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Browns fans have mixed reaction on Manziel's starting performance

On Dec. 14, Johnny Manziel takes the field in his first regular-season start in the NFL. Manziel would go on to lead the Browns in a 30-0 loss to the Bengals. (Source; WOIO) On Dec. 14, Johnny Manziel takes the field in his first regular-season start in the NFL. Manziel would go on to lead the Browns in a 30-0 loss to the Bengals. (Source; WOIO)
19 Action News fan Chris sent in this photo of Manziel NFL apparel on Clearance at the Dick's Sporting Goods in North Olmsted. (Source: Viewer Chris) 19 Action News fan Chris sent in this photo of Manziel NFL apparel on Clearance at the Dick's Sporting Goods in North Olmsted. (Source: Viewer Chris)
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    It was the moment most Browns fans have been waiting for, 2014 first-round pick Johnny Manziel will make his first career NFL start. Unfortunately it did not go as planned for Manziel or Browns fans from the get-go. The Bengals on the very first drive would march up the field and Jeremy Hill would cap it off and run in for a 2-yard touchdown. It was a 7:07 minute drive.  More >>
    It was the moment most Browns fans have been waiting for, 2014 first-round pick Johnny Manziel will make his first career NFL start. Unfortunately it did not go as planned for Manziel or Browns fans from the get-go. The Bengals on the very first drive would march up the field and Jeremy Hill would cap it off and run in for a 2-yard touchdown. It was a 7:07 minute drive.  More >>
The number one thing on Cleveland's mind Monday morning is the Browns game from the day before, and this week-fans had a lot to say about starting rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel. 

"They said he wasn't ready, and he proved he wasn't ready," said one fan. 

However, others weren't as concerned. 

"I'm not worried at all. It was his first start. I think he's going to be alright," another fan said. 

During Monday night's Cavs game, fans were chatting up a storm about Manziel's first NFL start-many calling it a brutal beginning for the young college sensation out of Texas A&M. 

"The hype is what got him in trouble," a fan said. 

The Cincinnati Bengals played like they were tired of hearing all that hype, taunting Manziel at every turn. To be fair, he didn't get any help from the offense or the defense. 

One of the bright spots of Sunday's game was a fan in the Dawg Pound who stiff armed and rejected Jeremy Hill's attempt to jump in the pound after a Bengals score. 

We took Johnny Football's starting statistics and compared them to other memorable quarterbacks. During Tim Couch's opening game, he threw one touchdown. Brady Quinn had two touchdowns and threw for almost three times as many yards. 

"We're going to be drafting someone else in another year or two," said one fan. 

However, Cowboy's QB Troy Aikman also threw two interceptions during his first start, and he ended up in the Hall of Fame. Some fans were hopeful. 

"This was his first game. I'm excited to see what he does in the future," a fan said. 

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