Browns think Johnny Manziel has regressed in practice, worry about partying


In a topic that’s been beaten to death, even on these very pages, we have something of an update. Mary Kay Cabot is reporting from sources within the Browns that they are “stunned” by Johnny Manziel’s non-stop antics during this off-season.

Manziel regressed in practice after the first week of organized team activities, and some in the organization attributed it to too much jet-setting and not enough dedication to the playbook.

Team officials had bought into Manziel’s pre-draft promises to tone down the partying and leave his frat-boy lifestyle back in College Station, Texas, and they’ve been stunned by his non-stop antics, sources said.

I know there’s massive disagreement on this issue and how big of a deal it is. There are questions as to if what Johnny Manziel is doing is even out of the ordinary compared to his peers. Is it just that Johnny has a bigger spotlight on him? These are the things we’ve already gone round and round on as the Browns approach training camp with the rookie. If you believe the reports prove the Browns have legitimate concern, then it’s troubling.

When these things are reported, however, you never truly know what the intent of the source. Maybe the Browns are leaking something like this to send a message to Manziel that party time is officially over with the start of camp. Maybe they’re simply trying to get him to be the best he can be and think this negative talk might just motivate him. Some believe that much of the chatter surrounding the team’s Week 1 starter was done with similar goal in mind.

But for those like our own TD who have said, “Call me when it impacts the Browns during the regular season,” it should at least be a concern that the Browns think that Manziel has regressed in practice while simultaneously partying all over the country.

The only one who could be happy with report like this has the last name, “Hoyer.”

  • RGB

    Polka never dies.

  • nj0

    Weird Al’s career too.

  • Child

    get it

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  • cle

    Can you go back to imgur please?

  • Sam Gold

    Wow, left a post and then went away to attend to life and stuff, came back and IT’S. ALL. SO. GIFTASTIC!!!

  • RGB

    The football withdrawal DTs are bad this time of year.

  • mgbode
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  • mgbode

    interesting. is it showing up a bad size from tumblr?

  • RGB
  • MrCleaveland

    Another damaging aspect of his antics is that your QB is supposed to be a leader and command the respect of the team. Anybody think Joe Thomas respects this clown? Time to grow up, dude.

  • Eric G

    “and some in the organization”

    Janitors? Cooks? Or people who actually make football decisions?

  • Sam Gold


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  • Sam Gold

    How do I get it to show rather than just the link?

  • mgbode

    on the page with the GIF:
    (1) Right click
    (2) Click on “Open Image in new tab”
    (3) Copy/paste hyperlink from that new tab

    GIF has to be alone otherwise you are trying to post the entire webpage and disqus rightly shuts it down.

  • like so:

  • Sam Gold


  • Sam Gold

    That’s what I did but just the link appears here when I post.

  • mgbode

    are you trying to say that these sources aren’t on the up and up? 🙂

  • Sam Gold

    Sorry Kanick, only the text appeared when I asked.

  • maxfnmloans

    I thought we established Craigs soul dying was Lombardi and Banner’s fault? I haz konfused

  • there is a URL (http://etc-etc-etc) for the actual image. you need to get that and not the page itself. in apple os, if you right click on the image (as bode described) you’ll see a pulldown menu like shown. if you “copy image URL” you can then paste it (command+v) in a comment and disqus will display it.

  • mgbode

    not sure why, but the link above is not the link I get when I open a new tab with only the image. I’ll put some spaces in so you can see the full link I get:

    http://media.giphy.com/media/ 96ciETgT883Bu/giphy. gif

  • Sam Gold

    OK guys, took me a couple of tries but I got it. Thanks for the help.

  • RGB

    Meethinks he’s not using Chrome.

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  • RGB

    Oof. Been a long day of foolishness.
    I think it’s about that time, gentlemen…


  • Oswald Cobblepott

    The fact is that manziel is actually partying at events and clubs all over the country. He will fail!

  • saggy

    any problem she has she just puts her fist in.

  • Petefranklin

    Connor freakin Shaw….Going to save the year if Hoyer goes down!

  • Petefranklin

    Now that one made me laugh!

  • TexizzBoy

    I can see rehab coming up! He can’t stop! He’s got great potential but it has to be developed by his efforts! Good luck, Johnny!

  • PV Mike

    and Johnny said no,no,no


    Pretty sure this report is garbage because no football person would use the phrase “non-stop antics”. Well, maybe a Pop Warner coach, but that’s about it.