First-year Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford took to Twitter on Sunday to offer up some NFL draft analysis.
Manziel is a top 10 pick by the scouts. I wish him the best. He played backyard ball for 3 years. Now he will have to learn how to be a Qb— Vance Bedford (@CoachBedfordUT) May 5, 2014
He then backtracked, a little.
Any player from the state of Texas that gets drafted makes the state proud— Vance Bedford (@CoachBedfordUT) May 5, 2014
And then addressed the quickly coalescing band of haters who had taken up pitchforks.
No one took a@shot at manziel. Get a life people. Spread qbs have struggled in the NFL. The eagles run the spread in the NFL— Vance Bedford (@CoachBedfordUT) May 5, 2014
As a finale, he doubled down on his “spread quarterbacks are no good at NFL footballing.”
It is funny. I wish manziel the best. Spread qbs struggle in pro style offense. Peyton and Brady are in the gun reading defenses— Vance Bedford (@CoachBedfordUT) May 5, 2014
Suffice to say, Manziel’s supporters were not thrilled. Here’s Erik Burkhardt, Manziel’s agent, taking a shot at Louisville, Bedford’s previous coaching stop.
@CoachBedfordUT has been in ″All-American Conference” the last 4 yrs. I wish him luck. Better learn how to coach in a real conference.— Erik Burkhardt (@ErikBurkhardt) May 5, 2014
And then Manziel’s passing coach reminded everyone that the Longhorns’ defense ranked 69th nationally last season.
George Whitfield fires back, says on SportsCenter he’s surprised Bedford had time to tweet about Manziel w/Longhorns’ problems on defense.— Christian Corona (@ChristianC0rona) May 5, 2014
Tune in tomorrow, when someone else who never coached against an NFL draft prospect talks about his deficiencies and everyone gets all snippy because the NFL draft will never, ever actually start this season.
[H/T: Lost Lettermen.]