Johnny Manziel : Browns should’ve done their ‘homework’ about him

Johnny Manziel appears to be putting some of the blame for his downfall in the NFL on the Browns.

The quarterback appeared Wednesday on The Dan Patrick Show, where he said the Browns should have researched him better before drafting him.

If Cleveland did any of their homework, they would have known I wasn’t a guy who came in every day and watch film, Manziel said. I wasn’t a guy who really knew the X’s and O’s of football.

It’s not the best comment for Manziel to make, since the free agent is trying to get back into NFL teams’ good graces.

During the playoffs, however, when James is part of the transition defense, his teams give up an average of only 1.1 points per possession. For some perspective on how big that difference is, regular-season LeBron’s transition defense puts his team as one of the five worst transition defenses in the league, while playoff LeBron’s transition defense would rank his team as the best transition defense in the league, and by a good margin.

The Cavaliers have never needed playoff LeBron more than they do this season. The Cavs have the 29th-ranked defense in ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, which puts their odds of reaching the NBA Finals at 3.9 percent — well behind the Raptors (58 percent), Celtics (21 percent) and Sixers (11 percent). Without a significant switch-flip from LeBron, the Cavs’ defense is simply not good enough. If James is going to extend his personal NBA Finals streak to eight, it will be because playoff LeBron again showed his face.

Jets owner Christopher Johnson said Sunday after he and general manager Mike Maccagnan talked that they decided to rescind the offer made to Suh, according to the New York Daily News.

Our thinking just changed a bit, Johnson told reporters at the owners’ meeting (via ProFootballTalk.com).

Johnson didn’t go into much detail but he did say the move wasn’t in keeping with our long-term plan. The owner added he wasn’t involved when the offer was made to Suh, per SNY.

Yahoo Sports first reported Friday that the Jets emerged as a serious contender to land the 31-year-old even though they weren’t one of the three teams that met with him earlier this week. NFL.com later said the Jets made the biggest offer, adding, Suh would have to take less to go to the other teams … which he may do. Suh never arranged a visit with the Jets.