"I don't know all the intimate details of how it went down, but to me Manziel needed to go (to) a place where they would shape the offense around him and build elements into it that he could perform," Savage said, according to Cleveland.com. "If you were going to pour him into a more traditional style of offense then it was going to be a waste of his ability because his ability is to play backyard football.
"You have to create circumstances where almost artificially you give him those same sorts of pictures and same sorts of reads."
"He's a first-round pick so there was obvious ability there," Savage said. "I mean it's not over with yet, but wow. Based on how the season ended, there's more questions now than on the Thursday night they drafted him."