Video: Johnny Manziel’s performance in second Spring League game

Quarterback Johnny Manziel finished up his two-game stint in The Spring League on Thursday evening, his South team falling 34-17 to the West squad. Manziel’s numbers: 10 of 16 passing for 188 yards as well as 27 yards rushing and two touchdowns on the ground.

Here’s most of the passing plays involving Manziel, though we missed one or two due to the wonkiness of The Spring League live stream (at least it functioned, unlike the start of Manziel’s first game.)

It’s pretty tough to get a read on just how well Manziel played (or didn’t) given the level of competition (guys who paid money to play in hopes of getting a pro shot elsewhere) and the lack of preparation time. But at the very least, you can see some of the athleticism that won him a Heisman trophy and had some CFL people talking about his upside. It’s not hard to see him flourishing on the bigger field.



25 Comments on Video: Johnny Manziel’s performance in second Spring League game

  1. Lennywasout // April 14, 2018 at 7:05 pm //


  2. El Segungo // April 14, 2018 at 7:07 pm //

    Slow to develope the play, no zip on his throws.

  3. He’s got a CFL style game, that’s for sure. With that scrambling and running ability and a pretty good arm he could a nightmare on the big CFL field.

  4. Doug Mc Clintock // April 14, 2018 at 7:26 pm //

    He is not afraid to run with the ball and his throws aren’t so bad, after all not playing for 2 years! He doesn’t look big but he is bound to get better. Needs more running plays. I would say his performance would rate a B +

  5. Imagine if he had an extra 6 yards on the horizontal when he runs??

  6. Should Johnny Manziel come to Canada. Keep working out till spring camp he would be football ready. Give him a month to practise with the team. He will be ready. Mazoli will help him get ready. And Johnny will help mazoli out. Mazoli in my opinion will start out west. And June Jones will decide when he may be ready. They will be grey cup contenders.

  7. Just saying // April 14, 2018 at 9:22 pm //

    So roughly 6 plays shown 3 time each. From what I see Montreal should try to get him and he could battle it out for top guy there. Anywhere else he’s a third stringer as it stands now.

    • Just saying I don’t care which team Manziel is picked by he will be starting sooner than later. His talent ceiling level is too high to leave him sit.

  8. Calgary should get him or Kaps

  9. Riders23 // April 15, 2018 at 2:23 am //

    WOW glad we got another Jonney Womanbeater article , I was starting to worry that he would fade into irelevance where he belongs!!!!! WOW amazing plays he is making against BEER LEAGUE texas slugs!!!!!! YEP he should start for the NFL Pat’s for sure , BENCH BRADY that BUM !!! WE WANT JONNEY FOOTBALL !!!!!! YEAH !!!!!! What a pathetic joke Manzel is !!!!

  10. Yawn…so how about those Raptors? Lift the curse by beating the Wizards first game…unlike the Laughs who got pummelled in Beantown again…1967…sigh.

  11. In both games he started fast than faded and made bad decisions in second half. Fatigue slows physical and mental reactions down in all of us. More training and play time is needed. I think June will play Manz in Garbage time and on trick plays till labour day then reassess. All the haterz not Cat fans. Level of play for TSL was the College Shrine or senior bowl game due to short practice time. Playerz not paid for Shrine or Senior bowl game also. Talent level for TSL was roughly what the CFL gets for its 56% dressed players who are international. That is NCAA smaller program D1, D2, D3, Juco, NFL camp cuts, and NFL washouts after a few yearz. Only one player did not fit that a kicker who played pro Fifa Football in Italy. Dood was hitting 70 yarders in practice. Throw in 44% nationals and TSL talent level higher than in CFL. However, level of play much higher in CFL due to lower substitution, more practices, more games, low turnover for national s, better coaching, and more game film to study.

  12. Looks like he had fun.

  13. Just saying // April 15, 2018 at 10:38 am //

    ?????????????? To the whole second part of your assessment.bill are you talking about the April fools kicker lol anyway Jonny is not good enough at this time to even make third string.

  14. Agreed but the improvement from games 1-2 was about 25% better. So if he has to step in due to injury he will surpass Masoli After 4 games

  15. Just saying // April 15, 2018 at 11:57 am //

    It will definitely be interesting to see, but replacing Masoli after 3 games to me is unlikely. I just think with the speed of our game the extra man it would take some time. I still believe Johnny thinks this is a chump league.

  16. Just saying // April 15, 2018 at 11:58 am //

    Sorry 4 games

  17. i said due to injury only

  18. Just saying // April 15, 2018 at 1:33 pm //

    He’d have to beat out Vernon Adams so that’s a toss up. Don’t forget Montreal badly needs a QB and Kavis is probably willing to give a lot to aquire him?
    Time will tell.

    • Just saying if you are a Hamilton tiger cat fan you should be excited if Manziel takes over because Jones wants him in. It is all about winning right?

      • Steve J. // April 16, 2018 at 8:05 am //

        No, it’s not just all about winning. Did you ever play the game John, because it’s about much more than that.

  19. Steve J. // April 15, 2018 at 3:29 pm //

    I assume we’ll have a video of Manziel taking a dump in the third stall on the left soon? That’s about the only coverage we haven’t had so far on this hack.

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