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Where's Johnny: Manziel Bounces Back

Jul 31, 2014 -- 3:15pm

By Jason Gibbs | ESPNCleveland.com

 

9:29am: After a day off the Browns are back on the practice field. Johnny is the last QB out at 9:29 and at 9:30 the horn sounds to start the day.

9:31am: The QB’s work on the exchange with their respective centers.

9:38am: Stretch time

9:49am: QB/RB Drills. On Johnny’s first play he rolls to the right, throwing a pass to RB Chris Ogbonnaya.

9:54am: QB to RB handoff exchange drill

10:01am: QB/WR/TE drills

10:10am: Johnny and the QB’s throw to all skill position guys (WR/TE/RB)

10:20am: 3 on 3 Drill with QB’s

No official numbers on this drill, but Manziel with three fantastic deep ball completions to WR’s Anthony Armstrong, Nate Burleson and Charles Johnson. Manziel looked really good in this drill.

10:26am: 11 on 11 Drill number one

10:30am: Johnny time (Numbers – 1/2 with two runs and a dead ball)

  • Play #1 – Completion to WR Miles Austin
  • Play #2 – Johnny scrambles to the right side and runs out-of-bounds
  • Play #3 – Handoff to RB Chris Ogbonnaya
  • Play #4 – Snap goes over the head of Johnny; play whistled dead
  • Play #5 – Incomplete pass to WR Andrew Hawkins
  • 10:38am…Special Teams time. QB footwork and agility drills for Johnny, Brian and company.

10:49am: 11 on 11 Drill number two

10:52am: Johnny time (Numbers – Zero passes with one run)

  • Play #1 - Handoff to FB Ray Agnew

10:57am: Johnny time (Numbers – 0/1 with two sacks for safeties)

  • Play #1 – Johnny rolls to his right and ends up throwing the ball away
  • Play #2 – Johnny is “sacked” in the endzone for a safety
  • Play #3 – Same results. Manziel holds onto the ball too long this time and ends up getting “sacked”

11:02am: 7 on 7 Drill (Numbers – 2/4)

  • Play #1 – Completion to WR Andrew Hawkins
  • Play #2 – Incomplete pass to RB Terrance West
  • Play #3 – Completion to WR Andrew Hawkins
  • Play #4 – Incomplete pass. Johnny overthrows everyone.

11:11am: Johnny time (Numbers – 3/4)

  • Play #1 – Completion to TE Gary Barnidge
  • Play #2 – Incomplete pass to WR Nate Burleson
  • Play #3 – Completion to WR Charles Johnson
  • Play #4 – Completion to WR Taylor Gabriel

11:17am: Special Teams time. QB footwork and agility drills for Johnny, Brian and company.

11:30am: 11 on 11 Drill number three

11:32am: Johnny time (Numbers – 2/3)

  • Play #1 – Johnny rolls out under pressure and throws a nice completion to FB Ray Agnew
  • Play #2 – Incomplete pass to TE James Oboh
  • Play #3 – Completion to WR Travis Benjamin

11:38am: Johnny time (Numbers – two runs)

  • Play #1 – Johnny runs with the ball on a QB keeper
  • Play #2 – Handoff to RB Dion Lewis

11:44am: Goal Line Drill (Numbers – 1/2 with one run)

  • Play #1 – Johnny with his best play of the day rolling to his left and side-arming a TD pass to TE Jim Dray.
  • Play #2 – Incomplete pass to TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi in the endzone who just about gets be-headed by FS Tashaun Gipson.
  • Play #3 – A penalty on the defense nullifies the run and gives the offense another shot at the endzone.
  • Play #4 – Handoff to RB Edwin Baker who bangs into the endzone for a TD.

UN-OFFICIAL PASSING TOTALS TODAY FOR JOHNNY - 9/16

 

 

 

Johnny's roommate says he's "pretty normal"

Jul 31, 2014 -- 1:59pm

By Mike Goldstein | ESPNCleveland.com

 

BEREA -- Sometimes, Johnny Manziel is out in the club, hanging with Drake or LeBron. And sometimes, he's just sitting in a hotel room, watching Blood Diamond.

Browns' rookie OL Joel Bitonio would know -- he's Johnny's roommate. (“I get asked more questions about Johnny than anything else," he says.)

Bitonio joined ESPN Cleveland's "The Really Big Show" on Thursday and the conversation turned to Johnny, who Bitonio describes as an "introvert."

"When he [first] walked in the room, I was like, 'Man, that's Johnny Football. Let's see what this is about,'" Bitonio told ESPN Cleveland. After that, Bitonio quickly realized: "Man, this guy's pretty normal."

 

 

Miles Austin gives Justin Gilbert and the Browns defense high marks

Jul 29, 2014 -- 3:19pm

By ESPN Cleveland Staff | ESPNCleveland.com

 

 

 

 

 

Where's Johnny: Not Getting It Done

Jul 29, 2014 -- 3:12pm

By Jason Gibbs | ESPNCleveland.com

 

9:27am

On this Tuesday, Johnny is the third QB out of the locker room. One minute later Brian Hoyer appears and away we go.

