Berea, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel admitted that he struggled in the first week of Cleveland Browns training camp trying to get used to the pro system.
“It’s a complete 180 from everything that I’ve been used to. And it’s going to take time,” said Manziel.
He said it’s a process coming from a spread, air raid system in college to a pro style system that he’s very unfamiliar with as far as terminology and routes.
But Manziel feels there’s no rush to get everything figured out.
“I think they wanted to see where I’m at and how I progress,” he quipped.
Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Manziel is progeressing in trying to learn when to let a play develop and when to abort and get out of the pocket.
Meanwhile, aoach Mike Pettine said Manziel is ahead of where he expected the young quarterback to be when it comes to the mental part of the game.
“Once I go through a couple days with non-mental errors or getting to where I need to be every single time, then I’ll feel a lot better,” said Manziel.