Scared Of Johnny Football?January 20th, 2014
There’s nothing like starting the morning with a good ol’ jolt of ornery Alan Dell of the Bradenton Herald. The outspoken, spear-throwing columnist is not one to hold back his provocative opinions.
This time, Dell suggests the Bucs may be gun-shy in drafting Johnny Football, not so much for his partying ways, but because of former Bucs quarterback, leaky Rip Van Freeman.
Dell suggests the nightmare Team Glazer just went through with Freeman’s antics, drama and allergies to alarm clocks, that short of the availability of a choir boy at quarterback, Team Glazer won’t want to jump back into the QB pool on the first day of the draft this May.
The latest charge leveled against sleepy Freeman is that he is the reason the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t take quarterback Johnny Manziel in this spring’s NFL Draft.
Now you can blame Freeman for earthquakes, hurricanes and Lake Okeechobee going dry. But if the disgraced former Bucs quarterback is responsible for the team passing on Johnny Football, he will be Tampa Bay’s Benedict Arnold.
Even Freeman can’t sleep through that.
Of course, what scares Joe about Johnny Football is not his devil-may-care quarterbacking, legendary skirt-chasing (what red-blooded American male short of John Stamos isn’t a bit jealous?) or his beer-chugging ways, it is Johnny’s agent, the notorious Erik Burkhardt, who is also sleepy Freeman’s agent, the same guy who helped orchestrate Freeman’s escape from the Bucs.
Still, the Bucs need a quarterback desperately, and Manziel is such a potential star who would drive interest in the team to a level not seen around these parts since Chucky arrived If Joe were Team Glazer, he would swallow the warm Miller Lite and take Johnny.
The positives greatly outnumber the negatives.