With plenty of camps still not open, there’s still some time for slow-news-days stories. Especially when they involved former first-round busts.
Actor Dean Cain, talking to TMZ while loading groceries into his Ford F-150, cautioned Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel against living a Hollywood lifestyle.
“I do remember another quarterback, back in the day, coming out and being a high draft choice, and hanging out with the Hollywood starlets and stars, and never really doing that well,” Cain said. “I didn’t say any names coming out of USC wearing No. 11 named Matt Leinart. . . . I’m not saying Matt Leinart can’t get ladies, but he can’t get a contract in the NFL now.”
Said Leinart on Twitter, presumably in response: “Put 7 years in, pretty sure that’s 7 more than 99% of the world. Some people should stick to their day job because they couldn’t cut it!”
He’s right, but drawing an NFL paycheck for seven years and fulfilling the potential that made him a top-10 pick are two different things. Leinart undoubtedly was a bust of near-historic proportions.”Stick to being D list!” Leinart added in a shot at Cain that pretty much ignores the current status of the guy who just played the D-list card. The biggest question over the next few years is whether Manziel will eventually join them as guys who used to be not far less than they were expected to be.