I do not mean to only post about Johnny football. I find however the vitriol against Manziel to be interesting. I also find it interesting to think that somehow the vikings are going to be the team that magically drafts the third round QB who becomes the future star of the NFL. Does it happen? Yes. Is it likely, No.
Anyway. Here is a quote from Nick Saban on Johnny football. This comes from ESPN.
But it's Alabama coach Nick Saban who remains bewildered at Manziel's unconventional brilliance.
"You can't prepare for him because he makes so many plays when you've got him on the run and everything else breaks down," Saban said. "And then you think, 'OK, we're going to make him throw the ball from the pocket,' and he has a lot stronger arm and is a lot more accurate than anybody gives him credit for. He made some damn good throws against us the last two years.
"His instincts, though, are what make him so difficult to defend. It's like he has eyes in the back of his head."
I want to point out the second to the last sentence in the main paragraph. This is Nick Saban, who everyone admits is a damn good football coach and knows defense telling everyone else that Johnny can throw well from the pocket.
You can not like Johnny football if you like, but if you ask me to take your opinion over Nick Saban I will take Nick Saban.
I understand that need for Defense. Our Defense sucks. However, you cannot get a top five pick in the draft in a year with great QB prospects when your choices for QB next year are crap, worse, and total garbage and suggest to me that I am suppose to be excited to watch these three play QB next year while we draft another DE. This chance to draft potentially the number one pick in the draft does not come along often you have to take a QB.
My suggestion is draft Johnny at the top of the draft and then trade your second round pick and your extra third rounder from letting Allen go and move up to get a linebacker or a cornerback.
What say you?
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