So... we gonna tout the SEC's schedule then? I mean... the top 3 teams might be decent, but most of that conference is a joke and then add in FCS cupcakes... yeah... play that game and suddenly the SEC players don't look as impressive either.
Without going all Pete Wells-to-Guy Fieri on this tidbit (and trust me, I could), I'll just say that Manziel has played three of the top 10 defenses in the country and leave it at that in hopes that you don't even try to reply for your arguments sake. The SEC scheduling has nothing to do with the rankings of total offense/total defense, so just do yourself a favor and stop.
As for best player... I'd argue Teo is better. Offenisve players have it easier to look better since they are guarenteed touches when defensive players are not. There impact is less about the pure raw numbers involved with attacking the ball, but how they effect the game. You start looking at pressuring the pass and recievers, rushing the offense into mistakes, making them play away from you, and such less tangible impacts like that and suddenly Teo is looking really really good.
So you begin to tout the fact that Notre Dame is undefeated as a reason, then drop it, and all of a sudden it's about "how he impacts the game and his intangibles". Okay. I'd argue that Mathieu had been one of the most feared defensive playmakers in quite some time last year too, and he wouldn't have been considered as seriously as he was had he not played special teams. Charles Woodson beat out Peyton because he played ST and a little bit of WR. T'eo is a linebacker who has played shit offensive teams this season. I can't wait until Bama makes him look like a bitch.
He has great numbers for a linebracker, but you start bringing in those intangibles and see his team undefeated because of HIS defense... yeah, if he wins there is no real controversy.
Linebacker numbers can be inflated due to their proximity to the football. Having a shit ton of tackles and whatnot can be easily inflated. A tackle for a 1 yard gain is going down in the same category as a tackle for a 40 yard gain. If defensive statistics meant anything, Derrick Johnson would've won the Heisman sometime when he was at Texas. Also, Tryann Mathieu, a corner, had more Tackles for Loss last season than Teo, a linebacker did this year. LMAO.
And that's my point.. you can make a case for either Manziel and Teo... the real clincher is one guys team's undefeated record is primarily because of his play. That, to me, knocks it to Teo's favour.
LOL. You can "make a case" for any player being considered.
So should Colt Brennan have won the Heisman in 2007 over Tebow with the "clincher" being that his team was undefeated and Tebow's was not? Please reason this...