunted Steelers scheme in the season opener.
#browns have never wanted to send Manziel into the lion’s den of Pittsburgh sept 7. JFF will have to make it impossible for them to sit him
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 15, 2014
With the Browns’ first three games coming against the Steelers, Saints and Ravens, Manziel should take over for Brian Hoyer after a week four bye, with no pressure on him at all.