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Continued: Craig: A case for Bortles or Bridgewater at No. 8 to the Vikings

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 20, 2014 - 9:15 AM

As for Manziel?

“I do see him as a risk,” Gibbs said. “And I don’t know him personally. I’m just watching him. He’s doing all of this stuff in college. What’s he going to do when he gets to pro football? You know the lifestyle changes. He’s saying all the right things now, and he should. He’s smart. But I don’t know about him.”

Gibbs also questions whether Manziel’s style will transfer to the NFL, where the passing windows shrink and the defenders are harder to outrun.

“The truth is if you’re a coach and you’re on the hot seat, you’re saying, ‘Take Johnny Manziel,’ ” Gibbs said. “You have to do something to keep your job, so you take that risk. But if you’re a guy who has just been hired and you know you got two or three years to figure things out, I don’t think you take that guy. That’s just my opinion. What do I know?”

 

Mark Craig mark.craig@startribune.com

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