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Johnny Manziel would ‘love’ to play against Jadeveon Clowney

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Will it happen? Not unless Texas A&M and South Carolina meet in the SEC championship game.

But it’s July, so let’s go there anyway.

Though Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was noted most for pointing out which quarterbacks he felt were “scared” of him Tuesday, the preseason Heisman candidate also said he had another QB on his mind: the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel.

“Can I get him?” Clowney said via the Dallas Morning News. “Yes, I can get him. How’d I approach him? Full speed. He’s got to make a move on me. I’m going straight. … I’m trying to hit him in the mouth.”

NBC Sports Radio had more on Clowney facing Manziel.

Your response, Mr. Football?

I would love to play against Jadeveon Clowney,” Manziel said. “I’m not scared of (him) in any way, shape or form.”

And we, America, would love to see it. But both A&M and South Carolina would have to get to Atlanta first.


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39 Responses to “Johnny Manziel would ‘love’ to play against Jadeveon Clowney”
  1. tuckfexas says: Jul 18, 2013 8:48 AM

    At least Clowney has a fitting last name, but talk about a pair of douchebags. There’s the top two for ya right there.

  2. dhlions says: Jul 18, 2013 8:54 AM

    This sounds like it could be more entertaining than Vontaze Burfict vs. Matt Barkley.

  3. thraiderskin says: Jul 18, 2013 8:58 AM

    Ummm…. Clowney would kill Manziel, he is probably just as fast and I doubt we need to even talk about the power/strength aspect of the encounter.

  4. classyjacklambert says: Jul 18, 2013 9:06 AM

    South Carolina would get destroyed in the SEC west. Not that they have a super cupcake schedule in the east but they play the easiest SEC schedule there is.

  5. mshassen3000 says: Jul 18, 2013 9:08 AM

    the best ususally does want to play against the best

  6. mshassen3000 says: Jul 18, 2013 9:12 AM

    I dont think you all realize how good south carolina defense is they have as good or better defense line as LSU I’m a Gator and played them both and without a doubt we ran all over LSU last year and had a problem with SC

  7. bertenheim says: Jul 18, 2013 9:47 AM

    A&M and S.Car have the schedule in their favor. Neither plays the big 3 from the other division.

  8. BrownsTown says: Jul 18, 2013 9:51 AM

    Since CFB is adopting more of the NFL-type rules that protect QBs, expect more QBs to run their mouths in the coming years.

    Just like pitchers in the AL head-hunting, these guys will never have to face any consequences for their actions.

  9. jdgrn01 says: Jul 18, 2013 9:56 AM

    The only way Manziel is going to meet Clowney will be at the Heisman Ceremony… after Clowney get all of his photos taken… A and M will be 9-3 this year..

  10. dkhhuey says: Jul 18, 2013 10:25 AM

    Until Clowney crushed him and stood over him as he twitched on the ground!!!

  11. rodge1 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:31 AM

    Manziel thought Clowney was referring to a flip-cup match.

  12. bertenheim says: Jul 18, 2013 11:08 AM

    A&M will be 10-2 this year. And they will have beaten no one.

  13. mudhead123 says: Jul 18, 2013 12:12 PM

    @mshassen…. What position do you play for the gators and what is your name? Didn’t know there was a woman on the team

  14. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 18, 2013 12:22 PM

    If Clowney really is a 4.46 guy, he’s probably straight line faster than Johnny Football, but you can’t discount the elusiveness of Manziel. He’s slippery like a trying to hold a wiggling fish by the torso…

    I would personally LOVE to see the matchup… Unfortunately I sincerely doubt it will happen. S. Carolina may get there but I’m not real bullish on the Aggies beating Bama….

    Heard a rumor that Bama has the A&M game playing on a continuous loop in the training room and there are A&M logos all over the place…. Anybody confirm that?

  15. benvincible says: Jul 18, 2013 1:01 PM

    This Dream fight has about as much chance as a Mayweather vs. Paquio fight. No way either of these teams make it to Atlanta this year.

    Correct me if im wrong; (but really… dont)
    Clowney and Johnny (Walker) Football are the only legit SEC Heisman Trophy candidates this year right?

    Mike Slive must have had an Intern draw up the schedule this year.

  16. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 18, 2013 1:10 PM

    I think McCarron has better chance than Manziel to be honest. No way are the Heisman voters making him only the 2nd ever two time winner unless he goes undefeated with just as good of stats and highlights….. not going to happen if you ask me.
    Bama early, LSU at Death Valley… Going to lose at least one of those if not both…

    If Bama goes undefeated, and McCarron has number like last year, I think he gets a Heisman to go along with those 3 rings…. Would really help if he beat USC in the SECCG too…

  17. cubano76 says: Jul 18, 2013 2:07 PM

    I’ll drink to that!

  18. MasMacho says: Jul 18, 2013 2:34 PM

    Never was a man celebrated so much for being his own PR Department.

    I’d love to see the first guy who responds to this with “That’s a clowney question bro.”

  19. jonkybon says: Jul 18, 2013 2:46 PM

    South Crapolina may have the defensive and possibly the offensive lines to make the Championship game, but not any of the skill positions. They have no QB. None of their RB’s, WR’s or TE’s could make second string at Georgia or Florida. Their secondary looks decent, only because of their pass rush. Negate the Clown and you can run up big points agaist these pretenders. They’re basically a one man team and a bunch of convicts.

  20. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 18, 2013 3:00 PM

    Over/Under on USC wins needed for Clowney to win the Heisman

    Let’s set it at 9.5

  21. floridacock says: Jul 18, 2013 4:26 PM

    Once again you prove you know nothing and are an idiot. That Anderson College education got you far in the septic tank business? Or did you not get out of junior high?

