Maybe I'm too much of a football purist, but I would have loved to see an article that devoted some attention to, you know, the actual game of football. I want to know how he's changed his game, how he's going to adjust to being the unquestioned centerpiece of Texas A&M football. The Aggies have a massive target on their backs after an 11-2 debut, and I want to hear how the offense has been tweaked, what new formations we can expect to see or if Manziel is going to stay in the pocket just a smidge more to project his slightly diminutive frame.
Here's my take on Manziel and the Mannings. He has already been asked to come back and be a counselor next season. Done and done. We don't need to hammer him on the mistake he made.
"[It] had nothing to do with activities the night before," Manziel said during the presser. "Just a really busy schedule—probably bit off a little more than I could chew."
He wasn't arrested, didn't get into trouble with Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin and won't be suspended for any part of the 2013 season. The kid made a mistake, let's move on.
I applaud the two reporters that braved the sea of repetitive questions on his public perception to ask about the X's and O's of the upcoming season. One was a question about how Manziel expects SEC defenses to adjust this season to his playing style, a unique blend of speed, agility and unmatched instincts that was seldom scripted last fall as he danced around the pocket in an unpredictable manner. The only thing that was predictable was the outcome: touchdowns, 47 of them in all.