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Kosar: Browns Dealt Manziel Rotten Hand

Andrew Garda, Sports on Earth

How Manziel Can Get Better

Matt Bowen, Bleacher Report

Browns Saddle Manziel, Must Ride Him

Terry Pluto, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Manziel Not Only 1 to Blame

Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal

Manziel: 'A Fail on My Part'

Mary Kay Cabot, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Even though a month and a half ago I thought it was time to give Johnny Manziel a shot, and even though Brian Hoyer ended up playing just as badly as I said he would, the first sta...(full article)

After watching Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel display some positive signs of production back in Week 13, I expected much more out of the rookie on Sunday during his fi...(full article)

After watching Johnny Manziel's horrible first start with the Browns, the message is clear. The Browns need to see more of their rookie quarterback. The Browns need to answer thi...(full article)

CLEVELAND: For rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel, Sunday’s 30-0 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals was worst-case scenario times 10. The Browns’ 22nd overall pick was horri...(full article)

On the Bengals' bus ride over to FirstEnergy Stadium, they peered out the window only to see Browns fans everywhere flashing them the Johnny Manziel money sign. After a week fu...(full article)

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