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Tom Brady joins the Johnny Manziel bashing party

Johnny Manziel, Kenric McNeal, Dustin Harris AP

Tom Brady and Johnny Manziel are pretty much polar opposites when it comes to demeanor on and off the field. Brady is the calm, laid back leader on the field who lives a posh life off the field. Manziel is unabashed and not afraid to speak his mind on the field… and lives a posh life off the field. OK, maybe they’re not quite that different but nobody would mistake the Super Bowl MVP quarterback with a couple Super Bowl rings for the polarizing Heisman Trophy winner when it comes to on-field antics. We can also add Brady to the growing list of football voices to speak their mind about Manziel in not-so-favorable fashion.

As a guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Brady was asked about his opinion of the Texas A&M quarterback — because why not? — and the New England Patriots quarterback handled the hot button issue as well as you would have expected, rather than suggesting he would look to cause any physical harm or intimidation.

“He’s [Manziel] probably been the best athlete in his high school class, in his elementary school class,” Brady said, which is probably true. “So when you look across the ball, you have respect for those guys and treat them with respect. Football’s a physical game … and as [New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft] would say, “If you’re a turd, it’s going to come back to you.”

You will notice that Brady did not come out directly firing at Manziel, but the basic point of his message appears to be reaching the surface. What Brady said actually comes off as more of a warning to Manziel to behave more than a direct criticism. What do you think?

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21 Responses to “Tom Brady joins the Johnny Manziel bashing party”
  1. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 5, 2013 7:53 PM

    Brady praised Manziel and gave a little background then deflected answering by quoting his boss Robert Kraft, “If you’re a turd, it’s going to come back to you.” Southernpatriots had a similar warning in one of the recent other stories on Johnny. The SEC schedule is beginning for TAMU and Manziel very soon. There is no need to give any SEC opponent more motivation.

    There are other stories in college football, especially now that the season has begun.

  2. kiopta1 says: Sep 5, 2013 8:09 PM

    The way you act and the way you treat others always comes back to either haunt you or bless you.

  3. pricecube says: Sep 5, 2013 8:10 PM

    Enough with the Money Badger already…

  4. cwk22 says: Sep 5, 2013 8:44 PM

    I am sick of heating about Johnny “everybody owes me something” Football. I hope someone kicks his A$$

  5. thebigtim2012 says: Sep 5, 2013 8:54 PM

    He will get whats coming

  6. barbeaux says: Sep 5, 2013 10:03 PM

    Everyone acts like rice players were complete angels during that game…..Michael Irvin plays basketball at my gym sometimes…talks trash incessantly…he tells kids that it’s part of the game…that it’s not just a physical game. It’s mental also. I wouldn’t heap all the coals on JM for that game, but that is the popular thing to do.

  7. redbearwoodall says: Sep 5, 2013 10:47 PM

    Misleading, sensationalized headline, anyone?

  8. speweey says: Sep 6, 2013 12:14 AM

    Is Bob Kraft still “mourning” with that 30 yr old prostitue?

  9. banggbiskit says: Sep 6, 2013 12:54 AM

    Why is Tom Brady commenting on Johnny Football? Why does everyone have to have an opinion on everyone else, can’t people just live and let live? I didnt hear Manziel come out and talk about Spygate, he’s too busy making money and winning football games to care one way or another. Let people live their lives, there’s no need to feel obligated to tell other people that they ought to live by YOUR standards.

  10. jessejames182 says: Sep 6, 2013 1:07 AM

    Screw fighting it. Johnny is better at everything than you could ever be at one thing. He cheats and gets rewarded, but who cares? They’ll never beat him, he’ll be the first one to win the Heisman man twice since Archie manning, and then he’ll be a rookie quarter back that wins the superbowl and the masters in the same year. Its gonna be awesome.

  11. auburntigers34 says: Sep 6, 2013 1:08 AM

    Brady’s commenting on JM because an idiot reporter is asking him for his opinion of Manziel.

    everyone is sick of hearing about this kid, but the media doesn’t seem to care.

  12. ridaring says: Sep 6, 2013 1:20 AM

    Archie Manning did not win the Heisman twice, Archie Griffin the running back from Ohio State won it twice. Manziel will not sniff the Heisman again, his name is mud and regardless of what the NCAA did people know he broke the rules and being a complete ass on top of it will cost him votes.

  13. jimmyjames65 says: Sep 6, 2013 5:30 AM

    and as [New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft] would say, “If you’re a turd, it’s going to come back to you.” He would know.

  14. draconian1111 says: Sep 6, 2013 6:58 AM

    Pretty obvious that Johnny Football acted like a turd – fine. We were also able to form our own opinions as well – not really needed to hear so and so thinks he is a turd.
    Form your own opinion – not because Tom Brady or whoever thinks so…..
    Hopefully soon, the media will find something else to talk about.

  15. easywolf says: Sep 6, 2013 8:41 AM

    The kid is acting like a spoon fed nerd dork rich kid who’s never gotten a beating

  16. pushingiron says: Sep 6, 2013 9:49 AM

    I fail to see from the article where Brady “bashed Manziel.” I think CFT is trying way too hard to keep any and everything about JFF on the front page.
    He’s a kid, his mistakes aren’t shit compared to many, quit blowing everything he does out of proportion. Let me know when he is knocking up chicks and breaking the law left and right. None of this is news, do some real journalism CFT.

  17. rjruthve says: Sep 6, 2013 10:56 AM

    Here’s an outside the box thought: All of you on this thread are able to go on a website and create a perfect, animatronic Heisman-level QB. That way you can relax, know exactly what to expect, understand that his perfect 70 passes through traffic will result in a TD each time. His only media moment will be which battery contract he will sign when he goes pro. C’mon people, just admit that you are not capable of understanding real life and real situations. Johnny is a kid who is supremely talented, full of testosterone and, oh yeah, he became the face of college football overnight. Oh, some Rice punks talked some trash and he reciprocated. Get out the pitchforks and light the arrows. Get a life, you friggin’ losers!

  18. florida727 says: Sep 6, 2013 12:51 PM

    Ironic that Manziel wears the #2… the same number of supermodels that Brady has knocked up. Oh well, at least he had the decency to marry one of them.

  19. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 6, 2013 1:09 PM


    Well said.

    All of his actions are getting blown out of proportion so much that even when somebody says something aobut him, its blown out of proportion.

    Again this is not news….

  20. rjruthve says: Sep 6, 2013 3:48 PM

    Thank you 8to80texansblog, hating JFB is sadly an exciting new hobby for millions of pessimistic, out-of-touch people. Have a great weekend!

  21. AlaskanSalmon says: Sep 7, 2013 11:38 AM

    We’ll see how much yappin he does after the bama boys have their way with that spoiled little punk !

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