Posted: 10:59 am Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Tom Moore: Johnny Manziel ‘will be good’ 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

Arizona Cardinals offensive consultant Tom Moore is high on Falcons QB Matt Ryan and believes Browns QB Johnny Manziel will be good. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/Dledbetter.com)

Arizona Cardinals offensive consultant Tom Moore is high on Falcons QB Matt Ryan and believes Browns QB Johnny Manziel will be good. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/Dledbetter.com)

GREENSBORO — Longtime NFL assistant coach Tom Moore, 75, knows a few things about developing quarterbacks.

While with the Indianapolis Colts, he helped to develop Peyton Manning. Moore is currently a consultant with the Arizona Cardinals. He coached at Georgia Tech in 1970-71.

He likes how the Falcons have brought along quarterback Matt Ryan after drafting him third overall in the 2008 draft.

“I think he’s an excellent quarterback,” Moore said before playing in Bruce Arians golf outing on Monday. “I think he’s had great success. He’s got in some situations last year with injuries and things like that, but that does not diminish how great of a quarterback he is, can be and will be.”

Moore is one of my favorite coaches. He’d always take my Michael Vick questions back in the day. (If I remember correctly, he though Vick was a mighty fine “running back.”) So, we needed his take on Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Moore doesn’t understand what all of the fuss is about.

“Of course, I’m not involved with him or their team,” Moore said. “We all know that he’s an outstanding football player and I’m sure the Cleveland Browns will do the right thing. Everything will be good. He’s a good person. The Browns are a great organization and everything will work out OK.”

Arians and his wife, Christine, through the Arians Family Foundation, hosted the second annual event to help children who’ve suffered from child abuse. Christine Arians worked as a family law attorney for years and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate to help ensure that children who are involved in the court system, as a result of neglect and abuse by their families, receive help.

83 comments
Fansince66
Fansince66

Absolutely amazin'... I haven't viewed any of these blogs since last fall. I got sick and tired and fed up and disgusted with the hate and vitriol that is being spewed back and forth. A rational discussion of the Falcons and the upcoming season is impossible here. You folks should take a step back and look at your posts. I mean...really? Can't we talk Falcons football without the berating and childless nitpicking that takes place? I don't care if you can quote the Bible, or know how to conjugate verbs better than anyone else. I just want to find a place that I can relate to my old hometown team and discuss, intelligently, the prospects of a winning season. If you hate the Falcons, I can live with that. I myself, am not so fond of the 'Aints. But at least I am willing to discuss this at a level slightly higher than the gutter. Come on folks...I'd love to participate. I have followed the Falcons since I was 12 and would love to be able to communicate with you on a higher level. Any takers? 

redleg24
redleg24

Manziel will be just another flop in Cleveland.  He is not a team player and cares only for personal gain.  He is already setting the stage for failure by his actions on the town.

TreeRollins
TreeRollins

I've had more interesting farts than this information!

Rory_Bellows
Rory_Bellows

Typical.......A blog not related to the Falcons and no new blog since Tuesday morning.


Keep up the less than mediocre work!

RedandBlackDAWG
RedandBlackDAWG

The question remains good at what. He is good at partying with juvenile delinquents, rich boxers that are poor role models and of course the accompanying groupies of said folks.

He hasn't proved anything yet on the professional level so the jury is out on that.

Savdon
Savdon

I don't know if Manziel is going to be any good or not at this level.  What I do know is that it's been pretty much proven over the years that you are who you associate with.  If he keeps hanging with the likes of a known druggie (Bieber) it tells me that Manziel is in trouble.   I can't wait to see how he reacts to a reporter's question, "What was your thought process....?" about a boneheaded play?

zuzu331
zuzu331

Manziel isnt like Staubach at all. Russell Wilson had a good year in 2013 true enough. The Falcons did a pretty damn good job of 'catching Wilson' in the 2012 Divisional Playoff Game in January 2013 however,where they beat the Seahawks 30-28 with Ryan (68.6% Comp. 3 TD, 2 INT) besting Wilson (66.7% Comp. 2 TD,1 INT) .

Dasdguy
Dasdguy

the idea that suggests manziel will be the next staubach or tarkenton is a reach.  i'll believe it when i see it.  In the NFL today the defensive tackles/linebackers are bigger,faster,smarter and Savvy. More so now then in the 60's 70's......JM better keep his head on a swivel.

