As most of you know, while not a A&M fan, I'm a die-hard Johnny Manziel fan. I think the guy is gonna be a star in the NFL. And I bet a lot of money (And Internets) on this game today. While they lost the game, I think it was his defense that let him down. The pick-6 wasn't even his fault. Cant help a tipped pass.
Johnny Football's Stat Line: 28/39, 464 Yards Passing, 14 Rushes, 98 Yards Rushing. 5 Passing TDs, 2 INT.
Those stats are other-worldly, and he did it on the closest thing he will see to an NFL defense until next year. I just don't see how people can argue with his talent. I do not think the Tim Tebow comparison is fair. I watch a good amount of college football and honestly, his play style reminds me of RG3. Manziel is more elusive and a better improviser, while I think RG3 has better straight line speed and has a stronger arm. I think the accuracy is about the same. Footwork is similar. Play style is near identical.
On the flip side, Teddy Bridgewater put up 250 Passing Yards on 57% Passing, and 1 Touchdown....... against a horrendous Kentucky Team.
So Manziel literally had more offensive yards by himself, than the entire Louisville team had combined, and he was playing the best team in the country. I mean............you get what I'm getting at.
I realize my points are all over the place, so pretty much my 2 main points
1. Johhny Manziel put up 550 Yards of offense by himself against the best defense in the Nation, and the closest thing to an NFL defense, and people say he's gonna be horrible in the NFL. But Teddy Brigdewater struggles against a high school team (Lol) and hes the #1 Overall pick?
2. Manziel and RG3 had very similar play styles in college. And RG3 didn't really have to change his play style to fit a pro style offense because his team built an offense around his talents. If an NFL team does the same for Manziel, why could he not be just as successful?