“You’re heading towards Johnny Manziel.”

Evidently Jim Mora thinks that this

F&%k Trump

A photo posted by Josh Rosen (@josh3rosen) on

is as bad as… well, you decide.

Mora continued talking about Rosen and about what Rosen wants for the future. He said:

Unless he continues to work hard…unless he makes good decisions…unless he dedicates himself the way that guys like Tom Brady and Drew Brees and Peyton Manning have then it’s a pipe dream. And, I’ve asked him “Who do you want to be Johnny Manziel or Tom Brady? And, you need to make that decision right now and you need to start working in the direction that you want to work in. So, if you’re going to go out on Donald Trump’s golf course and wear a hat that says ‘F– Trump‘, I said, ‘You’re heading towards Johnny Manziel.’ So, let’s head toward Peyton Manning. Let’s head towards Tom Brady. Let’s head towards Troy Aikman,” who spent an hour with him on Sunday, which was fantastic…talking to him about the responsibilities of being a quarterback.

Amazing how simply wearing a hat can ruin a guy’s career.

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91 responses to ““You’re heading towards Johnny Manziel.”

  1. ChicagoDawg

    Mora is more right than wrong here. Setting political views aside, which this thread will predictably devolve to. It was an immature act and then to post it on social media was doubling down on what was a dumb act.

    • If we’re at the stage when legal speech, even if immature (and let’s not forget that Trump himself uses the word), is on the road to assaulting a woman, then D,JD.

      • ChicagoDawg

        Your overreaction to Mora’s overreaction is pretty ironic.

        • I call it idiotic, you call it an overreaction. Poe-tay-toe, po-tah-to…

          • ChicagoDawg

            You are making into a 1st Amendment crusade and about Trump. It really is about neither. It is about trying to teach a young person to be wise about public actions that generally aren’t helpful to his long term goals. But, whatever…

            • You misunderstand completely. It’s not about either.

              It’s about a coach who can’t apparently can’t give advice about how to express oneself intelligently without resorting to going over the top about it. Then again, consider the source

              • ChicagoDawg

                I get it, as I said he was more right than wrong. Not the least of which is he should have had the conversation in private vs being public about it.

                • Wait and See

                  Left is right and Right is wrong. You will learn, as I have, you can not have an opinion that falls outside of the good Senator (D- UGA), or many others on this site, about anything with a twinge of politics – without the smack-down you deserve. That’s that. If the same kid wears a hat that says “the men’s room is for men” and goes to a LGBT cook-out; then its a whole different story! In that case, Mora didn’t go far enough.

      • Juan

        Just a guess here…but perhaps Mora is talking about the circus of stupidity that surrounded Manziel long before he hit a women. You know, stuff very similar to wearing a fuck trump hat at a trump golf course and posting it on IG (while also playing golf in jeans and his shirt untucked).

        • ChicagoDawg

          Yeah, I think you pretty much nailed it. Way more elegant than I was able to do it.

        • I have to admit “circus of stupidity” has a certain ring to it. Let’s see where golfing attire fits in with this:

          On June 29, 2012, before he was chosen as Texas A&M’s starting quarterback and before his first college game, Manziel was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors—disorderly conduct, failure to identify, and possession of a fictitious driver’s license. These charges stemmed from a late-night fight in College Station, Texas.[95] In July 2013, he pleaded guilty for failure to identify, and the other two charges were dismissed.

          During the 2013 offseason at Texas A&M, Manziel drew significant media attention over his behavior off the field.[102][103][104][105][106][107] Notable incidents include his early departure from the Manning Passing Academy after allegedly oversleeping,[108] tweeting that he “can’t wait to leave College Station” after receiving a parking ticket,[109] and getting kicked out of a University of Texas fraternity party.[110] An ESPN The Magazine article revealed his parents’ concerns about his dealings with his newfound stardom.[111]

          On August 4, ESPN reported that the NCAA was investigating whether Manziel accepted payments from autographs that he had signed in January 2013. The NCAA did not find any evidence that Manziel accepted money for the autographs, but reached an agreement with Texas A&M to suspend him for the first half of the season opener against Rice University, due to an “inadvertent violation” of NCAA rules.

          2015 offseason

          On February 4, Manziel checked himself into a rehabilitation center for the treatment of alcohol addiction.

          There are circuses and then there are circuses, I guess. I think I’ll stick with Mora having poor judgment here.