9:30am: The QB’s spend a few minutes before stretching working once again with their respective centers.

9:38am: Stretch time

9:48am: QB to RB swing pass drill

9:50am: QB to RB handoff exchange drill

9:55am: QB to WR drills

10:02am: QB/WR/TE drills

10:10am: Johnny and the QB’s throw to all skill position guys (WR/TE/RB)

10:17am: 4 on 4 drill with the QB’s handing off to RB’s

10:23am: 1 on 1 passing drill with QB’s throwing. Johnny’s Numbers – 3/10

  • Incomplete pass to WR Nate Burleson
  • Complete pass to WR Willie Snead
  • Incomplete pass to WR Jonathan Krause. Krause caught the ball but was ruled out-of-bounds.
  • Incomplete pass to WR Charles Johnson
  • Complete pass to WR Nate Burleson
  • Incomplete pass to WR Taylor Gabriel
  • Incomplete pass to WR Jonathan Krause
  • Incomplete pass to WR Charles Johnson
  • Incomplete pass to WR Willie Snead
  • Johnny with his best pass of the drill hooks up with newly signed free agent WR Marlon Moore on a deep route pass and catch.

10:34am: Running drill with QB’s handing off to RB’s behind a full line

10:36am: Special Teams time with the QB’s getting a little break

10:46am: 11 on 11 Drill number one

10:49am: Johnny time (Numbers – 0/2 with two running plays)

  • Play #1 – Handoff to RB Dion Lewis
  • Play #2 – Manziel rolls right and throws the ball out-of-bounds, incomplete
  • Play #3 – Manziel, facing pressure, throws incomplete to WR Charles Johnson
  • Play #4 – Handoff to RB Chris Ogbonnaya

10:57am:  Johnny time (Numbers – 0/1 with two running plays)

  • Play #1 - Handoff to RB Edwin Baker
  • Play #2 – Handoff to RB Dion Lewis
  • Play #3 – If this was a game, Manziel would have been crushed by LB Paul Kruger for a sack but instead he’s allowed to get the ball off and it’s intercepted by DB Jordan Poyer.

11:00am: 5 on 5 Drills

11:02am: Johnny takes the field (Numbers – 3/4)

  • Play #1 – Completion to WR Willie Snead
  • Play #2 – Completion to WR Miles Austin
  • Play #3 – Completion to WR Nate Burleson (who fires up the crowd after the catch)
  • Play #4 – Incomplete pass to WR Andrew Hawkins

11:08am:  Johnny part 2 Numbers – 1/2)

  • Play #1 – Incomplete pass to WR Josh Gordon who almost makes a brilliant one-handed catch.
  • Play #2 – Completion to WR Josh Gordon

11:11am: Special Teams. QB’s with footwork and agility drills.

11:22am: 11 on 11 Drill number two

11:25am: Johnny time (Numbers – 1/3)

  • Play #1 – Delayed draw to RB Dion Lewis
  • Play #2 – Completion to TE James Oboh
  • Play #3 – Incomplete pass
  • Play #4 – Incomplete pass to WR Travis Benjamin who drops a well-thrown ball

11:32am: Johnny time (Numbers – 1/2)

  • Play #1 – Pitch to RB Edwin Baker
  • Play #2 – Incomplete pass to WR Josh Gordon (Definitely pass interference on the pass)
  • Play #3 – Dump off pass to RB Isiah Crowell

11:36am: Johnny time (Numbers 0/2)

  • Play #1 – Rolls right and throws a bullet to WR Charles Johnson who drops the pass
  • Play #2 – Handoff to RB Terrance West
  • Play #3 – Technically Johnny gets “sacked” by the defense but play is allowed to continue and Johnny ends his day throwing an INT to DB Josh Aubrey.

 

UN-OFFICIAL PASSING TOTALS TODAY FOR JOHNNY - 9/26

 

 

 

Tate welcomes competition at RB spot

Jul 29, 2014 -- 2:16pm

By Mike Goldstein | ESPNCleveland.com

 

BEREA -- This is the kind of thing that happens at training camp.

Players are fresh and ready to go. They're running into each other at nearly full speed. Rookies are trying to grab a spot on the depth chart. There's competition. Emotions are, presumably, relatively high for certain folks.

On Tuesday, Browns running back Ben Tate was again asked about the state of affairs between he and rookie runner Terrance West, who are engaged in what seems to be a legitimate battle for regular season playing time -- one that has led to a spirited back-and-forth that's played out through the media.

Tate downplayed any bad blood between the two, saying simply that "competition is needed to have a good team."

This was a much more tempered approach from Tate. Last month, during the team's minicamp, Tate was almost dismissive of West, saying:

“I know when I’m on my game, no disrespect to any running back here but there’s nobody that can really touch me who’s close to what I do. I battled in and out every day with what some people consider the best running back in the league, Arian Foster. ... I’ve seen the best, I battled it. So this around here, to me, is really not anything.”

Since then, West has twice responded to Tate's comments, the most recent of which coming just days ago at the start of camp. The rookie dropped the line, "Actions speak louder than words."

