Johnny Manziel continues to ride the pine in Canada
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats suffered a 31-20 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Week 6, and for the sixth consecutive week, quarterback Johnny Manziel didn’t take a single snap.
Part of the reason Manziel has struggled to reach the field has been the play of fellow quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, who had tied a CFL record with nine straight 300-yard games. However, in the Week 6 loss coming off the bye, he managed just 184 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.
Despite Masoli’s sudden struggles, Tiger-Cats head coach June Jones was quick to shut down any speculation on a potential quarterback change, saying that, at least for now, Manziel will remain on the bench.
For his part, Manziel continues to fill the role of a good teammate despite his obvious frustrations with not playing.
“I’m definitely not satisfied with it, but it’s the role that I need to be in as far as being a good teammate and the No. 2 quarterback,” Manziel told the Regina Leader-Post prior to the Week 6 loss. “All I can do is be the best in whatever role that I’m in now. If that changes, then I have to be ready to be the guy.”
The 2-3 Tiger-Cats will take on the 3-2 Ottawa Redblacks in Week 7.