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BSNBC
BSNBC

This goofy kid will be good for nothing!

JONBONBON
JONBONBON

Manziel is way too wild to keep his head on straight in advancing to the major leagues.  Best of luck to him but I feel all the money will go up his nose and down stripper's garter belts.  Here's to Matt Ryan taking us to the big dance!!

Dman
Dman

Manziel was a great College QB and will be the next coming of Fran Tarkington if he doesn't screw it up with off field issues.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Here comes the mouse among men. You beat Wilson on a field goal. His one INT was on a Hail Mary on the final play. The Falcons won that game and how many since? 

I always leave Colin Kaepernick out of it (like I do Rodgers) because if it was about cherry picking wins and losses, those Super Bowl wins make every comment you make laughable.

You wouldn't know Staubach from Craig Morton!

JSSN
JSSN

@Dasdguy

But somehow they still can't catch Russell Wilson.

JSSN
JSSN

@Dman

You mean Russell Wilson? Manziel is more like Staubach than Tarkenton. You folks are always throwing Fran's name around. If you need to get a winning drive, then you want that (Staubach) over getting there and doing nothing (Tarkenton in Super Bowls).

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 Graduate Parris Island and tote a gun around the world and then you have the right to call me a mouse. You are a name dropping know it all Idiot.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @Dman How is the wildly irresponsible,immature,small statured seat of his pants Manziel anything remotely like the Naval Academy grad,team leader large statured steady and solid Staubach? I grew up watching Staubach. Enlighten us all,Oh Legend In Your Own Mind...

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @Dman Whats up with this 'Fran' crap?I went to High School with 'Fran' 's daughter,used to see him cutting their grass all the time so Nahh Nahh Nee Boo Boo,Tool.

Savdon
Savdon

@zuzu331  Semper Fi, brother.  I'm still digging sand fleas out of my ears.  3rd Bn.  A lonnng time ago.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Don't let your service to the Nation confuse you. I respect it. But it makes you no more or less honorable or heroic (see Tim McVeigh). Rosa Parks had more gonads than you, John Lewis too!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331 

If you really watched Staubach, you'd know that Tarkenton scrambled for time. He'd rarely get in the open field. Roger scrambled too, but when he pulled it down, he was going for yardage. Manziel's been a winner. I don't appreciate the sideshow, but that does not mean I'm going disparage what he does really well. He elevates people who play around him. Heck, Staubach said it himself. Keep on swinging Fascist!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Who, Angie, Melissa, or Hayley? Their Mother worked with my Sister at Eastern for years. Small world, you fascist. 

JSSN
JSSN

@FalconJames 

You obviously have me confused with someone else, I've never cared whether you like me or hate me. The only thing I care about is bold face lying. You gonna make up fantasies, label it and live with the consequences. "Jerk," you act like I'm going to be offended!

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN Oh ,now Im supposed to argue with you about Rosa Parks and John Lewis. Whatever.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN Heres a nifty little excerpt for ya on a service called 'Mechanical Turk': You are more than welcome to Google it,dont take my word for it.


I use mturk to play tricks on my friends from time to time. 

For example, unbeknownst to him, I had the turkers write hundreds of comments on a friend's relatively low-traffic blog. I gave them odd instructions for each post, like "Comment on this blog entry. As an aside, describe the taste of metal in your post."

Or, my favorite: "Disagree vigorously with the previous commenter."

The turkers were surprisingly good at this, writing relevant and interesting comments most of the time. They seem to be well-practiced at bootstrapping social sites and other astroturfing activities.

FalconJames
FalconJames

@JSSN @zuzu331  JSSN- You used to be almost tolerable and occasionally had something interesting to say. Lately, you have become just a jerk. I really wish you would move on.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

And to those not into the silly games...

Roger Staubach did not walk into the Naval Academy the mature man that came out in the Annapolis Class of 65. Some folks like to rewrite history. Midway through the article, you see his own explanation. Was he as immature off the field as Manziel? No, of course not, they come from different circumstances. But he worked through the process of what it meant to be at the Academy. Good on him, and for better or worse, good on Manziel.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 Still name dropping like a little kid? You miss my point completely. No one gives a DAMN who you know.

