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bayoujd
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Is Manziel really deserving of the Heisman?



I don't get it. At all. A&M played 3 ranked teams - Alabama, LSU, and Florida.

In those 3 games:

Record: 1-2 (not good for a Heisman frontrunner)
TDs: 2
INTs: 3

That's very poor overall in the biggest moments.

His team finished 3rd in his division, and 6th in the conference.

He put up his good numbers against garbage teams -

South Carolina State - garbage
Southern Methodist - garbage
Arkansas - pretty much garbage
Auburn -
Sam Houston State - garbage
Mizzou - little boy football

I'm just not impressed since the Heisman tends to go to guys who have played their best in the biggest games.







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DollaChoppa
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re: Is Manziel really deserving of the Heisman?


There is no one else.





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Walt OReilly
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re: Is Manziel really deserving of the Heisman?


he'd get my vote





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bayoujd
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It's not a good year. Agreed on that point. But I'd vote both Te'o and Klein ahead of Manziel. Klein has only 1 blemish on his resume. His stats are great and his team had a better season.

Te'o's team has a perfect record, and he played his best games in the biggest games - Michigan, Stanford, Oklahoma, and USC. His defensive stats are better than Woodson's when he won the Heisman. The only difference is Woodson's punt return at the end of the year.






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DollaChoppa
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Outside of a high # of INT's, Teo doesnt really stand out. And ND has played junk.

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Michigan, Stanford, Oklahoma, and USC


Two of these teams suck.



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bayoujd
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re: Is Manziel really deserving of the Heisman?


What else does an ILB need to do to "stand out" (other than having 100+ tackles and 7 INTs - rare for an ILB - and an instrumental part of 2 season-changing goalline stands)?

ND's overall schedule is every bit as good as anyone else's. They played the 8th, 9th, 16th, and 20th ranked teams according to Sagarin.






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Geert Hammink_43
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without him, a&m is a.500 team at best. tebow was deserving after finishing the 2007 regular season with 3 losses & 6th in the sec, so is manziel.





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Yes, Manziel has an argument as both the best player in the nation and the player that's most important to his team.





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bayoujd
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Manziel padded his stats against teams that suck. And of course his stats sucked when he played elite teams. But he deserves the Heisman? I don't buy it.





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acgeaux129
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re: Is Manziel really deserving of the Heisman?


Te'o didn't do shite against USC. As a MLB, 5 total tackles, 3 solo and 2 assist. 1 pick that went straight into his chest.

In fact, Te'o did nothing remarkable aside from the picks this year, which were arguably very lucky (mostly on deflections or in zone coverage). Zero forced fumbles, one recovery. Zero touchdowns. 1.5 sacks all year.

Time to debunk his case.






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Eternalmajin
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It's not a good year. Agreed on that point. But I'd vote both Te'o and Klein ahead of Manziel. Klein has only 1 blemish on his resume. His stats are great and his team had a better season.


Klein I could maybe see the argument for, but I don't get it for Te'o. The stats and big plays just aren't there to support him the way they have been for any other defensive player that has ever been in the discussion. It sure seems purely because he's a Notre Dame player and cause he made a play right after the tragedy that struck him earlier in the year that his name is always brought up.

I think Manziel has shown that he is one of best players in college football this year. Broke the records of former heisman winners in what people call the toughest conference, beat the team that people call the best team, and wasn't completely crap in the losses (though not overly special in them).

Klein's name died when they got killed by Baylor. This is going to come down to those that (A) refuse to vote for a freshman, which is stupid and (B) those that will vote for Te'o cause he plays for Notre Dame and the media tells them to do so. Not saying those are the only votes that will go either way, but there's not much "shitty reasoning" that swings votes Manziel's way instead of Te'o's (looks funny).






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re: Is Manziel really deserving of the Heisman?


Nobody better this year





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Kleins numbers aren't nearly as good as JFF's and he has played much worse defenses.





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bomber77
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I'm for JFF but Teo is a badass. The leader of a very very good defense. Did you watch him on the goaline stand this week?







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GerryDiNardo
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I'm for JFF but Teo is a badass. The leader of a very very good defense. Did you watch him on the goaline stand this week?


Yeah he was watching his teammates get tackles too.






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acgeaux129
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re: Is Manziel really deserving of the Heisman?


I have nothing against him personally. Like you said, he's the leader of a very very good defense and he's a great LB. Let's not forget he also has two first rounders on his defensive line.

People acting like he's as dominant a defensive player as guys like Willis, Suh, or Fairley are clowns.

He's very arguably not even the best LB in the country this year.






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(other than having 100+ tackles and 7 INTs - rare for an ILB

johnny football is the 2nd 3,000/1,000 QB in BCS conference history. that's kind of more than "Rare"







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rocket31
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He's very arguably not even the best LB in the country this year.


Heisman doesnt always go to the *best* player. If it did, Johnny Manziel wouldnt be projected to win. Unless of course you think Johnny Manziel is going to be a #1 pick someday? And if so, LOL at you.



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acgeaux129
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re: Is Manziel really deserving of the Heisman?


What the hell are you talking about?





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RonFNSwanson
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Is Manziel really deserving of the Heisman?


no, but no one this year really is






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