Browns links: Why Hoyer should start

A look at what's happening on the Cleveland Browns' beat:

  • Vic Carucci of the team's official website believes Brian Hoyer deserves a second start as the Browns' starting quarterback. "Hoyer made his share of mistakes, but showed the necessary poise to shake them off and deliver difference-making throw after difference-making throw," Carucci wrote. "As the coaches expected, his quick and mostly correct decisions on where to go with his passes and the little time wasted in getting the ball out of his hand helped mitigate the protection issues that were a major problem through the first two games."

  • The defensive coordinators for the Browns and the Bengals, who play each other Sunday, could wind up competing against each other for a head-coaching job next year. Ray Horton and Mike Zimmer interviewed for the Browns’ opening after Pat Shurmur was fired. Here's the full article in the Canton Repository.