Manziel: a fresh new start on the horizon?

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Author: Jon Kuzma

Johnny Manziel days seems to be numbered in Cleveland. After another incident with his girlfriend that resulted in a criminal investigation and an NFL investigation the Browns have decided that on March 9th they will move on from the former first round draft pick out of Texas A.M. Manziel never really found his rhythm in Cleveland and believe it or not it almost feels like Manziel did this on purpose just to get out of the city that drafted him. While that is unlikely the case, it has to be stated that Manziel has some issues that he has to deal with. Sometimes that needs to be done not in rehab nor in counseling. Sometimes that has to be done by looking inside of ourselves and asking what kind of man do I want to be? Lets be honest it’s unfair to sit here and judge Manziel, we’ve all had points in our lives where we said and did things we weren’t proud of. However it’s getting hard to defend Manziel because he seems to be frequently investigated and on the verge of criminal charges. As a general manager you can look past the partying here and there. The players are young adults and naturally they are going to live it up a little bit. It’s hard to invest in a player as a quarterback and a key piece of your puzzle when you’re not sure if he is going to be in custody though. One key part of being an effective football player is not being incarcerated. You have to be free to step on the football field. Manziel is starting to look like he needs real help at this point. We defended him here at Endzoneblog early on in the season and still are a huge believer in Manziel. The run ins with the police have to stop though moving forward. The Dallas Cowboys will be a team that looks at Manziel this offseason. They have a track record of looking past player’s character as long as they can produce on the field. If Manziel can get himself back on track athletically and from a physical stand point. That will be a great opportunity for him to seize the moment and get his career back on track. If he keeps up his reckless abandon for authority, he might end up in jail. We’d really hate to see that happen and hope number 2 turns it back around. We hope to see Johnny Football excel on the football field once again.

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