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12/17/14 - QB Johnny Manziel's first start last week went as planned in one aspect -- offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan went in with the idea of having him throwing somewhere between 15 and 20 passes. He threw 18 times, but the plan to have a dominant running game never materialized because the Browns were losing 20-0 at halftime. Shanahan would still like to make running backs Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West the focus of the offense. He might also use Manziel in more designed rollouts. Manziel would be more effective as a runner in open space.
12/14/14 - QB Johnny Manziel, for all the flash, reminded us he is still a rookie. Barring injury he will start the final two games. He completed only 10 of 18 passes for 80 yards and was sacked three times. He threw two interceptions. He said he was not overwhelmed, but communication problems were part of protection breakdowns. The Browns want to see what he does in the next two games as they make plans going forward at a position of constant change for the franchise.
12/03/14 - QB Jonny Manziel could still see significant playing time against the Colts, but Brian Hoyer remains the starter. Manziel is more mobile than Hoyer, but Shanahan does not want the rookie running often. That is a quick way to a short career, as Griffin is proving in Washington. Still, Manziel will move out of the pocket and his threat to run should freeze the Colts linebackers if he gets the chance to play.
11/30/14 - QB Johnny Manziel stepped in with 12 minutes left in the fourth quarter and led the Browns to their only touchdown. He completed 3-of-4 passes for 54 yards and rushed for 13 yards on two carries on his opening series, ending it with a 10-yard scoring run. "I think Manziel did a good job man," Browns cornerback Joe Haden said. "He's just not expecting to play and came out there and drove down and got seven. That's really special. I think he did a good job."
09/07/14 - QB Johnny Manziel did not enter Sunday's regular-season opener at Pittsburgh and head coach Mike Pettine said he did not consider turning the game over to Manziel at any point, even with the Steelers up by three touchdowns. Cleveland nearly rallied to win after tying the game at 27-all.