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    Re: Manziel comes to the AFC North



    I can't wait to see Johnny play eleven games a year in AFC North stadiums (8 in Cleveland, and 1 each in Pitt, Balt, and Cinci. Now they all won't be in bad weather - but there will be a lot more each year than Johnny has ever seen in his lifetime to date. Whoever said Colt McCoy II hit the nail right on the head.

    I'm just glad the Brownies didn't take a REAL AFC North type quarterback - like Mettenberger!




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    I think the Browns are an up and coming team, but I think Manziel is part 4 of the continuing 1st round QB saga (Couch, Quinn, Weeden, Manziel).




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    I would have been WAY more concerned if they had taken Watkins at 4 - a duo of Watkins and Gordon would be incredible, even with a mediocre QB making the throws.

    Manziel, however, is Ryan Leaf's brain in Doug Flutie's body. Should be entertaining.




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    I think Manziel will get destroyed in the AFC North. Plus, not too concerned about gimmick QB's. And let's not forget....it is the Brown's. When it absolutely, positively need to get fucked up overnight...




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    Re: Manziel comes to the AFC North

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    That seems to be the way it is with fans too. Everyone seems so sure he's either going to be a bust or great.

    I'm going to say that he has only played 2 years in college - one he won the Heisman and passed for over 3,700 yds. The second, he passed for over 4,000 yards. His completion rate was almost 70% both years.
    I saw him beat #1 Bama and throw for almost 400 in that game. The kid's got talent, a better arm than most think and he's super competitive. But I don't pretend to be able to say for sure how that will project in the NFL.
    Jimmy Garropolo threw for 5000 yards and 53 touchdowns this year. A lot of college numbers have just gotten silly so you almost have to look past them because that's not translating to the pros.

    Manziel is a great thrower on the run but how often is that going to happen against the Ravens, Steelers and Bengals? He's going to have to change his game a lot more than Blake Bortles or Teddy Bridgewater. It's not going to be easy. Honestly I don't think with that ego he's going to listen and really change.

    I could be wrong but I have no fear at all of Manziel. I feel exactly the same way I did when the Browns took Weedon. The Ravens will win more than they lose against the Browns because their QB is going to hold them back. I'm really glad that the Browns didn't trade for Mallet. Now that would have worried me.
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    I'm with GOTA on this, he doesn't scare me. Maybe he can play pitch & catch with Dennard for years to come (Yes, I'm elated).
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    Re: Manziel comes to the AFC North

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Jimmy Garropolo threw for 5000 yards and 53 touchdowns this year. A lot of college numbers have just gotten silly so you almost have to look past them because that's not translating to the pros.
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    Little harder to do in the SEC.
    I have no idea how well Manziel will be; but I do think his rockstar following is going to be a pain in the ass for that organization. Seems pretty likely Haslam wanted this guy for the wow factor to satisfy the fans.

    The real test will be in the cold weather games against AFCN defenses... you better be tough and have a good arm. Flacco and Ben do; Dalton maybe not so much... JM is certainly nothing like Flacco and Ben
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    Re: Manziel comes to the AFC North

    Quote Originally Posted by CincyCat View Post
    I'm with GOTA on this, he doesn't scare me. Maybe he can play pitch & catch with Dennard for years to come (Yes, I'm elated).
    Dennard by the way was a hell of an addition for you guys. As long as he can stay healthy. I also like the way the Browns made a great trade and got a top CB. The Bengals, Browns and Ravens have some really good starting corners.
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    If I were Johnny looking at having to play Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore 6 times a year for the forseeable future, I be making sure I had my insurance all in order, a good orthopedic surgeon lined up and on retainer, and my sperm donations properly frozen and identified.



    Quote Originally Posted by CincyCat View Post
    I'm with GOTA on this, he doesn't scare me. Maybe he can play pitch & catch with Dennard for years to come (Yes, I'm elated).




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    I'm worried only because the Browns had an excellent draft minus Johnny Manziel. Pairing up Gilbert with Haden could be a formidable secondary. On top of that they'll get another pair of 1st round picks next year. They are set up nicely going forward.




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    Quote Originally Posted by pslholder96 View Post
    I'm worried only because the Browns had an excellent draft minus Johnny Manziel. Pairing up Gilbert with Haden could be a formidable secondary. On top of that they'll get another pair of 1st round picks next year. They are set up nicely going forward.
    We are talking about the Browns, they'll F it up somehow.




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    Quote Originally Posted by mjones73 View Post
    We are talking about the Browns, they'll F it up somehow.
    Probably by firing the coaches and starting over again at the end of the year. Haslam has proven to be pretty impatient
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    Re: Manziel comes to the AFC North

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    That seems to be the way it is with fans too. Everyone seems so sure he's either going to be a bust or great.

    I'm going to say that he has only played 2 years in college - one he won the Heisman and passed for over 3,700 yds. The second, he passed for over 4,000 yards. His completion rate was almost 70% both years.
    I saw him beat #1 Bama and throw for almost 400 in that game. The kid's got talent, a better arm than most think and he's super competitive. But I don't pretend to be able to say for sure how that will project in the NFL.



    His playmaking ability is scary, but I can also see him getting hurt. I'm not thrilled that he is in the division.




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    Quote Originally Posted by mjones73 View Post
    We are talking about the Browns, they'll F it up somehow.
    The browns are the browns because they don't draft well. I think they hit a homerun last night so I'm suggesting that perhaps the tide is turning in their favor for a change.




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    Re: Manziel comes to the AFC North

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones73 View Post
    We are talking about the Browns, they'll F it up somehow.
    We used to regularly say the same about Cincy. Then they started drafting really well.

    It wouldn't shock me to see the AFC North turn into a version of the old NFC East, where all of the teams regularly enter the season with a shot at the division title.

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