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Friday, May 9, 2014

Johnny Football....or maybe not

The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft has come and gone and like many people expected Johnny Manziel went to the Clevland Browns.  The problem is he was selected with the fourth overall pick.  He dropped all the way to number 22!  This slide cost Manziel millions, which makes you wonder if he should really be called Johnny Football.  Many people questioned his off the field behavior and his arrogance, as well as his footwork.  Will it affect his play on the field?  History shows that it will.  If you look at the proven long term superstar QB's such as Tom Brady and Peyton Manning they are great guys off of the field as well as on the field.  For him to have the nickname Johnny Football suggests that he difines football and what a QB should be.  If thats the case I don't want any part of it.  Manziel only played colloege ball for two years and yes he was good, maybe even great, but if he was that good then why didn't he win the Heisman his sophomore year?  Manziel is a good QB, but there are just to many questions about his mechanics and arm strenght.  The fact that he went to an orginazation that is known for drafting busts for quarterbacks.  If you don't believe me google two names, Brady Quinn and Brandon Weeden.  For Manziel to be successful he needs to be able to sit for a full season and learn how to be a QB in the NFL on amd off the field.  The reality is he now plays for the Cleveland Browns, which means he will be the starter by week 4.  Maybe his nickname should be Johnny 22, not just for his draft position, but for the number of picks he'll throw his rookie season.

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