Browns need this bye
If ever a team needed a bye, it's the Browns. Team Turmoil tried to make this a normal week, and on the practice field it usually is. It is during the 22 hours of the day when they aren't practicing that the weird stuff happens.
Mangini says he is undecided about his starting quarterback for the rest of the season. He plans to make a decision early next week. Whether the Browns will have a general manager by then is anybody's guess. It really doesn't matter forthe immediate future, because whoever is hired for that job isn't going to turn this team around in eight weeks.
Mangini had a good track record after the bye. Last year his team was 6-1 following the bye until Brett Favre suffered an arm injury. Even in 2007 when the Jets were 4-12 they won two of three after the bye. In 2006 they were 6-2 after the bye.
The Browns have eight games left. Mangini might need a finish like that to save his job.