Normally I'd say you can't really judge a player with such few starts under his belt, but Manziels shortcomings that are highlighted in that article are issues he had during his time at A&M. I don't think Manziel is ever going to be a guy that will be able to process the whole field each play. That's not to say he can't be successful, though. He can obviously stretch plays long enough for the defense to break down. That's a good attribute to have.
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Yeah. . . he really struggled throwing the ball at A&M.
His timing in the pocket is so bad... how bad is it ?
he fears being there, from being picked off so many times in practice. thus will not pull the trigger in games.
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He looked damn good in the pocket at the game I saw. And was excellent in the pocket at A&M. And has given the staff plenty to build on, shown a lot of special talent.
This is basically a lot of bullshit here trying to support something the entire world knows is insane (I hear about it every single day from both Americans and Canadians). It's nuts. We have to own that. Pettine hates Manziel, never wanted him, and isn't trying to develop him at all.
He hasn't looked good inside the pocket and his numbers reflect it. Not sure what colored glasses you've been watching games with Shep, but knowing how desperate you are for the QB messiah I'd wager they had a rose tint.
The irony is that the gentleman that I called out is either too yella to offer a rebuttal or too inebriated with affection towards a mobile college QB of whom Johnny's collegiate exploits make look like child's play (without an ACL injury). Hell, he should be so thankful that Notre Dame was down to their third string QB in a monsoon...but I digress...
Listen, we've had some very productive football conversations with some very intelligent individuals that each bring a unique perspective to the table including (but not limited to) PGL, BDU, Grey, and the benefactor of this site of whom I've questioned his opinion but trust his motivation as it pertains to securing long-term success for this franchise.
The bottom-line remains that quite literally every reasonable party acknowledges that Manziel is ions from where he was last year, he is at the very least an NFL QB (even if you think he's a backup), he has very little support surrounding him, he has exceeded expectations this season with regards to his on-field play, and he needs much more time to ascertain his future. Do the Browns really want to be the franchise that spent two years fostering a fragile QB only for him to reap those benefits elsewhere (which, you know with this franchise' luck would happen)? Or should the Browns actually commit to developing a semi-flawed but extremely promising youngster behind center?
In my opinion it is a no-brainer.
Btw, I offered a play-by-play rebuttal to the article that Steven White authored and its yet to be addressed. I feel that his piece was extremely biased against what he initially admonished Johnny for, inexperience. Enjoying a career as an NFL lineman does not a good analyst necessarily make.
Bill Belichick spent exactly zero downs as an NFL player but I'd much prefer his interpretation of film than Emmitt Smith's. Same for Coughlin over Siragusa. And Chip Kelly over Michael Irvin. And Vince Lombardi over Mike Ditka...
College football is a different game. But look at those stats and you'll see he was much more of a "pocket passer" in his second year than he was in his first.
He had two of the best PASSING years in SEC history.
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JFF gets another chance, gets start against a relatively soft squeeler secondary. see what happens.