Why is it that Johnny fans cannot read and respond to a post that contains criticism about him without resorting to cheap insults aimed back at the original poster? Is it simply a case of shooting the messenger bearing bad news? Or is it a deeper insecurity, that the message you are reading contains information you fear could be true, but don't want to hear, much less accept?
This is an honest question, out of curiosity, by the way, and not intended as an insult. The above post could just have easily made its point about Manziel's dedication without the reference to "morons", "unnatural hate", and the need to "Get help." Indeed, it might have made the point more effectively, without them?
This will be the biggest test of the season so far. We're healthy, they're healthy. Our new players have had a chance to gel and we're on the road against a solid team. We'll have a good idea where this team truly stands after this game
Interesting thought CFO. Are you old enough to remember Ronnie Knox of the Toronto Argos, back in the 60s, I think? He was a scrambler, broken play kinda QB like Manziel, and the rumour was that he would sketch out the plays on the ground during huddles. I guess that way the receivers at least had an idea what he was looking for and where he would be looking?
I would guess with Manziel, the more he plays with a set of receivers, the more comfortable they will become with when and where the ball is coming out and where it is going. It doesn't sound like practices will be the difference?
All I can think of now is, "I wanna be the bottlecap."
A few years before my time. I was only two when he retired in 1959. But sometimes I wondered if Wally Gable might have done the same thing. Probably the only guy I've seen almost give up a safety from the other side of centre field, aside from the deliberate safeties teams used to give up at the end of games before they changed the rule.
Good 'ole Ronnie Knox, the Golden Boy, fruitcake!!! He was the "Ronnie Football" of the late '50;s. He was considered the finest U.S. collegiate quarterback after the 1955 season but wanted to quit football so he could start a movie career. His stepfather ran the show and was always getting into disputes with general managers and coaches regarding his stepson. He played one unmemorable season in 1957 for the Ticats and then was drafted by the Chicago Bears. Owner George Halas couldn't stand dealing with his meddling stepfather so he "loaned" Knox to the Toronto Argonauts. Known for throwing lots of interceptions (sound familiar?), in a game against Hamilton, he threw a beauty to linebacker Cookie Gilchrist, who instead of trying to deke out Knox, proceeded to run right over Knox stomping on his chest all the way to the endzone for a touchdown. After a second terrible season in Toronto he abruptly quit football to write poetry and resume his non-existant movie career. He died several years later after being homeless for many years. One of the oddest characters to ever play in the CFL.
Wally Gabler of the Argos and later the Bombers and Cats reminds me of Zach Collaros in physique but Wally was probably a better scrambler. Wally was a good fit for the CFL then and today he'd be perfect except for his advanced years.
I can remember going downtown for a Ronnie Knox autograph session . I believe the store was Eames, I could be wrong, near the old city hall and James north. I arrived and went upstairs to meet our new quarterback but he had already left the building . I was given an autographed picture and they stapled it to my hat . The staple would explain a lot of my memory lapses.
I think the Cats were hoping that Ronnie would become our Paul Hornung, the Golden Boy. Knox was a bust while Hornung has one in Canton.