Does anyone know if Browns quarterback coach Dowell Logains is homeless? In an interview with Bo Mattingly, host of “SportsTalk with Bo Mattingly,” the Cleveland coach described a scene during Day 1 of the 2014 NFL Draft where Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel sent a text that may have helped tip the first domino in the trade that ultimately led to the team making the player one of the most discussed selections of the weekend.
“We’re sitting there and they keep showing Johnny on TV and we’re going back and forth, Johnny and I are texting,” Loggains said to the Arkansas-based host. “He shoots me a text that says, ‘I wish you guys would come get me. Hurry up and draft me because I want to be there and wreck this league together.’”
Loggains says that he then forwarded the text to team owner Jimmy Haslam and general manager Ray Farmer, which then led to Cleveland doing what it took to bring Manziel aboard. Loggains confirmed that Manziel was high on the Browns’ draft board and has a big fan in team owner Jimmy Haslam. Out of the 14 quarterbacks the team considered, it was Manziel’s name which sat at the top.
This, of course, will bump any anecdotal discussions surrounding Haslam and an alleged homeless man who told the billionaire to select Manziel—because Browns. That story was fun while it lasted. As more and more details surrounding the quest to add Johnny Football leak out, it becomes that much more apparent how much both parties are looking forward to the future.
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