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Johnny Manziel made an excellent start to his Cleveland Browns career

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Johnny Manziel is here, and if his performance in his first game against the Detroit Lions at the weekend is anything to go by then the pocket sized play-caller will be here for a while.

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Living to the Hype

Saturday's match up at Ford Field was easily one of the most anticipated pre-season games in recent history. Manziel the maverick was finally taking to the football field against NFL opposition and we finally got to see what all the hype was for.

Johnny Freakin' Football showed off his fancy footwork that won so many admirers in college, as well as a decent arm, which was more impressive considering how much he was on the move.

2nd Stringers

Manziel entered the game as a backup in the middle of the second quarter, and although he failed to bring his team in to the end zone, the former Texas A&M star did manage an incredibly respectable 7 of 11 for 63 yards, as well as running for 27 yards on six carries, one of which was a 16 yard scramble.

To make it all the more impressive, Manziel did all of this with the second string Browns offensive line in front of him. A quarterback making his debut is never easy, doing it with mediocre, backup NFL players blocking for him is even more daunting.


But Manziel came through it all with a gold star performance that featured a new look Johnny Football. He was happy to stay in the pocket - maybe he should be getting his passes off a bit quicker - and did well when in the shotgun. 

Combine a maturing player with the electric ground game we saw in college and Browns fans should be incredibly happy and excited for their future at the QB position. 

Let's hope that Manziel gets too start Cleveland's second pre-season game against the Redskins and see what he can do with that quality of player around him.

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