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  • Wed., Jul. 30, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.
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  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.
  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     

Johnny Manziel entertains media at scouting combine

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on February 21, 2014 – 12:40 pm

QB Johnny Manziel

INDIANAPOLIS–Johnny Manziel was true to his Johnny Football reputation.

“I play with a lot of heart. I play like I’m 10 feet tall,” Manziel said in the most attended and celebrated press conference through two days of the scouting combine. It was a press conference in which Manziel appeared to speak as two different people.

The real Manziel spoke of becoming a pocket passer. Manziel’s ulter ego, Johnny Football, was confrontational: “I’m looking forward to showing up all of the people saying I’m just an improvisor.”

Manziel is this draft’s most interesting personality and debated talent. Is he too big for his britches? Is he just a college quarterback with a lot of hype, or a talented passer capable of making the transition from college to the NFL?

“I take my job very seriously. I’m excited about my future,” he said. “Johnny Manziel is a guy from a small town. I’m just a small-town kid.”

It was almost as though he didn’t know where the real Johnny Football ended and the real Johnny Manziel began.

What if he’s the first quarterback drafted?

“It would be awesome,” he said. “I put in a lot of hard work. I’ve come here to sit down with these guys and let them get to know me.”

The Houston Texans own the draft’s first overall pick. What if they were to select Manziel No. 1 overall?

“It would be extremely cool. I’m a Texas guy,” he said.

What if he were selected by a cold-weather team, such as Cleveland?

“It’s a man’s game. It’s played in the snow, the rain. It’s played in tough conditions,” he said.

What about having to become a pocket passer, instead of the wild scrambler he was at Texas A&M?

“I want to be a guy that can drop back and go through my progressions,” he said.

At some point, we will come to know whether Manziel can play football without being Johnny Football.


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One Response to “Johnny Manziel entertains media at scouting combine”

  1. By Spanko on Feb 23, 2014 | Reply

    DRAFT HIM

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