  22. basedrum777 says: Jul 18, 2013 5:59 PM

    SC won’t beat Georgia or Florida this year so it doesn’t matter.

  23. theuglitruth says: Jul 18, 2013 7:14 PM

    I remember Barkley mouthing off….then peeing his pants when he went to ASU….he practically handed Burfict the football on that interception. It was classic!

  24. jdgrn01 says: Jul 18, 2013 7:47 PM

    I love all the UF and UGA sissies responding that they won’t get beat this year by Carolina… I think they said that a few times the past few years… and they were wrong…

    It’s a story about Manziel… and his wet dreams of going to a championship game…

    All dreams… just like UF’s and Georgia’s..

  25. classyjacklambert says: Jul 18, 2013 8:19 PM

    Actually UF Destroyed South Carolina last year if my memoryvserves me correctly.

  26. jdgrn01 says: Jul 18, 2013 8:25 PM

    And actually, didn’t they finish lower in the polls…as well as getting hammered in their bowl game? Hahahahahahahahaha

  27. suchajoke says: Jul 18, 2013 11:01 PM

    That SCAR loss to Florida last season is their only SEC East loss in 3 years….

    3 game winning streak against UGA, 2 of 3 from Florida, and destroying the rest of the SEC East for years

    And oh yeah, Jonkybon, your Clemson team always has “amazing” skill position players but all that’s got you is 4 straight years of embarrassment at the hands of the Gamecocks #CantKeepItClose…….HAHAHA

  28. thirty2ncountin says: Jul 19, 2013 12:12 AM

    Ya, Johnny. That’s easy to say when you have microphones in front of you. When Jadeveon Clowney has you dead to right in that backfield (and he will, too) unlike Vincent Smith your head is coming off with that helmet.

  29. florida727 says: Jul 19, 2013 8:27 AM

    #jdgrn01, Florida beat South Carolina 44-11 last year so if I were you, and I thank God I’m not, I’d probably quit running my mouth on a blog site.

    But that was LAST year.

    Anyone that doesn’t think South Carolina has a chance to get to Atlanta, doesn’t know much about football. If they’re not the favorite in the East, they should be. They’re loaded, and the road to the title game definitely goes through Columbia, SC… THIS YEAR.

    As for A&M, yeah, Manziel is explosive, fun to watch (even if it’s your team he’s carving up), and hard to catch. Clowney could be straight line faster than Johnny. Problem is, he’d never get a straight on shot at him. Manziel has excellent vision. From what I saw of him last year, he never took a head-on hit. For Clowney to have a “Heisman moment” against a Heisman winner, Johnny would have to not see him coming.

    Unfortunately for A&M fans, the matchup will never happen. Practically speaking, A&M lost too much from their team. They’ll be competitive, but they won’t beat Alabama, and they won’t be in Atlanta without a purchased ticket. They’ll have a great season, not just a championship one. They caught people off-guard last year. It was a “perfect storm” for them. They won’t sneak up on anybody this year.

  30. jdgrn01 says: Jul 19, 2013 8:58 AM

    I see you didnt comprehend my post… Manziel would get crushed by Clowney. Head on sideways it wouldnt matter…

    as far as Florida crushing USC last year. YEAH thats what the score said but lets be realistic…thats not what the stats say…

    get over it..

    youre right about one thing… the road to Atlanta Always goes through Columbia.. get a map..

  31. classyjacklambert says: Jul 19, 2013 12:52 PM

    Who cares what the stats said? The score is the only thing that matters and Florida destroyed South Carolina last year. Also your last sentence needs it’s own special class…. because it’s legally retarded.

  32. jdgrn01 says: Jul 19, 2013 1:03 PM

    Notsoclassyjackass- Buy a map douche…

    And who cares if you beat Carolina last year… you lost to Louisville… great game… keep it up..

    Two fourth-quarter touchdowns weren’t enough to help the Florida Gators mount a comeback, as they fell to the Louisville Cardinals by a final score of 33-23 in the 2013 Sugar Bowl.

    What do they call melted Sugar?

    Legally Retarded? Sounds like your projecting again..

  33. classyjacklambert says: Jul 19, 2013 1:24 PM

    Lol I’m not even a Florida fan. I just find it funny to pick on stupid people who get so worked up they blather to the point of nonsensical arguments.

  34. jdgrn01 says: Jul 19, 2013 1:45 PM

    I’m not hot and bothered and nothing I said was nonsensical… so…… once again….

  35. classyjacklambert says: Jul 19, 2013 3:16 PM

    “I love all the UF and UGA sissies responding that they won’t get beat this year by Carolina… I think they said that a few times the past few years… and they were wrong…”

    Except Florida fans weren’t since they won 44-11

  36. jdgrn01 says: Jul 19, 2013 5:37 PM

    I guess 33% isn’t bad

  37. classyjacklambert says: Jul 19, 2013 9:05 PM


  38. jmet11 says: Jul 21, 2013 5:20 PM

    I keep seeing jdgrn01 mention “Carolina” being good this year but I think he is forgetting that Carolina is further north than Columbia. And p.s I go to the University of South Carolina and it is truly embarrassing that anyone thinks we are “Carolina” or “USC” for that matter.

  39. jdgrn01 says: Jul 21, 2013 6:07 PM

    Not as “Clembarrasing” as someone who attends the USC and doesn’t know it’s History.

    Congrats on graduating from Richland High. Maybe you should go back and take that History class again…

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