Originally Posted by mussop
The hypocrisy here is hilarious. Two identical plays other than where the ball is placed. Of course it could be said that Manziel made a good play considering he lofted the ball in the direction of his elite, 6'5" WR with a 37" vertical. Takes a hell of a QB to be able to elude defenders like that and still be able to recognize where his big play WR is AND be able to get the ball to him.
I don't even know where to start with that comment. Identical plays? No, not at all. One is a toss up in the middle of the field following an unnecessary scramble. Manziel has an OL get pushed back, but the OL holds the block. He then spins around unnecessarily into pressure. Teddy had a free defender in his face. Manziel tosses it up in the middle of the field. Teddy lofts it toward the corner of the endzone. Multiple defenders have a shot at intercepting Manziel's pass. No defender has a shot at intercepting Bridgewater's pass. I guess ball placement is now not important or something?
Anyway, it's one play and an unfair comparison. Manziel has made similar plays to that one by Bridgewater. This is not one of them though and the attempt to call them identical is befuddling. It's interesting how some people see one thing and others see another.