Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 5/22/13
It’s Johnny Football’s world, and the rest of us are just living in it. Manziel, who never ceases to amaze, has been working hard on his game this offseason. No, not just his golf game; football too. Manziel has gained about 10 pounds this offseason in an attempt to get stronger, but his training regimen is now causing a stir for another reason: he has been throwing passes blind-folded. Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram wrote a fantastic piece describing some of the unorthodox drills that Manziel’s trainer, George Whitfield Jr. (former trainer of Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, and several other prominent names), has been putting him through — throwing blindfolded has to be the most unique of all of them. The most impressive thing @jmanziel2 did in a week of work with @georgewhitfield was be on target for 27 of 29 throws while blindfolded. — Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) May 21, 2013 Here is a picture of @jmanziel2 blindfolded. twitter.com/NFLCharean/sta… — Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) May 21, 2013 The blindfold drill is designed to help Manziel focus on his balance and body control while throwing — after all, his attention should only be on himself considering he can’t see his receivers. However, Manziel still managed to be ridiculously effective completing passes, connecting on 27 of 29 attempts while reporters were watching (his receivers clap three times to give him an idea of where they are at). It will be interesting to see how all of Manziel’s offseason training pays off, as Texas A&M fully expects to be in the championship hunt in 2013. With him now able to complete passes with his eyes close, we’re all just waiting to see what Johnny Football will do next.
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