Per leaked scouting report, Patriots don’t like Johnny Manziel

johnny obtained a copy of the Patriots scouting report on Johnny Manziel and it’s obvious they don’t like him.

On his family:

  • From the vibe of online articles, father seems a little too involved and overstepping his boundaries.
  • Vibe on this guy keeps getting worse. Support staff members are sick of him and ready for him to go. Described as a cocky, me-guy.
  • Loves football, FBI is high as well. Everything has been pretty well-documented in online articles about the kid, but sources say he’s a spoiled brat (grandfather gives him allowance, father bought him luxury car).
  • Comes from ‘outlaw bloodlines’, mom moved the family to Kerrville to get away from father’s wild family. Father’s family is said to be very shady people, always into something, they are the root of Johnny’s personality.

On his psyche:

  • Couple of TXTC sources say can’t yell/scream at him or he shuts down; has walked away from Kingsbury in the past.

On his work ethic:

  • Doesn’t study the game, said to know about 60% of the offense in ’12, never watches film; one source said only time he watched film during ’12 was before ALUN.
  • Knows how to scheme the system, arrogant and full of himself, but he’s not smug to coaches. Has been like this since Day 1, has never gone to class, goes to beat of own drum, but has ultimate confidence.

On how his teammates view him:

  • Teammates don’t dislike him, but there’s some resentment, more so in the offseason when he isn’t coming to workouts and they are busting their butt.

Below is what the report actually looks like.

johnny manziel

h/t Deadspin

  • Anne Palmer

    A mature player would take this largely negative assessment and use it to make himself stronger and better, just to prove the Pats wrong. Does Johnny have the smarts and class to take it all in stride? If not, it could be a long row for him to hoe in the NFL where every move, every statement, every reaction to comments both on and off the field are reported and scrutinized. He is not likely to be coddled and idolized like he was as an Aggie, unless and until he lights it up in spectacular fashion on the Browns’ Big Boys field.