I have been talking to my roommate and friend over the past few months, and while we may not agree on our favorite teams, one Oregon, one Va Tech and Penn State, and I being an Ohio State fan, the one thing we can agree on is that we despise Johnny Football.
We all agree that he was over-hyped after the Alabama win, and while he had great stats Geno Smith and others were passed over for the Heisman for their losses. If you look at Geno's stats he had 42 touchdowns and 6 ints. Don't get me wrong, Johnny Manziel had great stats, but while Geno and Collin Klien were passed over because of perceived failure due to their teams losses.
From what I've noticed, recently there are two types of possible Heisman winners. 1 is the best player on the best team who has great stats, and has 1 or no losses, and was a Heisman front runner from the beginning of the season.. The other is the unknown player on a lower rated team who puts up great stats, but the team overall loses 3 or 4 games.
I'm of the opinion that Johnny Manziel fell into the second category, and because he wasn't much of a known national commodity prior to last season his team was able to lose a few games, but still win the Heisman. Now however he is definitely in the first category, and to me TA&M must go all but undefeated for him to keep his mystique.
I predict that the fact that last season he had NFL caliber O-Linemen and WR that left to be drafted this season, and he will no longer be unknown to the SEC teams he plays who will be able to game plan for him, will cause him to not win the Heisman. I wanted to know what the 11w community things both about him, and a prediction for this and future seasons for "Johnny Football"?