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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2012, 04:16:14 pm »

collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/2012/11/vegas-odds-have-texas-ams-johnny-manziel-as-the-overwhelming-favorite-to-win-the-heisman.html/

For a betting man, it appears that putting money on Texas A&M redshirt quarterback Johnny Manziel to win the Heisman would be a bad bet.

Not because he is least likely to win the award, but because his odds are too good.
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #51 on: November 29, 2012, 04:20:13 pm »

sportsblogs.star-telegram.com/colleges/2012/11/manziel-maintains-comfortable-lead-in-weekly-scripps-heisman-poll-tamu-johnnyfootball-heisman.html

&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, a record-setting redshirt freshman, maintained a comfortable lead in today’s 10h installment of the Scripps Howard News Service Heisman Trophy Poll.

The Scripps poll is the longest-running Heisman Trophy poll in the nation. Since its inception in 1987, it has correctly forecast the Heisman winner in its final weekly installment in 21 of 25 years, including last season. Below is a look at this week’s poll and a list of voters:

This week's top five:
 
Player, School, Season Stats, Poll Points (first-place votes in parentheses).
 
1. QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, 3,419 passing yards, 68.3 completion pct., 24 TDs, 8 ints., 1,181 rushing yards, 19 TDs, 47 (8).
 
2. LB Manti Te'o, Notre Dame, 103 tackles, 7 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered, 1.5 sacks, 36 (2)...

Voters: Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman; Randy Beard, Evansville Courier and Press; Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Bob Condotta, Seattle Times; Dennis Dodd, CBSSports.com; Vahe Gregorian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; John Helsley, The Oklahoman; Mike Griffith, Knoxville News-Sentinel, and Todd Jones, Columbus Dispatch.
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2012, 07:34:16 pm »

Manziel is one of three finalists invited to attend the award ceremony along with Klein and Te'o.
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2012, 03:41:32 pm »

http://www.standard.net/stories/2012/12/05/texas-am-s-johnny-manziel-leads-final-scripps-heisman-poll

Manziel leads final Scripps Heisman Poll

Manziel leads the final edition of the Scripps Heisman Poll, the longest running Heisman poll in the nation. Since its inception in 1987, the final weekly Scripps poll has correctly picked the Heisman winner 21 of 25 years, including Robert Griffin III last year.

In this week’s poll, the Texas A&M quarterback received seven first-place votes from the 10 pollsters

Voters: Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman; Randy Beard, Evansville Courier & Press; Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Bob Condotta, Seattle Times; Dennis Dodd, CBSSports.com; Vahe Gregorian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; John Helsley, The Oklahoman; Mike Griffith, Mlive.com; Todd Jones, Columbus Dispatch, and Michael C. Lewis.
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #54 on: December 08, 2012, 08:20:58 pm »

Manziel it is.

Was a close second in the Midwest region.

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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2012, 08:35:29 pm »

Did not watch this joke of an award presented. I take it another weak armed short throwing qb who built up a lot of stats won again instead of the best player. 
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2012, 08:39:22 pm »

I wonder how many of those passes considered in that 67.1% were 5 yard jump passes for td's.
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #57 on: December 08, 2012, 11:17:33 pm »

Manziel it is.

Was a close second in the Midwest region.



Darren McFadden must be ready to eat nails.....
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #58 on: December 09, 2012, 12:16:10 am »

Did not watch this joke of an award presented. I take it another weak armed short throwing qb who built up a lot of stats won again instead of the best player.

What is your criteria for determining the best player? Since you obviously feel strongly about the subject...lol
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #59 on: December 11, 2012, 10:37:42 am »

http://www.mrsec.com/2012/12/ams-manziel-tuxes-it-up-delivers-lettermans-top-10-list/

“The Top 10 Perks of Winning the Heisman Trophy.”  (embedded video at link)
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #60 on: December 19, 2012, 07:25:00 am »

Johnny Manziel hangs with Megan Fox on The Tonight Show, gives BCS prediction

Manziel appeared on the NBC show Monday night and presented Fox, who just recently gave birth, a Texas A&M onesie for the baby.

