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Teammates call Johnny Manziel's season a '100 percent joke'

While the Cleveland Browns front office reach out to quarterback Brian Hoyer to stay with the team, the picture of what happened behind the scenes during the season with Johnny Manziel led to his teammates calling his first season a '100 percent joke.' This led to former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to resign instead of having to return and face a second season with the...
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Brian Hoyer's agent says QB would only return if he gets opportunity to compete against Johnny Manziel

The Cleveland Browns benched Brian Hoyer for Johnny Manziel late in the 2014 season and it looked as if the team would not pursue the veteran quarterback when he became a free agent in the offseason. However, after the disaster Manziel showed on and off the field, the team doesn't have the confidence in the young signal caller, thus making Hoyer look like a good option. However...
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ESPN report on Johnny Manziel paints a putrid picture

Johnny Manziel may still have a shot at being the quarterback of the future for the Cleveland Browns, but it would take an unprecedented turn of events for those No. 2 jerseys to have any kind of value beyond 2015. In a recent report from ESPN.com’s Jeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon, more than 20 sources—some on the record, some not—discussed Manziel’s rookie season, leaving...
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10 Players for Browns fans to watch for at the Senior Bowl

The Senior Bowl is the first big event of the NFL Draft process. It gives NFL teams their first chance to see the senior draft prospects up close in practices and the game. Last season the Browns were very impressed with the players in the game, selecting three players in last year’s draft who played in the Senior Bowl. Second rounder Joel Bitonio, third rounder Chris Kirksey,...
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Haslam: 'Every option is on the table' for QB in 2015

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy haslam is echoing his new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo's words of "we're not sure if our starting quarterback's in the building right now or not," with a call of his own to find a successful quarterback for 2015. Haslam, who was in deep bromance territory with Johnny Manziel leading up tot he 2014 NFL Draft, said Thursday night, "We've got...
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Cleveland Browns: 6 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July.  At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of last year's salary), his rights will revert back to his...
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Source: Browns eye ex-NFL vet Steve Walsh for QB coach position

The Cleveland Browns are considering a former first-round quarterback to work with their first-round quarterback Johnny Manziel. A source told FOX Sports that Steve Walsh will be interviewing Saturday with the Browns for their vacancy at quarterbacks coach. A first-round pick in the NFL's 1989 supplemental draft, Walsh enjoyed an 11-year playing career with six different teams before...
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Report: Johnny Manziel always late, didn’t call plays correctly

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Johnny Manziel’s first year in Cleveland went from cheering when he was drafted 22nd overall to frustration and anger. Jeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon of ESPN.com interviewed nearly 20 Browns sources to see what happened during Manziel’s rookie season.  Nearly all of the sources said Manziel showed a lack of commitment and preparation, a failure...
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Browns player: Manziel’s rookie season was a joke

If Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel wants to return to the team for a second season, he’s going to have to make it right with multiple members of the squad. In a wide-ranging set of interviews with nearly two-dozen Browns players, ESPN found that Manziel wasn’t terribly respected within the locker room. One player went as far to call the former first-round pick’s...
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New Browns OC: ‘We are not sure if our starting quarterback is in the building right now or not’

Well it didn’t take long for the Cleveland Browns new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo to raise some eyebrows. The Browns QB position will be the most talked about during the off-season and during the draft process. Brian Hoyer is a free agent and the Browns have expressed interest in bringing him back. Then there is Johnny Manziel who’s off the field partying has a lot...
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Browns owner: ‘We’ve got to to get a quarterback’

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was once a big believer in Johnny Manziel, but times have changed. “We’ve got to get a quarterback and got to get it fixed,” Haslam said Thursday night at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards, via the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. “What I would say to our fans is, we’re going to continue to work really hard...
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Owner Jimmy Haslam the latest to bypass Johnny Manziel: 'We've got to get a quarterback and got to get it fixed'

It seems the parade of Johnny Manziel non-believers is growing by the day, and after new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said that he didn't know if the 2015 starter is on the team, owner Jimmy Haslam threw another kidney punch at the young signal caller. "We've got to get a quarterback and got to get it fixed," Haslam said, via the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. "What I...
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Browns reach out to Brian Hoyer to discuss new contract

