As everyone anticipated, the Browns quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel has been the focal point of the team's first training camp under head coach Mike Pettine.
A crowd of 20,673 Browns faithful witnessed the battle heat up on Saturday. The signalcallers picked up key reps during the team's annual Family Day event, held at the University of Akron's InfoCision Stadium. (If you missed it, check out Chris's comprehensive recap of the day's events.)
The scrimmage gave Browns fans a good glimpse of the competition, but the media's chats with Hoyer and Manziel revealed some interesting tidbits, too. Hoyer spoke about his teammates and the offense's progression, while Manziel talked in great detail about his own development.
I transcribed three questions and answers from each interview, but you can watch each video below, courtesy of Ohio.com.
Q: First Impressions?
Brian Hoyer: "It was good. It's good to come out and play in a live situation in a stadium where the calls are coming in through your helmet and you're kind of going through the process. It's good to get out there and do that. I think we got some good work in. Obviously we have a long way to go. Like I talked to the guys the other day, it's a full week into training camp and we have another week before our first preseason game. In training camp terms, that's a long way to go. We definitely need to improve, but I think we did some good things and we did some things we need to improve on."
Q: What are your early impressions of Miles Austin?