Manziel said he was "rolling with the SEC." His pick: Alabama 28-17.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/12/johnny_manziel_hangs_with_mega.html

Pics, embedded video at link
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #61 on: December 24, 2012, 01:54:35 pm »

Bruce Feldman ‏@BFeldmanCBS
Early 2013 Heisman odds: Manziel 5/1, B. Miller 6/1, DaThomas, A. Murray & M. Lee 8/1; Clowney 12/1, per @DannySheridan1

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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #62 on: December 31, 2012, 11:31:03 am »

Manziel finally realizing life after Heisman is hectic. Now has a vote.

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He’s read the Top 10 on Letterman and presented a baby gift to actress Megan Fox on Leno.

Everything he does, like golfing with the Jonas brothers, creates a buzz. People want to know all about Johnny Football.

Manziel discovered the extent of his fame while unsuccessfully trying to buy a video game at the mall.

Steve Kerr wondered how Manziel managed courtside seats at American Airlines Center for the Heat-Mavericks game earlier this month. Manziel’s phone exploded. It turned out Manziel had bought himself a birthday present.

“You could put pictures on Twitter, and it’s not a big deal,” Manziel said. “Now you put a picture of a Christmas gift, you put a picture of you sitting at a game, then you have NCAA violation this, illegal benefit that.”

“I look at the ground more than I ever have before,” Manziel said.

He also shares a responsibility with The Head Ball Coach. He has a Heisman vote.
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #63 on: January 04, 2013, 08:13:33 pm »

Manziel has 100+ rushing yards early in the Cotton Bowl to go with a big pick.
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #64 on: January 05, 2013, 02:33:53 pm »

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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #66 on: January 11, 2013, 02:49:06 pm »

JManziel2 Johnny Manziel
Great visit to the hospital today in Connecticut made a ton of new friends. Hopefully this picture passes compliance.. pic.twitter.com/I9QOdUro
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« Reply #67 on: January 12, 2013, 10:36:16 am »

Host Al Eschbach and co-host (and former OU fullback) J.D. Runnels had all but wrapped up the interview [Oklahoma City sports talk radio station WWLS], with Mike Stoops waxing eloquent about the needs of his defense, what went wrong in 2012 and also what went right.

Eschbach was trying to end the interview with a bit of humor when Stoops took over.


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Eschbach: “Hey Mike, I appreciate it. Johnny Football’s not on your schedule right now for next year, OK?”

Stoops: “Well, I’ll tell you what Al, I’ve seen a lot of football players play a lot of different styles with guys, but never seen anything like that in my whole life. I mean, I’ve never felt as defenseless as we were the other night, that’s for sure.

“You know, any time you can go for 500 yards against a team like Alabama, what they did to Notre Dame, that tells you. You don’t need to say anything else. On the road at Alabama, that guy was phenomenal that night.

“He just creates so many problems for your defense, and he knows what those problems are. And he understands them very well.

“They’re gonna be tough to deal with. If they can keep him out of jail or keep him eligible, he’s gonna be pretty good. (Eschbach has begun to laugh, after which Stoops lets loose a single chuckle.)

“If they can keep him off the Twitter, he might win three or four Heismans. He’ll have that type of ability.”
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« Reply #68 on: January 12, 2013, 11:10:03 am »

JManziel2 Johnny Manziel
Great visit to the hospital today in Connecticut made a ton of new friends. Hopefully this picture passes compliance.. pic.twitter.com/I9QOdUro




Reply from the mom of the little boy:

Nancy Rodriguez‏@nrodri1877
@JManziel2 thank you so much! After a long day of treatment you were able to put a big smile on his face...

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« Reply #69 on: January 14, 2013, 03:00:11 pm »

Hyman stressed to Johnny Manziel's parents that he has a new role: "He's not a freshman. He's not a sophomore. He's a Heisman." and “To whom much is given, much is required.”

“It's (about) education, and we've got to help the family and Johnny with the transition into being a Heisman award winner,” Hyman said. “There are things you have to learn, and we have to help him with that.”

Manziel was arrested in College Station's Northgate bar district last summer for fighting, failing to identify himself and for possessing two fake licenses, heightening the attention on his bar and casino escapades after his Heisman triumph.

Late last week, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops joked with a radio station that if Manziel can stay out of jail, stay eligible and stay off Twitter, he might win a handful of Heismans. Stoops later said through an OU spokesman he regretted his comments, according to the Tulsa World.

