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Thu Dec 28, 2017, 02:50 PM

Johnny Manziel may be bound for the Canadian Football League

Hey, Warren Moon made his mark in the CFL first!!! Doug Flutie tore it up in the CFL after failing to stick in the NFL.


Johnny Manziel has clearance to resume his pro football career in Canada.

The CFL announced Thursday it would approve a contract for Manziel should it be negotiated with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who hold Manzielís rights.

In August, the former Heisman Trophy winner worked out for the Ticats, who passed on making him an offer. But Manzielís camp activated Hamiltonís 10-day window, forcing the CFL club to make a decision on whether to sign, trade or release him.

The CFL then stepped in and extended the window for further evaluation.

The following month, Manziel met with commissioner Randy Ambrosie to discuss a resolution, which included Manziel having to fulfil certain requirements to join the league. Shortly aftewards, the CFL announced the Ticats would hold Manzielís rights until Nov. 30 before extending it again into January to continue with its due diligence.

https://www.thestar.com/sports/football/2017/12/28/cfl-clears-johnny-manziel-to-sign-deal-with-ticats.html

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Reply Johnny Manziel may be bound for the Canadian Football League (Original post)
True Dough Dec 2017 OP
ProfessorGAC Dec 2017 #1
brush Dec 2017 #2
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2017 #3
OneBlueDotBama Dec 2017 #4
True Dough Dec 2017 #5
OneBlueDotBama Dec 2017 #6
True Dough Dec 2017 #7
OneBlueDotBama Dec 2017 #8
True Dough May 2018 #9
True Dough Jul 2018 #10
JonLP24 Jul 2018 #11

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 02:55 PM

1. Isn't That Where He Belonged In The First Place?

With his size and arm strength, the smaller, not quite as fast defenders was better for him. Aside from all his personal foibles, he was never going to make it in the NFL.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 03:13 PM

2. You're right, too many issues. I'm anxious to see how he does though as he's exciting to watch.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 03:13 PM

3. The beer's pretty good in Canada

Hope he doesn't party too hardy

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 03:33 PM

4. Canada has this Border Thing

I can't see Canada allowing him in to see the Horseshoe Falls, let alone working, he's known to the police as they say.

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Response to OneBlueDotBama (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 07:33 PM

5. You'd be right in regards to everyday citizens

but exceptions are often made for pro athletes.

The article at this link lists several examples of guys with criminal records who made the trip north of 60 to join a CFL squad.

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/the-cfls-problem-players/

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Response to True Dough (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 07:44 PM

6. Back in the day...

Johnny has a violent thing going on, girlfriends etc... doubt he would last 3 seconds in the CFL, linemen may be smaller, but they are wicked fast... many US college players do well in the CFL, especially QB's, thing is they're smart. something Johnny seems to lack.

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Response to OneBlueDotBama (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 07:55 PM

7. I guess it will depend a great deal on the Hamilton Tiger Cats' offensive line

If they can protect him enough he might actually excel at the CFL game with his ability to scramble and the bigger playing field than the NFL.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 08:06 PM

8. How old is....

Angelo Mosca, he played on the D line.... he could come out of retirement, the Argos hold Lou Ferrigno's rights, maybe he could come back and protect Johnny...

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 01:58 PM

9. It is now official

Johnny Manziel will continue his comeback north of the border in the Canadian Football League.

Manziel announced Saturday on Twitter that he has decided to sign his contract with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who own the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's rights.

The Tiger-Cats announced later Saturday that Manziel signed a two-year deal.

"It's going to be a learning curve," Manziel said in an interview with Barstool Sports. "I think it'll be fun. It's definitely not the NFL, but there have been guys who've gone up there and have come back. A lot more [at] the quarterback position that have done it back in the day than they have done it more recently, but still there's been guys who've recently come back and forth all the time."


http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23545591/johnny-manziel-signs-canadian-football-league-hamilton-tiger-cats



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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:29 PM

10. Johnny Football headed from Hamilton to Montreal

in a five-player deal...


Manziel, offensive tackle Tony Washington and offensive lineman Landon Rice were sent to Montreal in exchange for defensive end Jamaal Westerman, wide receiver Chris Williams and first-round picks in 2020 and 2022.

Manziel, 25, never saw the field with Hamilton, which has been led by quarterback Jeremiah Masoli. Masoli tied a CFL record with nine straight 300-yard passing games before the team's Week 5 bye.

In Montreal, Manziel will be reunited with coach Mike Sherman, who recruited Manziel to Texas A&M in 2011, when Sherman was head coach of the Aggies.


http://www.espn.com/cfl/story/_/id/24169468/johnny-manziel-hamilton-tiger-cats-traded-montreal-alouettes

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Response to True Dough (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 10:54 PM

11. Sorry

I didn't see this post before I posted.

I remember Jeremiah Masoli from Oregon. He was very good before Mariota

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