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Brian Hoyer is “not pouting” as he talks about Johnny Manziel

Brian Hoyer

Welcome to Cleveland, Johnny Manziel

One of the things that I talked about with Will Burge today on the Scene Podcast is how well the Browns seem to be handling their business. They texted Brian Hoyer before making the Manziel pick. They were ready with Hoyer’s response. They didn’t crown their newly drafted player. What more can you ask? It’s also very easy with a mature, confident guy like Brian Hoyer competing for the QB job as he proved in his conversation with NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

It doesn’t have to be a problem to have more than one quarterback. It seems that Brian Hoyer might be the kind of guy to help keep controversy from occurring. Those could be some famous last words…

(Adam Hunger/ USA Today)

  • boomhauertjs

    Being from Cleveland will give Hoyer a little more slack from fans who will be calling for Manziel than a QB from elsewhere would get. I’m glad I won’t be the one making the decision, though it may be made easy by what goes on in mini-camps and training camp.

  • RGB

    What about Throwalicious?

  • saggy

    He’s gonna be Threwalicious.

  • nj0
  • Andrius Stankus

    Let Johnny sit, give Hoyer the reigns, let Johnny sell tickets, merchandise, and PR off the field like he’s currently doing with things like this http://teespring.com/johnnydawgpound I’m excited the way their going. Go Browns!

  • Harv 21

    Hoyer is entering his 6th NFL season and has never gone into a NFL camp as the starter. So competition is not foreign to him. I’m guessing he knows the journeyman rules: 1) Shut your mouth and don’t be a tool to the Anointed One. Even better if you can befriend him, because you’re now part of his support system, you’ll get a team-first rep and it will keep you in the league longer; 2) Be ready to play even when AO is starting, because you will probably play again soon, due to injury or incompetence; 3) Don’t divide the locker room or gripe to the media – you’re a journeyman and you guys are always auditioning for your next team. Violate these 3 rules and poof go the NFL paychecks (see insincere older QB mentors Dilfer, Trent and Wallace, Seneca).

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    MKC asked some very in-depth and hard hitting questions at the press conference today! LoL

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Already? I say just a tad early for everyone except the media.

  • Ezzie Goldish

    Hoyer knows that if he plays well, the Johnny chants won’t come as fast. It’s really just that simple. The better he plays, the more slack he gets, the more Johnny sits and learns, and the happier everyone is. Many of the top NFL starters now sat for a while. (Brady, Rodgers, Brees, Rivers, Foles, Kaepernick…)

  • vespo09

    He gets a boost with the fans as a hometown kid too, if he stays team-first. I think he’s the perfect guy for this job.

  • mgbode

    Will it be a :

    (1) Gut call
    (2) Coin toss
    (3) Changed at halftime of week1

    It doesn’t matter as long as we take it serious because nothing’s funny.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    If there is a QB change I’d eye the bye week. Hope it doesn’t happen.

  • Harv 21

    Is there such a thing as a QB competition between 2 guys who can both play? That would be cool, like in San Fran 20 years ago. Fans of each could point to their fav’s strong points. Here it’s been more like which guy’s barf tastes better.

  • mgbode

    I would even accept what happened in Chicago last year.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    McCown couldn’t which is why he left.

  • mgbode

    he left to start in TB with Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans as his targets.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Not bad going from the duo in Chicago to that duo in Tampa Bay. HoyZiel needs 1 more weapon in Cleveland!!