FalconJames
FalconJames

@JSSN @FalconJames  I would imagine that only someone who felt like the name didn't fit would be offended. Since you are not, you certainly feel the name fits or you are getting the reaction you seek. Either way "Jerk" is an accurate description of you.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

You don't have to argue about a darn thing. Only you would equate an example of other truly heroically honorable actions by those two people (and millions of others like them) as some call to an argument. You live in a fantasy land. One week, you make up "multiple user names" scenarios. The next week it is idiot internet tripe. All that crap you're into is exactly what's wrong. But you spend all of time in your fantasy scenarios spinning the mess you're involved in on others like they are as messed up as you. 

As far as the gravy trainers go, stick to what you do.  I always get a kick out people stuck on characters from fictional TV shows and films that can't even get played on TBS at 2AM in the morning. Or a 3rd rate version of 'Dharma and Greg' set in the lives of a "fictional nerds."

Warrior mentality is low brow. Going to the old Naval Training Center Orlando or being on an Aircraft carrier at 18 didn't make me anymore heroic or honorable than any other citizen (civilian or military), and carrying a sidearm (gun) or an rifle doesn't make you any better as well. It just means you served the Nation, no more, no less! You're not laying in an National Cemetery, count your blessings.

Your chosen football team was still 4-12 in 2013,and nothing you spin will change that.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN Annnnd ...you havent rationally addressed any of my points just spewed your usual garbage doubletalk. They are widely dissimilar in terms of size,maturity,judgement and intelligence. Period.

JSSN
JSSN

@FalconJames

Meanwhile, you keep gravytraining defending people claiming affiliations with paramilitary organizations under World Court indictment, man you're a helluva judge of character!

JSSN
JSSN

@FalconJames

No, it is because you're trying to define me with no largesse to do so. So why would I be offended? You can post the video all you want. Your team was 4-12. You've aligned yourself with people who live in crazy conspiracy lands. Yawn, nothing that you say has merit. So why am I go to sweat it? See the difference.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 You mustve meant A rifle and A National Cemetary,Genius. "spinning the mess you're involved in on others like they are as messed up as you." What a sentence! Are you drunk or what?  Youre right about ONE thing,the Falcons were 4-12. Im still a fan. They could finish 4-12 again this year and Id still be a fan. They will have up years and down years,its a GAME. I know you get your odd little kicks from being obnoxious on here and I know this:You are a flavor of the month meme follower. (Blackberries are OLD and AM I MAD,BRO? What a bizarre Troll you are! I have been a guest at a place called The School Of The Americas down at Fort Benning,where they would dress people up as visiting Shieks and whatnot spewing hateful crap and firing everyone up. Anyone with a brain could tell it was all painfully fake. Reminds me so much of YOU.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Because you have no points, Counterpoint.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

SOA, ha ha, explains a lot! We're you in the class with Quijano, Noriega, Vásquez, or some goodies like those murderers the Zetas? You're a freaking Fascist too! Oh, I'm really scared now too! I better call the "cemetery!"  He's got a "gun" in a right to kill state!

"You mustve meant A rifle and A National Cemetary,Genius" And you're still typing? Ha ha, Happy 4th of July you (fill-in the blank).

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 Yeah,I knew that would draw you right out...Youre so predictible and tiresome. Threaten me some more with ex Mossad hits on me and cops you know. Youre ridiculous.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

You got the message. You call it a "threat."

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN Thanks for the written confirmation that is your message. Im not overly impressed with all your grade school name dropping and threats. More bizarre nonsense. You are about as credible as a yappy little dog and about as threatening too. Be sure to post another online conversation with another avatar who uses all the same stiff little phrases and odd sentence structure you do,K ?

JSSN
JSSN

@FalconJames

Next time you want to try insulting me, post some Aztek Escobar!

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 Oh,like I said,Mechanical Turk isnt any conspiracy theory,its very real,as is the 1 to 3 cents 'turkers' typically get for each blog comment they perform. So,its in their best interest to get folks on blogs engaged with them,riled up and responding to their inflammatory garbage. Sad you have to earn a few pennies that way...Enjoy those big bucks,Hot Shot.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Fantasy, you're stuck in crazy land. Like I said, enjoy the grassy knoll. You see ghosts.

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