Browns coach Eric Mangini issued a warning, and his players heard it loud and clear.
''Whether it's turnovers or penalties, if it becomes a pattern, then we can't play the people that create turnovers or penalties because it hurts our chances,'' Mangini said a day after his team fell to 0-2. . . . ''I don't really see it as me benching anybody. I see it as either you hold on to the ball and you get carries, or you don't hold on to the ball and you don't get carries.
''I'm not limiting it to the running backs and this isn't just about Jerome [Harrison]. I want to make that clear. It's the same thing with penalties. Either you stay onsides or you don't. You jump offsides on third down, then we are not going to play you on third down. That's it.''
Five turnovers and 14 penalties in two games have not made life easy. With the Baltimore Ravens (1-1) next on the schedule, limiting miscues is the Browns' top priority.