The crescendo of criticism has been steadily building week after week over Johnny Manziel's demonstrative and ubiquitous partying ways. So much so; that even SEC and long time Johnny Football watcher and now current employer: Jimmy Haslam, has let it be known; that this, is no way to start his NFL career. After Brady Quinn got the snowball rolling, more criticism followed from respected Hall of Famer's: Emmitt Smith, Warren Moon and even Joe Montana. All publicly advising Manziel that based on how they comported themselves in their long illustrious careers and what they see him doing are diametrically opposed and stating that he is whistling past the short career graveyard. Yes Maziel is correct when he says he works hard so he has the right to play hard. But you can count on one hand how many successful QB"s in the past 25 years were both known for their partying as well as their success on the field. Dan Marino, Brett Favre Jim McMahon etc may have over indulged from time to time but they had already proven that they were stars once they put on the pads. Manziel has yet to set foot into an angry pocket and he has already placed a large target on his chest for his flaunting of the traditional ways that a rookie becomes a successful NFL QB i.e. hard work, hours of study and keeping a low profile on your off time. Other than Joe Namath, no one has really endorsed Manziel's hard partying ways and that is because they have seen this movie before. The aforementioned HOF's remember, Hollywood Henderson(drug dependency), Don Rogers(drug overdose) Brian Bosworth(ego) Todd Marinovich(ego +drugs)
Tony Mandarich(over confidence) & Jamarcus Russell(lack of fitness). And the list goes on . Winston Churchill had many great lines but the one that Manziel needs to learn is this one: "Those that don't know history will be doomed to repeat it" I hope he is the one in ten thousand that proves all of us wrong.