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  • I'm not saying Johnny Manziel is overhyped, but _________ (finish the joke!)

    I'm not saying Johnny Manziel is overhyped, but Pro Football Focus has already rated him as the No. 4 QB in the NFL for 2014.

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    Re: I'm not saying Johnny Manziel is overhyped, but _________ (finish the joke!)

    ......but people are saying he has big feet too.
    Semper Fi!

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    • #3
      Re: I'm not saying Johnny Manziel is overhyped, but _________ (finish the joke!)

      .....but Canton is asking if his ego will need its own bust.
      The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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        Re: I'm not saying Johnny Manziel is overhyped, but _________ (finish the joke!)

        Does anyone really know? Until he sets foot on the field it's all speculation. People want to see him fail I guess. Lets just say he isn't over hyped what if he is all that they say he is? What if he falls to Minnesota and eventually leads them to the promised land? Then all we would hear as Rams fans is we should ave taken Johnny Football even by those hating on him now. No I'm not advocating drafting him but I think he will be good. I don't think Bridgewater will be but i'mnot rooting for that to happen.
        Aim high Willis, Aim High!

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          Re: I'm not saying Johnny Manziel is overhyped, but _________ (finish the joke!)

          Originally posted by rammiser View Post
          Does anyone really know? Until he sets foot on the field it's all speculation. People want to see him fail I guess. Lets just say he isn't over hyped what if he is all that they say he is? What if he falls to Minnesota and eventually leads them to the promised land? Then all we would hear as Rams fans is we should ave taken Johnny Football even by those hating on him now. No I'm not advocating drafting him but I think he will be good. I don't think Bridgewater will be but i'mnot rooting for that to happen.
          Look... I respect the fact that you like him, but this is not the thread for that.

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          • #6
            Re: I'm not saying Johnny Manziel is overhyped, but _________ (finish the joke!)

            .....but Joe Namath was quoted as saying, "Slow yo roll, playa."
            The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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              Re: I'm not saying Johnny Manziel is overhyped, but _________ (finish the joke!)

              ... he's filed to trademark the term "Johnny Football."

              (Oops! That one is no joke, its true.)

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                I'm not saying Johnny Manziel is overhyped, but his play off the field seems to be better than his play on the field.

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                  Re: I'm not saying Johnny Manziel is overhyped, but _________ (finish the joke!)

                  That the NFL is now using the "Johnny Football" football for all NFL games.
                  Aim high Willis, Aim High!

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                  • r8rh8rmike
                    Haslam To Johnny Manziel: 'This Isn't Hollywood'
                    by r8rh8rmike
                    Haslam to Johnny Manziel: 'This isn't Hollywood'

                    By Kevin Patra
                    Around the League writer
                    Published: May 12, 2014 at 03:43 p.m.

                    Johnny Manziel entered Cleveland drenched in celebrity and immediately became the most popular man on the team. His selection provided a suffering fan base with brief euphoria -- some went a bit loco.

                    The team, however, plans on reining in Johnny Football's expectations.

                    Owner Jimmy Haslam said Monday that the team told Manziel to act "like a backup quarterback," per ESPN.com.

                    "We were frank with (Manziel) on Friday that's the expectation, you're the backup quarterback," Haslam said while speaking at a Pro Football Hall of Fame luncheon in Canton, Ohio, per The Plain Dealer. "This is a hard-working, blue-collar town, this isn't Hollywood. We want you to come in and go to work."

                    The Browns open rookie minicamp Saturday, with organized team activities to follow next week. Haslam said the team plans to begin with Brian Hoyer as the starting quarterback.

                    "It's his job to lose," Haslam said of Hoyer.

                    Manziel's teammates said before the team's annual charity golf outing that the rookie wouldn't be automatically granted the job.

                    "I think good old Johnny Football is going to be a good addition to Cleveland," center Alex Mack said Monday. "Don't know who the starter is going to be, though."

                    That is the man snapping you the ball, Johnny.

