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Browns | OC sees similarties between Johnny Manziel, Robert Griffin

Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said QB Johnny Manziel reminds him of Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. Shanahan worked with Griffin in Washington. "Johnny and Robert are very similar," Shanahan said. "They're both talented guys who can make plays with their legs. But there comes a time in the NFL when they're going to keep you in the pocket, and you're going to have to have that ability to make the throws with your arm and mind." Shanahan has been impressed with Manziel's work ethic so far during organized team activities in his mission to win the starting quarterback job in his rookie year.

Fantasy Tip: It sure sounds as if Shanahan likes Manziel, although the Browns have said that Brian Hoyer (knee) will start in Week 1 if he's healthy. Manziel should be able to win the starting job outright if he applies himself throughout the offseason. Don't expect Shanahan to work his magic with Manziel in the way he did with RGIII immediately, however. There will be plenty of growing pains. Enough to make Manziel avoidable for fantasy football.

2014-05-30 15:10:29 | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Jim Corbett

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