Johnny Manziel Camp Daily: Aug. 13


A day-by-day and honest look at Johnny Manziel's first training camp with the Cleveland Browns:

THE WORK: More of the same. There were plays when Manziel looked very good, plays where he didn’t. After spending Tuesday with the starters, Manziel was back with the twos on Wednesday as the Browns continue to allow Manziel and Brian Hoyer to alternate days with the first unit. Manziel made a few good pocket throws -- especially one to Tarvis Benjamin -- but also struggled in the hurry-up offense. That should be no cause for concern, though. The Browns practiced the hurry-up for the first time.

GOOD THROW: Manziel stood in the pocket and hit Benjamin in stride on a deep crossing pattern. The ball fell between two defenders as Benjamin raced just past the right hashmark. Given the play involved a dropback, a read and a strong throw, it might have been Manziel’s best of training camp.

BAD THROW: In the hurry-up offense, Manziel had two clunker third-down plays that ended drives. He basically threw the ball away at the end of a rollout, then found nobody open and made a poor throw in the general direction of Terrance West. The mitigating factor was this was the first time he had used the hurry-up.

THE WORD: "Nothing has changed. We’re going to go ahead and meet tomorrow and discuss all positions, but the quarterback one especially tomorrow." Coach Mike Pettine on who will start and how he will handle quarterbacks during Monday’s game in Washington.

START CHART: On a 1 to 10 scale, with 10 being Manziel certainly starts the opener, we'll take a look at his chances as he goes through camp.