May 08, 2014

Live: 2014 NFL Draft: The Houston Texans are on the clock.

posted by rcade to football at 07:47 PM - 21 comments

What the heck is on Jon Gruden's head?

posted by Bonkers at 08:11 PM on May 08

Ooh, that's two Aggies before Manziel.

posted by Etrigan at 09:01 PM on May 08

Was this how the Draft Day movie ended, with the Brownies drafting a CB and the crowd chanting "Cleveland Sucks"?

posted by Bonkers at 09:05 PM on May 08

Whoops, double post. I blame Roger Goodell, because why not.

posted by Bonkers at 09:05 PM on May 08

This draft doesn't have enough cuts to Johnny Manziel's face for reaction shots.

posted by Bonkers at 09:32 PM on May 08

This is both amazing for ESPN and terrible for them at the same time.

Amazing because Manziel hasn't been drafted yet, so people will be sticking around to watch whenever he finally does get drafted.

Terrible because Manziel hasn't be drafted yet, so people will be laughing at ESPN who has spent the last 90 minutes basically pleading with teams to draft him so their hype machines don't look quite so ridiculous.

The telling moment was when they cut to two of their experts who entire contribution was "We don't think anyone is going to draft Manziel in the next 5 rounds", yet when they came back to the gang of four fools, Berman immediately starts in the with the "This franchise needs a spark, a way to get the fans excited, maybe Manziel is the one to do it!" routine.

I have nothing against "Johnny (maybe Canadian) Football", but the longer his squirms in the spotlight after every pick, the more ridiculous the ESPN "experts" look.

I swear Gruden is a pick or two away from straight up begging the teams to draft Manziel....

posted by grum@work at 09:35 PM on May 08

I would really, really enjoy it if the Jags picked Manziel in the 2nd.

posted by Etrigan at 09:41 PM on May 08

Is Jaworski gloating yet?

posted by NoMich at 09:42 PM on May 08

Berman: "Manziel said he has a really good relationship with Jerry Jones."

I guess not THAT good...

Ray Lewis had the best comment (paraphrased): "Picking Manziel means the Cowboys don't care about winning." I could hear Gruden's heart breaking right there.

posted by grum@work at 09:56 PM on May 08

Dave Rappoccio: "I wonder if Johnny Manziel's tears are just as nimble at falling as he is"

posted by Bonkers at 10:04 PM on May 08

Who ends up lower in their draft year?

Tebow (25th) or Manziel?

posted by grum@work at 10:24 PM on May 08

I give it 3-to-1 odds that Gruden announces the team that drafts Manziel as "winning the draft by getting this kid this late".

posted by grum@work at 10:31 PM on May 08

Sucker bet.

posted by Etrigan at 10:41 PM on May 08

Not sure if everyone has access to it, but the coverage on NFL Network is less insufferable than the coverage on ESPN. More of a less worse thing than better thing, although I do like Mike Maycock.

posted by holden at 10:46 PM on May 08

Congratulations, Johnny Football! You're going to Cleveland!

Welcome to the QB graveyard!

If he plays in 2014, he'll be the 23rd QB for Cleveland since the start of the 2000 season.

posted by grum@work at 10:51 PM on May 08

"Was this how the Draft Day movie ended, with the Brownies drafting a CB and the crowd chanting "Cleveland Sucks"?"

I'm in that movie.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:54 PM on May 08


And the best part is that Justin Gilbert will be able to call him "Second Choice" forever.

posted by Etrigan at 10:55 PM on May 08

Tough crowd here. No mercy. You guys are barkevious.

posted by beaverboard at 11:40 PM on May 08

You really have to hand it to the Cleveland front office. Talk about picking a fall guy.

posted by phaedon at 12:45 AM on May 09

This shirt makes me smile. ..... The Browns. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

posted by Debo270 at 12:17 PM on May 09

The Pats didn't like Manziel at all.

posted by Etrigan at 02:14 PM on May 09

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