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Concerning Manziel and Bridgewater

Discussion in 'All Other Team Discussions' started by E. Wolf, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. E. Wolf

    E. Wolf Cheesehead

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    My suspicion was that both of these guys would likely be busts, particularly Manziel. Much like Jim Florentine I refuse to call him Johnny Football. Anyway I heard that Manziel did well in the first preseason game but tuned in today and did not see much.
    I understand Bridgewater did not fare too well up to now but he did have two 4th quarter touchdowns. Obviously because he plays for our most hated rival I especially want Bridgewater to fall flat on his face.
    I was hoping those who have a better pulse on all of the NFL, rather than just the Packers, could help enlighten us on both of these guys. Thanks.
     
  2. E. Wolf

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    I am a curious cat so maybe I will see if I can find his highlights from the first game. I simply saw a headline stating he looked good.
    During the draft I felt conflicted when certain teams were up their picks, certain teams that stand in our way like the Vikings and Cowboys. He is a very volatile pick so part of me wanted them to pick him, but a larger part of me did not. I guess I was relieved when the Browns picked him, but was really amused when they acted like the won the Super Bowl.
    Really hoping that bridgewater is a bust too. I think BJ coleman had similar heroics against the Colts a year or two ago (or was it Graham Harrell).
     
  3. E. Wolf

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    Great minds think alike. I was just going to post this link about the bird:

    https://sports.yahoo.com/news/johnny-manziel-makes-obscene-gesture-at-redskins-bench-024442345.html

    Bridgewater did play against the third stringers though. ... Remember that Colts game?
     
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    ESPN just published a poll of 100 NFL players, asking whether Manziel will be a success or a flop. 69% of PLAYERS think he'll be a success (http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/players-manziel-hit/story?id=25039839). He's definitely immature, but if you're going to disqualify someone for the NFL on the basis of immaturity there'd be enough players available for about 2 teams. I don't care for him personally, but he could become another Tarkenton if he can stay healthy and get his brain rewired.
     
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    Those are players not scouts. I am sure players had lots of nice things to say about Matt Leinart or Ryan Leaf back in teh day.
     
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    Well that settles it. The opinions here trump 56 NFL players' opinions regarding the abilities of an NFL prospect. The expertise on this forum is quite remarkable.
     
  7. E. Wolf

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    I know this--scouts and scouting personnel give no credence to some goofy poll of 56 nfl players. So why should we. Of course those polls are quite suspect. A lot of journalists contend that top 100 list is bs, because they have not even heard of a player selected for that poll.
     

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