Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana isn’t wringing his hands about the way Johnny Manziel spends his time away from football because Montana has been there before.
Montana said on NFL Network that when he was a young quarterback, he liked to go out and have a good time as well. But Montana had a coach, Bill Walsh, who kept him on track.
“I think the biggest thing is, ‘Hey you’ve made it to where you want to be. Everybody wants to have fun up there. But unfortunately, you’re in a fish bowl even more so than he was in college,'” Montana said, via ESPNCleveland.com. “I always go back to an old saying Bill Walsh told me after we won our first Super Bowl. I was going everywhere, trying to do everything. He called me in and said, ‘I just want to tell you one thing. I understand what you’re doing. We may never get back to another Super Bowl. But just remember this, the less people see you, the more they want to see you.’ So basically he was saying it’s okay to do some things, but try to cut it back, but don’t forget about football because that got you where you are and that’s what’s going to keep you there. You got to make sure you spend the time on football as much as getting out and about.”
Good advice, from a good source. Manziel should take it.