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Johnny Manziel is easier to handle than Tim Tebow, says coach

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Johnny Manziel is the most talked about NFL quarterback even though he is yet to start a game in the NFL. 

This situation could be a tough one for Manziel's Cleveland Browns, as they prepare him for the NFL while trying to help him cope with the spotlight. 

The Browns have already restricted his media and TV access to make sure he gets down to work quickly and studies intently. It could potentially be a nightmare situation for rookie Browns head coach Mike Pettine, but he says that Manziel is actually easier to work with than Tim Tebow. 

Just like Manziel, Tebow was too a Heisman Trophy winner and highly popular college quarterback, but Pettine feels it's easier to coach Manziel now because he hasn't developed any NFL bad habits such as over confidence. 

“The circumstances are different,” Pettine told the press. “Tebow was an established NFL player, he wasn’t coming in as a rookie, unproven. It’s a little easier for us with Manziel because he understands he earned Johnny Football as a college player and nobody understands it more than him. It’s like, ‘Listen, I don’t want to be named starter coming out of the draft."

It remains to be seen whether or not Manziel just turns out to be another Tebow, but for now, Pettine is certainly happy to have him on board at the Browns that's for sure. 

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