Manziel learned from the things he didn’t do in the loss to Cincinnati, adjusted and threw for 372 yards against Pittsburgh, just seven fewer than Ben Roethlisberger.
Manziel’s team didn’t win, and the Browns scored just nine points. But when it came to operating the Browns offense, standing in the pocket and making throws, this was a different Manziel than the Browns had seen previously.
“If you just look at it individually I thought he took a big step forward,” coach Mike Pettine said.
Another bit of good news was Manziel connected with TE Gary Barnidge this week, something that had fantasy owners worried when Barnidge caught just two passes for 35 yards in Week 9.