Browns GM discusses Johnny Manziel and potential character issues

Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Reporter Mary Kay Cabot interviewed Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer and asked him about Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

From on Sunday:

Q: What do you think of Johnny Football? Your offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has already said, ‘who wouldn’t like him?’

A: He’s a good football player. That’s what Kyle recognizes, that guys that are exciting to watch and can play football, that’s positive. The really good ones are easy to spot. The guys that jump off the tape, those are the fun ones and those are the days that you sit in the film room and wish you could watch two more games.

Q: Are you comfortable with the character issues involving Manziel?

A: It’s about getting a full, comprehensive report. Who is the guy as a football player? What’s his football knowledge? What are his work habits? What’s his ability or demeanor to want to eat the tape and work on it and grind on it? What’s his level of intelligence? Everybody won’t have the same boxes checked.

There will be some blemishes on each of them. It depends on how bad those blemishes are.

Topics: Cleveland Browns

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