Danny Sheridan critiques Johnny Manziel, former A&M QB David Walker responds

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel is introduced against the Florida Gators at halftime at Reed Arena. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel is introduced against the Florida Gators at halftime at Reed Arena. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

Johnny Manziel is not the first 20-year old to sleep through a class, hangover or not. However, he is easily the most high-profile, and when that class is a part of the Manning Passing Academy, the reigning Heisman winner officially opened himself up to even more criticism than he has already received this offseason.

That includes from USA Today’s Danny Sheridan, who told his more than one million Twitter followers how he feels about Manziel’s chances at repeating as the Trophy winner.

Dropping the most prolific player (based on total yardage) in the history of the SEC and the defending Heisman winner five spots simply because of a rumor? Dropping Manziel out of the top 10 altogether? This all seems quite a bit rash. But Aggies, if anything, stick together.

When David Walker made his first start for A&M back in the day, the true freshman became the youngest to do so in College Station since World War II. If anyone understands the pressure of playing in front of the 12th Man at a young age, it is obviously him. When “Moon” Walker responded to Sheridan’s statement, the reporter took notice. (Editor’s note: David Walker is a contributor to Gamedayr.com’s “Lockr Room”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two eventually Twitter-kissed, made up and direct messaged each other all sorts of fun little notes.

The point is very clear, however: Johnny Manziel’s actions have captivated the sports world, and stoked real debate among those who see him as a whippersnapper (yes, we just used that word) and those who seemingly worship him.

It is becoming more and more difficult to land somewhere in the middle of the divide. Where in the argument of the growing (and sometimes acrimonious) legend of Johnny Football do you fall?

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