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What Should The Browns do with Johnny Football?
David Mignano (Back Sports Page):The Browns are without question going to cut Manziel. I personally never expected him to be anything special coming out of college on the field and in the limited time he has played he hasn't proven me wrong. His off the field antics are just too much and if I'm a team that has given him several chances and he continues to spit in our faces, then lie about it and wear wigs to casinos... He is worth way more trouble than he's worth for a team that isn't going to win with him. This is a strong draft for QBs and is the perfect time for the Browns to take another crack at this position. As for Jerry and Manziel, they have obviously been tied since he almost drafted him over Zach Matin which would have been one of the worst choices in modern draft history. Jerry loves a splashy name so the stars would seem to align for them to come together, but in reality they shouldn't want him either. Has Manziel proven to be better than Weeden or Cassel? No. If I'm the Cowboys and I want to make a slpashy back up QB signing then I'd rather see them give RG3 a shot.
Jason Leach (Back Sports Page):The Cleveland Browns should look to trade him for a mid round draft pick. He has alot of growing up to do and they're huge risk for any team that would trade for him, but he does have some talent. If he grows up and is put in the right situation he could be a decent starting quarterback.
Seth Kamens (Back Sports Page):What to do with Johnny Football? With the latest juke move put on by "Billy" Manziel, what should the Cleveland Browns do with him? Jerry Jones is rumored to be intrigued about the possibilityof bringing him to Dallas, but should the Browns deal him, or cut him? They have no credibility. Hue Jackson took the job contingent on Manziel being out of Cleveland. if they could trade him to st. louis or dallas for a 5th or 6th round pick - jump on it. Otherwise, cut him and move on.
Randy Zellea (Back Sports Page):Johnny Football doesnt seem to really get what it is to be a pro. Guys like Tim Tebow who is a pro through and through can not get another opportunity but this clown gets an opportunity. A QB is a leader on and off the field and is the face of a franchise.
I want to believe that a change of location will be helpful to hi, but time will tell. I think putting him in a situation where he has a good leader to learn from will help set him up for the future.
Ashley Mayle (Back Sports Page):As a Browns fan, who cannot speak for our entire factory of sadness, I would love to drive him to the airport, pay his luggage and drop him off. There are a lot of people out there who want to keep him, give him the job or make him "earn" the job which is ridiculous, Some argue that he has so much potential, and that he showed flashes of what he can do if and when he has weapons. What exactly has Johnny showed us? This is not the SEC. You simply cannot run out of the pocket and throw on the run on every play. For one, NFL speed has defensive ends catching up to him. He still makes bad decisions, still throws off of his back foot and often tries to extend plays which end up costing the team. Although, I have to give him props for attempting to stay in the pocket longer this year and scanning the field.
His off the field issues are just too much. In Vegas with a wig, mustache and shades; really? Then he wasn't even in town on the last week of the season. Not at the game, and not at the facility. To make matters more interesting, he was there first thing on Monday morning as if nothing happened.
Jerry is not giving up a 7th rounder for him, nor is anyone else. I can understand the concept of, "Well you aren't losing anything by keeping him". Yes, yes you are. He is a distraction. This organization is a mess and in their efforts to fully overhaul this thing, he is someone that needs to go. Johnny Be Gone!
Matt Berkson (Back Sports Page):What to do with Johnny Football? With the latest juke move put on by "Billy" Manziel, what should the Cleveland Browns do with him? Jerry Jones is rumored to be intrigued about the possibilityof bringing him to Dallas, but should the Browns deal him, or cut him?
Manziel has proven both that his loyalty is to things other than football and that the Browns should not trust him. Therefore Cleveland should first try to trade him and if no one will give them a draft pick, they should release him outright. The Browns need to make a statement that they will not tolerate any player who isn't putting in the work and respecting the team that pays him his salary.
Of course this is Jimmy Haslem's Browns, so we should expect them to screw up the situation the way they screwed up by taking Manziel in the first place. Both Teddy Bridgewater and Derek Carr went shortly after the Browns took Manziel, so they could've traded down, taken one of those QBs, and might have a franchise QB for the next decade.
It's a sad state of affairs right now at Browns headquarters and won't get much better anytime soon as long as Jimmy Haslem is calling the shots.