Mike Evans Talks Up Johnny FootballFebruary 23rd, 2014
It doesn’t seem to stop and Joe has no idea why. Just again, this morning, Joe read an article that paints Johnny Football as an irresponsible lush. God forbid a college kid and stud quarterback likes women with big breasts and has a few beers now and then.
So as long as Joe reads such nonsense inventing fairy tales trying to slander one of the best quarterback to ever take a snap in college football, one who could end up a Buccaneer, Joe will bring real news from real sources who would know better.
Already Joe has gotten Texas A&M running back Ben Molina and offensive tackle Jake Matthews on the record talking about what kind of teammate Johnny Football is and they both rave about him.
Add Mike Evans to the list. The Vincent Jackson clone (with blazing speed) of the Aggies is thought to be a first round pick. Yesterday, Joe asked Evans point blank about Johnny Football (as did a few other reporters) during his media session at the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Below is what Evans had to say about Johnny:
“Great teammate, always willing to work,” Evans said of Johnny Manziel. “I would go to war with him on any day. [Playing with Manziel] was a great experience. He’s a great playmaker. It was real fun, being part of his success. I just love him to death.”
And Johnny as a leader? It was Manziel who basically saved Evans from completely wigging out against Duke and getting tossed. Evans was flagged twice for offensive interference and he went all Jim Boeheim freaking out on the officials thinking they were in Duke’s pocket.
“Yeah, going into it, thinking it’s my last game, overly emotional, trying to get a pass interference call, a bonehead play by me,” Evans said. “Second personal foul, I was upset, didn’t know why I got that one. Johnny came to the sideline, him being a leader, myself being a leader, we talked it over, and then he told me he needed me to win the game. Came to me in the second half and ended a great career.”
Evans who told Joe the Bucs had not yet interviewed him (which may have changed since), explained how Manziel made him a better receiver.
“He throws great balls all the time,” Evans said. “He throws it away from the defender, where only I can get it. So, he’s a great passer and a great quarterback.”
Again, if the anti-Johnny crowd has issues with Johnny Football being too small to play in the NFL, having not-good-enough arm, running around too much, playing in a gimmick college offense, OK. Those are legitimate concerns. But to suggest Johnny is some cancer and is a rotten teammate who doesn’t work, those are flat out fairy tales meant to slander him.
That’s just way out of line.