There is a lot of talk and focus on Johnny Manziel and just how he may do when the 2014 NFL Draft happens in April, but not all the focus is good. ESPN's Ron Jaworski said he wouldn't take Manziel in the first three rounds. Now, former NFL and college coach Barry Switzer has gone as far as to say that Manziel has "embarrassed himself," according to Yahoo Sports on Feb. 26, 2014.
Former Oklahoma Sooners and Dallas Cowboys' head coach Barry Switzer actually had a lot more to say as well.
Switzer was on CBS Sports Radio on Wednesday morning and gave his thoughts on "Johnny Football."
"I'm gonna tell you. I said Johnny Manziel is ... I don't like his antics. I think he's an arrogant little pr*ck," Switzer said. "I've said that and I'll say it again. He's a privileged kid, he's embarrassed himself, he's embarrassed his teammates, his program. He's embarrassed his coach. And they'll all have to defend him because they have to coach. I know that. I spent 40 years in the damn game so I know how it works."
That obviously shows that Switzer is not fond of the attitude that Manziel has presented while in school at Texas A&M and as he prepares for his future. Once saying that though, Switzer did what a lot of Manziel-haters do and gave him credit for his talent.
"I give him his due, I've always been that way, I'm going to give a guy credit for the best that I've seen," Switzer said. "I have never seen a quarterback in college football take control of a game and control the game like he does. Put up the numbers he does. It is fantastic what he has done. Against good competition. Game after game after game he puts numbers up that are staggering."
It's true, Johnny Manziel has a lot of talent and has done things on the field that blow the mind of anyone that has ever watched the game of football. It is also true that his attitude has turned off a lot of coaches, general managers, and players.
Talent doesn't always pave the way in the NFL though. Marcus Vick and Maurice Clarett both had loads of talent, but had an attitude that wasn't accepted by many and their professional careers went nowhere.
Then again, Tim Tebow had a ton of talent and one of the best attitudes in the world and his career was over just as fast as it started.