      • Rampdawg

        I’m sure he does use the word. I am also pretty sure he would not go into Mr and Mrs. Rosen’s house wearing a “Fuck Josh Rosen” cap.
        It may be legal speak, but his father needs to put a foot to his ass. Then again, all the clocks in his dads house are probably stuck at 9:45.

    • Russ

      Yeah, I agree. Of course it’s not the same as Manziel, but still poor taste.

      And FWIW, I agree with the hat, but wouldn’t wear it into Trump’s course or casino.

    • Ben

      Screw that noise, man. Trump is a complete ass hat, and I applaud Josh Rosen for taking this stand. I wore a confederate flag bandana in college, and I really, really hope that doesn’t show up anywhere. That was stupid and immature.

      Rosen is taking a stand in a place where he’s sure to get heat, and that shows a sign of bravery to me.

      Good for him. I’m ready to see him make UCLA great again.

      • Rampdawg

        Ooooh! I wore a confederate flag bandana in college. Ooooh! I hope nobody see’s me wearing it. Ooooh! My name is Ben and ima big ole pussy. Ooooh!!!

  2. Dog in Fla

    “So, let’s head toward Peyton Manning.”

    And learn how to rest your balls

  3. Unknown

    The most offensive thing about that picture is wearing blue jeans on the golf course.

    • ChicagoDawg

      Agreed, that and the untucked shirt are what I found objectionable. That, truly was the teachable moment that was lost here by Mora.

  4. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    Low energy Josh who by the way will never eat lunch at one of my clubhouses again with Tom Brady will always take a good hat story about me and make it bad. His hat is unfair and biased. Very sad!

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0895/2844/products/Trump_-HIPSTORY-_Amit_Shimoni_grande.jpg

  5. Corey

    Totally agree with Mora on this one. Imagine the outrage from media and pundits if the message on that hat is directed toward our President. You are free to be an idiot and choices like this seem to have him going that direction.

    • “… going that direction.”

      So, what’s next for Rosen – drugs or hitting women?

      • fuelk2

        I love this site…but this post is a whiff. You are implying things about Mora’s statement that don’t exist. It’s just as easy to conclude he’s suggesting that Rosen is acting like an immature asshole by alluding to Manziel. In which case Mora is 100% correct.

        Perhaps you don’t like Trump. I don’t either. But I don’t see anything wrong with what Mora is trying to do for Rosen on this.

        • As others have already noted, it’s not the message. It’s equating wearing an opinion, albeit immaturely, with what Manziel did. Not to mention that Mora is the proverbial pot here.

          If this is such a career threatening gesture in Mora’s eye, why doesn’t he suggest benching Rosen for it?

      • Corey

        not implying either. He just isn’t helping himself in the big scheme of things.
        Somewhat questionable actions by a high profile guy can make the difference in a GM pulling the trigger in the early rounds of the draft.

        • Somewhat questionable actions by a high profile guy can make the difference in a GM pulling the trigger in the early rounds of the draft.

          That is so true. Remember how this cost Matthew Stafford going first in the NFL draft?

          If you can produce, the NFL doesn’t care about “somewhat questionable”. Hell, Ray Lewis’ career survived an arrest for murder.

          • Corey

            The examples are too numerous to source completely, but here is one article describing the new focus on character in the draft. http://sports.medill.northwestern.edu/dynasties-player-character-among-top-storylines-at-nfl-draft/

            You always do a good job of finding an anecdote to support your flawed analysis.

            • Thanks! Check out the first name mentioned in your linked piece:

              Former Florida State quarterback and projected No. 1 overall pick, Jameis Winston will not attend the draft. He will watch with his family in Alabama.

              That’s some new focus you got there.

              • Corey

                Read down to item 6. Green-Beckham, Shane Ray, and Randy Gregory all mentioned with character flaws. There will always be players talented enough to make teams believe it is worth the gamble on suspected character questions. The issue arises on those that are talented but not talented enough to make it worth the risk. There isn’t any question about the new focus NFL teams have due to worsening penalties on bad behavior.

                • Rosen started his first game as a true freshman. Don’t think he falls into the “talented but not talented enough” category; indeed, his coach thinks if Rosen had been in this year’s draft, he would have been the first QB taken.

                  As far as your point about “bad behavior”, I think we’re back at my objection to Mora’s commentary. Don’t see how you can equate wearing a stupid hat with, say, getting arrested. YMMV, I guess.

      • 81Dog

        well, at least Obama hasn’t hit any women. Maybe Bill Clinton can get him up to speed on that before BO leaves office.

  6. doofusdawg

    what a dumb ass.

