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Old 02-06-2014   #2081
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So now it's "can" be and "likely" a better athlete? That's a far cry from what you were saying earlier.
Lol at you nitpicking. There are exceptions to the rule in everything except in the rule that 1 day you will die of something.

But to clarify for you...yes i believe that an athlete who can perform at a pro level in 2 different sports is 98% of the time a better athlete than a guy who can only do it in 1...
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This morning on the radio, wade Phillips said he told McNair in his interview for the HC position that he'd draft manziel if he was named head coach.

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This morning on the radio, wade Phillips said he told McNair in his interview for the HC position that he'd draft manziel if he was named head coach.

Chew on that.
He's also the guy who benched Flutie for "Robosack" Johnson too...

Chew on that.
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He's also the guy who benched Flutie for "Robosack" Johnson too...

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Did you think my comment was directed towards you in some type of way?

Just curious.

I was just "reporting" what wade said this morning. You seem a bit touchy about something you have 0 control over.
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Did you think my comment was directed towards you in some type of way?

Just curious.

I was just "reporting" what wade said this morning. You seem a bit touchy about something you have 0 control over.
Lol, you're right...came off a bit snarky..didn't mean to..my apologies..getting too wrapped up in this..the draft can't come soon enough.
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This morning on the radio, wade Phillips said he told McNair in his interview for the HC position that he'd draft manziel if he was named head coach.

Chew on that.
So you're saying that Rick Smith pulled a reverse-Lombardi?
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Lol, you're right...came off a bit snarky..didn't mean to..my apologies..getting too wrapped up in this..the draft can't come soon enough.
It's all good. Manziel isn't my first choice.

I just thought that dynamic was interesting.

Wade said he remembered how earl was a Texas guy and how he energized the city and became a legend here and he felt manziel could be similar.

Just thought it was interesting that wade would declare who he planned on drafting in December or January. LoL

Seems like if McNair was all about the hype he'd have gone with Phillips the Texas guy and been assured that he was going to draft manziel the Texas guy.
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So you're saying that Rick Smith pulled a reverse-Lombardi?
I don't think I'm smart enough to understand that. Please explain. If you don't mind.
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This morning on the radio, wade Phillips said he told McNair in his interview for the HC position that he'd draft manziel if he was named head coach.
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“When I did the interview with the McNairs, I told them they ought to take Johnny Football.” Wade Phillips said to 610 in the loop. #Texans
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Johnny Manziel: McShay: Evaluators are most split on Manziel

Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay says NFL evaluators might be more split on Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel than any other prospect in the draft.
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"Those who like him focus on his special improvisational skills that allow him to create after the initial play breaks down," McShay writes. On the flip side, some question if he can hold up for 16 games, can he absorb NFL coaching regarding his decision making, and what is he doing "when he leaves the building" and if it will affect his preparation. McShay calls him a late first-round talent. Feb. 6 - 10:00 am et
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yes i believe that an athlete who can perform at a pro level in 2 different sports is 98% of the time a better athlete than a guy who can only do it in 1...
Did Manziel try to play baseball & then deemed not good enough?
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Did Manziel try to play baseball & then deemed not good enough?
He played in HS and I assume he didn't get drafted to play in the MLB .
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Did Manziel try to play baseball & then deemed not good enough?
Yes.

He kept running outside the base lines, running around in the outfield, and jumping back & forth in the left/right batter's boxes.
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Is a guy in a decathalon a better atholete than a sprinter ?
You're ask in the wrong person. Mrtex is the expert on who is The better athlete based on what sports they are in.
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You're ask in the wrong person. Mrtex is the expert on who is The better athlete based on what sports they are in.
But he's not questioning me, you are...lol j/jk
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Johnny Manziel: McShay: Evaluators are most split on Manziel

Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay says NFL evaluators might be more split on Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel than any other prospect in the draft.

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So, McShay calls him "late 1st round talent". Interesting.

Regarding "what he does when he leaves the building", I gotta admit, that's my biggest peeve going into draft QB business. I want to know who is going to be the most dedicated to the sport. It's not what he 'does' when he leaves, it's 'when' he leaves, and 'when' he arrives.

O'Brien should ask each QB this question. Are you comfortable getting there when I get there, and leaving there only when I leave? I'm sure they would each say yes. As far as who he thinks is the most sincere, that would be the research he would need to conduct.
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The thing that gets me, is that Wade interviewed with the McNairs. Not the McNairs & Rick Smith.


The McNairs.
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The thing that gets me, is that Wade interviewed with the McNairs. Not the McNairs & Rick Smith.


The McNairs.
Maybe Smith was there. Isn't he godfather to McNair Jr's kid or something? "McNairs" might have been catchall.

But if Rick Smith wasn't there... well. That's a whole 'nother story.
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There has been no shortage of hyperbole and clever nicknaming thrown around when talking about Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. Loved by many, hated by everyone else, the Texan plays bigger than his 6'0", 210-pound frame and has wowed the college football world in his short but brilliant career. Now, he's ready for the NFL.

The question, though, is if the NFL is ready for him.

Manziel doesn't fit into the classic metrics for quarterbacks. He's not 6'2"; he doesn't play primarily in the pocket; he runs too much; and he throws off his back foot all the time. But he makes plays—a lot of them—and they're NFL-level plays at that. Manziel may not be conventional, but he's really damn good.

From a scouting standpoint, Manziel is difficult to evaluate. He's the type of player that gets a general manager fired—either because they pass on him or because they draft him and he fails to transition to the NFL. But you have to take a chance on a player with his combination of speed, instincts, vision and accuracy.

And you have to acknowledge that he's a work-in-progress. Clean up his back-foot tendencies when throwing the ball and you have a passer with much better velocity and overall strength—and Manziel with a stronger arm is basically every scout's best friend.
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