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What's This About Johnny Manziel?

Discussion in 'Blinded by the Lombardis: Patriots Forum' started by SoxJox, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. SoxJox

    SoxJox Member SoSH Member

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    Almost afraid to broach this topic...just being the messenger here.

    Didn't see anything on the board about this and was somewhat surprised.

    Patriots reportedly meet with Johnny Manziel multiple times at Texas A&M pro day



    Johnny Manziel is back on the Patriots’ radar

    Noted that this workout was not Patriot-specific, so probably reporters may be reading too much into this? But the first report above sounds more like a one-on-one. Not sure.
     
  2. djbayko

    djbayko Member SoSH Member

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    It's been discussed a bit in the free agency thread.

    I honestly think he should go the CFL to build up his stock again. I wouldn't be against Belichick trolling the league on this one though.
     
  3. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    How often do the patriots overtly meet with a player and then sign him?
     
  4. leetinsley38

    leetinsley38 Member SoSH Member

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    Could be BB playing Jedi kind tricks with the media. Bring Manziel to camp and that’s all anyone will ask him about. Not Malcolm Butler, Jimmy G, Alex G, etc.
     
  5. lusky

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    I don't know. From many accounts he has his shit together now. He was quite the winner before he threw it all away. I think the interest is real.
     
  6. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Sure, when nobody is looking. But last time folks were paying attention to him he was hitting his girl friend and partying in Vegas during a game week.

    Maybe he's cleaned up his act, but he's not good enough to take a chance on considering he could easily turn back into Johnny Manziel.
     
  7. djbayko

    djbayko Member SoSH Member

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    Not only that but he’s been away from the game for quite a while now. And he wasn’t exactly doing strength training and conditioning the whole time he was away. There are pictures of him looking like a scrawny 150 pounds. I’m sure he has and will continue to get that’s back, but he has a whole lot of proving himself to do.
     
  8. Koufax

    Koufax Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Practice squad material?
     
  9. dcmissle

    dcmissle Deflatigator Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    He doesn’t have to bring in a distraction to deal with other distractions. Bill will simply refuse to discuss Malcolm, Jimmy and Alex and say we’re on to 2018.

    Not to mention that Manziel is a bigger potential distraction than any of the rest of them. The Kap issue will move front and center for whatever team brings him in. Manziel would have to be squared with the ghost of Myra Kraft.

    I am not against it. Hell I’d understand it if they brought in Manziel and Kap. Not to troll but because our QB backup is a career backup.
     
  10. HurstSoGood

    HurstSoGood Member SoSH Member

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    Nothing to see here.
    Hoodie is simply a fan of The Middle and thought he was speaking with Brick Heck.
     
  11. kelpapa

    kelpapa Member SoSH Member

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    I don’t believe he’s eligible for the practice squad. He started six games one year which is enough to accrue one season.
     
  12. gryoung

    gryoung Member SoSH Member

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    Isn’t he on the short side for today’s NFL quarterback? Unless he becomes the next Drew f’ing Brees ......
     
  13. dbn

    dbn Member SoSH Member

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    Drew Brees wasn't very good in his first two NFL seasons, so so-far he IS on his way!
     
  14. InstaFace

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    Johnny Manziel is stapled to the bench in Hamilton Ontario, not because of anything he's done, but because the starter for the Hamilton Tiger Cats, Jeremiah Masoli, is lighting up the CFL, and their team is 2nd in the Eastern division.

    Just in case you were wondering.
     
  15. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Manziel traded to the last place Montreal Alouettes, should get a chance to play
     
  16. singaporesoxfan

    singaporesoxfan Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Alouette / Jaunty Johnny Manziel / Alouette / He will get to play

    (I know, gentille, but no way is Johnny Football gentille)
     
  17. reggiecleveland

    reggiecleveland sublime Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    4 picks in debut. Don't unpack JM.
     
  18. OilCanShotTupac

    OilCanShotTupac Sunny von Bulow Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Can’t find it but read a good piece re: just how hard the Canadian game can be for a QB not used to it: the 12th player gives the QB another receiver but vastly increases the number and complexity of the packages a secondary can show with an extra DB; the wider field makes the sideline throw more difficult; American QBs are unusedto the forward motion by WR’s; only 3 downs so no waste plays; etc.

    With no practice and Montreal being a bad team I’m not surprised.

    Plus at least 1 pick I saw was a bobble by the receiver.

    FWIW I enjoy the CFL a lot. Plus it lets my annoy Mrs O, that I’m watching football (which she hates) on Thursday nights in July.
     
  19. Seels

    Seels Member SoSH Member

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    Why does he continue to get attention paid to him?
     
  20. kenneycb

    kenneycb Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play SoSH Member

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    Because he won a Heisman in the SEC, is from Texas, and has an interesting story with a potential redemption angle. He’s a walking sports movie if successful. But you knew that.
     
  21. Reverend

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    Also, once you hit a critical mass with your marketing, you can get other people to do the marketing work for you for free,

    It's called "viral." Or something.
     
  22. Mueller's Twin Grannies

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    Because he's called Johnny Football, which people don't realize is an ironic nickname at this point.

    Because he's fucking awful at it.

    Then again, Johnny Dead-by-35 doesn't have the same appeal, nor does Johnny Walking Disaster.
     
  23. Reverend

    Reverend for king and country Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  24. dcmissle

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    ESPN clickbait.

    It had an epic weekend even by four-letter standards. They Baghdad-bobbed Tiger’s meltdown at the Bridgestone yesterday. Today, the tournament does not exist.
     
  25. InstaFace

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  26. SoxJox

    SoxJox Member SoSH Member

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    With an additional qualifier..."won a Heisman [as a freshman]...the only person up to that time to have done so. Of course, Jameis set us all straight the following year...at an even younger age.
     
  27. InstaFace

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    Released by the Alouettes, and furthermore barred from the CFL.

    Next stop, probably the AAF or XFL.
     
  28. maufman

    maufman Anderson Cooper x Mr. Rogers Staff Member Dope Gold Supporter

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    If Manziel is truly bipolar (as the article says he claims to be), then he is worthy of our sympathy. Of course, if he’s merely feigning mental illness in an effort to excuse his bad behavior, it would hardly be the first time someone has done that.

    We might see him in the XFL next year if that league actually gets off the ground. If not, I suspect this is the end of the road for Johnny Football.
     

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