Originally Posted by Mr teX
It's just my opinion obviously.....but i've seen it too many times to be convinced that he'll be any different from the guys before him. Any time as a qb your 1st instinct is to run...not really comfortable sitting in the pocket.... most of the plays you make when its crunch time are of you running....
add to that, the whole system qb thing, the bad mechanics at times
Those things don't project to make a good NFL qb....
Manziel's game tying drive from the Ole Miss game.
Drive resulting in a TD, starting at the Texas A&M 25
1st and 10 at TA&M 25
Manziel throws completion, a short 3 yard pass to Mike Evans, who is unable to break a tackle.
2nd and 7 at TA&M 28
Manziel throws completion, 24 yards to Malcolme Kennedy on a long crossing pattern, tackled at the Ole Miss 48.
1st and 10 at OM 48
Manziel incomplete on a PA pass to Sabian Holmes
2nd and 10 at OM 48
Ben Malena rush 5 yards to OM 43
3rd and 5 at OM 43
Trey Williams rush -2 yards to OM 45
4th and 7 at OM 45
Manziel rush 13 yards to OM 32
On this play Manziel hung in the back for quite a while, and went through his reads before taking off. Everyone was covered. Ole Miss rushed three, kept a spy on Manziel, and had everyone else covered. There was a short checkdown available but it would have resulted in a turnover and Manziel did not throw to it. He did not look once and tuck. There were a solid 6-7 seconds of him just standing around waiting for someone to get open. This was the play the Ole Miss player, Serderius Bryant, was injured.
1st and 10 at OM 32
Manziel throws complete on a short crossing route by Mike Evans for 26 yards. This is the play Mike Evans hurdled over a Ole Miss player.The pass itself was only 4-5 yards, the rest was YAC. Had the first tackle been made, the pass would have been about 12-16 yards, but Evans added the other 10 out of his own sheer effort.
1st and Goal at OM 6
Manziel rushes 6 yards for a touchdown. On this play it was a designed rollout to the right but Manziel sees the defense overloading and cuts it back to the left for a TD, diving for the pylon.
Your criticisms are all a year old. This year Manziel has happily sat in the pocket and picked apart defenses with his arm. Only in the Ole Miss game did he resort to his legs similar to last year, and I blame that on the offensive game plan. Ole Miss was playing the pass, and Malena/Williams/Carson were ripping off good gains on the ground. A&M has a solid stable of RBs and the OC should have pounded the rock to keep the defense honest before unleashing the air raid. Instead the offense went with an empty backfield too many times.