Disappointment of the Week: Johnny Baseball
With the 837th pick in the 2014 MLB draft, the San Diego Padres selected Johnny Manziel. In a no-brainer Johnny took his talents to the NFL, but he may want to start rethinking his decision. After all the hype, all the anticipation, Johnny Football finally made his first NFL start this Sunday and boy was it exciting… Bengals fans. To put it nicely, he man was terrible. This Sunday, the only people doing his infamous money sign were the Bengals defensive linemen and secondary. In this division matchup, Money Manziel posted the lowest total-QBR of any starting quarterback in the NFL this season for a single game. If you have the lowest total QBR in a league where Geno Smith has started, you’ve got big problems. Manziel went a measly 10 of 18 on 80 yards passing and a pair of interceptions to go along with it. That’s not including the pick he threw that was called back, either. Johnny missed open receivers all day long thanks to his lackluster footwork., too. But hey, then there’s that undeniable playmaker in him, right? Nope. 5 carries for 23 yards, and he lost 26 yards taking sacks. Not good. In a postgame interview Manziel stated “When you get beat, you get beat and you take it like a man. I felt like it was a fail on my part.” I couldn’t agree more with Johnny; he just took his team, which was in playoff contention, to an embarrassing 30-0 loss even though the Browns destroyed the Bengals 24-3 earlier this season, with Brian Hoyer, the master of mediocrity, throwing the ball. Don’t get me wrong, it is way too early to blow the whistle on Johnny Football Experience, but where there’s smoke there’s fire. If this is any indication of the future, Johnny Money may want bust out the glove and return to the diamond. At least he doesn’t have to worry about making money if he’s cut– god knows he made enough in college.