                    "There's no handing over the job," tight end Jordan Cameron added.

                    At the end of the day, the players acknowledged that Manziel's off-field popularity is meaningless as long as the team wins.

                    "New England is probably the most secretive of any NFL program, and they still have Tom Brady doing Ugg commercials," offensive tackle Joe Thomas said. "He has TMZ following him everywhere he goes. It's just a matter of how the player handles it."
                    -05-12-2014, 06:36 PM
                  • turbofargo
                    Merril Hoge not liking Johnny Manziel
                    by turbofargo
                    Just saw something over on espn where Merril Hoge broke down some play of Johnny Manziel. Had some not nice words about the kid, in fact said there could be serious bust potential. He made some good points showing a couple "tape" plays.

                    If teams tend to agree is that is going to effect chances to trade, more or less. If Houston takes Bortles, teams are weary of a bad pro day by Bridgewater, and watch clips like the one mentioned that teams might scramble to get the other players, Watkins, the OTs, Mack and Clowney.

                    Interesting watch, I know we can't post links, but the clip is from sportscenter. Its the second clip right now if you go to the vid section.
                    -03-19-2014, 03:51 PM
                  • Rambos
                    Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel enters NFL draft
                    by Rambos
                    USA TODAY Sports

                    In his two years at Texas A&M, Johnny Manziel accounted for 93 total touchdowns. Now he'll see how the Johnny Football Show will play at the next level.

                    Manziel wrote a thank you letter to Texas A&M fans for his two years in College Station while announcing his intent to enter the 2014 NFL draft Wednesday. "The decision was not an easy one," he wrote.

                    NFL.com and ESPN first reported Manziel's decision to enter the draft.

                    In 2013, Manziel completed 69.9% of his passes for 4,114 yards and 37 touchdowns. He also rushed for 759 yards and nine touchdowns. In 2012, his Heisman year, Manziel rushed for 1,410 yards and 21 touchdowns.


                    His career totals: 7,820 yards passing and 63 touchdowns with 22 interceptions, and 2,169 yards rushing and 30 touchdowns.

                    The Aggies finished the 2013 season 9-4.

                    "The sky's the limit for Johnny Manziel," said Florida State QB Jameis Winston, who became the second freshman, after Manziel, to win the Heisman. "He's an amazing person and amazing player on the field.

                    "The things he does with the ball in his hands, people always have faith in Johnny. His teammates are going to love him, because they know anything is possible with Johhny Football."

                    Most of the questions about Manziel's passing ability were answered this season, leaving only the bigger-picture arguments about his final legacy and where his two-year run puts him in the pantheon of great college quarterbacks.

                    "It's pretty incredible when you look at his two-year totals and numbers he's been able to put together," Duke coach David Cutcliffe said in the days before losing to Manziel and the Aggies in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. "The excitement meter in the way he plays takes it through the roof. To become somewhat legendary in one year puts you right at the top of the ladder in the historical sense of what an individual player has meant to college football."


                    Manziel also will leave, as Cutcliffe noted, with the distinction of being the first pop culture phenomenon from college football in the era of social media, making him the most talked-about, Tweeted-about, Instragrammed player the sport has ever seen.
                    2013-12-29 johnny manziel presser


                    At the intersection of fame and immaturity, Manziel admittedly struggled at times to reconcile living life on his terms with the

                    responsibility of being a Heisman Trophy winner and legitimate celebrity.

                    When he was accused in August of receiving payments from memorabilia brokers to sign autographs which led to an NCAA investigation and ultimately a suspension for the first half of Texas A&M's opener, it seemed the NCAA's amateurism rules would be as big a factor as anything in driving him to the NFL after this season....
                    -01-08-2014, 06:51 PM
                  • Nick
                    Johnny Manziel cements his status as franchise quarterback
                    by Nick
                    Johnny Manziel cements his status as franchise quarterback
                    By Bucky Brooks
                    NFL Media analyst
                    Published: Jan. 1, 2014 at 12:20 a.m.
                    Updated: Jan. 1, 2014 at 03:20 a.m.

