Jan 30, 2014; New York, NY, USA; San Francisco safety Donte Whitner attends the Madden Bowl XX Red Carpet event at the USS Intrepid Mandatory. Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Donte Whitner: Browns' offense similar to RGIII's in Washington

The Cleveland Browns have a lot to be optimistic about following the arrival of Johnny Manziel after being selected late in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. They also added Houston Texans running back Ben Tate in free agency and have a new offensive coordinator in Kyle Shanahan.’

If you’re wondering what the Browns offense will look like in the 2014 season, Browns safety Donte Whitner found a comparison.

“This scheme that they’re running on offense is some of the stuff they did in Washington with (Robert Griffin III),” Whitner said. “So if you get that running, you get the defense guessing, and you’re running the football well and throw the football around and guys’ eyes aren’t in the right place on defense, that’s where a lot of the big plays come from.”

One of the big debates yet to be resolved in the offense is who will be starting at quarterback, Brian Hoyer or the rookie, Manziel? Whitner isn’t picking sides.

“I’m going to stand back and let this competition develop and may the best man win, but our offense is gonna be predicated on running the football and being physical in the run game also,” Whitner told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday. “You can’t just ask both quarterbacks to stand back there and throw the ball 35, 40 times a game.”

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