Mike Pettine agrees.
"My advice to him was (to) 'have fun,'" Pettine said. "He's a young guy. He's done everything that we've asked. The playbook has not been an issue for him."
Pettine emphasized that the Browns wouldn't "micromanage our players," but he did warn his young signal-caller to "be prepared for a lot of questions."
That played out Wednesday, when a tidal wave of scribes mobbed Manziel following the team's offseason practice session. The No. 22 overall pick handled the onslaught with poise:
» "I'm just really used to it," the rookie said of all the attention. "It's been life for so long now, I really wouldn't know what it would be like any other way. I can't really think back to the days of how it was when I didn't have people tweeting or taking pictures of wherever I was. I don't mean that in a way to have a big head or anything like that. It's just how things are for some reason."
» When one reporter asked if the quarterback's legion of critics had veered "puritanical," Manziel asked back: "Can I get a definition first?"
» On his foray into Cleveland nightlife: "I haven't seen the city. I haven't been downtown. I've been to the hotel and maybe to Chipotle."
» Modern-day Broadway Joe? Mr. Wesseling thinks so: