BEREA, Ohio -- Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel acknowledged he has “made some rookie mistakes” during the offseason, but doesn’t think his partying has hurt his chances of winning a starting job.
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“For me, my main thing is, people within this building, my teammates, the coaching staff, the higher-ups in this organization we’ve all been on the same page,” he said. “We’ve all been good and very eager to be moving forward.”
Manziel promised to conduct himself differently from here on out.
manner and a positive light, so just very excited to be back in camp and it’s football 24/7 and that’s what I love doing.
“That’s what I live for and it’s what my job, so for me, I’m very excited to be back and can’t wait to get this underway.”
Pettine believes Manziel enters camp well prepared to compete with Hoyer.
All the controversy surrounding Manziel has somewhat overshadowed Hoyer, who has worked his way back from knee surgery. The homegrown Hoyer is confident he’ll hang on to his starting job.
“I’m confident I am that guy, but in the same sense I know if it comes down to the fact Johnny does beat me out I will have given everything I can and he will have totally earned it,” Hoyer said. “That’s what you want. All I ask is the opportunity and a chance to earn the job, and that’s what I’ve been given. For me it’s about going out every day and proving I can be that guy I believe I am.”