Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News

 

Tim Tebow's NFL struggles are compared to Manziel's

Analysts are Comparing The New QB's Hype to When Tebow First Entered The League

Jun 21 2014, 4:28pm CDT | by

6 Updates
Tim Tebow's NFL struggles are compared to Manziel's
David Livingston/Getty Images
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Tim Tebow's NFL struggles are compared to Manziel's

Tim Tebow has likely played his last down in the NFL as a professional player -- but his charisma towards fans hasn't wavered.

Tebow wasn't on an NFL roster last season, but did end up gaining traction in the media through his large fan base that hasn't given up on his playing skills or faith system that many flock to in interest of what he is currently up to at the moment.  Even after his transition from Denver to New York and eventually his short stint at New England.

New Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine was in the midst of this Tebow-mania with the Jets, and recalled it this week.

Pettine said the attention surrounding rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel is much different than the hype surrounding Tim Tebow.

“The circumstances are different,” Pettine said, via Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Tebow was an established NFL player [when he was traded to the Jets], he wasn’t coming in as a rookie, unproven. It’s a little easier for us with Manziel because he understands he earned Johnny Football as a college player and nobody understands it more than him. It’s like, ‘Listen, I don’t want to be named starter coming out of the draft.”

Manziel has faced many of the same questions as Tebow did during his time in the league, surrounded by uncertainty over whether the playmaking ability he showed at Texas A&M will translate to the NFL or whether his small stature will catch up with him in the end. There seem to be as many people thinking he will be a bust almost as soon as he gets out of the gate in gameplay as there are thinking he will be a star quarterback.

For the moment Manziel is still second behind Brian Hoyer in the race for starting quarterback.  There are two more days left in mini-camp before it finally gets to an end.  Hoyer went through a stretch of two complete sets of 7-on-7 snaps with the starting offense without a ball touching the grass, and his deep touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Chandler Jones was arguably the best play of the two-hour practice.

“I think Brian anticipates very well, and that’s one of the differences between college football and the NFL. College quarterbacks sometimes, and sometimes based on their system, they wait until guys get open. That’s a very common thing,” head coach Mike Pettine said. “It’s rare to have a guy coming out of college that can anticipate the break. Brian understands the windows are smaller in the NFL, and the younger quarterbacks are kind of finding out how tight the windows are in the NFL.”

For now Manziel will be grabbing all the headlines over Hoyer as the pre-season draws closer to starting.  It could be a good opportunity for the QB to maintain being under the radar while dueling for the head quarterback position that clearly has fans wanting to see Manziel over Hoyer.  The city of Cleveland will have to wait and see if the pressure is to great for Hoyer to handle -- or if Manziel ends up following in the footsteps as Tebow did in a short lived NFL career.

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update

Update: 6

5 Reasons Why Johnny Manziel Must Start In Cleveland

Source: CBS Los Angeles

By Jake Brown (@JBSportsRadio) We all have heard his name over and over again. Johnny Manziel. Johnny Manziel. Johnny Manziel. Well, you’re going to hear it again and again and again. The Browns started off saying that Brian Hoyer is the starting quarterback, but Manziel seems to be taking over. We know that the 21-year-old has had his fair share of fun on the weekends this off-season, but let Johnny be Johnny. It’s time the Browns let his right arm and h ...
Source: CBS Los Angeles   Full article at: CBS Los Angeles 5 days ago, 3:21pm CDT
 


Advertisement


Update: 5

5 Reasons Why Johnny Manziel Must Start In Cleveland

Source: CBS2 Chicago

By Jake Brown (@JBSportsRadio) We all have heard his name over and over again. Johnny Manziel. Johnny Manziel. Johnny Manziel. Well, you’re going to hear it again and again and again. The Browns started off saying that Brian Hoyer is the starting quarterback, but Manziel seems to be taking over. We know that the 21-year-old has had his fair share of fun on the weekends this off-season, but let Johnny be Johnny. It’s time the Browns let his right arm and his legs do the talking. Let’s look at fi ...
Source: CBS2 Chicago   Full article at: CBS2 Chicago 5 days ago, 3:18pm CDT
 

More From the Web

Update: 4

5 Reasons Why Johnny Manziel Must Start In Cleveland

Source: CBS Charlotte

By Jake Brown (@JBSportsRadio) We all have heard his name over and over again. Johnny Manziel. Johnny Manziel. Johnny Manziel. Well, you’re going to hear it again and again and again. The Browns started off saying that Brian Hoyer is the starting quarterback, but Manziel seems to be taking over. We know that the 21-year-old has had his fair share of fun on the weekends this off-season, but let Johnny be Johnny. It’s time the Browns let his right arm and his legs do the talking. Let’s ...
Source: CBS Charlotte   Full article at: CBS Charlotte 5 days ago, 3:17pm CDT
 

Update: 2

5 Reasons Why Johnny Manziel Must Start In Cleveland

Source: WJZ

By Jake Brown (@JBSportsRadio) We all have heard his name over and over again. Johnny Manziel. Johnny Manziel. Johnny Manziel. Well, you’re going to hear it again and again and again. The Browns started off saying that Brian Hoyer is the starting quarterback, but Manziel seems to be taking over. We know that the 21-year-old has had his fair share of fun on the weekends this off-season, but let Johnny be Johnny. It’s time the Browns let his right arm and his legs do the talking. Let’s look ...
Source: WJZ   Full article at: WJZ 5 days ago, 3:17pm CDT
 

Update: 1

Gene Simmons and AMC Go '4th and Loud' for Arena Football

Source: Big Government

On Wednesday, AMC premieres "4th and Loud," a reality series focusing on the Los Angeles KISS (or LA KISS, as the logo renders it), an expansion team of the resurgent Arena Football League, playing out of the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., in Orange County, just south of Los Angeles. The men behind it all are KISS bandmates Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, who have taken their outrageous rock 'n' roll persona and transferred it to a ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government 1 week ago, 8:05pm CDT
 

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/37" rel="author">Jason Brumett</a>
Jason Brumett brings you the latest news across all interest topics for the geek mind.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Jill and Derick Dillard Are Expecting a Baby
The happy couple, who are due in March, have been having fun sharing their news with their family.
 
 
Kate Upton takes Ice Bucket Challenge
Kate Upton takes Ice Bucket Challenge
Kate Upton and his boyfriend Justin Verlander also take the viral Ice Bucket Challenge to support ALS Foundation. See the video of Kate Upton completing Ice Bucket Challenge below.
 
 
Anna Nichole Smith Estate Loses Case for 44 Million
Anna Nichole Smith Estate Loses Case for 44 Million
Her daughter will get nothing from late husband.
 
 
Super Bowl 2015 Half-time Show Performers get Asked for Money
Super Bowl 2015 Half-time Show Performers get Asked for Money
The NFL reportedly is asking performers to pay up if they want to play the Super Bowl 2015 half-time show.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.