The television show “Hard Knocks” always has a wide variety of football teams to follow during its airtime. The Cleveland Browns are not one of those teams, this time around.
Browns head coach Mike Pettine decided not to be featured on the show this time and a major reason for this is because of quarterback Johnny Manziel. Ray Lane was talking about how the quarterback is supposed to be leaving rehab in April, but there’s no word on if he’ll be available for team activities in team or even if he’ll remain with the Browns in the near future. Lane said in fact, the team may even draft a new quarterback this year.
Manziel being a factor in why the team will avoid Hard Knocks is due to how much exposure he has on the team. He proved to be more of a distraction to the team than an asset, having a difficult time adjusting to professional football, as well as the off the field issues such as holding various house parties.
Pettine has gone to say that Manziel was a very competitive player and practiced hard during the season, though this is not enough to indicate being a starting quarterback. In addition to this, his return to the team would likely garner all of the attention if the show were to take place, and the reality is that Manziel needs to properly adjust to football life.