I don't understand why people seem to be of the opinion that either you can shut him down completely or not at all. The general argument seems to be that he got stuffed after the 1st quarter, the reality is that he put 13 on the board in the 4th (one touchdown, point after where we went for 2 pt conversion and a missed chip shot field goal). I know that's not how the score looked but holding the poor kicking game against the quarterback hides how he really played.
It's unrealistic with a defense as good as Alabama's to think that JF got shut down just because he didn't score on a few drives.
RS Fr. still learning and trying to improve. Vs. LSU 1 INT was not his fault (WR had ball bounce off his chest). Manziel put up 276 yards passing vs. LSU while A&M put up 410 yards on Tiger defense. Just as a relative point. A&M got off to a fast start but was hardly "shut down" in the 2nd half. If their FG makes the missed FG and Manziel gets that extra yard on that 4th and 6 (?) inside the Bama 40 it may not have been so close at the end.
In no way shape, or form is Manzial a running QB who throws... Go to the 1:44:15 mark of this video. Wait for the 3rd replay, the overhead EZ shot, freeze it at 1:44:40
The only other SEC college QB I have ever seen that could make that pass was Peyton Manning, as a Jr. or Sr.
Alabama is the better team. Texas A&M was the better team Saturday. It happens. LSU out-played Bama and lost.
Bama still going 11-1, beat the **** out of Barn, and likely beat UGA for SEC Champ. and play in Rose Bowl.
2 of 3 NCs, followed by an SEC championship, still a great run for Bama and to be a Tide fan. Can't get too bent out of shape over one loss, as much as it may sting.
Last edited by TideLegacy; November 13th, 2012 at 05:44 PM.
If we had came out and played ball control early and kept him off the field in the first qtr. the game would have been a lot different. The kid played great. There is a lot of ball left to be played this season. RTR