Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains said in a radio interview Thursday, that a text from Johnny Manziel during the draft helped inspire owner Jimmy Haslam to trade up for him.
“We’re sitting there and they keep showing Johnny on T.V. and Johnny and I are texting and he shoots me a text and he says, ‘I wish you guys would come get me. Hurry up and draft me because I want to be there. I want to wreck this league together.’
“When I got that text, I forwarded it to the owner and to the head coach (Mike Pettine),” Loggains said Thursday on Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly on Arkansas ESPN. “I’m like ‘this guy wants to be here. He wants to be part of it.’ As soon as that happened, Mr. Haslam said, ‘pull the trigger. We’re trading up to go get this guy.”’
If this is true, it doesn't bode well for Cleveland (as if it could get any worse for that sorry franchise). It is not good when the owner is the one making the call on personnel. Just ask the Cowboys how that has worked out.
I can't make up my mind on Manziel. He was dynamic in college and is exciting to watch, but I can't help thinking that he will get hurt early and often in the NFL.