It's nice to see he's trying to fit in with his new home as he flips off the crowd during Monday Night Football.
when being told he's a dumb ass and about to get a hefty fine.
What a historic video. It isn't very often that a 22 year old is told he did something wrong for the very first time in his life and it's caught on film.
What. Johnny Manziel strikes you as a guy who has had strict discipline in his life? From anyone?
No, but you said "told he did something wrong." It's a good day for me when I can get from dawn to dusk without being told, myself, that Johnny Manziel did something wrong.
first time? Where have you been.
His "mentor" in the tie looks like he's done this a hundred times before. That's probably his only job . . . tell dumb ass players they fucked up then tabulate the bill.
Sounds like a fun job. Where do I send my resume?
Johny is demonstrating that he still has his bow plucking finger with which he will volley arrows at the Redskins?
The price is right fail horn
I'm curious to see what the reaction to this will be. Vicks finger was the beginning of the end for him in Atlanta. Well his end had more to do with the dogs than anything else, but the finger then water bottle were incidents that preceded the dogs.
I honestly don't foresee Manziel has a long or meaningful career in the League.
I agree ... I've long viewed Manziel as a crap shoot in the NFL.
Some (Colin Cowherd on ESPN radio) were high on him by association -- "Russell Wilson has similar build / style and he won a Super Bowl; ergo, Manziel can do it as well." I think Jon Gruden was also positive on Manziel.
The difference is Wilson is a smart, level-headed young man. Manziel not as much yet. Perhaps he'll settle down, though early evidence of that is inconclusive.
His hot-dogging at Texas A&M was entertaining for college football, but I never saw it playing well in the NFL. The defenses are too good ... his room for improvisation much less.
I think in the NFL the QB role is more about smart execution first, then athleticism. In college a QB can get by on athleticism. Not in the NFL ... the QB there better have the proper mind for the game to succeed.
I can't believe Cleveland used a 1st round pick on him.
Actually yes, I can.
Phew, for a minute there I was afraid I was going to see a gif of Johnny Football pooping in a cooler.
Sadly, this is exactly what I was hoping for.
Man, we've got a lot of crotchety people on this board. You can't both complain that Hoke never says anything interesting and also rag on someone like Manziel. At least interesting things happen when Manziel plays and talks.
are you reaching. You came on this Board saying " I am going to find something to disagree with RIGHT NOW" and clicked until you found something. Mission accomplished.
Johnny Manziel flips of the Washington Redskin bench and it somehow, some way relates to Brady Hoke's media relations?
Welll...I could really hear birds being flipped out there. Johnny did a tremendous job with his finger placement.
Man, read my previous posts. I don't troll. This is something I legitimately think. People, including many Michigan fans from what I've seen here and elsewhere, like to have it both ways when it comes to the way sport types interact with the game and the media. Personally, I don't particularly like Johnny Football overall, but I like that despite numerous attempts to crush his spirit, he still plays football and carries about his business on his own terms.
I was skeptical initially, but I'd give so much to see Hoke run onto the field every Saturday, home and away, flipping the double-bird. That'd be the best.
you're one of my favorite posters.
I react the same way to hecklers.
...and this is a surprise to whom????
spent 25% of its show this morning talking about Manziel and RGIII in a pre-season game.
The Yankees were off last night.
It's better than hearing more about the clippers' offseason
so out of character for him
To the crowd or to the Washington bench?
booing him at the time.
Ryan Clark of the Redskins said that a statement from the Redskins sideline was made something like, "This ain't college anymore and people here are faster than you". Clark, as I am too, is paraphrasing because of course there were probably a few choice words and statements sprinkled in there too.
The Washington bench must have ignored the fact that the 'Skins would lose to 'Bama, Auburn, and LSU and finish 5-3 in the SEC West.
Well, per USA Today, Mike Pettine was not altogether pleased (LINK):
"It does not sit well," Pettine said of the rookie's loss of composure after the Browns' 24-23 loss at FedEx Field. "I was informed right after the game. And it's disappointing to me because we talk about being poised, being focused. You have to be able to maintain your poise. ... That's a big part of all football players, especially your quarterback.
He didn't indicate that this would factor into the ultimate decision as to who will start, but there was definitely some unhappiness from the Browns' staff.
Who cares if he flipped the Redskins off? I like it. I flip people off, a lot of people need to get flipped off. Seriously, OMG he flipped someone off. SOOO CRAZZZZYYY.
I absolutely hate the media, and I get no media attention. I can't imagine how much BS Manziel has to deal with because he likes playing a game. Who the hell cares what he does in his personal life, not my problem, not your problem. He's not hurt anyone as far as I know. P.S. This is me venting about the current state of the medial/social media.
No big surprise. But he is just kinda douchey...in a spoiled child, dickish, kind of way. People will either love him or think he's a jerk. It takes the media for that on this level. He won't love the media, but I would bet he appreciates what he gets as a result of the media.
What grace does he have to fall from? I honestly don't get ESPNs obsession with him. He was a good qb in college, but not spectacular in my opinion and not the type that would excel in the NFL.
Dude just tell the sideline "F you" like how dumb can you be Johnny?
Hard core browns fan and have no problem with the bird although it was juvenile.
What I have a problem with was how shitty both he and Hoyer looked.
There is zero surprise...JM did something juvenile.
As a fellow Browns fan, I want Manziel to fail without any on-field antics. I can't stand him and hate the fact that Cleveland drafted him. I'm a believer in Hoyer and hope the best for him this season.
in his ear constantly telling him to stay out of trouble, that cameras are always on him, what the NFL fines, etc. and yet he does this. Yes it could be youth but the picture of the bill rolled up in the bathroom, constant partying and other issues strongly imply someone out of control.
I hope he gets his act together and has a great career. I'm not optimistic at this point. ven less so with a team that has had other discipline problems recently.
I watched about 2 quarters of this game and the Redskins blitzed Manziel quite a bit. He doesn't seem patient or comfortable yet and tends to take off running most of the time. I think really good NFL defenses are going to give him a beating and I don't think he is going to have much fun this season. The bad thing for the Browns is that Brian Hoyer doesn't look great either, so Manziel may be their best option from the get go.
He's not an NFL QB
Bring out the PR fire brigade! Perhaps something like . . .
"I do apologize for losing my cool. I just have so much respect for Native American culture that playing against a team with such a derogatory name as the 'Redskins' just puts me on edge. Really, their name should be the focus of this scandal."