Twitter is abuzz with Mario Manningham’s quotes from today and for those of you who didn’t get a chance to listen to them on the video on Cleveland.com, here is a transcript of the inanity.
Branson Wright “Have you put any thoughts into the Browns at all?”
Manningham “No, not really.”
(Silence… laughter from Chuck and Branson)
Chuck Yarborough – “We’ve heard rumors that the Browns are not looked at by players around the league as a really good place to go. Is that a true perception or would players really come here?”
Manningham “A lot of players wouldn’t. Like, I’m not trying to put the organization down. But a lot of players, that wouldn’t be their top choices. Because everybody says how cold it is in Cleveland. And there team-wise so it’s a miserable combination.
Chuck Yarborough “Does the unsettled nature of the quarterback position have anything to do with that?”
Manningham “Uh, yeah. Yeah.”
Branson Wright “Mario, what’s important to you in finding that perfect team for you?”
Manningham “Quarterback. You know, and just knowing what’s going on.”
Chuck Yarborough “How hard would it be to leave a quarterback winning QB like Eli Manning?”
Manningham “It’d be hard, but there are a lot of other good quarterbacks also.”
Manningham’s answers were curt, and it felt like Branson Wright and Chuck Yarborough were pulling teeth when they weren’t leading him. In addition, after the question where I stopped transcribing, Manningham seemed to be paying even less attention as what sounded like the door chime of his car indicated he was either arriving at a destination or leaving to go somewhere.
I wonder what Manningham’s agent finds these kinds of activities helpful or not.