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BEREA, Ohio —  Johnny Manziel has quickly learned his college days — on the field anyway — are over. Less than a week into his first NFL training camp with the Browns, Manziel is going through the typical growing pains of any rookie quarterback. He’s doing all he can in the classroom to grasp Cleveland’s offense, but the former Heisman Trophy winner is finding that once he’s behind center, everything is moving faster than expected. He’s making mental and physical mistakes. The throws that came so easy for him at Texas A&M aren’t there. He’s not scrambling around and making defenders look silly. Not yet. Johnny Football isn’t dominating. “I’m a rookie,” he said. “I don’t have all that stuff figured out.” Still, Manziel is making progress and staying close to Brian Hoyer in their competition to be Cleveland’s starter. Both QBs have had their good and bad moments through five practices, and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said a contest that has divided Browns fans re

Browns actually impressed by Manziel's work ethic?

The Cleveland Browns are reportedly impressed by Johnny Manziel’s work ethic. No, seriously. Despite his offseason partying, the Browns’ first round pick (No. 22 overall) has brought a “first-in, last-out mentality” to training camp, according to NFL Network’s Charley Casserly. Photo Credit: Casserly was told by multiple team sources that Manziel is...

Johnny Manziel spotted at a bar after practice (Photo)

Johnny Manziel’s former college teammate,  Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans,  said he wouldn’t be going out once training camp started. Well Evans was wrong. Busted Coverage got a hold of a photo of Manziel at a local bar on Tuesday night after the Browns finished practice.   In his defense,  the Browns didn’t have practice on Wednesday.       var ACE_AR = {Site...

If Manziel wants to win the job, he'd better hurry

BEREA, Ohio -- As the story goes, the Cleveland Browns are having a training camp quarterback competition. If it's really going to be a competition, the time is now for Johnny Manziel to make it that. To make up ground. To keep making progress. It's really not fair for every throw and every rep of camp to be judged from the sideline by those who don't know the play calls...

Manziel Says It’s Him vs The Playbook Right Now in Camp

Johnny Manziel like any rookie has a big learning curve. The Heisman winner admitted that learning curve earlier today: It’s a process for me. It’s not something that I should just come in here naturally because I played well in college and just know how to run this offense. It’s a complete 180 from everything that I’ve been used to. And it’s going to take time. It’s...

Ian Rapoport: Hoyer has a leg up on Manziel

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported today that Brian Hoyer has a “leg up” on rookie Johnny Manziel for the Browns starting quarterback job. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Ian Rapoport: Hoyer has a leg up on Manziel appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Johnny Manziel will get reps with the first-team offense soon

Browns head coach Mike Pettine told the media today that Johnny Manziel will soon get some reps with the starting offense. #Browns HC Mike Pettine said coaches will start to mix up reps soon with QB Johnny Manziel getting some reps with ones. — Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) July 31, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME...

Johnny Manziel closing gap on Brian Hoyer

Maybe there is a competition for the starting quarterback job with the Cleveland Browns after all. According to the Akron-Beacon Journal, “Manziel appears to have narrowed the gap between himself and Hoyer with his performance in the scrimmage.” Thus far the Browns have been playing Manziel with the second team offense while incumbent Brian Hoyer remains with the first team offense...

Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel Both Wrong Answers for Browns

Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel Both Wrong Answers for Browns In NFL’s most popular quarterback battle of 2014, the Cleveland Browns’ quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel find themselves competing for the starting job. Is Hoyer, Manziel or none of the above the right answer? According to NFL Media’s Charley … The post Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel Both Wrong Answers...

Browns scrimmage recap: Offense shut out

AKRON, Ohio -- A week into training camp, the Cleveland Browns took to the field at the University Akron for 90 minutes or so of competivite, full-speed work in front of more than 20,000 fans. It had everything but an offensive touchdown. There's still much work to be done. A scrimmage of around 80 plays was split amongst three offensive and defensive groups and four quarterbacks...

Johnny Manziel may be closing the gap with Brian Hoyer

Johnny Manziel’s biggest obstacle to taking over the starting quarterback job of the Cleveland Browns may not be Brian Hoyer, but his ability to learn the playbook. During the week, Manziel said learning the playbook has been his struggle because there are so many nuances to it. Hoyer has been the team’s starter during training […]

Browns’ OC Says Neither Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel is Ahead

Cleveland Browns’ offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s job of determining whether Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel is ahead in the team’s quarterback competition isn’t going too easily. #Browns OC Kyle Shanahan: QB Competition Far From Over, No Leader Yet « CBS Cleveland — Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) July 31, 2014 Shanahan had this to report on...

NFL Notes: Browns, Dolphins, Jaguars, Panthers, Raiders, & Ravens

  Browns Browns first-round QB Johnny Manziel: “I’ll play whenever the coaches say I’m ready. There is no rush. I don’t know if they drafted me to be ready Week 1.” (Ian Rapoport) Dolphins Dolphin centers continue to deal with snap issues as Nate Garner and David Arkin combined for three bad snaps on Thursday. (James Walker) Jaguars First-round pick QB Blake Bortles...

Kyle Shanahan says neither Hoyer nor Manziel 'is further in front' in Browns' QB battle

Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he sees the quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel as even right now, despite the fact Hoyer has been taking all of the first-team reps. What's more, Manziel will be taking some first-team reps soon. "I don't think one's any further in front than the other,'' Shanahan said Thursday...

Johnny Manziel Admits He’s Struggling To Learn Browns Offense

It may lead to more headline news and backroom chatter about his time spent in bars, but yes Johnny Manziel is actually going through rookie growing pains. The Browns star rookie admitted to that the teams offense is a process and he’s experiencing a learning curve. “It’s a process for me,” Manziel said, via Pat McManamon of “It’s not something that...

Uncle Nate Accidentally Backs over Brian Hoyer in Browns Parking Lot

Veteran Brian Hoyer and first round draft pick Johnny Manziel were reportedly in a close battle for the starting job at Browns training camp, but the position has essentially now been won by Manziel following a gruesome accident in the team’s parking lot this afternoon.  Hoyer, who had just wrapped up an outstanding practice in which he repeatedly connected on scores with receivers...
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