Hyman stressed A&M's role is to help Manziel and his family deal with fame after a Heisman victory.
 http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/college_sports/college_football/article/A-M-s-Hyman-stresses-Heisman-s-responsibility-to-4191010.php
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« Reply #71 on: January 18, 2013, 07:47:08 pm »

Over-exuberant judge posts on Facebook about Johnny Manziel's speeding ticket in Ennis



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Lee Johnson, a graduate of Baylor and a municipal court judge in Ennis since 1987, might be in a little hot water after this post. At the very least (according to legal experts we consulted), his commentary is unethical and could result in some disciplinary action -- or force him to recuse himself from the case. Also, his actions probably won't go over well with some Aggie partisans in that football-crazy part of the state.
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« Reply #72 on: January 24, 2013, 03:47:06 pm »

Manziel’s name could be heard on the latest episode of NBC’s comedy series “The New Normal”...

In the 53-second clip, the cast plays a game called Celebrity where a person draws a name and tries to get their teammates to guess the name they are holding.

At the 0:45 second mark Bartha draws a name and says, “This is the quarterback for the Aggies. He’s the Heisman Trophy winner.”

And boom, just like that Johnny Manziel made his cable comedy television debut. Well sort of, Johnny Football did do The Tonight Show and The Late Show after winning the Heisman Trophy last month.

http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/2013/01/johnny-manziel-receives-a-name-drop-on-nbcs-the-new-normal.html/

Manziel most recently spent some time hanging out with Rick Ro$$. It’s the logical progression of a young athlete doing a crowd-pleasing swan dive onto the big stage.

http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2013/01/22/johnny-manziel-hung-out-with-rick-ross-because-why-not/
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« Reply #73 on: January 25, 2013, 05:53:14 pm »

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« Reply #74 on: February 05, 2013, 09:55:40 pm »

Last week Sumlin made his first comments regarding Manziel’s actions off the field

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“A lot of people are complaining, saying (Manziel’s) got to this, he’s got to do that,” Sumlin said. “They’re not 20 years old.

“Who’s to say how he’s supposed to react? It’s never been done before. How do you know how he’s supposed to react? Have you ever been in his shoes?

“He’s the first.”
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« Reply #75 on: February 12, 2013, 06:24:39 pm »


Clarence McKinney recently received a promotion, one including a hefty bonus: a returning Heisman Trophy winner. So exactly what are the plans of McKinney, Texas A&M's new offensive coordinator, for sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel?

“We're going to let Johnny do what he does best,” McKinney said Monday night after a speaking engagement at the Houston A&M Club. “We're not going to try and control him. We're going to give him the system and let him play football.”

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/New-co-OC-won-t-control-Manziel-4270314.php
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« Reply #76 on: February 18, 2013, 05:48:23 pm »

Manziel will spend part of his offseason in San Diego working with noted quarterback coach Whitfield Jr.  Football first spent time with Whitfield last summer.  The quarterback guru is credited with helping Manziel improve his throwing motion before the 2012 season.

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“Johnny really wants to hone in on being able to fully operate in the pocket.  He wants to run a lot less and make more throws and still be (as effective)…

There’s going to be room for him at the next level (the NFL).  He’s tough and has a sheer will to compete.  The time he spends in the weight room this offseason will hopefully give him a stronger foundation.”

Whitfield has done good work with other dual-threat QBs like Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III, and, of course, Colin Kaepernick in the past.
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« Reply #77 on: February 18, 2013, 09:29:59 pm »

in the SEC and you are 5'10" and 170 lbs in cleats and pads, all it takes is one zig when you should have zagged and there is a 6'5" 260Lb linebacker ready to take you in half and then it's "oops, when do you think Johnny Football will be back on the field again ?"  and Texas A&M is back to being Aggy once again....it's the natural order of things....some of you guys who haven't been around long enough to see Aggy play when they have high expectations are in for one helluva surprise this coming season.....you'll see, Aggy will be Aggy forevermore
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« Reply #78 on: February 19, 2013, 08:17:19 am »

The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is taking four online courses this semester.

Manziel, who was at the Fort Worth Club for the Davey O'Brien Award dinner Monday night, told the San Antonio Express-News that he's only on campus about once a month this semester.

