Nov 30, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Austin Davis (7) walks off the field after the Browns lost to the Baltimore Ravens 33-27 at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
New QB Starting
It would not be a Cleveland Browns team if there were not issues at quarterback during the middle of the football season. The Browns have had some trust issues with Johnny Manziel, which led to him being benched in favor of Austin Davis.
Davis will be replacing Josh McCown who was put on IR after suffering a broken collarbone towards the end of the Baltimore Ravens game.
While the Browns organization and their fans want to know what they have with Manziel, he has yet to show the that he is all in for the job. That is where Davis comes in.
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Davis is faced with a pretty big task on Sunday. After a semi short week, Davis will have to battle one of the best defenses in the NFL as the Bengals come to town. As we saw last year, the Bengals have a pretty solid defensive game-plan (hopefully Browns defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil is taking notes).
Cincinnati will rush the passer with players such as defensive tackle Geno Atkins up the middle and defensive end Carlos Dunlap off the edges. On the back end, they will cover opposing wide receivers with long and physical cornerbacks starting with Adam Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick.
The Bengals’ defense is 17th in passing yards/game with 243.5 yards/game. Their defense is solid, which is something the Browns know from experience after only passing for 168 yards in their last meeting.
The Bengals are probably not the best team to have your first start of the season against and they will not make Davis’ job easy.
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