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Johnny Football this is not Hollywood

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Doomsday101, May 12, 2014.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Owner Jimmy Haslam said Monday that the team told Manziel to act "like a backup quarterback," per ESPN.com.

    "We were frank with (Manziel) on Friday that's the expectation, you're the backup quarterback," Haslam said while speaking at a Pro Football Hall of Fame luncheon in Canton, Ohio, per The Plain Dealer. "This is a hard-working, blue-collar town, this isn't Hollywood. We want you to come in and go to work."

    The Browns open rookie minicamp Saturday, with organized team activities to follow next week. Haslam said the team plans to begin with Brian Hoyer as the starting quarterback.

    "It's his job to lose," Haslam said of Hoyer.

  2. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Manziel will start by week 5, if not sooner.
  3. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    You mean he can't do his off field work online anymore? Don't they know he just comes in for practice and games?
  4. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    Nothing like a little negative reinforcement for the public to get things started off. Truck stop psychology 101.
  5. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Welcome to the NFL kid...
  6. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    He'll probably start week 1. They're just don't want him to bring his self-congratulatory dousche bag attitude with him.
  7. Roadtrip635

    Roadtrip635 Well-Known Member

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    There's going to be just as much pressure on Johnny to do well as there will be for the Browns to start him as QB. It's not like all those new season ticket holders forked over the cash because they learned that Hoyer was going to be the starting QB.
  8. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Manziel received a career death sentence when he was drafted by the Browns. Cleveland is a QB killer:

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    So is Texas A&M Hollywood where Manziel played?
  10. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    I am not a fan of Manziel but we cannot deny that the guy is talented and has overcome the odds at every stage of his career

    If he truly goes to work I have no doubt be can be successful

    Will he? That is the question
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  11. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    If for no other reason than that they used a 1st round pick on him.

    Hoyer looked pretty good last year and the team was 3-0 with him starting.
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  12. NIBGoldenchild

    NIBGoldenchild Well-Known Member

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    That Owner, who forced the GM to trade up and draft Manziel, will make sure he plays this season whether Hoyer looks like the second coming of Brady or not.
  13. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    yeah, in a way. He was treated like the biggest star in the world, got away with whatever he wanted and didn't have to go on campus except for practice and games. The guy thinks he's untouchable because he was in College Station.

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    He called them and said draft me now just cause he wanted to go in first round. I would have been ok if picked in 2nd round by a better team.
  15. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Other than at QB, it can be honestly debated that they're starting 22 are better than Dallas'.
    Subtracting Gordon will hurt though.
  16. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    They have a strong 22 just big questions at QB which has held that team back since re-inception

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