Wednesday December 3rd, 2014

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel said he's disappointed he was not named the starter this week but that he "showed last week I can play a little bit," according to Daryl Ruiter of Cleveland.com

Manziel saw his first extended snaps against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday, when coach Mike Pettine benched Brian Hoyer with Cleveland down 20-3 in the fourth quarter. 

On his first drive, Manziel completed 3-of-4 passes for 54 yards and rushed for a 10-yard touchdown. Hoyer, who threw two interceptions before being pulled, has now thrown five interceptions and no touchdowns in his last two games.

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"It was fun...it was my first [extended] snaps in an NFL game and getting the offense handed to me, it's a big deal," said Manziel

On Wednesday, Pettine announced that Hoyer will start Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts

"Just being a competitor there's disappointment," said Manziel. "I want to show my mood hasn't changed, I'm not taking this lightly...hopefully I made [the decision] difficult."

The rookie said that the next time he plays, he'll try to leave no doubt he should be guy, according to Mary Kat Cabot of Cleveland.com.

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Manziel finished the game with 5-of-8 passing for 63 yards, the touchdown run and a fumble. Hoyer has completed 56.2 percent of his passes for 3,056 yards with 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

- Molly Geary

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