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Reports from Browns loss shows the Browns may not like Manziel

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By now everyone has seen the catastrophe known as Johnny Manziel's first NFL start for the Cleveland Browns last Sunday.

His stats are very far away from what we saw during his Texas A&M days and everyone has had a theory for why his first start went the way it did.

Many feel that the Cincinnati Bengals were just too good for the rookie Quarterback, some blame the Browns game plan, but one analyst has made an interesting observation.

FOX Sports sideline reporter Pam Oliver was at pitch level during the team introductions on Sunday and noticed something particular about Manziel's emergence.

Manziel came out last after all the Browns players had already been revealed to the Dawg Pound.


Interestingly, Oliver noticed that some of the Browns' players didn't offer their hand when Manziel ran through.

"He was the last one to go. Some people kept their hands to themselves" - Pam Oliver on Johnny Manziel's introduction vs Cincinnati

With some Browns' players reportedly not acknowledging Manziel's existence, could that be the reason that the Browns crashed to a 30-0 defeat to their divisional rival?

With Manziel coming in to replace Brian Hoyer on Sunday after Hoyer had led the Browns to a 7-6 record, it is possible some of the Cleveland players were still loyal to their original Quarterback.

If accurate, dissension amongst the ranks in Cleveland could turn a season that was filled with so much promise for the Browns into a real disaster.

Johnny not so good football

Manziel certainly had a day to forget on Sunday as he was only able to throw for 80 passing yards and couldn't take the Browns into the endzone.

With Cleveland even being kept out of field goal range, one of the biggest news stories going into week 15 produced a large anti-climax.

Manziel was sacked three times and picked off twice in the game that effectively eliminated the Browns from the AFC North race.

With the AFC North being the best division in the NFL all year, the Browns have become the first team to drop out.

Now at 7-7, they are on a three game losing streak and head coach Mike Pettine is sure to have a decision to make in the off-season about their Quarterback selections.

Cleveland have now played all their home games and will be on the road against the Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens to end the season.

Pettine and his men will be hoping for two wins to end the year with a winning record for the first time since 2007.

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