January 05, 2013

2013 Cotton Bowl: Johnny Manziel Highlight Reel vs Oklahoma : Johnny Football is pretty good!

posted by gfinsf to football at 07:24 AM - 7 comments

He is amazing. Tough, fast, elusive runner, and his passes were spot-on. Fun player to watch. Hopefully he stays healthy because I kept waiting for someone to level him.

posted by dyams at 08:03 AM on January 05, 2013

I would have loved to see the peak level readout on the Jerry Jones lust meter as Manziel scorched the rug of the Cowboys' pleasure dome.

Hope the kid can stay focused and continue to be himself and play his game, but it's not going to be easy with all the ballooning attention and distractions. This season has been a magical run worth remembering no matter what happens down the road. Watching an athlete get into an otherworldly Tiger-esque zone is always a riveting experience.

(No telling how much more dominant he might become if/when he stops throwing off his back foot. Right now with the mojo he's got going, it doesn't seem to matter).

Bet neither Bama or ND would want to play A&M for the national title.

posted by beaverboard at 09:35 AM on January 05, 2013

I will admit I don't know much about Johnny Manziel except for the Heisman hoopla, but I have a question...If/when he turns pro will he be a Peyton Manning or a Tim Couch?

posted by steelergirl at 11:04 AM on January 05, 2013


posted by rcade at 11:38 AM on January 05, 2013

If/when he turns pro will he be a Peyton Manning or a Tim Couch?

He'll either be a Pro-Bowler QB like Manning or, if not, he'll be a Pro Bowl DB or slot or return guy. The kid really is a phenomenal athlete, and his size/speed won't allow him to be pigeon-holed as a perpetual journeyman like it does with some of the other non-performing college QBs once they hit the League. This versatility is why he'll be so valuable to an NFL team.

posted by resurrexit at 01:48 PM on January 05, 2013

I think it'll largely depend on how Newton and Griffin (continue to) do -- the rest of the NFL will have had several years to get used to multiple good running QBs at the same time, so we'll see whether they're still seen as useful by the 2015 draft.

posted by Etrigan at 06:12 PM on January 05, 2013

He's got one more year to avoid the collective desire of the SEC D to have him as part of their own highlight reels. It also puts pressure on A&M replace the O-line seniors. He is definitely a bit good, though.

posted by etagloh at 01:30 AM on January 06, 2013

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