Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ
There are two realities here in my opinion. The first one is that the reason Manziel can't catch any slack is because of his own doing. He brought it all on himself. But he doesn't care... yet. Neither did Cam Newton.
The second reality is that if anybody on the planet can rival Cam Newton's hot doggin' attitude and arrogance, it's Johnny Football. I think Cam Newton caught a lot of criticism that was unfair based on what his father did with him. I think Cam began to resent that, and it fueled his defiance. It made him a great player. However, just like Manziel... Newton brought some of it on himself too.
From what I observed, Cam Newton was going to have to suffer through a few things because of his attitude and arrogance... and I was dead right. He was going to have to get used to losing in the NFL, which he had never had to deal with before and it wasn't going to be easy. He was going to sulk and have to grow up... get called out by his teammates for lack of leadership and maturity. Every bit of this came to fruition.
It wasn't about playing football. I knew he could do that. It was about becoming a man. Cam Newton is becoming a man now. He's learned how to overcome it and mature as a person. He wasn't going to be successful if he didn't accomplish this. The same applies for Manziel.