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Super Bowl winning coach: Johnny Manziel is too "playground" for NFL

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You all know by now that Johnny Manziel is the most polarizing player that is available in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Some think he will be a champion in the NFL, while others predict a fate for him much like the maligned former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.

Former Green Bay Packers Super Bowl winning head coach Mike Holmgren insists that the former Texas A&M QB may indeed be to "playground" like to prosper in the big league.

Although he believes that Manziel has similar tendencies to Former Packers great Brett Favre, Holmgren has harsh words for Manziel ahead of the draft next week.

“I’m not that impressed with his throwing; too playground, too freelancey. But the way he plays, some of the things he does, he’s Favre-esque," Holmgren told FTW.

Manziel has been questioned about his over-playing before and it's likely he came back with the repost of 'that's how I play', much like Favre did when Holmgren asked him about interception problems back in the early 90's.

However, back then the Packers coach fought hard with Favre and persuaded him to reel in some of his play. This became the backbone of the Packers back to back Super-Bowl trips, winning one.

"Brett [Favre] has an epiphany [...] We were 9-7 and 9-7 in our first two years together. I said, ‘We’re going have to tone down some stuff.’

"He said, ‘Mike, that’s just the way I play.’ I said, ‘O.K. But do you want to go to the Super Bowl or do you want to be 9-7.’ To his credit, he worked with me, knocked down the interceptions … Oh, God, I aged many years in that relationship. Someone’s going to have to do that with Johnny.”

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