So, about that whole benching thing… The Cleveland Browns, who find themselves in one of the worst quarterback situations in the entire NFL, have reportedly reached out to impending free agent Brian Hoyer in attempt to gauge interest in re-signing with the team. From ESPN.com’s Jeremy Fowler: “We’ve left the door open both ways,” said Linta from this week’s Senior...
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Browns Pro Bowlers early selections in team drafts

While the Cleveland Browns were yet again left out of the NFL’s end-of-season tournament for all the marbles, they’re showing yet again that they have premium talent at non-quarterback positions. In what could be viewed as a concession that the Pro Bowl is a farce, the NFL stopped dividing the Pro Bowl teams into AFC and NFC rosters, instead letting prominent players coach and...
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DeFilippo 'looking forward to working with Johnny'

New Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator says he got to know soon-to-be 2nd year quarterback Johnny Manziel leading up to the lead draft and can't wait to work him, even if he doesn't turn out to be starting QB material. "We're not sure if our starting quarterback's in the building right now or not," DeFilippo said, per NFL.com's Marc Sessler. "If he is, that's great. If...
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NFL Notes: Draft, Browns, Buccaneers, Falcons, & Raiders

Draft Miami WR Phillip Dorsett mentioned that he interviewed with the Chiefs. (Terez Paylor) New Redskins GM Scot McCloughan said they’ve interviewed “tons” of prospects at the Shrine Game and Senior Bowl. (Zac Boyer) McCloughan stressed that they play to add playmakers at all positions. “My belief is the core of the team, you start this year in the draft,” said McCloughan...
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Owner Haslam says Browns must find answer at quarterback

CLEVELAND (AP) Owner Jimmy Haslam says the Browns are committed to finding a quarterback ''who can make us a championship team'' and that all options are open for next season's starter. Speaking before the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Thursday, Haslam said the Browns have not ruled out anything at quarterback for 2015. He said it's possible the team could re-sign Brian Hoyer...
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Browns have reached out to Brian Hoyer about contract extension

Getty Images The Cleveland Browns have reached out to quarterback Brian Hoyer about a contract for the upcoming season reports ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Try figuring that one out. Hoyer won the Browns quarterback job last season during the preseason and then went onto lead the Browns to a 7-4 record in Kyle Shanahan’s offense before the wheels fell off. There was a disconnect between...
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New Cleveland Browns OC non-commital about naming a starting quarterback

The Cleveland Browns have found themselves a new offensive coordinator in John DeFilippo. Next order of business: find out who their franchise quarterback is. The debate over Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel raged all through 2014, but the Browns don’t appear to be any closer now than at the start of last season to deciding which one will be their guy. The new Browns offensive coordinator...
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John DeFilippo discusses (more) change in Berea, has no idea who his quarterback will be

John DeFilippo sat under the lights of the Dino Lucarelli media room in Berea, Ohio, officially becoming the Cleveland Browns’ 15th offensive coordinator in their 17 seasons since the return in 1999. Joining the Browns after his second year of interviews with the franchise, it’s assumed that the man they call “Flip” actually wants to be in Cleveland, unlike the man he replaced...
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Browns Giving Johnny Manziel ‘Clean Slate’

Cleveland Browns new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said on Thursday that Johnny Manziel will have a “clean slate” and is “looking forward” to working with last year’s No. 22 overall pick. New #Browns OC John DeFilippo: Whoever is going to be in the QB room is going to get a clean slate. I’m looking forward to working w/Manziel — Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ...
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OC John DeFilippo doesn't give Manziel an endorsement: 'We’re not sure if our starting quarterback is in the building’

New Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo was being honest when he said he did not know who would be the starting quarterback in 2015. DeFilippo has limited options with last year's starter for most of the season [Brian Hoyer] set to become a free agent and the only two signal callers on the roster are Johnny Manziel and Connor Shaw. “We’re not sure if our...
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2014 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Cleveland Browns

With the NFL season winding down it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 & 7:  Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive...
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Browns tab Raiders QB coach John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator

According to Tom Withers of the Associated Press, the Browns are hiring Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo to fill their vacant offensive coordinator position. The Browns have been searching for a coordinator since Kyle Shanahan stepped down after one season with the team. DeFilippo has some familiarity working with Browns coach Mike Pettine while both were on...
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Would you participate in the 2015 Pro Bowl if you were selected?

We're up to our 13th pick at quarterback for the 2015 Pro Bowl. Would you participate in the Pro Bowl if you were selected for it? The post QOTD: Would You Participate In The 2015 Pro Bowl If You Were Selected? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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