Thoughts on Johnny Football
Here's what I see happening with "Johnny Football"
Let me first start by saying, he is the most versatile player we've seen in a long time, especially as a freshman QB... He is on point with scanning the field for receivers, and he does so very quickly. When he is flushed out of the pocket, he has plenty of speed to get flushed out and his ability to scan not only close, but down field for a receiver is remarkable. Not to mention his running speed - he's maneuverable and quick on his feet, even when the play doesn't call for him to run it..... Now, here's the thing... He runs an awful lot. Very successfully I will add, but he still runs a lot and does not slide very often.. Now don't get me wrong, I watched Cotton Bowl and have never been more entertained by his agility and the fact that I love seeing QB's run. He darted in and out of OU's defense so quick that I was laughing out loud. BUT.. back to the point. He doesn't take slides, and runs very, very often. If I were Kevin Sumlin, I would start working with him in regards to playing safer or smarter. Granted, the kid won the Heisman, so I am nobody to say that he isn't doing things right. But thinking about his future, he's a young kid, and I don't think there has been much opportunity for him to be hit hard yet a few times, with a career-ending injury like we might be seeing now with RG3... Our greatest QB's in the NFL right now are QB's that can play in the pocket comfortably, and can scan the field in milliseconds then lead targeted receivers with precision accuracy. (Brady and Manning).. See, Manzell is definitely doing things insanely well, and is shocking the heck out of a lot of football fans with his capability, but thinking of the future, and his current style of playing... hmmm......... thoughts?
Last edited by 85percent; 01-08-2013 at 10:14 PM..