Johnny Manziel really wants to be drafted No. 1 overall by Bill O’Brien’s Houston Texans.
Now comes word that Manziel is studying Tom Brady and the 2011 AFC Champion New England Patriots as he prepares to interview with the Texans’ head coach at next week’s NFL scouting combine. O’Brien was the Patriots’ offensive coordinator and play-caller in 2011.
Manziel is going through the tape with former Patriots quarterback Kevin O’Connell, who played with Brady and under O’Brien in 2008.
“I get the best of both worlds — to learn from one of the greatest (quarterbacks) of all time, and at the same time, see and learn what the coach I want to be playing for is doing in certain situations,” Manziel told The Houston Chronicle about Brady and O’Brien.
Manziel is doing anything he can to impress O’Brien, with whom he wants to win a Super Bowl in his rookie season.
“In Indianapolis, I want to be able to sit there and him draw a play on the board and be like, ‘Coach, that was your third-and-12 play from the Super Bowl. You called that on the right hash from the 42-yard line driving in to score to win the game,’” Manziel said.
“I want to blow his lid off when I’m in that situation.”