Browns Found A Loophole That Lets Them Work With Marcus Mariota

Discussion in 'Cleveland Browns' started by ICECOLD, Feb 11, 2015.


    ICECOLD 1st Stringer

    The Cleveland Browns have the No. 12 pick in the NFL Draft and are reportedly open to taking a quarterback given Johnny Manziel's uncertain status.

    Marcus Mariota, one of the two best quarterbacks in the draft, could be on the board, and the Browns are apparently taking advantage of the rules to get some extra insight into him.

    Right now the Browns don't have a quarterbacks coach. They fired ex-QB coach Dowell Loggains — who convinced the team to draft Manziel — after the season.

    According to widespread reports, they plan to hire Kevin O'Connell for the position. But they've yet to make it official.

    O'Connell, it just so happens, is currently working with Mariota as a personal tutor ahead of the NFL Draft.

    NFL rules prohibit teams from having access to prospects before the NFL Combine (which starts next week). But since O'Connell doesn't technically work for the Browns yet, he gets to spend all the time in the world with him.

    It seems like a small thing — it's not like Mariota has any say over where he plays, so O'Connell can't convince him to "pick" the Browns or anything — but other NFL teams don't like it.

    One GM told Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk:

    "So let me get this straight. The Browns can have their quarterbacks coach in waiting work with a player, teach him the entire offense, etc., but we can’t even talk to any potential draft pick until the Combine per league rules? Something is wrong here."

    The Browns have had a nightmare offseason. Their offensive coordinator quit. Their quarterback entered rehab. Their best offensive weapon got suspended for a year. The rest of the league has no sympathy, though.
  2. Saintsfan1972

    Saintsfan1972 BREESUS SAVES

    Is the Brown's organization where Belichick learned his tricks?
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  3. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    The Browns need more than a loophole for that shirt-show of an organization to have any success.
  4. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    It is bullshirt...but again, it's the Browns...they'll F it up...
  5. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    well, shirt is brown. in most cases.
  6. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    hope he drops down to 5th so maybe the skins can trade and get an extra pick in round 1.