Johnny Manziel Declared a ‘New Guy’ by Browns OC John DeFilippo

August 24, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Two solid preseason outings into 2015, and it appears the narrative is finally beginning to shift on Johnny Manziel. Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo praised the team's second-string quarterback as a "new guy" in an interview with Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal on Monday:
I think he's a new guy. I think from a preparation standpoint and a want-to standpoint haven't changed since OTAs, but I think you see a different quarterback. I really do. I think his overall understanding of the game and what we're trying to do has changed drastically. I really think that. He understands protections. He's making the calls. He understands his sight adjust. He understands his hots.
Manziel, who sat out Monday's practice with a sore throwing elbow, has thrown for 160 yards and a touchdown without an interception through two preseason games. He was 10-of-18 for 118 yards and a 21-yard touchdown pass in Thursday night's 11-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills. &n...

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