Manziel better in second start but still 0-2

By | August 12, 2018

Manziel better in second CFL start but still 0-2 … Making his second CFL start last night, Montreal QB Johnny Manziel looked a whole lot more like ‘Johnny Football’ than he did in his first start, but his Alouettes still came up on the short end of a 24-17 scoreline in Ottawa. After throwing four first-half interceptions last week in his Montreal debut, Manziel completed 16 of 26 attempts for 168 yards without an interception in the loss in Ottawa and had at least three nice deep throws dropped by his receivers. Manziel also ran three times for 36 yards, but took a hard hit to the head/neck area that had doctors checking him out on the sidelines. Meanwhile, the CFL is all abuzz after Saskatchewan abruptly released enigmatic all-star WR Duron Carter over the weekend. Carter, the son of former NFL Hall-of-Fame WR Cris Carter who had 73 receptions for over 1,000 yards last fall, has reportedly been chafing in Sask this season as he had been playing CB – and even a few snaps at LB – this season for the offensively challenged Roughriders. He had moved back to receiver for last weekend’s game and caught a 41-yard TD pass, but was mostly ignored in the Riders’ loss in Edmonton. So far, there has been no comment from the Riders as to the reason, although there might be some clarification when head coach Chris Jones meets with the local media in a regularly scheduled presser later this morning. With the release of Carter, there has been some speculation that he might end up back in Montreal where he played three seasons, before being released and signing with Saskatchewan. Stay tuned!