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Johnny Manziel has disastrous CFL debut with Montreal Alouettes

Johnny Manziel has disastrous CFL debut with Montreal Alouettes

Making his first Canadian Football League start, the former Cleveland Browns quarterback threw four interceptions - the first of which came on his first pass attempt - during the Alouettes' 50-11 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He tossed four interceptions... in the first half alone, against his former team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner's final stat line read: 11-for-20, 104 yards passing, four yards rushing, zero touchdowns, four interceptions. Manziel's second came after he scrambled away from pressure and tried to flip the ball to running back Tyrell Sutton, but the ball went off Sutton's hands and into a defender's.

"I didn't feel uncomfortable", he said. The whole thing smacked of a publicity stunt for a struggling team that has won just once this year, desperate to draw fans.

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Whatever it was, Johnny Manziel's CFL career got off to a disastrous start on Friday.

"Would it have been nice to be here for two or three weeks and then get your first start? Only up from here", Manziel said after the game. These are things that I've repped a lot in the past.'.

Manziel didn't get much help, either. Montreal's head coach, Mike Sherman, recruited Manziel to Texas A&M, coaching him during his redshirt season. "The defense, the offense, the special teams". But for a few lost moments on Friday night he was Johnny Football again. A few years ago, Montreal's former general manager Jim Popp, who held the rights to another college sensation - Tim Tebow - told me Tebow's skills were ideal for the CFL because one less down makes a versatile quarterback more risky. "He's going out there to do a good job moving the football for us and I believe he'll do that".

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But after playing in pre-season games, he never saw the field in five regular season games behind Ticats starter Jeremiah Masoli.

Despite the poor performance, Manziel was upbeat after the game and optimistic about the future.

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