At the beginning of training camp, a report surfaced that the Cleveland Browns were "alarmed" by how much partying Johnny Manziel had been doing, and that it had impacted his ability to learn the playbook. However, according to Browns coach Mike Pettine, there's nothing to worry about with Manziel's progress.
Pettine said Manziel is right where he should be; maybe a little ahead for a rookie at this point in camp— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) July 31, 2014
Manziel was available to talk to the media on Thursday and acknowledged basically what we already knew: The NFL is hard, and he won't be able to make some of the plays he made in college, though he's excited about certain aspects of the game.
Johnny Manziel getting real talking about his rookie adjustment: "A complete 180 from everything I'm used to. Not something I can't handle."— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 31, 2014
Manziel: Getting in shotgun on 3rd down is obviously a comfort zone for me.— Zac Jackson (@FSOhioZJackson) July 31, 2014
Manziel says he's not going to have a lot of freedom in the offense. Hmm.— Kevin Clark (@KevinClarkWSJ) July 31, 2014
That last bit didn't impress our Browns blog, who would like to see Johnny Manziel be Johnny Manziel.
Booooooo this "@KevinClarkWSJ: Manziel says he's not going to have a lot of freedom in the offense. Hmm."— Dawgs By Nature (@DawgsByNature) July 31, 2014
And don't forget about Brian Hoyer, the other quarterback in Cleveland, who the Browns have stood by as the starter. Still, Manziel could earn the job by Week 1.
KS: I don't think 1 QB is further than the other. The QB competition has been back and forth. I hope one will make the decision easy for us— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) July 31, 2014