Aug 18, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) prepares to throw the ball during warmups prior to the Browns

Browns' Johnny Manziel: 'I should've been smarter'

The Cleveland Browns had an eventful Monday night against the Washington Redskins. Both quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel struggled throughout the game and neither established themselves as the deserving candidate for the starting gig.

With Manziel and Hoyer level in a quarterback competition filled with mediocrity, it could come down to other things like intangibles and composure. If that is the case, Manziel is behind after flipping off the Redskins bench as he returned to the huddle.

Manziel expressed regret afterwards and said he should’ve been smarter, calling it a “lapse of judgment.”

“I get words exchanged throughout the entirety of the game, every game, week after week, and I should’ve been smarter,” Manziel said, via the Dallas Morning News. “It was a ‘Monday Night Football’ game and cameras were probably solid on me, and I just need to be smarter about that. … It’s there, and it’s present every game, and I just need to let it slide off my back and go to the next play.”

Manziel’s teammate Joe Haden said the rookie quarterback has been the recipient of his fair share of verbal bullying, from both fans and players. That would seem to be true and Redskins’ Brian Orakpo was seen mocking Manziel after a sack he didn’t even make.

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