There have been a couple things running through the NFL this offseason, one of the most popular topics has been the new quarterback of the Cleveland Browns, a young man out of Texas name Manziel. Johnny Football is a talented young man who could have a huge future in the League if he gets the right instruction and coaching, his talent is undeniable but his off field antics can be problematic.
If Manziel can completely focus on his play and stop paying so much attention to his trips to Vegas he has the talent to become one of the absolute greatest players that the NFL has ever seen, it’s just a matter of getting him out of his own head and getting him hooked on winning championships over getting his picture all over TMZ.
Over the last few years there’s been a man who seems to have an opinion on anything quarterback related in the National Football League, while I’m a fan of his time on the field he has been a bit overbearing lately with his comments, especially those related to race. Warren Moon was a great quarterback, I don’t think anyone disputes what he was able to accomplish while on the field, but his recent obsession with labeling people racists and speaking out about things that really don’t have anything to do with him has pushed fans away.
His latest target is the one and only Johnny Football, stating that Manziel needs to cut back on his partying, at least in public view anyway. This is one of the things fans have been saying about Manziel even dating back to just after he won the Heisman trophy. Moon can be a bit outspoken and overbearing with his beliefs at times but this time he seems to have hit on something with which most people would agree, even other legendary quarterbacks have started to make similar claims.
While Moon making comments has become pretty much expected year in and year out, but when the comments start coming from the greatest player at the position of quarterback to date, ears suddenly start to perk up and listen to the comments. Joe Montana has now made his opinion known on the Manziel dilemma, and while he’s got no real problem with Johnny Football partying, he agrees with Moon’s stance that he should temper how public he makes that side of his life.
Montana is widely regarded as the best quarterback to ever play the game of football, he has the numbers, he has the rings, there’s really not much room for debate on that one. He also happened to play for one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NFL, Bill Walsh. When you have the best man to play your position channeling the sentiments of one of the greatest coaches to tell you to chill, you may just want to listen. If I had ever made it to the NFL as a defensive end and Reggie White gave me advice in any regard it would have been a no-brainer, lets just hope that Manziel isn’t one of those himself.