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Sumlin sees carelessness in Manziel's game

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07:23 AM ET 09.19 | While likely not the case, there were times earlier this week when, after reviewing the Alabama game, Kevin Sumlin sounded more impressed with Mike Evans than Johnny Manziel. It didn't take long for the talk to turn to Manziel, who scrambled in the second quarter and found himself 25 yards behind the line of scrimmage before avoiding the pressure and launching a deep ball down the middle to Edward Pope for a 12-yard gain. Sumlin wasn't impressed, even if he did admire his quarterback's explanation. "When he's running around, I'm used to that now," Sumlin said. "When he threw it up in the middle of the field I had a little bit of a problem with that. And to be honest with you, it's the only time this year that happened. ... As far as being reckless or careless with the ball, I think that was the one example of that on Saturday."

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September 19, 2013  07:48 AM ET

So?

All the QB's that have faced Alabama's defense have roughly a ~50% completion percentage and negative rushing yards.

Manziel has a ~70% completion average and boocoup positive rushing yards.

September 19, 2013  07:48 AM ET

What a stupid headline.

September 19, 2013  07:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So?All the QB's that have faced Alabama's defense have roughly a ~50% completion percentage and negative rushing yards.Manziel has a ~70% completion average and boocoup positive rushing yards.

... against the Alabama defense

September 19, 2013  07:49 AM ET

In JFF's defense, (can't believe I'm defending him) when you have great receivers like they do, why not give 'em a chance to make a play. It wasn't like the aggie defense was going to stop them and get you the ball back.

That being said, Sumlin is right...it was still reckless.

September 19, 2013  07:49 AM ET

He's probably the most fun-to-watch guy in college sports.

September 19, 2013  07:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

... against the Alabama defense

Can't be true. The Bama defense is NFL caliber.

September 19, 2013  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

In JFF's defense, (can't believe I'm defending him) when you have great receivers like they do, why not give 'em a chance to make a play. It wasn't like the aggie defense was going to stop them and get you the ball back. That being said, Sumlin is right...it was still reckless.

The Spurrier punt

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September 19, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The Spurrier punt

Yep

September 19, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

sandlot player

and yep

September 19, 2013  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He's probably the most fun-to-watch guy in college sports.

This + 1....hate him off the field, but love to watch him play football. May be one of the best college QB's I've seen.

September 19, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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This + 1....hate him off the field, but love to watch him play football. May be one of the best college QB's I've seen.

He is the kind of guy that you love as a teammate and hate as an opponent.

September 19, 2013  09:16 AM ET

He sometimes throws throws that might burn him eventually. He got away with it against Alabama, mostly.

September 19, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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He sometimes throws throws that might burn him eventually. He got away with it against Alabama, mostly.

Agreed. Like others have said, I dislike him off the field but he is great to watch on the field. However, he has been very lucky against Alabama (this year and last) and one has to wonder when his luck will run out. That throw would have been picked off in the NFL without question, JM is lucky that he has great receivers.

September 19, 2013  09:39 AM ET

How will you feel when JF is eventually turned into turf butter? Somebody is going to hit him just so in the backfield and ride him to a stop like a boogie board.

September 19, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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How will you feel when JF is eventually turned into turf butter? Somebody is going to hit him just so in the backfield and ride him to a stop like a boogie board.

If it is going to happen, I would prefer it to be before he comes to Fayetteville next week....

Honestly, though, I am looking forward to seeing him in person. Same feeling I had when Cam Newton or Tim Tebow was coming to town. Bad news for the home team, but a fun show and worth the ticket price.

September 19, 2013  10:12 AM ET

A couple more TAMU losses and we won't have to hear about Johnny Heisman anymore. Yeah!

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September 19, 2013  11:17 AM ET
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What a stupid headline.

As far as I have to go to agree. Plus how old is this kid still, many of us on FN are twice as old and still act careless:)

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