The Browns' furious 16-point fourth quarter rally in Sunday's 30-23 home loss to San Diego would have had more steam if quarterback Brady Quinn had found someone open on a two-point conversion attempt with 1:55 remaining.
Quinn had just hit running back Jerome Harrison on an 8-yard TD pass to close the gap to 30-20. But Quinn was forced to scramble up the middle on the conversion and was tackled about a yard short of the goal line.
''It would have been tight,'' Browns coach Eric Mangini said of a throw into the end zone. ''With that, though, if it’s not there, you just want to, almost like you would on the last play, just throw it up. If it gets picked, it doesn’t matter. You could get a batted ball, into a tight spot, a penalty, whatever the case might be. You just have to keep it alive.''