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Browns coach Mike Pettine reveals a big issue for Manziel

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We have finally received the big news we have all been waiting for this week out of Cleveland as Johnny Manziel will get his first NFL start for the Browns this Sunday.

Manziel has been watched very closely since the Browns drafted him earlier this year and now it seems that the Browns patience with regular starting Quarterback Brian Hoyer has ran thin.

Manziel will have a big challenge taking on the Browns divisional rival, the Cincinnati Bengals with both teams chasing play-off seeding in the AFC North.

Ever since Browns coach Mike Pettine announced his decision to change his starting Quarterback, he has been asked many different questions about the Browns number 2.

He has remained firmly behind the rookie however who made his name of Johnny Football during his college days with Texas A&M.


As we approach his first start in the NFL, Pettine has admitted however that there will be one problem for Manziel.

"I guarantee that anyone who sacks him will stand over him and give the money sign," - Pettine on Manziel's biggest NFL challenge

Manziel's patented money sign has already been used to taunt the rookie several times this season but with him now officially the Browns starter, it will be set to become a more regular occurrence.

The Browns fans will just be hoping it is done by Manziel himself more than anyone else but if Hoyer is anything to go by, that may not be the case.

Here's Johnny

During Hoyer's reign as Cleveland starter this year he has thrown 12 interceptions and been sacked 21 times - a similar fate for Manziel will surely see the money sign used by various players around the league.

Manziel has only appeared in three of the Browns games this year and has never started but does already have a touchdown to his name.

Manziel ran the ball into the endzone two weeks ago in the Browns 26-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Passing has been less than impressive however in Manziel's limited game time as he has only completed five of his nine attempts.

A good performance for Manziel on Sunday however could send shock waves from a team who have lost their last two games.

Big week in the AFC North

With the Browns and Bengals going one on one this week, a win for the Browns will see them move to 8-6 while the Bengals would drop to 8-5-1.

No matter the outcome in Cleveland, Cincinnati will remain above the Browns at the end of week 15.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens both face games that many expect them to win this weekend.

The Steelers travel to the Atlanta Falcons who put on a great performance last week against the Green Bay Packers but are still only a 5-8 team.

Meanwhile the Ravens will be hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars - a team currently on 2-11 this year.

This could be a big week in the NFL's best division as a loss to Cincinnati could all but officially eliminate them from the post-season.

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