The actions of Johnny Manziel have been questioned all season long with the Cleveland Browns. After Manziel’s latest incident involving an alleged party last Friday night, it appears that Browns coach Mike Pettine has grown sick of his rookie quarterback. Manziel apologized for being late to Saturday’s walk-through and has said he will step up. Pettine said on Monday, though, that “talk is cheap.” [photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty]
No points for originality there, but the Browns can’t be pleased with Manziel right now. He was out for the final game of the season with a hamstring injury, and then reportedly a party that led to security having to find Manziel on Saturday morning. If Manziel truly wants to be the starting quarterback of the Browns when the 2015 season begins, major changes have to happen.
Pettine has already made his statement by adding “he’s gotten himself to a point with me that his actions are much more important than what he says.” It is clear that Manziel needs to grow up in a big way during the offseason and stay out of trouble. When training camp arrives, he needs to be a completely different person and one that is a leader on and off the field.