The one easy comparison that can be made between Manziel and the Saints’ current starter, future Hall of Famer Drew Brees, is size. Manziel is listed at 6-0, 210 pounds, the same height and one pound heavier than Brees.
Brees is known for his quick release and terrific footwork that buys him time to make accurate, downfield throws out of the pocket. The biggest knock on Manziel on the field is he’s too dependent on scrambling outside of the pocket to execute big plays, either passing or running. Another knock was questionable arm strength — something Brees has been able to improve over the course of his career.
Since Payton has been able to work with Brees to operate one of the NFL’s most dangerous passing offenses for a decade, there’s no doubt he sees Manziel as a dirt-cheap potential pet project. Back in 2014, Payton did, however, overestimate the potential of Manziel working well with his first pro team.
“He specifically will be someone that there will be a vision for, someone offensively as an organization will understand what they’re getting and be happy about it.”
A horrifying event for a 12-year-old boy has led to a special opportunity.
After Henry Sembdner was viciously attacked by a classmate Friday, Cubs Cheap Jerseys In China first baseman Anthony Rizzo offered the seventh-grader a pair of tickets and passes to see batting practice at Wrigley Field.
Sembdner was badly beaten at his suburban Chicago middle school and sustained facial fractures and injuries to his brain, the Chicago Tribune reported.