                    NFL evaluators pay close attention to how well elite prospects perform in bowl games. Executives believe these contests rival the intensity and competitiveness of NFL games, while also creating a big-game atmosphere that allows observers to witness a player under pressure.

                    While Johnny Manziel has played in a ton of big games in his brief career, I thought it was important to see how well the former Heisman Trophy winner performed in the Chick fil-A Bowl after finishing the regular season with a pair of lackluster games. With a national television audience paying close attention to his every move, Manziel put on an epic performance that cemented his status as one of the top quarterbacks in college football, and a future franchise player at the next level. Watching it up close and personal, here are my thoughts on Manziel's game and it projects in the NFL:

                    Athleticism
                    Johnny Football took the college football world by storm a season ago by showcasing a sandlot game built on improvisational playmaking. Part of his success stemmed from his exceptional speed, quickness and movement skills. Few quarterbacks in the college game can rival his elusiveness in tight quarters, making him a rare commodity at the position.

                    Watching Manziel work his magic on the Georgia Dome turf against the Blue Devils, I was blown away by his sudden acceleration and burst. He is quicker than a hiccup in space, with a knack for making defenders miss in the hole. Although he has scaled back on his impromptu runs this season, it's nearly impossible to contain Manziel when he elects to use his legs as a primary weapon.

                    I must express some concern about his durability based on his diminutive stature and willingness to seek out contact, but I don't believe it will be a major issue because of his combination of instincts and athleticism. He has a knack for avoiding the big shot, which is why he is such a threat when he gets on the perimeter.

                    Arm talent
                    Questions about Manziel's arm strength and range dominated the discussion in the NFL scouting community during the offseason. Evaluators wondered if Manziel could make big-boy throws from the pocket, particularly the deep out from the opposite hash and the go-route down the boundary.

                    Watching Manziel pick apart the Blue Devils, there's no doubt in my mind that he can make every throw in the book. He attacked every area of the field with a variety of fastballs and rainbows to open receivers. Additionally, Manziel showed the ability to squeeze the ball into tight windows between the hashes. While those traits are expected of a franchise quarterback, I believe Manziel's unique ability to deliver accurate throws from various throwing platforms separates...
                    -01-01-2014, 07:33 AM
                  • Nick
                    PFT: Manziel says hes healthy, still interested in football
                    by Nick
                    Manziel says hes healthy, still interested in football
                    Posted by Zac Jackson on July 17, 2016, 12:37 PM EDT

                    Kent Baab of The Washington Post wrote an in-depth feature on the past, present and future of Johnny Manziel, and the story indicates that Manziel has made good on his previous vow to quit drinking as of July 1.

                    Manziel did not respond interview requests for the story. His spokeswoman, Denise Michaels, told Baab that Manziel is content and settled, and she emailed a statement from Manziel.

                    Im actually doing well, he said in the statement. I have good friends around me supporting what I do and I try to support them in what they want to do. Im not saying Im never drinking again, but for now just mostly being healthy. Ive got a killer gym in my house and I can spend time working out. Im interested in doing a lot of different things in my life including football but, right now, Im just exploring options and waiting to see what the future holds.

                    Manziel has only given interviews to TMZ since March, when he was released by the Browns. Hes had various legal issues, a public squabble with his father after his father called his son a druggie, and had a lawyer resign after he accidentally texted the Associated Press.

                    Saturday, Manziel was posting Instagram videos from Hawaii, where he appeared to be out for a run. Hes been relatively quiet on social media, though earlier this week he had a post mocking a clearance rack of his Browns jerseys.

                    The Washington Post story quotes a friend of Manziel it also identifies as his tattoo artist as saying he hasnt seen Manziel drink alcohol in weeks but has seen him working out.

                    Hes a young dude trying to have a good time, the friend, Rafael Valdez, said. Hes not the only one out there. Were all doing this.
                    -07-17-2016, 09:43 AM
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