Browns rookie Johnny Manziel made a strong case for some playing time in Pittsburgh with a typical Johnny Football effort in Thursday night's 33-13 victory over the Bears. "It's something we'll discuss,'' said coach Mike Pettine. "I don't know if that's necessarily something just because of tonight. We'll have discussions on how we want to game plan and how we want to use those guys. I think one of the reasons that Brian (Hoyer) and the first team did look better tonight is because we didn't mix the reps and he got all the reps with the No. 1s. A big part of tonight was getting those guys playing together and getting that cohesion." Pettine acknowledged that he likes the contrast between his two quarterbacks -- the steady-eddy Hoyer who engineered a 13-play, 85-yard TD drive on his lone possession; and the wild and crazy Manziel, who was off on some throws but compensated with his legs. "I do because it's worked in this system before where (offensive coordinator) Kyle (Shanahan) has had dropback passers and then a talent like 'RG3' (Robert Griffin III),'' Pettine. "I think it's a very similar situation where he can bounce back and forth between the two styles and play to the strengths of the guy that he has in there."
Mike Pettine on Johnny Manziel Week 1 reps: 'Something we'll discuss'
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Aug 30