Former Browns head coach Mike Pettine restored Manziel as the team’s starter heading into Week 14, but made it clear that Manziel was expected to live up to the team’s expectations on and off the field. Another video of Manziel partying surfaced around Christmas, and although Pettine said the circumstances differed from the previous incident, he also acknowledged that anything that potentially cast Browns players in a bad light was a concern.
Manziel’s season ended when he was diagnosed with a concussion prior to the team’s final game. Austin Davis started in Manziel’s place. Manziel missed the season finale and reports suggest that he may have been in Las Vegas instead.
The Seattle season unfolded with two losses, two victories, two losses, two victories and then another loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
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Authentic Youth Matt Moore Jersey Thomas said in video study after that Arizona loss that the defense could see that it was not playing with its usual fire. They had to become more swarming. They did. They won six consecutive games afterward and finished the regular season by winning seven of eight. The Seattle defense matched the 1953-1957 Cleveland Browns as NFL teams that led the league in scoring defense for four consecutive seasons. Then came the “Miracle at Minnesota” last weekend in the playoffs, a game played in frigid weather against the Minnesota Vikings that the Seahawks survived.
There is a thread of leadership and example through it all that revolves around Thomas.
I wondered if perhaps for a lot of football fans, even in 2016, in their minds if it didn’t show up on the stat sheet, then it didn’t happen. That’s not to say any of these guys had pitiful stats, it’s just that to truly understand their impact you need to look deeper than that.