A&M spokesman Brad Marquardt refused to confirm or deny Manziel's schedule...

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/02/texas_ams_johnny_manziel_takin.html
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« Reply #79 on: February 22, 2013, 02:06:04 pm »

Manziel's girl friend posts her bikini pic  SFW/S:

http://instagram.com/p/WBHkeCKxuU/
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« Reply #80 on: February 26, 2013, 08:13:45 pm »

Johnny boy has made a lot of noise.  Lots of hype.  Had many great players
surrounding him.  I predict that he will flop in his hoopla.
What do youll think?
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« Reply #81 on: February 26, 2013, 08:13:37 pm »

Not as well as this year.... Lost a chunk of the o-line, a good RB, and a very good WR
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« Reply #82 on: February 26, 2013, 08:15:54 pm »

While he is a really good player, he needs to give the big men up front their fair share of credit, without them he's most likely average
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« Reply #83 on: February 26, 2013, 08:18:57 pm »

He won't be quite as good next year. Still make incredible plays but not as good overall.
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« Reply #84 on: February 26, 2013, 08:22:51 pm »

Not as well as this year.... Lost a chunk of the o-line, a good RB, and a very good WR

Who did he lose besides Joekel?  And yes, his O line did not get the credit they deserved for helping create Johnny Football.

It will be interesting to see if there is a sophomore slump now that everybody will have a complete season of film to study during the off season.  He won't be able to sneak up on anybody next year.  Regardless, even if he experiences a slump, he'll still be pretty darn good.
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« Reply #85 on: February 26, 2013, 08:30:27 pm »

It should also be pointed out he was sneaking up on his first 4 or 5 opponents. I would imagine next year's game vs Bama will be very tough for him
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« Reply #86 on: February 26, 2013, 08:43:28 pm »

I think he'll do good, but with some of the team's losses, and the fact that EVERYBODY will be gunning for him.....Not as well.
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« Reply #87 on: February 26, 2013, 08:45:32 pm »

The guy is more talented than anyone here gave him credit for. He'll put up high numbers again next season, and I wouldn't be surprised if he won 10 games again counting the bowl game.

But I predict Texas A&M will not improve on their 11-2, and I don't think they'll match it, either. I think A&M will reload better than people are thinking, but I doubt Manziel is as good as Newton, when you really get down to it. I don't see him ever leading aTm through a 14-0 NC run. I don't think they'll do any worse than 8-4, but their 2012 team was pretty similar to our 2011 team as far as the end-results go, and their expectations for next year might be better suited for what our expectations should have been, if we had a competent coach: 8 or 9 wins. 11-2 with several near misses to inferior teams along the way smacks of our '11 squad. TAMU came dangerously close to losing to LA. Tech and Ole Miss, not to mention their close one with Alabama. A&M could have just as easily been 8-5 this year like Arkansas the year before could have been.
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« Reply #88 on: February 26, 2013, 08:51:07 pm »

The guy is more talented than anyone here gave him credit for. He'll put up high numbers again next season, and I wouldn't be surprised if he won 10 games again counting the bowl game.

But I predict Texas A&M will not improve on their 11-2, and I don't think they'll match it, either. I think A&M will reload better than people are thinking, but I doubt Manziel is as good as Newton, when you really get down to it. I don't see him ever leading aTm through a 14-0 NC run. I don't think they'll do any worse than 8-4, but their 2012 team was pretty similar to our 2011 team as far as the end-results go, and their expectations for next year might be better suited for what our expectations should have been, if we had a competent coach: 8 or 9 wins. 11-2 with several near misses to inferior teams along the way smacks of our '11 squad. TAMU came dangerously close to losing to LA. Tech and Ole Miss, not to mention their close one with Alabama. A&M could have just as easily been 8-5 this year like Arkansas the year before could have been.