  7. 3rdandGrantham

    On the surface, its a total overreaction by Mora — though Rosen’s decision to wear such a hat was immature at best. With that said, we don’t know what else Rosen might be doing or might have done behind the scenes. If Josh is immature enough to wear such a hat and then post it to his Instagram account, I’m going to venture a guess that its not the only questionable decision he’s made during his rather short time at UCLA.

  8. Rick

    Wait, is the issue that the level of discourse that a ‘fuck whoever’ hat represents is too civilized for Trump?

  9. Gatorhater27

    Saying Rosen would have been the #1 overall pick in the draft this year had he been allowed to come out was the most amusing part of what he said. Uh, no.

  10. Cojones

    UC El Ray is the Tenn of the West Coast. Robinson and Rosen are a matched pair. They both should strive to be like Brady and throw with underinflated balls because both have overinflated balls right now.

    Maybe “Blowing Smoke Up Someone’s Ass” should be on the hat band.

  11. Derek

    I can’t find any good actors here. If you feel that strongly, don’t go to the course and release a mature, measured statement about why you oppose Trump. If you want to explain maturity, responsibility and leadership to your QB in this situation, don’t equate political speech (albeit immature) to substance abuse and/or violence against women.

    • 81Dog

      quit being reasonable, Derek. What’s wrong with you??? Dawg forbid anyone be expected to have simple manners as long as he’s being all edgy and opinionated against a guy some people find objectionable. FWIW, I think Mora would have said the same thing if Rosen had worn a F*** Obama hat, and I’d think that, too, was a sign of the same immature, rude, poor judgment Mora seems to criticize Rosen for here.

      You don’t like Trump? Fine. Object like a grown up. Register to vote. Join a campaign. I think Mora meant “Don’t be an entitled punk.” Mora isn’t my favorite guy in America, and he has plenty of flaws of his own, but he’s right on the money here. If there’s something wrong with suggesting to your QB to start acting like he has a brain and some class, count me in.

  12. Where Do I get my “F— Hillary” hat? And does it set off the same discussion? I love me some free speech too.

  13. Macallanlover

    Not sure why Mora chose the public route but his comment is pretty spot on. It matter not that the course is owned by Trump, or that Trump’s name was even used. A leader of a major college team, and someone who wants to make mega bucks in the NFL and max his endorsements, should never wear a hat with Fuck anything on it. May be lack of maturity butthere is probably more there and given the reaction of Mora, I also doubt this was the first time he has veered off course. He would be a poor coach if he didn’t try to get through to him and point out what a bad move this was, and why.

    As for acting like this is a free speech issue, that is both a laughable and pitiful position. It is acting badly in public, and there are many ways to do that without getting close to the Bill of Rights. He should have been run from the course for the jeans, the shirttail out, and especially for a crude hat. Trump needs to fire someone at that course if they let him on looking like that, I assume he put it on later in the day to make a childish statement. He certainly succeeded at that. Our society continues to go down the porcelain oasis (he even has adult supporters here.)

    • A leader of a major college team, and someone who wants to make mega bucks in the NFL and max his endorsements, should never wear a hat with Fuck anything on it.

      LMAO. Manziel was a first round draft pick and landed tons of endorsements coming out of college. He’s hardly the first ass who’s done that, either.

      • Derek

        There’s a very good chance that Manziel would have been a top-5 draft pick but for his antics. Character might not cost you ALL the money, but it will cost you. However, given that the NFL owners are the kid’s audience, I’m pretty sure they aren’t offended by the message. They collectively said “Fuck Trump” 30 years ago.

        BTW: If you’ve failed to pull off what Al Davis did and your next project (casinos) goes in the shitter and the only thing you’ve ever been good at is bringing attention to yourself by being an obnoxious asshole, why do we give you the keys to the castle? Didn’t we just go through 8 years of an incompetent heir just 8 years ago? For a party that values themselves on being “self made” they sure do like themselves some “sperm lottery” winners. Of the last six Rep nominees 5 were sons of extremely successful fathers.

        • Gatorhater27

          I don’t think there was ever much of a chance of sub 6′ tall QB being drafted top 5, even in a subpar QB class. I may be wrong, but I can’t recall a QB under 6′ y’all ever being drafted that high.

        • Hogbody Spradlin

          Well Schtick Dreck, the only thing you’ve ever been good at is bringing attention to yourself by being an obnoxious asshole, so maybe you could run for president.😉

          FWIW, agreed that Trump is an unqualified absolute asshole but, but so’s Hillary, and Bernie, and John, and Ted, and Barack too.

