Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey isn't overly excited to face Cleveland Browns Heisman winning quarterback Johnny Manziel on Sunday, in fact Casey doesn't consider the second year pro to be "Johnny Football."
Manziel got the name during his Heisman Trophy winning season and it has followed him since, but he has been far from the college star he was at Texas A&M in the NFL.
Casey was asked about facing a second Heisman winner in back to back weeks on Thursday following the Titans practice, and if the Titans wanted to knock him around a bit.
"Yes, that's our goal week to week and we've got an opportunity to go out there again and go against a younger quarterback whose unexperienced," said Casey. "It's going to be our job first to get after him and get him shaken up and get him out of his rhythm as much as possible. It's going to be our job upfront to keep him in the pocket because he's a guy who likes to run around a little more so we'll have to tune in a little more this week and stay in our rush lanes and stay in front and not let him get outside the pocket."
Casey then went a step further when asked about the nicname "Johnny Footnall" for Manziel and does it get him more fired up to face him.
"Honestly, not really, no," said Casey. "That's more so with the media who like to hype players. You know, you've got to earn your respect in this league and as of right now he hasn't really done much to really be called "Johnny Football" so he's Johnny Manziel to me and we've got to go out there and put the hat on him and deliver."
Casey will find out on Sunday if he indeed will face Johnny Manziel when the Titans face the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland for a noon CST kickoff.