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Some Are Wondering If Johnny Manziel Hurt His NFL Comeback Campaign This Morning

Johnny Manziel on the bench for Texas A&M.

COLLEGE STATION, TX - AUGUST 31: Johnny Manziel #2 of Texas A&M Aggies waits on the bench during the first quarter of the game against the Rice Owls at Kyle Field on August 31, 2013 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel made some eye-opening comments on his time in Cleveland this morning and some are wondering if it did more harm than good.

There's no doubt that former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is in a better place mentally now than he was a few years back during his failed NFL stint. But he might want to be a bit more careful with what he says during interviews about his time in Cleveland.

Wednesday morning, Manziel joined Dan Patrick and dropped an interesting quote - suggesting that the Browns "didn't do their homework" in regards to Manziel's work ethic and knowledge of an NFL offense.

Here's the quote, via the Dan Patrick Show:

"If you were to give me a mulligan, the mulligan would have had to come right after I got drafted. I see successful guys in the NFL and what they do in the offseason and the time they put in. It makes them good players. Yes, they're athletically gifted but guys are good in the NFL because they know film, they study hard and they work even harder in the offseason.

I didn't know that and I feel like if Cleveland did any of their homework, they would have known that I was a guy that didn't come in every day and watch film. I was a guy that didn't really know X's and O's of football. I played in a spread offense. We looked at bubbles, we looked at flats. We had progression reads across the field. It wasn't like it was a super-intricate, pro system.

So when I get to Cleveland, I have a quarterback in the room with me that's not helping me. And it's not really his job to - but like nobody was there helping me go over the X's and O's and it was hard, I struggled. And then getting on the practice field, I lost a lot of confidence after my first couple of days there."

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Some are noting that Manziel quasi-blamed the Browns for his failures as a player. Some are wondering if it'll hurt his comeback attempt.

The counterargument, obviously, is that Manziel is a changed man, and regardless of what he's saying about his time in Cleveland, he'll take things much more seriously this time around.

Only time will tell if Manziel is given another chance in the NFL.