Johnny Manziel: 'I showed last week I can play a little bit'

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

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 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

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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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