SportsTalk Live: Is Te'o as big a risk as people think he is?
Tue, 26 Feb 2013|
SportsTalk Live's Tuesday panel debate Manti Te'os draft stock and determine whether or not he's as big a risk as people think he is - 2/26
If I had a need at linebacker I would take him I don't I don't think he is bigger risk is people seem to think it is I'd. Totally disagree I think when you. Are looking a man tight Seau is he probably going to playing NFL for. Disbelief there's an injury he's. Disregarding injury but is he gonna last in the NFL. Probably close -- value of a first round draft pick is he going to be able to step in. In immediately make a difference is gonna start from the first day in the difference maker and you look at a situation like the Bears you can be take their defense the next level and get another year out of a lot of those other guys. There's too many questions with speed and then. -- you saw it happening it's Alabama national championship game as well. Well I think it just continues to Foster the idea that this guy's not quick enough to play in the league but I had to laugh watching John Harbaugh. Last I checked he didn't have a lot of speedster is a linebacker and he just won a Super Bowl title with a pretty good defense right. So what matters is whether or not the guy can play forget about the other stuff forget about the -- girlfriend. For to forget about whether or not he was a part of this conspiracy. What his orientation is Iraq can't you play but I wouldn't take a first round pick it I wouldn't waste that pick until the first -- from the Bears you have to. Far more needs to address an offensive line and other wideout tight end you name it. And I think the Bears have to take an anti tail but the question is whether an -- there's going to be a good player and NFL he's going to be a good player and NFL. You know yes the Alabama game he was awful he got against NFL caliber speed you looked bad. There were extenuating circumstances that you have to factor and he played really good teams for four years at Notre Dame. That Alabama type players and he always -- this is a guy who knows the position as well as anybody. He's a good coach on the field. He's more better than any other rookie you're gonna get in the game he understands the position he's always in the right spot if you know you don't have some interceptions by chance you're in the right spot at the right time. Do you guys think that the wind make you -- -- but all that stuff. Laid into why he had a bad worked out because I don't think so I think that's. All a bunch of nonsense that the -- to Dover fans trying to say. Thought all that affected his running yesterday if he couldn't put that stuff to decide and want a better time -- I don't really think that -- that people think that all I've been here at all it's all over Twitter are getting people tax at all what you want a way that the question come on. I'm the question that -- is the forty time legit probably. He probably you never look at the fastest guy in the field. The question is do you value what you see on a strip of up plastic about Lucas Oil Stadium during the calm mind. Do you value that more than forty years of film -- seeing this guy. Just own offenses just hope that maybe. Hit into. Please don't know clearly visible until -- -- or they've had one of the top five schedules in the country arena always has one of the top my schedule it's gonna come down when he went up against Alabama he got his lunch here absolutely absolutely there's no doubt and that's. The only reason I would have any -- concerned with how we played against Alabama and then you have to decide you know. With the whole -- -- nonsense hanging over his head how much of a role that that plane and I don't know the answer to that. But if you look at the body of work one game shouldn't discount an entire careers worth of solid team and even what you take out of what has come minus yes his forty time was lol but the measurements of a he's a little sleepy little smaller than what you would like. The middle linebacker 43 system to be for most measurements with that in that he's going to probably work out to be inside linebacker anything you get a get a mega star in the twenties -- the first round of the -- get a serviceable NFL player I mean if -- -- -- be serviceable NFL Tom Brady was a six -- thank you -- get -- that's gonna happen every tiger in the -- if you look at Mike Singletary if you had him coming out of Baylor this year for the draft. Paul Federer Brett because of the intangibles because of the way that he could play not big what whatsoever. I don't remember him being fast but I remember him being really good. There's a -- that we're -- entail on all these extraneous things you know we're talking about -- territory we just spent two months deflecting before Ray Lewis is the greatest character and I have a word I meant I'd say it was character right now well but what we worry about what he's done on the field. On the field he's been pretty darn good with -- moved to the honey -- so -- talked about honey badger yesterday Mike Florio who. That was great site pro football talk. He interviewed at NFC head coach he wouldn't give to give the guys -- the NFC head coach said. He would rather have BDE dealing with a guy would multiple do you lies criminal how pathetic is that an anti -- what does that say about us as a society and that's. That that that kind of thing is better than a guy you -- to -- girlfriend and was a little -- you on Twitter. Really this is what we've come through as a society I think I had a -- -- let's talk about the honey badger who did not play last year even though he was expected to be one of the top. Candidates for the Heisman Trophy to honey badger can flat out fly now he's not a real -- guy five foot 959 and a half. But he says that he is ready not just put all that nonsense the off the field problems behind him would you guys take the honey badger. You were the Bears what -- are we talking about because first round absolutely not undersized a lot of questions with them. What is somebody that's proven themselves is a good return man can force fumbles he has a spot -- the NFL is it going to be an every down this is not an every down defensive back he's too short he's too slow he's gonna go for five report sixty Miller Alabama that's according six foot one he rented a Ford three. That's an NFL quarterback right now becomes a little hypocritical -- -- of the measurements are realizing yeah. But the fact is you know honey badger is a playmaker. He's going to be a great return men he's going to be I think he's a nickel back that's perfect for him but you can always took off for second day -- what about you get rid of Devin Hester you get all that salary out of here -- just had -- Devin Hester apart Duca then yeah. Honey -- You just knew what changes nothing changes for the Bears if you bring him and -- replace him minister I don't know I mean maybe you'd have to contemplate that but I look at some of the trends in the NFL just look at how. In some of the receivers have gotten. And I see what the Seahawks did this year was such a huge. -- group in the secondary and I think that a lot of people in the NFL are gonna watch that trend I think that there you're gonna see some bigger corners to -- safeties. You're gonna need these guys to match up against Brandon Marshall mega -- some of these guys around the league you have to how can you match up with a guy -- five ninth the Jimmy Graham and now Vernon Davis and Rob Gronkowski like the -- of money that grounder that yes I think -- -- the Seattle Seahawks did with their secondary a little after six foot two. In in taller defensive -- there and you look at their secondary is one of the very best solely this year.