Originally posted by jimrat:
Turned on the tv this morning, put on NFL network.......1st thing I see is Manziel (Browns training camp) talking about his nightlife blah blah blah.......me and the wife just watched a couple movies on netflix and switched back to tv.......whats on as soon as switch to tv? Manziel (Browns training camp)talking about his nightlife
I want this guy to succeed, I really do, Browns fans have had to watch garbage for god knows how long now. But he seems a lot more motivated by the results of success, money, fame, women, etc. than the actual process of success itself. One path leads to hard work, determination, and resolve that cannot be chipped away at, and the other leads to the Ryan Leafs and Jamarcus Russells of the world. What happens when he doesn't perform as well and the fame starts turning into harsh criticism? Is he still going to be doing his little money gesture and going to the club?
I could be totally wrong and he will may yet be a darn good or even great QB who works his tail off day in and day out, but also likes to party here and there as well. Not all great NFL players are choir boys who go to bed at 10 am on a Saturday night. But I don't yet see the focus that I do from other QBs who are resolved to be great no matter what the cost. To be a great NFL QB is akin to being an absolute devotee to a religion, where you eat, sleep, breathe and s**t football and improving. I know there has been criticism of Kap at times for being perhaps not 100% devoted in this way but I believe he is, and a lot more than Manziel.
Like Steve Young has always said, the perception is the reality, and this will be the view of him until he demonstrates that he means business and will stop at nothing to be a great QB, and I hope he does.