Johnny Manziel Reacts to Marvin Lewis’ Comment


Johnny Manziel knows he won’t grow five inches in the days leading up to his first NFL start — a nod to Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and his recent comments — so he’ll place his worry elsewhere.

“I don’t think (the Bengals) are saying that before they play Drew Brees,” Manziel told reporters in Cleveland on Wednesday. “He’s 6-foot, they wouldn’t just completely throw him out of the game plan because he’s 6-foot, but for me I didn’t take it any type of way. It didn’t make me feel any way. Coach Lewis called a couple people inside the organization, wanted to apologize, but for me, it didn’t really get to me, I was up here trying to get prepared for practices … It didn’t really get to me.”

He added: “It’s absolutely funny, my height, I’m not gonna sprout five inches over the course of the week. It is what it is, my height is my height and I have to overcome it with the other pieces of my game.”

via Conor Orr of NFL.com

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