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Johnny Manziel has terrible start to first 11-on-11 Browns practice

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Johnny Manziel had a dreadful start to his first experience of 11-on-11 practice at Browns training camp, the quarterback threw an interception that would've likely been returned for a touchdown on his very first attempt.

Johnny Football found himself running the Browns first team offense in Tuesday's practice and the rookie's first throw was collected over the middle comfortably, unfortunately for Manziel it was the safety Donte Whitner who had picked him off.

No one was around Whitner who welcomed the interception off Manziel's opening toss and he would have had an easy run back for a touchdown off the pick.

Three OTA practices have been made available to the media by the Cleveland Browns and Manziel has seemingly struggled in the previous two.

Although no one needs to press the panic button on Johnny's career yet as it is still only practice, Manziel was known as the top playmaker in college football and the activities executed in training are not suited to his expertise.

Head Coach Mike Pettine spoke about Johnny and his performance in practice: "It's difficult when he's got the red (non-contact jersey) on and the defensive guys know they can't tackle him, It's hard to get glimpses of that, but we did some designed rollouts with him, and he's shown when he can get in the open field he can run through an angle and he can eat up some ground pretty quickly."

Johnny has a lot of developing to do at the top level of Professional football and it is important to learn from your mistakes in practice and grow, Manziel's future depends on his progression in the early years of his career.

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