Johnny Manziel took a step forward for the Cleveland Browns during the team's intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at the University of Akron. How large a step is yet to be seen.
Manziel played with the second team, started sloppily and then led the offense on a 16-play drive that nearly culminated in a touchdown. It would have been the only offensive touchdown of the day, but Manziel had a slant dropped at the goal-line by Charles Johnson and saw Gary Barnidge ruled out of bounds in the back corner of the end zone on a nearly perfect pass.
Most of Manziel's plays came as he scrambled, scampered and improvised in a scrimmage where quarterbacks were protected. He made it work in the scrimmage -- Brian Hoyer called it an unscripted practice -- but it remains to be seen if Manziel can make it work in a game when the other team is going all-out.
"For me, it gets better every day," Manziel said. "That's really the story of my life right now. I have to get better. Learn the stuff, continue to...