SportsTalk Live: Dan Patrick weighs in on Te'o, Rose
Tue, 26 Feb 2013|
Dan Patrick joined SportsTalk Live for Tuesday's show and discussed a variety of topics, including Manti Te'o's draft stock and potential sexuality, as well as Derrick Rose's status for this season - 2/26
Dan thank you were taken time Mike Florio comes out and says. The elephant in the room about an anti -- -- is that some GMs are wondering if he's day is this a huge story or is it getting. Moore played -- a chip. I think based on what happened with -- -- tail with the fake girl friend. And people wanting to know -- -- his sexuality have anything to do with how this was played out how he was -- We're eventually going to gets done and openly gay athletes in a major sport. I think the teams wanna be bracing for that you got to understand that what's gonna happen in the locker room the chemistry aspect of that. Guys have been very vocal about not wanting to play with a -- so I think. -- you just as a GM you wanna make sure you're doing your due diligence here do your homework. You can't ask the question. You know you column you know that you're civil rights you're not allowed to ask that question in an interview. But I think you can do your research I think that would GMs in personal guys are going right now. Now Florio said yesterday he talked to an unnamed NFC head coach who said. -- -- meant -- -- he would rather be dealing with a guy when multiple. It's far easier than dealing with -- anti -- situation that stunned some people that it's done you. Get stupid. It's stupid. -- tied Taylor has done nothing that -- would say that he is a bad person. Would be doing something to get arrested. Have a habit vice something that could put him in jail it's still it's stupid to say that. And I'd be surprised at that NFL person is so successful in his jump. But let's move -- Derrick Rose what is your take on. -- you in the Charles Barkley can't and his brother needs to quote shut the hell up Derrick coming back soon. I hope Derrick Rose comes back when Derrick Rose wants to not with the pressure from the media or the fans -- the organization. Everybody got caught up in what happened with -- Adrian Peterson and I said not everybody is Adrian Peterson in fact there's only one Adrian Peterson. You can't keep pushing these guys to come back because what Adrian Peterson did it. Derrick Rose will come back when he should when he feels confident and this is all about confidence when you. Make a cut when you go up to jump that you know that he is going to be there when you come back down. I have no problems whatsoever Derrick Rose is gonna sit this one out. In fact I would probably encourage him to do that and given what's at stake you're looking at a long term career. Not something that could come back you're not gonna win a title this year if he comes. How far do you think the Bulls could go if Derrick came back because. Back in December early January that -- played pretty darn good basketball -- now it looks like they're 678 seed. Miami still the class I think Indiana is the second best team in the east and then you might throw the Bulls and Knicks in there together. -- the Celtics I don't know beasts is so bad. -- I I don't. I mean it might get you fool's gold here you might get to. The Sammy has made you get to the Eastern Conference finals but I think you gotta be careful there long term of what you're gonna do with Derrick Rose and I I wouldn't risk it. -- let's talk hockey the Blackhawks streak is huge news here nineteen straight. Without a regulation loss is this drink making anyways and actually lawyers it's just big for us in Chicago. I think it's big in Chicago if this was the Rangers may -- you get a little bit more play earth it was the Penguins. I think that the media is looking at stories but they're very careful on how they they. I guess dole out the attention in the NHL. It's it's still sport that I think people are waiting to find out exactly what it is and where it is and where it's going I I think they overplayed their hand. Not this lockout the previous one and I think it is still taken offense a little bit of time to come back from it. And down so I think what the Blackhawks are going is amazing. But I think on the national landscape. People may go all that's kind of neat that's -- cute and then they move on do love -- NFL -- or March Madness serve spring training or Daytona. So many other it's really hard when your -- competing for those headlines. Even in something like you know it's in amazing streak like this. Hockey's -- sport and I think people are it's covered that way people treated that way. One of our viewers has a -- question for you about NASCAR Carlos eight says Dan what was your reaction when you -- Danica finished eighth in the Daytona 500. I was happy that she validated. Me in on the pole. I think that she got more attention than she deserved I think this is still a story where. Jimmie Johnson oh by the way when the Daytona 500 because Dale Junior finished second Danica finished eight. I I'd like her album but I want her to earn it. And I think sometimes you can root for somebody got to be careful when you do it and I I like the fact that she. She was in competition the entire race up until that final lap so that eight finished eighth place finish is a little deceiving. He was a top five top three a driver most of the afternoon. -- before election dog got to get your take on Jay Cutler mark Pressman the Chicago Bears what is your take -- JN. Is Pressman a big reach our people excited about this -- nationally. Well I think you had to hire a coach who was gonna make Cutler better. And trust it and coming from the West Coast and we've been saying all along that he's got to get rid of the ball quicker you know when martz was there we kept saying. You can't -- hold on the ball have a seven step drop the offensive line still suspect thank god for Brandon Marshall. But I think he's still have to look at Cutler Smart guy -- is a really Smart guy. Get rid of the ball another three seconds or four seconds there's no reason why Cutler can't run an offense is similar to what Brady's running a breeze is running your Manning's running. Utley out. The drop back passer. I it just seems like it's of you know that's a long long time ago I mean everybody's going to read option so you bring and god does the West Coast offense. I hope he brings out the besting Cutler. Because I think we've seen where Jay is gone as far as he can go with the previous system. He's got to be able to have that three or four step drop quick reads and I think it'll make him a better quarterback and they'll be a better offense.