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Sports Manziel's agent: Alouettes 'insane' to start QB so quickly

23:08  02 august  2018
23:08  02 august  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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  Johnny Manziel heading to Montreal Alouettes Johnny Manziel heading to Montreal AlouettesMontreal traded for the former Heisman Trophy winner on Sunday, acquiring the 25-year-old from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for defensive end Jamaal Westerman, wide receiver Chris Williams and two first-round draft selections.

Johnny Manziel ' s agent doesn't believe the Montreal Alouettes are making the smartest decision by throwing his client into the starting lineup less than two full weeks after landing him in a trade. It's insane ," Erik Burkhardt said in front of the quarterback on Barstool Sports' Comeback SZN podcast.

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Johnny Manziel's agent doesn't believe the Montreal Alouettes are making the smartest decision by throwing his client into the starting lineup less than two full weeks after landing him in a trade.

"I mean, have you learned more than like nine plays in the three practices you've got before they decide to throw you out to the wolves, so to speak? ... It's insane," Erik Burkhardt said in front of the quarterback on Barstool Sports' Comeback SZN podcast.

Manziel was acquired by the Alouettes in a blockbuster transaction with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on July 22. After spending his Montreal debut stapled to the bench, the Als decided to turn to the former Heisman Trophy winner with hopes that he can spark their struggling offence. Coincidentally, Manziel will make his first CFL start against the Tiger-Cats.

Report: Manziel will play vs. Eskimos, won't start

  Report: Manziel will play vs. Eskimos, won't start The football world will see a glimpse of Johnny Manziel in action for the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday, as a source told Chris O'Leary of CFL.ca the club will use the quarterback in specific packages. Vernon Adams Jr. will get the start against the Edmonton Eskimos, but Manziel will see limited action just days after arriving in Montreal via trade from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Manziel didn't see any regular-season snaps in five games with Hamilton after spending time on the sidelines behind starter Jeremiah Masoli, but the Alouettes' offensive struggles will open the door for the former Heisman Trophy winner.

Quarterback Johnny Manziel was practising with the Montreal Alouettes starting offence Monday. Antonio Pipkin started Montreal’s last four contests, including Friday’s 32-14 loss to visiting B.C 43dKevin Seifert. Manziel ' s agent : Alouettes ' insane ' to start QB so quickly - www.thescore.com.

HAMILTON — The Montreal Alouettes are hoping quarterback Johnny Manziel can help turn the season around before it's too late. Johnny Manziel ' s agent ; Alouettes ' insane ' to start QB so quickly -First Things First.

Though Manziel sounded more eager about finally taking his first regular-season snaps of the year, Burkhardt questioned his ability to learn a new team's playbook and offensive system in such a short period of time.

"He's had like four practices in this offence, I think it's a little premature," Burkdhardt said. "I think you're only as good as your play-calling and your experience around you and I think everybody is trying to figure this thing out. I am, I'm a little bit uncomfortable, and I think expectations need to be tempered a little bit because this is not baseball, you can't just throw him in the five-hole and put him in left field and who gives a shit what jersey he's wearing."

Burkhardt also criticized the Tiger-Cats for trading away Manziel instead of giving him a chance to overtake Jeremiah Masoli as their starting pivot.

"We're playing the team that traded him and it ain't like they're blowing the doors off, they're 2-4," he said. "I think their quarterback has thrown more picks than touchdowns, so go put it on their ass."

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Als' Manziel under concussion protocol .
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel was placed under the CFL concussion protocol on Wednesday. He was rocked by a hit while trying to run the ball over the goal-line in a 24-17 loss in Ottawa last weekend in his second career CFL start. "On Tuesday morning, Johnny Manziel mentioned to our medical staff that he felt symptoms that could be associated with the prescribed medication he uses for a previously diagnosed medical condition," the He was rocked by a hit while trying to run the ball over the goal-line in a 24-17 loss in Ottawa last weekend in his second career CFL start.

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