It’s getting to be that time of year again. The time of year where random reports come out about players as they hope to be drafted into the NFL. Noted NFL Draft writer/troll Nolan Nawrocki is back in the news for the character evaluations or character assassinations depending on your point of view. Here is what he said about Johnny Manziel:
Suspect intangibles — not a leader by example or known to inspire by his words. Carries a sense of entitlement and prima-donna arrogance seeking out the bright lights of Hollywood. Is known to party too much and is drawn to all the trappings of the game. … Has defied the odds and proven to be a great college-system quarterback, but still must prove he is willing to work to be great, adjust his hard-partying, Hollywood lifestyle and be able to inspire his teammates by more than his playmaking ability.
When I mentioned before that he Nolan has a history of this, check out this hit job on Cam Newton before he was drafted:
Very disingenuous — has a fake smile, comes off as very scripted and has a selfish, me-first makeup. Always knows where the cameras are and plays to them. Has an enormous ego with a sense of entitlement that continually invites trouble and makes him believe he is above the law — does not command respect from teammates and always will struggle to win a locker room. Only a one-year producer. Lacks accountability, focus and trustworthiness — is not punctual, seeks shortcuts and sets a bad example. Immature and has had issues with authority. Not dependable.
You can see a pattern forming here and Nawrocki essentially used the same criticisms of Cam as he did on other black quarterbacks. Yes Johnny is white but people like Nawrocki view him as having too much “swagger.” Bottom line is, a troll is going to troll but it’s up to Johnny to prove him wrong on the field just as Cam is currently doing.