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Cleveland Browns planning for Johnny Manziel to be their starting quarterback

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The Cleveland Browns have not had the easiest time of things over the past year or so, and their woes are just getting added to.

Browns Struggles

Going into the season, the Browns have been without star wide receiver Josh Gordon, who got himself suspended yet again, his third season in a row with a ban handed down from Roger Goodell and the National Football League.

And then there is the Browns quarterback troubles, which have somehow managed to get even worse after the first game of the season. With Josh McCown suffering a concussion, Johnny Manziel has been thrust into the spotlight.


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Manziel the Starter?

Manziel saw the field sooner than anyone expected on Sunday after McCown's injury, and he might not be leaving it.

Browns coach Mike Pettine was speaking to reporters on Monday after his team's loss to the New York Jets, and Pettine revealed that Cleveland will plan for Week 2's matchup against the Tennessee Titans with Manziel as the starter.

McCown was injured on the first drive of the season opener vs. the Jets. While trying to extend the ball over the goal line on a scramble, the former Bucs quarterback was smashed by two Jets defenders and sent helicoptering through the air.

Manziel played the rest of the game, throwing his first career touchdown pass in the second quarter on a long 52-yard completion to Travis Benjamin.

But it wasn't all good for the Heisman winner, who threw a poor interception and fumbled the football twice while being pressured by a fearsome Jets defensive line. While the Titans aren't as heralded as the Jets D-Line, they will still look to pressure Manziel as much as possible.

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