Tuesday, June 11, 2013, approximately 10:00 am Johnny Manziel shows up as a surprise guest, that only Stephen A. Smith knew about, on ESPN's First Take. Aprroximately at 10:30 am, when asked about Tim Tebow and what he thinks of his ability to succeed as a NFL quarterback, a brief discussion is brought up based off of a point Manziel was making. He said Tebow's success came from Denver changing their system to help him succeed. Which prompted Stephen A. Smith to ask him do you believe the system a Quarterback is in determines his success, Manziel interrupts saying absolutely, Smith continues saying, or is it because a player is just that good. Manziel clarifies saying, I believe its both.
Manziel continues, saying something I certainly didnt expect, especially since the conversation was about Tebow. He said, but I think its more the system. You look at Sam Bradford in St. Louis. I think he kind of slid after his rookie year because of the change in systems. You think about his rookie year and he came out guns blazing. He played really good and had some success. Then you see him dip a little when the team changes offensive coordinators and the system switches.
Now heres what I am wondering. Growing up in the San Antonio area he seen quite a few Oklahoma games. Is he a Bradford fan? Because why oh why would he just randomly out of the blue think of Sam Bradford and defend him when the conversation was soley about Tim Tebow? That was very interesting to me. I think there might be a chance Manziel is a Bradford fan, and because of that he might be a Ram fan. I can't see any reason for him to bring up Bradford like that, when clearly topic was Tebow. The best part is he was right. Which means he clearly has followed Bradford's career in some sort of a way, because lets be honest, the Rams haven't been the eye of national attention lately. If you want to know something about the Rams you have to go find out on purpose.
Yea its been a slow week and Rams news has been scarce, so maybe I am subconsciously reaching for something interesting to talk about. Or maybe Manziel is actually a fan.