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Pettine ensures Hoyer that he is not on a short leash

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Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine spoke to media on Wednesday.(Source:WOIO) Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine spoke to media on Wednesday.(Source:WOIO)
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Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine spoke to media on Wednesday.

Brian Hoyer was named the Browns starter after the week three preseason game against Washington. "We have his back. We didn't go with him and just say, 'Hey, listen. We might do this and see how it goes and after a series, we might switch it back.' I don't think you can do that, I know you can't do that at quarterback. It's not going to be a quick hook." Coach Pettine said to media Wednesday in reference to Browns quarterback Hoyer. 

"This is your team, this is your offense," Pettine said he told Hoyer when he won the job, ensuring Hoyer is not on a short leash. Pettine said Hoyer also understand he has to produce at the same time. 

Hoyer lead the team to two victories last season before suffering a season ending ACL injury. 

Browns play the Pittsburgh Steelers in their week 1 match up on Sunday. 

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