In other words: game on.

Confidence is high on both sides. Tate and West will continue to get after it on the field but there doesn't seem to be any beef beyond that.

 

 

 

Where's Johnny: In The Red Zone

Jul 28, 2014 -- 3:00pm

By Jason Gibbs | ESPNCleveland.com

 

9:25am: It’s the first day for pads here in Berea. Johnny is the final QB out of the locker room on this cold and windy Monday. He steps out at 9:25am and away we go.

9:30am: All four QB’s practice the snap exchange with their respective centers. Clearly a point of emphasis after yesterday’s practice.

9:38am: Stretch time

9:49am: Screen pass drill with the entire offense. Johnny’s first pass goes to RB Terrance West.

9:50am: QB/RB Exchanges

9:58am: QB/WR Drill

10:02am: QB/WR/TE Drills

10:11am: QB’s throw to all the skill position players (WR/TE/RB)

10:20am: Contact drills for the rest of the team. The QB’s go to another field and work on footwork and a few other things.

10:29am: Two fields, two separate drills. Johnny starts on one field with Hoyer on the other. On the Manziel field it’s one on one drills with Johnny throwing to WR’s. Numbers – 1/3

o   Play #1 – Johnny gets picked off by CB Buster Skrine

o   Play #2 – Manziel bounces right back with a solid throw to WR Josh Gordon

o   Play #3 – Manziel overshoots WR Taylor Gabriel

After the third pass Manziel and Hoyer flip flop and Manziel works with the big nasty’s up front and running drills.

10:38am: Specials Teams time. The QB’s go over to the other field to work on agility.

10:49am: 11 on 11 Drill number one.

10:51am: Numbers - 1/2 with two running plays

o   Play #1 – Handoff to RB Dion Lewis up the middle.

o   Play #2 – Manziel with an option run to the left side.

o   Play #3 – Never happens as everyone moves but the ball.

o   Play #4 – Johnny connects with WR Josh Gordon on a nice over-the-shoulder grab.

o   Play #5 – Manziel is forced to throw the ball away.

11:00am: Numbers - 0/1 with two running plays

o   Play #1 – Manziel goes option right and takes off.

o    Play #2 – Manziel’s pass to WR Andrew Hawkins is incomplete but one of the referees who’s volunteering to officiate certain drills throws a flag for a hold on DB Justin Gilbert.

o   Play #3 – Botched play in the backfield and Manziel is “sacked.”

11:02am: 7 on 7 Drill

11:06am: Numbers – 3/4

o   Play #1 – Incomplete to WR Miles Austin

o   Play #2 – Completion to WR Andrew Hawkins

o   Play #3 – Completion to WR Andrew Hawkins (quickly becoming a favorite for every QB)

o   Play #4 – Completion to WR Josh Gordon who beats CB Justin Gilbert on a down and in route.

11:11am: Numbers – 0/2

o   Play #1 – Two hops a pass about 10 yards downfield to a potential target. The wind really whipping now and I feel like Johnny is getting just a little taste of what the wind will be like in December.

o   Play #2 – Incompletion to WR Nate Burleson

11:14am: Special Teams drills with the QB’s continuing to work on footwork and agility on the other field.

11:25am: 11 on 11 Drill number two.

11:25am: Numbers – 4/4

o   Play #1 – Completion to WR Josh Gordon who tips the ball to himself to make the grab.

o   Play #2 – Completion to WR Willie Snead who has had a good camp so far.

o   Play #3 – Completion to WR Andrew Hawkins

o   Play #4 – Another completion to WR Andrew Hawkins

11:36am: Numbers – 2/3

o   Play #1 – Johnny drops the snap, re-groups and one hops a pass intended for RB Dion Lewis.

o   Play #2 – Completion to WR Nate Burleson

o   Play #3 – After bobbling the snap, Manziel completes the pass to WR Miles Austin.

11:38am: Full game simulation with yard markers.

11:42am: Numbers – 0/1 with four handoffs

o   Play #1 – 1st Down…Handoff to RB Edwin Baker

o   Play #2 – 2nd Down…Handoff to RB Edwin Baker for a first down.

o   Play #3 – 1st Down…Handoff to RB Dion Lewis

o   Play #4 – 2nd Down…Manziel takes off running

o   Play #5 – 3rd Down…Johnny is intercepted by rookie LB Chris Kirksey.

11:52am: Numbers – 3/4 with three handoffs

o   Play #1 – 1st Down…Manziel scrambles to the left side

o   Play #2 – 2nd Down…Handoff to RB Edwin Baker

o   Play #3 – 1st Down…Completion to WR Taylor Gabriel

o   Play #4 – 1st Down…Handoff to RB Isiah Crowell

o   Play #5 – 2nd Down…Incomplete pass to WR Jonathan Krause

o   Play #6 – 3rd Down…Completion to WR Taylor Gabriel

o   Play #7 – 1st Down…Johnny rolls out to his right side and hits FB Ray Agnew for a BROWNS TOUCHDOWN!!!

UN-OFFICIAL PASSING TOTALS TODAY FOR JOHNNY - 14/24

 

 

 

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