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COLLEGE STATION – Johnny Manziel will indeed make the short trek down highways 6 and 290 to visit the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium, Texans general manager Rick Smith told HoustonTexans.com.

“He will come to Houston … ” Smith told the website. “We don’t need to work him out but we’ll meet with him and watch some film and get on board in talking football with him, just spend a little bit more time with him. Again, trying to get to know him, trying to process everything is an exhaustive process. You want to get to know as much about these young men as you can so you can be accurate in your assessment.

“That’s what we’ll continue to do now and throughout the next few weeks.”

The NFL draft begins on May 8, and Manziel – the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M and Kerrville Tivy – is expected to be among the top 10 picks. Perhaps even first overall to the Texans.

Houston coach Bill O’Brien cautioned reporters on Thursday following Manziel’s pro day at A&M that the Texans were evaluating more than the three quarterbacks most mentioned: Manziel, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater and Central Florida’s Blake Bortles – if in fact they take a quarterback with the top selection.

No date was announced for Manziel’s visit to Houston
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People have a short memory of what Case's problems were.
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It would certainly be interesting if Manziel was drafted by the Texans. It would make the team interesting for sure and I think he's the kind of guy players will rally around. This team desperately needs an infusion of excitement and Manziel would provide that. It would be nice if the Texans gambled instead of taking the conservative route. With that said, today's workout was obviously designed to make him look great, but to his credit he went out and did it.
The characteristics for which 19-22 year old immature college players may rally around their quarterback would be markedly different traits than what would rally mature NFL players around theirs. Collegiate sports thrive on circus-like atmospheres........the NFL can tolerate only minute tastes of the same before the source is exorcised.
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People have a short memory of what Case's problems were.
It should read, what Cases "perceived" problems were.

Only the coaching staff, who have access to game tapes and a knowledge of actually player assignments, and execution of those assignments, and the full extent of injuries, can fully grade Case's performance.

I believe his "perceived" problem was an inability to read his progressions, recognize the blitz, check into the correct play to counter the blitz and then get rid of the ball to the correct read.

You might also interpret his performance as one in which, under difficult circumstances for a first year player starting at mid-season, he lacked sufficient experience to meet the challenge.

Most everyone recognizes that Case had a problem with the blitz but what we don't know is how his overall performance graded out in the assessment of the coaching staff.
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It should read, what Cases "perceived" problems were.

Only the coaching staff, who have access to game tapes and a knowledge of actually player assignments, and execution of those assignments, and the full extent of injuries, can fully grade Case's performance.

I believe his "perceived" problem was an inability to read his progressions, recognize the blitz, check into the correct play to counter the blitz and then get rid of the ball to the correct read.

You might also interpret his performance as one in which, under difficult circumstances for a first year player starting at mid-season, he lacked sufficient experience to meet the challenge.

Most everyone recognizes that Case had a problem with the blitz but what we don't know is how his overall performance graded out in the assessment of the coaching staff.
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Keenum also struggled with short to intermediate passes.
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Exactly. Strong has won games that mattered. Guy seems hurt he wasn't in burnt orange. Glad to see him confirming that I want him no where near this team.
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Exactly. Strong has won games that mattered. Guy seems hurt he wasn't in burnt orange. Glad to see him confirming that I want him no where near this team.
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Exactly. Strong has won games that mattered. Guy seems hurt he wasn't in burnt orange. Glad to see him confirming that I want him no where near this team.
Is this how soft our society has gotten where guys can't poke fun at their rivals anymore?
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The characteristics for which 19-22 year old immature college players may rally around their quarterback would be markedly different traits than what would rally mature NFL players around theirs. Collegiate sports thrive on circus-like atmospheres........the NFL can tolerate only minute tastes of the same before the source is exorcised.
I'm in this camp. JFF would have to tone it down and outwork everyone else.
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I'm in this camp. JFF would have to tone it down and outwork everyone else.
Hasn't he done just that since the beginning of the season ?! We haven't heard a peep out of him since Autographgate ....

He has outworked all the other prospects since seasons end ?!

He's spent the weeks / months since the end of the season honing his craft , learning things he wasn't asked to do at A&M such as the protection schemes and other details (which were the responsibility of the center).


I'm finding it difficult to find reasons not to draft the guy .... while others are searching (reaching) for reasons against him. The only real knock is his size , if he were 6'2" or 6'3" .... he'd be the consensus #1.
I'm not saying he isn't without his warts / flaws , but that those can be corrected and that the positives he exhibits far exceed those warts.
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Is this how soft our society has gotten where guys can't poke fun at their rivals anymore?
Not to mention that Texas fans were talking crap all year about Manziel doing the "Cashing out" sign but now it's fair game and a "Drake" thing because Strong did it.
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Never, which should lead to the Texans org changing their draft philosophy. Part of this would include taking a chance on a guy like Manziel.

Hopefully
Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't you anti-Manziel early in the thread? Good post though. The Texans can either keep doing things the "Texan way" and keeping floundering in mediocrity, or they can take a chance, get the boom or bust pick, and shoot for the Super Bowl. Personally, I'm tired of the "Texan way" and am ready to start enjoying the winning way.
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Not to mention that Texas fans were talking crap all year about Manziel doing the "Cashing out" sign but now it's fair game and a "Drake" thing because Strong did it.
Mack Brown has really made them a whiny group. I thought it was hilarious when Strong did it and hilarious that Manziel responded to it. Its all in fun and part of the rivalry. They're on 247 with their panties in a bunch over it. Soft as a baby's bottom.
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