Tag:Andrew Luck
Posted on: December 6, 2012 12:37 pm

Heisman and freshmen

First.... Please Heisman don't vote for Manziel. He is a great athlete. He deserve the OBrien award. He deserves the Heisman. Manti Teo deserves the Heisman, too. So does Klein. The reason I beg you not to vote Manziel, and for all fans not to cheer if he wins, is pure and simple humanity. We need to make these kids understand the importance of the FREE education they get. Should Manziel win the award, it just shows him, and generations to come, that football trumps academics. People sit and watch Newton play this year and then we get to see the likes of Griffin, Luck, Tannehill, and Weeden, and Wilson, and are completely awed. What is the difference between Newton and this year's rookie QB's? ALL of this year's Rookie QBs is simple: ALL of this year's crop has either Master's degrees, or at least finished their Bachelor's, using to full benefit the gifts they were given. We will let time tell, but the way it looks right now, this year's crop will have better overall careers than Newton. We have already seen them have far more positive impact on their respective teams. Luck has the Colts in playoff position, Griffin has the Redskins in a position to contend for a division title, Tannehill and Weeden have their teams looking good for the long haul, and Russell Wilson is looking at a playoff run. Newton is....2-10. We need to discourage these players from entering the draft early, and we need to make them understand that being Jamarcus Russell, Tim Couch, or Ryan Leaf is a horrible end. Have something to fall back on. Please, for the sake of my kids, and every kid out there, do the right thing and give the Heisman to the young man who stayed in school to finish his degree. The Heisman goes to the best STUDENT-ATHLETE, not imply the best player, or else it would just go to the Maxwell or Bendarik winner.

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