Miller on Manti Te'o: It's gonna be craziness at Combine
Fri, 22 Feb 2013|
CSN analyst Jim Miller joins CTL on Friday to discuss the craziness surrounding Manti Te'o at the NFL Combine - 2/22
All right Jim man type tale that's about to become. A circus of ridiculous this what is your opinion on -- type -- It's unbelievable first -- say this two years ago and I did the combine. Cam Newton there was just an entourage everywhere because there are a lot of questions that he was gonna answer. Up on the podium I think the -- going to be said. From anti tale I think it's going to be absolute craziness. Down here there's going to be the all these this media outlets are going to be swirling around him in his press conference is gonna command the most attention he's already stated. He's -- -- of -- all the interviews and -- with all the teams there's not anything he's gonna hide he's gonna do everything is in terms of his workouts as Bulls lead them working out great. Up to date he's only missed one day and that was to do that -- -- interview of all things so it is going to be enough house down here Lucas Oil Stadium about an anti -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Until well good to talk to it -- if you were a representative from an NFL team has having them. You know for a quarterback is and as you were. Paul what types of drills would would interests you the most in terms of looking and that a prospect it to see how it might fear. In the NFL. Yeah -- thing for for quarterbacks there's a couple guys that I am I on now mean a lot of people criticize this class. But quarterbacks have been you know being less than the than. You know up to snuff that the NFL caliber and I disagree I think there's a couple of jams. That you just got to search through I'm in love with this kid from Florida State EJ Manuel to me there's not one offense that he can't -- In the National Football League the kids -- legit 65237. Pounds and he can move. He was a Senior Bowl MVP. That whole week clearly can pick up offenses it's extremely intelligent one not get out of the park in terms of the interviews and he's looking to remove all -- -- there on the field in terms of workouts I think this -- is really a diamond in the rough. And needs to be searched through it just a little bit more. Give -- about fullmer from the Tribune getting back and anti detail how much effect do you think the whole drama will have on him. And how much should it have in terms of other teams should teams really look at that and be concerned about it or is it just get the guy play any help us or Canty. Oh yeah they're the teams are going to be very concerned whether I mean how truthful lawyer players that care to your players. I mean the quote unquote BS meter is -- going to be there there's going to be direct questions of this young man he better come through with the answers that you can we threw it pretty quickly. And these GMs have ways of being around these kids that are coached when they get them in a one on one it becomes a very uncomfortable situation. And let's face it it can become draining. On the player himself easy you know he's thrown into a a grown man's world right now this is the business in the National Football League and the teams are in the business of winning. And they can't win the players are gonna be untruthful. On the untrustworthy. In terms of their football team so. For him -- hope he's got his bulletproof that's not because they're gonna be dropping bombs on his guy in terms of the questions that he better come through with the answers that they are looking for. Hey Jimy it's Jerry -- here how you don't. Didn't do great -- dock is real quick let me answer that question on a bear fans want you want to answer it. Obviously you played quarterback in the and the league and there are times you get to very began and you wish that those guys up front what we do the job every snap. Jay Cutler we saw it definitely in the forty niner game that he was getting his brains beat in in that offensive line of Michael revolving door. What are the Bears d'or and now this weekend to try to shore up and get something. As far as offensive line is concerned to try to you know get a stabilize unit. It's amazing I interviewed all the top prospects today when you look at. Looked she'll bolt. Obviously he's a talented -- everybody expects him to be the top pick by the Kansas City Chiefs and then the other two tackles a lot of people think the Bears. What have a chance that Lee Johnson. Who's a very talented player at the tackle position I think he's gone I think chance format that guard is gone. I think -- Cooper the offensive guard from North Carolina is gone. -- Fisher will be gone I don't think the Bears what have the opportunity to address their offensive line unless they trade up. From the -- spot in a lot of people think maybe the tight end position. Could be addressed we look at Zach hurts from scampered in Tyler right for. But notre paid date Notre Dame all those guys are great fit for the Bears they may be available and I also think the wide receiver Terrence Williams a Baylor. Will also be available for the Raiders to meet those are more likely options because of the Bears have an address their offensive line with the top lineman coming out. I'm telling you guys they won't all be off the board. That's how good this offensive line class early in the top ten if not the top fifteen of the 2013 draft. High before -- let you know that I have two questions for a one. If you're telling me all these guys are gonna be gone how the heck -- -- an abysmal offensive line. If the top guy in free agency right clay he's not gonna be available because. Denver says there's no amount of money that they won't come up with to keep them and to. You have gone on record on this -- -- said you would not -- Jay Cutler right not a an extension do you believe you use one of the picks in the draft. On a quarterback. I definitely think they have to address the quarterback spot and is going to be a guy that they develop. And also what's gonna factor into for Jay Cutler to be re signed by the -- as you got to imagine Joseph Flacco contract to the Baltimore Ravens is coming down the pipeline. What are guys like Aaron Rodgers Matt Ryan. Would you look at other guys Jay Cutler that are out there Tony Romo. Their contracts are coming down the pipeline with the Bears realistically commit over twenty million dollars to their quarterback position. So yeah I think they're looking to find another way to there's still some answers. That they need to find out. About Jay Cutler movie fort. As as the franchise quarterback in terms of the offensive line here I got a couple ideas for -- cap. I signed your mind -- struck a player that -- chrome or knows well from the New Orleans Saints I kicked jamarcus Webb. Back over to the right tackle spot there's also other top guards that are out there in free agency when you look at -- look -- of the Buffalo Bills and there's also a couple other guards that they could get. In the later rounds so they may miss on the top talent. But there's still going to be a lot of top talent out there and unrestricted free agency and what many declare a buyer's market. This offseason in the NFL.