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[Yes, that could have been an absolute disaster for the Vikes.


I was just watching a video the two talking heads(espn first take) at ESPN slamming Teddy and
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Nice career, Johnny. Get help.

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Johnny #### ball


I really couldn't care less about the rest but if the reports about him hitting his ex repeatedly are true I am glad this league chewed him up and spit his #### out :nono:


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Wow, the more I read up on what's being written about this situation, the sadder it gets. It doesn't make a bit of sense from the outside...but it's obvious the kid is in a bad place.


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Wow, the more I read up on what's being written about this situation, the sadder it gets. It doesn't make a bit of sense from the outside...but it's obvious the kid is in a bad place.

He needs help. Real help. It really is sad. So much talent, but holy cow... It really just keeps getting worse.

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Wow, the more I read up on what's being written about this situation, the sadder it gets. It doesn't make a bit of sense from the outside...but it's obvious the kid is in a bad place.

He needs help. Real help. It really is sad. So much talent, but holy cow... It really just keeps getting worse.

Cold is temporary. Purple Pride is forever.

I know it's just the nature of the pop culture beast, but these young people get a continual stream of smoke blown up their butts well before college starts. It gets to be such a huge ego bender that they can't admit even the smallest fault or frailty.
I was really wanting to see him sink or swim based on his play. An exciting unorthodox talent, for sure.
He's a really young and Cleveland was probably the least ideal situation for him to wind up in regards to organizational stability...but it sure don't look good now.


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And to think, the Vikings could have had him.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nf ... /80659598/

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Dallas police have forwarded case to D.A. against Manziel ..

Not good sign...

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And to think, the Vikings could have had him.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nf ... /80659598/


And plenty of fans (and reportedly some front office) wanted him...


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Although, being drafted by the Browns could lead just about anyone to drink. :)

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He was waived today.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 ... ny-manziel

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I wonder if anyone will give him another chance? He played decent, but man, he has a lot of problems to address...

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So are the Browns just not going to field a team next year? They didn't re-sign anyone, picked up no one in FA, and are 3rd in cap money (I think). I'm all for building through the draft but at least retain the guys you drafted! Not Manziel obviously but they let a lot of FA's hit the market, including 40% of their o-line.

It really is a factory of sadness. (YouTube it if you haven't seen it)


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So are the Browns just not going to field a team next year? They didn't re-sign anyone, picked up no one in FA, and are 3rd in cap money (I think). I'm all for building through the draft but at least retain the guys you drafted! Not Manziel obviously but they let a lot of FA's hit the market, including 40% of their o-line.

It really is a factory of sadness. (YouTube it if you haven't seen it)


Sounds like they are interested in Kap and that the interest is mutual. If I were him, I'd stay a long ways away... but who knows, maybe it's a perfect fixer upper?


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Cleveland is like the Bermuda Triangle for QB's but if there's mutual interest then that should be interesting. Still, they've made no effort to fill any holes (and in fact have made more). I just don't get it.


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Cleveland is like the Bermuda Triangle for QB's but if there's mutual interest then that should be interesting. Still, they've made no effort to fill any holes (and in fact have made more). I just don't get it.


It's Cleveland; they are just one of those franchises that makes you feel great to be a Vikings' fan! :v):

Kind of like the "Yucks" back when they were part of the NFC Central.


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Cleveland will have a hard time getting Veterans.. the whole NFL knows what a mess the organization is.

I am guessing they will have over pay to get anyone to play for them.

They will have to pick a QB in the first few picks. I am guessing they will go with Wentz and not
Cal product Geoff with the second pick.

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Wasn't there something about Cleveland bringing in "Moneyball" people to try a different approach in the NFL? I still have no idea what they are doing letting so many good players go, but I can only assume its part of whatever philosophy they are trying to implement.


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Yeah Cleveland did bring in some exec. from the New York mets..I think baseball and NFL might be too apples and oranges.

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I wonder who saw this coming first? lol While Manziel does have the physical ability to be something great, mentally it's just not there. This same antics, were in his college years. At the time Texas A&M had a great supporting cast, especially a really strong WR core. I think any QB could've looked good on that team during those years. Plus his family is rich so he's gonna have money regardless if he's in the NFL or not. I'm not even sure if he even seriously wants to be an NFL QB. He may like the fame and popularity that comes with it but im not sure if he wants to go through the hard grind of being a caliber NFL player.


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This is a very good read. Paints the picture of a very troubled and puzzling young man.

http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2016/03/15/john ... and-browns

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This is a very good read. Paints the picture of a very troubled and puzzling young man.

http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2016/03/15/john ... and-browns


That was a great read, thanks.


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I can't believe I read that whole piece, but it was fascinating.

The last two paragraphs are crushing.

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I can't believe I read that whole piece, but it was fascinating.

The last two paragraphs are crushing.


They sure are. It is very sad to see this kind of thing happen. Hopefully he can get things under control in his life.

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I just, is it really hard to stop partying? Like for real?

Im lucky my 15-17 cycle didn't end me, I know what its like to be an idiot, but wtf Johnny?

Its too much for me to feel sympathy, this dude has a problem, an idiot problem.

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The difference will ultimately come down to if you view addiction as a personality flaw or a disease, I think.

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The difference will ultimately come down to if you view addiction as a personality flaw or a disease, I think.

Agreed. I believe it is a disease, and a very difficult one at that.

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The difference will ultimately come down to if you view addiction as a personality flaw or a disease, I think.

Agreed. I believe it is a disease, and a very difficult one at that.

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If one takes a view of fallenness as diseased, there becomes very little space between personality flaw and disease. Its an interesting way of harmonizing those views, and being sympathetic without excusing or enabling.


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well its just keeps coming for Johnny football...

He rented a house in L.A. and destroyed it and drugs were suspected or found in house.

Charged for domestic assault in Texas incident

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At this juncture I declare it official (if it wasn't already) Johnny Football is a hot mess and needs someone to coach him in life! Forget about football. He is headed for jail time with substance abuse issues and alleged assault.

Would never consider him for an NFL roster ever again. He had plenty of chances to redeem himself and was never even close.


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