johnny manziel first game stats, johnny manziel nfl stats

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Johnny Manziel showed flashes of his old football self in his CFL debut.

And not just with his arm and legs.

On multiple occasions Friday night in Hamilton, the Tiger-Cats’ newest quarterback got an earful from Toronto Argonauts defenders. And Manziel gave it right back. johnny manziel first game stats, johnny manziel nfl stats

“I’m not here to be pushed over,” Manziel said after the game (via The Score). “You can come at me because my name’s in the papers, my name’s on TV. You can come at me. I’m not backing down. I’m here for a reason. I’m here to play ball. I’m not going to be treated like s—.” johnny manziel first game stats, johnny manziel nfl stats

Manziel said he learned some valuable lessons Friday while completing 9 of 11 passes for 80 yards and adding 10 yards rushing on two carries.

“Still feeling it out. It’s a different game,” Manziel said of the adjustment to Canadian football’s unique rules and rhythms.

Still, The Score noted, Manziel made plays with his legs, found open receivers on scrambles and showed flashes of why his new coach, June Jones, suggested last year that Manziel will become the best player in CFL history. johnny manziel first game stats, johnny manziel nfl stats

“He did some good things,” Jones said of Manziel’s debut (via the Hamilton Spectator), adding that he’d kept things simple for his QB. “He’s got a game presence. He just hasn’t been here quite as long. He’s not flustered, he’s not rattled.”

On Friday night, Johnny Manziel played professional football again. It wasn’t an NFL game.
Friday night marked an important step in his comeback. Manziel didn’t sign with the Tiger-Cats until May 19 when it became clear an NFL team won’t give him a second chance unless he provides actual tangible proof of his turnaround. That process will take place in the CFL

According to The Star’s Bruce Arthur, Manziel ran 22 plays on five possessions, during which he went 9 of 12 for 80 yards (6.7 yards per attempt) in addition to rushing for 10 yards. johnny manziel first game stats, johnny manziel nfl stats

Jones added that he “kept it real simple” for Manziel, which was the plan going into the contest.

“I didn’t call many downfield throws for him,” he said. “But obviously he scrambled around and made a couple plays … as we keep going I think he’ll keep getting better and better every time he plays.”

At times, he looked like Johnny Football: johnny manziel first game stats, johnny manziel nfl stats

“Today was good to get out there, feel the speed, see the zone coverages, see how it kind of plays out,” Manziel said. “But I feel like this is a good fit for me. I’m here for a reason, and I’m here to compete for a reason. I want to play in whatever capacity to help this team win, and I mean that honestly, whatever that is, you know?” johnny manziel first game stats, johnny manziel nfl stats

One of the more notable moments came when Argonauts players engaged in some trash talk with Manziel. After the game, Manziel said he’s “not backing down from anybody.” johnny manziel first game stats, johnny manziel nfl stats

“It’s part of it,” Manziel said. “I was trying to help a guy up out of the pile, he wants to say some foul stuff. Listen, I’m not here to be pushed over. You can come at me because my name’s in the papers, because my name’s on TV, you can come at me. I’m not backing down.

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