Danielson: Johnny Manziel is a ‘renegade’

CBS analyst Gary Danielson had interesting things to say about Johnny Manziel this week.

Johnny Pinata has a Sharpie in his right hand and some cash in his left. (Otey's Tavern's Facebook page)

Johnny Pinata has a Sharpie in his right hand and some cash in his left. (Otey's Tavern's Facebook page)

Danielson and Verne Lundquist were in the booth for Texas A&M’s win over Alabama last year and will be there again Saturday, when the Crimson Tide and Aggies meet in the Game of the Season.

Here’s what Danielson said about Manziel on a conference call earlier this week:

“You can’t take your eyes off him on when he’s on the field. Much like a Joe Namath or a Magic Johnson, he seems to command your attention during the game. I came into this when (Tim) Tebow came into the league as a freshman. With Tebow, he was polarizing the opposite way. He was polarizing in an interesting way. He was too good to be true, too good of a teammate. People just couldn’t believe that this could be real.

“None of this matters if (Manziel) can’t play. He’s Dennis Rodman if he can’t play. He’s a renegade. He thumbs his nose at authority, but he shows up and plays and competes and doesn’t back down. He’s a fine thrower of the football, but it might be the least best thing he does as an athlete. He’s a tremendous weapon. And he gets the ball every play.”

In other Johnny news:

Johnny Manziel meet Johnny Cam: Manziel is such a focus of Saturday’s game that CBS will have a camera dedicated to him.

Johnny Manziel meet Johnny Pinata: None of that matters to the owners of Otey’s Tavern, a restaurant in Mountain Brook, Ala.

They have made a piñata of Manziel – they’ve named it Johnny Pinata — complete with a Sharpie in his right hand, so Alabama fans can take whacks at it sometime before Saturday’s game.

You can watch Tim Couch’s interview with Manziel on “SEC Gridiron LIVE” at 10 tonight on Fox Sports South.

Alabama players will get to take their whacks on the real Johnny Football on Saturday.

33 comments Add your comment

Paddy.......

September 12th, 2013
6:32 pm

Well of Souls …..you comment about Gurly’s uniform name is proof you never had a college equipment manager as part of your athletic background! If you don’t know how things work, don’t comment.

Irate Puppy

September 12th, 2013
11:10 am

Any time a team defeats my Dawgs, I know they cheated.

It’s really just that simple.

Junk in da trunk

September 12th, 2013
11:01 am

Mike
September 11th, 2013
2:33 pm

Dang a moron still talking about Scam Newton. Exactly what did the NCAA fine, suspend or do to Cam?

Nothing. Yet they changed recruiting rules. So what does that tell you. He was guilty as possible, yet they could not prove it. Scum to the core.

Junk in da trunk

September 12th, 2013
10:59 am

I used to think of A&M as a very fine institution, but now I know they are nothing more than an average SEC program.

Junk in da trunk

September 12th, 2013
10:58 am

Well of Souls
September 11th, 2013
11:21 pm

Why does Girly get special treatment with his uniform name?

Because he would biotch slap you and he is special.

Junk in da trunk

September 12th, 2013
10:57 am

Bama will destroy Johnny. Coach’s now know what A&M wants to do with Johnny. So get ready for a beatdown.

Tide Roll is a Moron

September 12th, 2013
9:59 am

You idiots blasting Murray and calling him names are pathetic.

You couldn’t hold his jock strap

Richt is the best most honest coach in the SEC and Saban is about to lose 2 titles

Enjoy it you hillbilly redneck morons

Seeker

September 12th, 2013
8:22 am

Hey there! Georgy Gurley,
Dreaming of the someone you could be,
Life is a reality, you can’t always run away.

THE TRUTH

September 12th, 2013
12:07 am

Last time I looked, Dennis Rodman was over in North Korea kissing Kim Jung”s azz. I guess he
wanted to taste some JUNG Dung.

Well of Souls

September 11th, 2013
11:21 pm

Why does Girly get special treatment with his uniform name?