+1 to you.  This is my post ahead of yours with much, much better details and explaination.
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« Reply #89 on: February 26, 2013, 08:59:02 pm »

He is now the hunted, and every one of their opponents will be gunning for him.
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« Reply #90 on: February 26, 2013, 09:30:39 pm »

While I doubt he repeats his success from his freshman year... but thats just from the fact that he was so good.... I still think he will be a very good player next year because he has playmaking ability, and escapes the pressure so well. I just dont think that he will break his own SEC total yards record.
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« Reply #91 on: February 26, 2013, 09:32:56 pm »

He is a terrific athlete and is exceptionally gifted with the ability to extend plays, but I suspect he will be injured (I hope not).  He doesn't have the size of Cam Newton or Tim Tebow to take a pounding and get back up.  Most list him as 6'1" 200 and change.  He's probably closer to 5'11" and 180-ish.
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« Reply #92 on: February 26, 2013, 09:55:18 pm »

If he doesn't get out of his dorm room and get offline he might not even see the playing field... :)
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« Reply #93 on: February 26, 2013, 10:36:03 pm »

if he survives the first scramble out of the pocket against an SEC defense, I suppose he'll do okay....nothing close to last year, however
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #94 on: February 26, 2013, 10:41:32 pm »

Swope was definitely a loss for them, and it will also really depend on how well and how quickly their new Offensive Left Tackle progresses.  I have read over on an SEC Message board in which a Texas A&M fan posted that they could very well be moving Matthews from Offensive Right Tackle over to Offensive Left Tackle.

Regarding skill players, particularly at Wide Receiver, they have the potential of being a very difficult match up for opposing Secondaries.  The following 3 WRs could very well be their starting WRs this upcoming season.

Mike Evans   6'5"  218 lbs.  So.  (he played a lot last season as a Freshman)

Nate Askew   6'4"  220 lbs.  Sr.

Edward Pope   6'4"  170 lbs.  So.

Possible other starting WRs

Ricky Seals-Jones   6'5"  220 lbs.  Fr.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/player-Ricky-Seals-Jones-124950;_ylt=AvCeZS0_1KnbmxbQfXfFzUBDPZB4

JaQuay Williams   6'3"  205 lbs.  (coming in from Prep School)

http://rivals.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/player-JaQuay-Williams-144846;_ylt=AlA_6aRQrDCADUgmKfPuu7NDPZB4   





 
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #95 on: February 27, 2013, 01:10:55 am »

He will do very well, but not as well as he did this year. Apart from losing his top skill players and 2 first round OL picks, his defense loses their SEC leading sack maker. There will be more pressure on him to score and more pressure on him from defense.

Perhaps even more importantly, he is losing his OC. We thought Paul was going to come in and we wouldn't miss a beat. That was not the case. As previously mentioned, SEC defenses will have a lot more tape on him and he will sneak up on nobody. Look at Cam this year in the NFL. IF they hired a solid OC, then you may see a similar season as Cam had in the fact that he started off very slowly as defenses figured him out and he had to adjust. He quietly had a better season than his rookie year in qbr and was not far behind in many other categories.

Note: In using the Cam Newton in Carolina analogy, do not read into that W/L's. That analogy is strictly a comparison of stats from one year to the next.
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #96 on: February 27, 2013, 01:16:31 am »

He'll have a great year. Stats won't differ much from 2012.
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #97 on: February 27, 2013, 08:05:07 am »

I'm strongly of the opinion he'll have a Sophmore slump. Every team has plenty of film on him now, O-line loses, pressure, schedule, everyone wants to beat Johnny Football,  etc.

Tough to follow up a Heisman year with another one. I'd go with 3-4th place in the SECw again as a team, him personally, I'm betting an average season with flashes of brilliance.

Don't get me wrong, I still think he's a stud, but I don't think he'll double Heisman.
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Re: Johnny Football, all things
« Reply #98 on: February 27, 2013, 08:31:13 am »

Wonder if teams will do to him what they started doing to Geno Smith and a couple other of the "running" Qb's the 2nd half of last year.  USe more of a containment rush with the front 4, and lay back in a zone and force him to make throws.  Once teams did that to Smith, he looked horrible.  Same for the guy at Nebraska.
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« Reply #99 on: February 27, 2013, 08:48:45 am »

He will be a marked man, defenses will game plan to slow him from running down field.
I read he was working with a QB expert to  smooth out his throwing motion because he said he wants to throw more next year.

I'm sure he was tired of being pounded and is wanting to be physically able to finish the season on the field and not on the sideline. A&M is loaded at receiver and have good backs. JFB will be dangerous next year, but everyone has a season of film on him. I look for more production through the air and the backs carries to be better utilized to keep JFB healthy. He will have a good season IMO.
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