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Old 02-26-2014   #2631
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Default Re: Manziel

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Originally Posted by Dutchrudder View Post
He doesn't get rattled? How would you even know he's rattled, he doesn't throw the ball enough to really see it. He is rarely put in a position to try to come from behind late in a game. It's pretty hard to be rattled when your team is winning.

The guy is purely a game manager right now. He went 42 for 68 for 524 yards 3 TDs 0 INTs and 101.6 QB rating in the playoffs this year. In those 3 games, he was averaging 14 completions, 175 yards, and 1 TD a game. That is pretty much the definition of a game manager by stats, and there was a good reason he wasn't considered for the Super Bowl MVP, even though that was his best game of the playoffs.

To say the bolded is to ignore a huge chunk of his senior year at Wisconsin where he lost 2-3 games b/c his defense couldn't hold a lead after he engineered drives in the final few minutes to give them the lead in the 1st place. Also, from a statiscal standpoint, His rookie season is still better than any 1 season known game managers like Alex Smith and Joe Flacco have ever had in their entire careers passing the ball. Both of those guys also had equally dominant defenses at 1 point or another in their careers too.

It's not fair to penalize him b/c he's got a solid team built around him that doesn't necessarily need him to be all world every game. The bottom line is when Wilson has been asked to put the team on his shoulders & make plays he has responded & come thru more often than not. Also keep in mind that we're talking about a 2nd year guy here.

There also aren't 10 qb's in the league better than him right now, nevertheless, we can agree to disagree.
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