Sports Manziel ahead of first CFL start Friday: 'It's good to be back in here'

06:31  01 august  2018
06:31  01 august  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Johnny Manziel heading to Montreal Alouettes

  Johnny Manziel heading to Montreal Alouettes Johnny Manziel heading to Montreal AlouettesMontreal traded for the former Heisman Trophy winner on Sunday, acquiring the 25-year-old from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for defensive end Jamaal Westerman, wide receiver Chris Williams and two first-round draft selections.

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I’m not backing down. I’m here for a reason. I’m here to play ball and I’m not going to be treated like s —. It is what it is .” Johnny Manziel speaks to the media after first CFL game - Продолжительность: 7:30 3 Down Nation 8 737 просмотров.

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Johnny Manziel spoke to the media on Tuesday for the first time as the starting quarterback of the Montreal Alouettes.

Manziel will start on Friday against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and play in a professional football game for the first time since December 2015.

"It's good to be back in here," Manziel said, according to ESPN's Kevin Seifert. "I felt like the thing I've been missing, even over the course of this year and a couple years, is reps. And as you guys have seen the last couple days, a chance to get with the 1s and get some reps is what I feel like I really need and what I've talked to a lot of people about."

Report: Manziel will play vs. Eskimos, won't start

  Report: Manziel will play vs. Eskimos, won't start The football world will see a glimpse of Johnny Manziel in action for the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday, as a source told Chris O'Leary of CFL.ca the club will use the quarterback in specific packages. Vernon Adams Jr. will get the start against the Edmonton Eskimos, but Manziel will see limited action just days after arriving in Montreal via trade from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Manziel didn't see any regular-season snaps in five games with Hamilton after spending time on the sidelines behind starter Jeremiah Masoli, but the Alouettes' offensive struggles will open the door for the former Heisman Trophy winner.

Johnny Manziel is off to a good start in Hamilton — including a decent performance in Friday ’s pre-season loss to the Argonauts — after years of the wrong kind of notoriety, but it ’ s still the first quarter, Bruce Arthur writes. In the CFL , they do. Johnny came back out, wearing a black hoodie in the heat.

It was a preseason CFL game in Canada. But it mattered nonetheless for Manziel . "But I feel like this is a good fit for me. I'm here for a reason, and I'm here to compete for a reason. Really, what else did we expect? It ' s Manziel 's first game since Dec.

Manziel, who's trying to restart a once-promising football career, signed with the Tiger-Cats in May. He didn't play for Hamilton and was traded to Montreal on July 22. The 25-year-old watched one Als game from the bench before being named Friday's starter.

"I feel very blessed to be in this position, to be back in a situation where I'm starting again," he said. "It's good. It's a quick turnaround. But at the same time, I'm excited for the opportunity."

Manziel will be leading a one-win team tied for last in the CFL standings. The Tiger-Cats have a 2-4 record in 2018.

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