Merril Hoge doesn’t like Johnny Manziel’s game and hasn’t for some time. He’s been a frequent, loud critic of the young Browns QB ever since draft day. Ahead of Manziel’s first start, he certainly wasn’t backing off. He suggested that anyone responsible for drafting Manziel needed to be fired on ESPN before saying Manziel should have been a sixth rounder. "You have first...
In what is a surprise to nobody, ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge is destroying a polarizing NFL quarterback yet again. Hoge has made a cottage industry out of dishing out the strongest and most extreme takes in football and trying to be the NFL’s Mark May. Hoge appeared on the DVE Morning Show in Pittsburgh with Randy Baumann and unleashed on Johnny Manziel with one personal and...
Merril Hoge continues his bashing of some of the top prospects in the draft, and this time he’s criticized who many believe is the most talented player available in the draft. Hoge, speaking about defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, stated that his fundamentals were “atrocious” and he’s “Not a very good football player. Gets controlled and trucked a lot.” He didn’t stop...
Jadeveon Clowney has received a decent amount of criticism over the past couple of months, but ESPN NFL analyst Merrill Hoge took that criticism to a different level Monday. How accurate do you believe Hoge’s comments to be? ESPN’s Merril Hoge called Jadeveon Clowney’s fundamentals “atrocious.” “Not a very good football player .. Gets controlled & trucked a lot.”...
The NFL Draft can make television people do weird things. With the draft not taking place until May, it gives everyone extra time to freak out about various proclamations from talking heads. It also gives ESPN plenty of time to milk these opinions and turn them into news stories as part of the ESPN Echo Chamber. We’ve already seen it happen with Ron Jaworski’s comments...
Count ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge as someone who thinks Johnny Manziel will be a bust.
ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge is not a Johnny Manziel fan. On Wednesday, Hoge discussed Manziel on “SportsCenter” and explained why he’s down on the former Heisman Trophy winner. “He has absolutely no instinct or feel for pocket awareness,” Hoge said. “He has an instinct to run. That’s a bad instinct if you’re going to […]
Nothing better than when the experts start their analyzing. ESPN’s Merril Hoge had some harsh words for Heisman winning quarterback Johnny Manziel as he prepares for the 2014 NFL Draft. The most talked about prospect in some time, for his play on and off the field got the b word put on him by Hoge, […]
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