Gruden, a former Super Bowl-winning head coach who serves as a commentator for ESPN, has a reputation for being a quarterbacks guru (his partiality to Chris Simms aside).
Manziel struggled during offseason practices as he continues to adjust to the demands of playing quarterback in the NFL after running the no-huddle, spread attack at Texas A&M.
Recently, it was reported that Manziel went to Tampa Bay, Florida to seek help from one man who knows a thing or two about quarterbacks.
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel largely has remained out of the spotlight and headlines ahead of training camp, which opens next week.
The source spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the Browns nor Manziel, the 22nd overall pick in last year’s draft, had publicly discussed the tutoring. He reportedly begged the Raiders to draft the former Heisman Trophy victor – they selected Derek Carr instead – and told USA Today that Manziel “has a lot of magic in him.”
Manziel admitted his public persona overtook him last season.
Hopefully Gruden makes Manziel watch a clip of Peyton Manning walking onto the field over and over again like he did with Cam Newton. He had four different offensive coordinators at Texas A&M.
Last year, ESPN televised the meeting between Gruden and Manziel on a almost 50 minute segment that showed Manziel what to expect from the NFL. But Manziel’s coaches and teammates have praised him for his commitment to football since he was discharged from rehab in April. Although Brown’s head coach Mike Pettine already named Josh McCown as the team’s starter, don’t be too quick to kick the bucket on Manziel. This is the first Heisman Trophy victor as a freshman.
Manziel realized that he needed to grow up and be a professional. “All I know is I want Manziel”. In two years at Texas A&M, he had the most productive back-to-back seasons in SEC history. I spent two days with him, and I know he wants to learn. If you missed it by any chance, I will have the video link below if you wish to watch it. “All I know is I want Manziel”.