Tough Starting Debut For ‘Johnny Football’
Johnny Manziel, also known as ‘Johnny Football,’ a name he earned from his college mates, suffered a bumpy NFL entrance for Cleveland Browns.
The Cincinnati defense ridiculed and tamed him as the AFC North division-leading Bengals shut the Browns out 30-0.
In 2014 draft, the rookie quarterback, which is among Cleveland’s first round picks got preliminary nod ahead of Brian Hoyer, a struggling veteran in order for Browns team to maintain their playoff hopes which is fading.
The tacky Johnny Manziel who is vastly popular with fans, came in for Hoyer against Buffalo in the fourth quarter two weeks earlier and directed the only touchdown drive of Cleveland to a defeat of 26-10.
However, in the beginning, Manziel was able to complete 10 out of 18 passes for 80 yards with two of first half interceptions. This resulted to being sacked three times.
As the game goes on, the former Heisman trophy winner, and thecountry’s top university player watched the Cincinnati players celebrating as they flashed his signature finger-rubbing the sign of money.
The Browns who have lost three consecutive times, have 6-3 downs and out drives, and a total of 107 yards on defence. The first time since they were shut out was in November 16,2009 when they lost to Baltimore.
Jeremy Hill from Cincinnati ran 148 yards with two touchdowns. Whereas Giovani Bernard accumulated 79 yards for Bengals, who advanced to 9-4-1, remaining with one half game ahead of Pittsburgh. In addition to that, Andy Dalton completed 14 out of 24 passes for 117 yards with only one interception for Bengals.