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Tyrann Mathieu Has Some Great Advice For Johnny Manziel

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NFL star safety Tyrann Mathieu has some solid advice for Johnny Manziel when it comes to getting back into professional football.

“We get to certain points and certain stages in our career where we start to take other peoples’ opinions more than our own, and when we stop believing in ourselves we start believing in other people and what they’re saying. If he can just get back to the basics, back to the roots of believing in himself and just living a simple life…I think he’ll be alright,” Mathieu, who just became a free agent, explained to TMZ Sports when asked what advice Manziel needs to get back into the NFL.

This is honestly outstanding advice, and I couldn’t agree more. Athletes live weird lives. As I’ve said before, their mistakes aren’t made in private like most people’s errors. Their mistakes are made in front of the entire world.

That’s not an easy way to live at all. It wears people down and it’s exhausting. Manziel and all other athletes just need to block out the noise and do what they do best. Forget the critics, forget the media cycle and forget anything that doesn’t help you win.

Damn, I almost feel like I could be a coach.

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