Sports Manziel to lead Alouettes versus Redblacks

17:52  08 august  2018
17:52  08 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

Manziel takes 1st-team reps at Alouettes practice

  Manziel takes 1st-team reps at Alouettes practice After spending his Montreal Alouettes debut on the bench, quarterback Johnny Manziel received first-team reps in practice Monday, according to TSN's John Lu. Manziel was acquired by the struggling Als in a blockbuster trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on July 22, but watched from the sideline last week as Vernon Adams Jr. started in Montreal's 44-23 loss to the Edmonton Eskimos. Despite the fanfare that accompanied Johnny Football's move toManziel was acquired by the struggling Als in a blockbuster trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on July 22, but watched from the sideline last week as Vernon Adams Jr. started in Montreal's 44-23 loss to the Edmonton Eskimos.

Manziel picked off four times as Ticats cruise past Alouettes . Disastrous CFL start for Manziel , little help from Als teammates. Bethel-Thompson rallies Argos to thrilling victory over Redblacks . Reilly leads Eskimos over Roughriders for third straight win.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Toronto Argonauts. Ottawa REDBLACKS . Montreal Alouettes . A win versus the Ottawa REDBLACKS this Friday That’s the analogy Coach Sherman used to answer the question that was on everyone’s tongue: why didn’t Johnny Manziel play?

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The good news for Johnny Manziel and the Montreal Alouettes is, theoretically speaking, there's nowhere to go but up.

Manziel's first CFL regular-season appearance last week was one to forget. The former Heisman Trophy winner was 11-of-20 passing for 104 yards and four interceptions in Montreal's lopsided 50-11 loss to the visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

That Manziel struggled should come as no surprise. Montreal acquired Manziel from Hamilton on July 22 in a deal involving five players and two draft picks.

The Alouettes lost 44-23 to Edmonton four days later, a game that Manziel dressed for but never played in. And then after four practices, he made his first CFL start against a team that was familiar with him.

Manziel to get the start versus Tiger-Cats

  Manziel to get the start versus Tiger-Cats Johnny Manziel will make his CFL debut against his former team .The Alouettes made the announcement Tuesday that Manziel will be their starter Friday night when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.Hamilton dealt Manziel to Montreal on July 22, along with offensive linemen Tony Washington and Canadian Landon Rice, for receiver Chris Williams, Canadian defensive lineman Jamaal Westerman and 2021-22 first-round draft picks.Manziel made headlines across North America in May when he signed a two-year deal with Hamilton.

%2Ffootball%2Fcfl%2Fjohnny- manziel -start- alouettes - vs -former-team%2F. Join the Conversation. 1 day ago. Argonauts come back from 24 points down to stun Redblacks .

REDBLACKS top Alouettes in preseason contest. Dominique Davis threw for 187 yards with a passing TD and a rushing TD to lead the REDBLACKS to a 32-17 win over the Argos in both teams’ final preseason test on Thursday night in Guelph.

And it showed as Hamilton led 28-0 in the first quarter and 38-3 at the half. Overall, Montreal committed seven turnovers (two fumbles, once on downs) and 176 of its 283 total yards offensively came on the ground.

With another week in Montreal's offence, Manziel should be much more prepared to face the Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday night than he was the Ticats. Despite the one-sided outcome, the six-foot, 210-pound Manziel did show flashes of brilliance and certainly an ability to use his legs to extend plays and buy his receivers time downfield.

Trouble is, the game got out of hand quickly and Montreal simply didn't have the offensive firepower to keep up. There are several reasons why the Alouettes (1-6) own the CFL's worst record. They are last overall in scoring (14.3 points per game), net offensive yards (252.9), offensive touchdowns (nine), sacks allowed (25) and points scored off turnovers (three).

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

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

After another Hamilton field goal, Manziel left the game with his side leading 23-14. 1 day ago. Ward kicks 7 field goals as Redblacks drop Tiger-Cats. 2 days ago. CFL fans upset Johnny Manziel stayed benched in Alouettes debut.

That drive led to a field goal, and Manziel followed that up with another field goal drive to cut Montreal's lead to 14-13. Manziel to Start for Alouettes in CFL Game. Redblacks Beat Stampeders 39-33 to Win Grey Cup.

Montreal will face an ornery Ottawa squad. The Redblacks (4-3) held a commanding 38-14 second-half lead last week in Toronto before the Argonauts rallied for the stunning 42-41 victory at BMO Field.

Toronto was especially impressive in the fourth quarter, outscoring Ottawa 22-3. McLeod Bethel-Thompson's 23-yard TD strike to Armanti Edwards with one second remaining provided the Argos with their winning margin and capped a remarkable comeback by the defending Grey Cup champions.

Bethel-Thompson finished 25-of-37 passing for 302 yards with four TDs and an interception in his first CFL start. He was particularly sharp in the second half, completing 18-of-25 passes for 233 yards and the four touchdown tosses.

Ottawa was dominant in the first half, recording four turnovers to surge into a seemingly safe 28-7 advantage. Quarterback Trevor Harris completed his first 11 passes en route to finishing the half 18-of-21 passing for 245 yards.

Twitter reacts to Johnny Manziel’s disastrous CFL debut

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Teams. CFL on TSN. Manziel picked off four times as Ticats cruise past Alouettes . Bethel-Thompson rallies Argos to thrilling victory over Redblacks . Reilly leads Eskimos over Roughriders for third straight win.

25-06-2015 Photos: Rogerio Barbosa / Alouettes de Montréal.

By comparison, Bethel-Thompson completed 7-of-12 passes for just 69 yards in the first half.

The Redblacks learned a valuable lesson regarding the importance of keeping an opponent down and being able to put the rival away. It's hard to imagine this happening twice to a team that's first in the East right now.

Prediction: Ottawa.

Edmonton Eskimos versus B.C. Lions (Thursday night)

At Vancouver, Mike Reilly's one-yard TD run with 2:43 remaining lifted Edmonton (5-2) to a 26-19 win over Saskatchewan. The Eskimos have won three straight and head to B.C. sporting a 3-0 record within the West Division. The Lions (2-4) have lost two straight overall. Travis Lulay was 25-of-39 passing for 281 yards with a TD and interception in last week's 27-18 loss to unbeaten Calgary (7-0).

Prediction: Edmonton.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats versus Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Friday night)

At Winnipeg, the Bombers (4-3) come off the bye leading the CFL in scoring (34.1 points per game), offensive TDs (24), rushing (161.6 yards) and fewest sacks allowed (seven). Their defence has a league-best 11 interceptions. Hamilton (3-4) halted a three-game losing streak with its one-sided victory over Montreal and did earn a 31-17 home win over the Bombers on June 29. Jeremiah Masoli threw for 300 yards with two TDs and two interceptions versus the Alouettes.

Prediction: Winnipeg.

Last week: 3-1

Overall: 21-10.

Als' Manziel under concussion protocol .
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel was placed under the CFL concussion protocol on Wednesday. He was rocked by a hit while trying to run the ball over the goal-line in a 24-17 loss in Ottawa last weekend in his second career CFL start. "On Tuesday morning, Johnny Manziel mentioned to our medical staff that he felt symptoms that could be associated with the prescribed medication he uses for a previously diagnosed medical condition," the He was rocked by a hit while trying to run the ball over the goal-line in a 24-17 loss in Ottawa last weekend in his second career CFL start.

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