February 14, 2014

Manziel Would Draft Himself at No. 1: The Houston Texans not taking Heisman-winning Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel with the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft would be "the worst decision they've ever made," said Heisman-winning Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. "I'd be in the same division playing against them twice a year. Sorry, but you just turned that chip on my shoulder from a Frito into a Dorito."

posted by rcade to football at 04:53 PM - 5 comments

Manziel don't know his junk food. An honest to goodness original Frito is twice as thick, durable, and hardy as one of those flimsy, over-engineered other things.

On one hand, Manziel shouldn't be worrying about this. No less an authority than Wade Phillips - Wade Phillips! - told the Texans on his way out the door that they truly needed to draft Manziel. What greater recommendation could a young man want?

(Well, maybe Mike Brown murmuring "if you don't take him, I will")

On the other hand, I don't see where Bill O'Brien has ever found that it was critical to have an idiot loudmouth at QB in order to have some measure of success wherever he's been.

On this Valentine's Day, I wish either of two things for Manziel:

1) He goes to the Jags and they tell him they're going to play him at wide receiver because they've already got Henne.

2) He goes to Cleveland.

posted by beaverboard at 06:26 PM on February 14

He's got ideas above his (college) station: Houston has made some really bad decisions.

posted by yerfatma at 08:22 PM on February 14

Fritos vs Doritos, eh? Johnny, they are both made by Frito-Lay, a division of Pepsi. Please put bags and bags of them on your shoulder. You see, Pepsi stock is a part of my portfolio, and the more you consume, the happier I, and all of Pepsi's stockholders, will be.

Perhaps Johnny will be drafted by Houston. A dose of Bill O'Brien teaching him how little Johnny knows about NFL quarterback play might remove some of the hubris and actually turn him into a useful player. You can bet that if he runs his mouth (or Twitter account) too much, there will be some interesting things happening in the locker room.

posted by Howard_T at 10:52 PM on February 14

And Frito-Lay are headquarted in Plano, TX.

Clearly Jerry Jones should trade the farm to get JFF.

And I'll get my popcorn ready.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:07 AM on February 15

It is rare that I pull for a player to not succeed at the next level but Johnny makes the list. I get that as a rule QB's are cocky and full of themselves, but he thinks he is way better than he is. I get what Russel Wilson has done as a "smallish" QB but he also has an arm and some accuracy. I just don't think Manziel has the skill set.

posted by Debo270 at 12:37 PM on February 17

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