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Johnny Manziel traded to Montreal Alouettes, will play for Mike Sherman

July 22, 2018
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Heisman winner and former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is on the move once again.

Though he joined the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats just two months ago, Manziel has been traded to the Montreal Alouettes, a team coached by a familiar face to the Aggie legend and the 12th Man in general: Mike Sherman.

Manziel, who redshirted during Sherman's final season with the Aggies, has been a backup quarterback in Hamilton since returning to football earlier this year but should have a chance to compete for a starting spot in Montreal as the Alouettes (1-4) have scored more than 20 points just once in five games this season.

Sherman was head coach at Texas A&M for four seasons from 2008-'11 and helped recruit Manziel to Texas A&M. He posted a 25-25 record while in Aggieland and was fired just before Manziel's break-out 2012 campaign.

Though his tenure ended on a sour note, Sherman did much to bring the Aggie football program out of the doldrums of the early 2000s and stocked a talented roster that paid massive dividends during Texas A&M's first year in the Southeastern Conference.

Now reunited in Montreal, Manziel and Sherman will attempt to institute the same kind of turnaround with the Alouettes. Together this time.

 

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Johnny Manziel traded to Montreal Alouettes, will play for Mike Sherman

37,588 Views | 43 Replies | Last: 4 yr ago by SpreadsheetAg
Slyfox07
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This is exciting
dcbowers
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Anybody interested in buying a gently-used #2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats jersey?
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rocky the dog
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So, Johnny's a safety now.
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Hopefully a better shot at some playing time.
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All_In_Ags
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Let's go.
TxAg76
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rocky the dog said:

So, Johnny's a safety now.

Nah, Mack Brown's not on staff....
BombayAg
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GO JFF!

GO SHERM!
Amazing Moves
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zephyr88
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CFL about to go PrimeTime!

Wrangler
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Not a good sign.
SpreadsheetAg
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Hat tip BucceesNuggets

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That would be a wild circle for Manziel/Sherman

2010 Recruited and commits to Sherman
2011 Redshirts under Sherman
2011Sherman fired
2012 Johnny starts under Sumlin, wins heisman
2012 Sherman is coaching Dolphins (OC)
2014-2015 Johnny and NFL don't mix well first go round
2015-2016 Sherman coaching high school ball northeast
2017 Johnny re-emerges/ trying to get back into football
2017 Sherman becomes coach of Montreal
2018 Montreal gains rights to JFF
2018 JFF plays under Sherman in Canada
Aginnebraska
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Obligatory. Do Montreal have a board?
Aginnebraska
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Chris Dishman (former Oiler) on coaching staff for Montreal.
putu
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So the Browns of the CFL....
PabloSerna
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Sherman smartly grabbed 2 OL in the trade. Say what you want, but Sherm knows OL. Johnny will inject some excitement to that team!
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"This is a move both Kavis Reed and I felt we needed to make at this time," Sherman, the former Green Bay Packers coach, told the Montreal Gazette. "Neither one of us believes in the status quo and felt we needed to shake things up. Johnny is someone we believe can elevate one of the most important positions on our team.


"I look forward to reuniting with Johnny again and working with him."

The addition of Manziel comes after Alouettes starting quarterback Drew Willy left Saturday's 25-8 loss to the Calgary Stampeders with a hand injury. Willy was replaced by backup Matt Shiltz. Montreal was already without quarterback Jeff Mathews for four to six weeks because of a foot injury.

Manziel will try to improve an offense that ranks last in the league in points scored and rushing yards, is tied for last in turnovers, and is seventh of nine teams in passing yards. The Alouettes are 1-4 and in last place in the CFL's four-team East Division. Their next game is Thursday, when they host the Edmonton Eskimos.
6:30 PM Central this Thursday (not televised in the US, apparently)
SpreadsheetAg
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New Colors are Red White and Blue.




Getting ready for that transfer to NFL - Patriots! Any day now...
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Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Montreal had wanted Manziel for a while. The Alouettes had wanted dibs on Manziel, but Hamilton had declined to trade his rights. Montreal had called Hamilton multiple times about doing a deal.

The Tiger-Cats relented after seeing Jeremiah Masoli get off to a solid start. And it helps that Montreal gave up starting defensive end Jamaal Westerman, starting receiver Chris Williams, and first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021. (Hamilton also included offensive linemen Tony Washington and Landon Rice in the package.)

For Manziel's part, he didn't push for a trade, opting instead for patience. The patience has now paid off.

Given the quality of the Montreal team, that could be a good news/bad news proposition for Manziel. Either way, #ComebackSZN has gotten a boost and all those folks who bought No. 2 Tiger-Cats jerseys may be looking for refunds.
SpreadsheetAg
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Montreal has wanted him for some time (even before he signed the 2-year deal with the Ti-Cats)

https://www.nbcsports.com/video/johnny-manziel-will-get-shot-compete-montreal-alouettes
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Well isn't that special
Seven and three are ten, not only now, but forever. There has never been a time when seven and three were not ten, nor will there ever be a time when they are not ten. Therefore, I have said that the truth of number is incorruptible and common to all who think. — St. Augustine
bac
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SpreadsheetAg said:


8PM this Thursday (not televised in the US, apparently)
6:30 PM CT
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bac said:

SpreadsheetAg said:


8PM this Thursday (not televised in the US, apparently)
6:30 PM CT
Dangit; google fail
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Move'n on up like George and Weezy!


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ffco
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SpreadsheetAg said:

Hat tip BucceesNuggets

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That would be a wild circle for Manziel/Sherman

2010 Recruited and commits to Sherman
2011 Redshirts under Sherman
2011Sherman fired
2012 Johnny starts under Sumlin, wins heisman
2012 Sherman is coaching Dolphins (OC)
2014-2015 Johnny and NFL don't mix well first go round
2015-2016 Sherman coaching high school ball northeast
2017 Johnny re-emerges/ trying to get back into football
2017 Sherman becomes coach of Montreal
2018 Montreal gains rights to JFF
2018 JFF plays under Sherman in Canada

2009 Sherman has to be convinced to accept Manziel. Does so reluctantly.
ABATTBQ11
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To be fair, Johnny also played fast and lose with the ball. Sumlin was also fully planning on starting Showers until August 2012. The difference was Johnny getting with George Whitfield and making better decisions with the ball during fall camp.
ffco
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Just pointing out that this is a reconciliation of two ships that just about passed each other in the night, on purpose. Johnny also had committed to Oregon because no one in Texas was showing love.

This is not a reconciliation of a partnership that worked all that well the first time around.
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Well at least I understood what a Tiger-cat is. Like a canadian tiger. An odd and smallish, rather polite cross between an actual tiger and a cat. But an Alouette? Is that a french spelling of a small, British toilet? A-lou-ette?
We didn't quit when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!
zephyr88
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Wrangler said:

Not a good sign.
did you forget words in your post? why is this not a good sign?
zephyr88
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Thursday, 6:30 Central on ESPN+

if you don't have ESPN+, it's only $5/month... and you can pull out at any time.
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A-lou-ette

LMAOLMAOLMAOLMAOLMAOLMAOLMAOLMAOLMAO
monarch
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I woke my wife up I was laughing so hard
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