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Browns | Mike Pettine gushes about Johnny Manziel

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel received effusive praise from Browns head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine cited Manziel's "it factor" and competitive nature.

"That's the reason I thought so highly of him when I personally evaluated him,'' said Pettine. "I thought his ("it factor'') is at an extreme level, to the point where it's created Johnny football, the fact that he is all those things to an amazing degree. He's ultra-competitive, ultra-compassionate. He's a guy that he just finds a way.''

Pettine noted the team will have to address and plan for Manziel's highly publicized off-the-field persona, which he said isn't really reflective of Manziel himself.

Fantasy Tip: And we're expected to believe the quarterback competition will be fair? Yeah ... so, about that. It would be quite surprising if Manziel wasn't Cleveland's Week 1 starter.

2014-05-09 00:18:08 | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

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