        • Napoleon BonerFart

          I’m with Derek. It’s unconscionable that the son of a president was elected president. That’s why I’m voting with the other party who is nominating the wife of a president. That’s totally different.

      • Macallanlover

        While you are right about how the NFL has ignored bad behavior in most situations, it doesn’t excuse the attacks on Mora for trying to address this issue. I can agree it should have been done more privately, but it doesn’t change the problem with “anything goes” acceptance of punk behavior by many here, including yourself. A coach like a leader of any organization, has an obligation to teach/train their charges. Mora should be lauded here for taking a stand, not ridiculed. You may not like Mora, you may not like the tactic used, but you have to appreciate his stepping up, and have to wonder why more people in positions of responsibility don’t.

  14. South FL Dawg

    No Michael Vick?

  15. DawgPhan

    manning used his celebrity to cover up a sexual assualt.

    brady is a cheater and left his baby momma while she was preganant for his current lady.

    brees is widely rumored to have a nice pill habit and is a spokesperson for a ponzi scheme of based on snake oil.

    mora is a liar and piece of trash.

    The worst thing this kid has done is commit to UCLA.

  16. JAX

    He could have worn a Clinton hat saying the same and it would have still been tacky and classless. It was a punk move, imo.

    • Rick

      You would be right for every single presidential nominee of the last century. Trump is the grand once-in-a-lifetime exception.

      Fuck Trump.

      • 81Dog

        well, I guess low class is still class. Congratulations on raising the level of discourse!!!

        • Rick

          I suppose one of the liberating things about Trump’s nomination is that at least it cannot be lowered.

          • 81Dog

            well, if it’s a race to the bottom, you’re in the lead! Congratulations! I’m sure you’re proud of your progressive edginess and awesome verbal skills!

  17. Mr. T

    Must be a slow topic Day….Jim “insanity” Mora rendering judgement on a snowflake whose mal-education is
    Simply inline with his peers. Yawn.

  18. Just Chuck (the other one)

    When our kids were growing up and, even when they were the same age as Rosen, when they exercised bad judgment, we’d have a quiet talk with them. Granted none of us are nationally known figures but, if Mora had Rosen’s interests at heart, why was it necessary to talk to the media? Does he own a phone or a computer to contact the guy directly?

  19. Got Cowdog?

    Umm….
    He should roll his left hand in a bit…….

    • Cojones

      And hook it in the water with that piece of advice.

      • WarD Eagle

        Love the old strong grip snap hook. It’s a lurking terror.

        I was wondering why he’s hitting a driver where others have obviously hit an iron.

        • AusDawg85

          That looks like hole #10 with the option to lay-up (iron) or go for the green from the blue tees.

      • Got Cowdog

        Upon further review, C, you could be correct. I was consulting with a half dozen or so friends from New Belgium and they never give good golf advice.

        • Cojones.

          They make and sell Fat Tire, don’t they? Got to agree with you on the advice of a group that uses the name New Belgium to sell shitty beer. Drinkin’ and golf don’t mix as I can attest to from playing shitty golf for years when drinking. ‘Course if I played it sober, my game would go all to hell, but then I’d smoke one so as not to give a damn. “FO!”

          • Got Cowdog

            RDT rules that out for me. But on many holes my friends from [insert favorite beverage co] have told me that if I took a stronger grip and swing harder I could, in fact:
            Cut that corner
            Carry the water
            Clear the hazard
            Many a Calloway sleeps with the fishes or Jeremiah Johnson’s because of this.

  20. WarD Eagle

    Weird comments from Mora. I understand the need for reminding a kid about a position of leadership and visibility, but to publicly compare him to Manziel is inappropriate in a number of ways.

  21. PTC DAWG

    Obviously, Johnny Foosball has zero common sense.

  22. Turd Ferguson

    Immature behavior is fine as long as it aligns with my own political views. Otherwise, I’ll condemn it as immature.

  23. Jim Mora is upset about his QB making some public pronouncements? That’s rich. This the same Jim Mora who did this right?

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2698649

  24. Jp

    Senator is for Hillary Lol

  25. Jp

    Leave it to the Senator . He compares watching Georgia’s offense to watching the Bataan Death March . Insulting all the people that wore the real uniform . But what would one expect . Pathetic

  26. Thinking of how my parents would have reacted if I had thought about wearing that hat. Then, I would not have worn the hat. Mora did over react though, unless he has had this conversation in private many times before and felt it was time to use the 2 by 4. I do not care if one supports Trump or not the hat was an immature act.

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