Arizona Cardinals vs Cleveland Browns: A moment of Manziel
By Scott Allen
Oct 26, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) against the Baltimore Ravens at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Is Carson Palmer a statue behind the offensive line? Well, the thought is funny but no, he just holds the ball too long at times. He will move at times when forced. Thomas continues on his predictions.
"(Browns linebacker) Armonty Bryant will have a sack and cause a fumble. Carson Palmer is an absolute statue in the pocket, which will allow the Browns to actually grab a couple of sacks"
I guess though I’d rather have a quarterback be tackling dummy for a few plays than have my quarterback go hit walls at super slow speed and go down like a Rhonda Rousey opponent.
"Travis Benjamin will have a touchdown catch of over 60 yards against Honey Badger. Not because Badger is bad, but because he’s so aggressive that if he overplays by one step, Rabbit will be gone"
Badger. Rabbitt. What? A Badger beats a rabbit every day of the week. But if this were to happen, I guarantee it will be with Manziel behind center because the Cardinals already have a comfortable 34-7 lead and McCown will have already been knocked out of the game thanks to falling over a cheerleader on the sidelines.
"Robert Turbin will break two runs of over 15 yards, on his way to a day of roughly 75 yards on the ground and one touchdown."
This prediction might actually hold true. Over the last two weeks the Cardinals defense has been the ones looking like a statue looking at rushers go by them as if they just witnessed a crime in Los Angeles and started cheering them on as if they knew they’d be on television during the car chase but want nothing to do with stopping the action.
So all of this being said, I just don’t think the Browns have what it takes to beat these Cardinals. Oh sure, the Cardinals will shoot themselves in the foot several times with dumb penalties and missed offensive opportunities and will settle for field goals a couple of times.
However, these Cardinals won’t lose to these Browns. The Browns only chance is if they keep it close while McCown is still in the game before he leaves with his inevitable injury. Then enter Manziel. The crowd will go nuts, the broadcasters will stumble over all their drool, and Manziel could be a hero.
Of course we all know this won’t happen because Manziel will fight with his girlfriend in the morning, be late to the stadium, leaving Connor Shaw to save the day. Your moment of Manziel.
Cardinals 41 Browns 14