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Ryan Mallett's press conference...ouch

Posted on: February 26, 2011 3:33 pm
Edited on: February 26, 2011 10:34 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit
R. Mallett (US Presswire)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Ryan Mallett press conference was one of those scenarios where everyone in the room is eventually looking at each other with wide eyes that seem to say, “Ehhhhhh…..there’s something not right about this guy”. Obviously, it’s pure speculation.
 
The former Arkansas quarterback was immediately asked about the drug abuse allegations (“Wow, first question, huh?” he said.) He wouldn’t discuss it but did acknowledge that the timing of these reports was not a coincidence.

Mallett said he could throw the ball 80 yards and touted his collegiate numbers when asked one of those “prove it” questions. With proper body language, it would have been confidence speaking. But from Mallett, it unfortunately seemed more like arrogance.

All in all, the buzz around the media center is that Mallett’s content wasn’t great and his delivery was even worse. Mallett has one of those clichéd chips on his shoulder, but not the kind of chip that could one day inspire him. More like the kind of chip that makes a group of reporters decide there’s just something they don’t like about you.

Mallett is the fifth rated quarterback on NFL Draft Scout, but his stock will almost certainly drop barring an amazing workout Saturday.

And here is Pete Prisco's blog post on the matter -- in which Prisco compares Mallett to Marshall Mathers.

Also, here's the link to the video of Mallett's appearance.

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Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: March 10, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Ryan Mallett's press conference was GOOD

 . . . .  .  32 touchdowns in the tough SEC speaks for itself.




Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2011 9:43 am
 

Ryan Mallett's press conference...ouch

If it were just 1 guy saying Mallett bombed and was defensive and evasive during interviews that's one thing but this wroter isn't the only person saying this about Mallett's interview process, remember this also it is a process and there were MANY interviews with different teams none of which seemed to have gone well.
Everyone wants to jump on this writer saying he's trying to get attention and this is a hatchet job but when you have other writers and even guys on ESPN saying they were told that Mallett did poorly how can you come to any other conclusion than he did poorly?
I mean it's like the old saying "If it walks like a duck & quacks like a duck...it's a duck!"
Now, that all being said maybe the kid was just having a bad day, maybe he didn't sleep well the night before and was nervous going into the interview process I know all of us would when faced with the BIGGEST job interview in our life be nervous but at some point you HAVE to recognize that you're doing poorly, make an adjustment, take a deep breath, compose yourself and right the process so that you come out in the end looking good.
I think it's a metaphor for how you're going to be as a QB, CAN you handle pressure? CAN you handle tough questions the media will throw at you when you throw the game losing pick 6 in the AFC or NFC championship game or the Superbowl, CAN you handle the tough questions when you're on a losing team or the team is on a losing streak?
QB's are the face of a franchise and besides the head coach the next guy the media looks for in the locker room after the game is the QB and what HE has to say, this interview process on top of getting to know a kid or ask about anything the team may have a concern about is an audition to see how the kid will do when put in those scanrios I outlined above.
Think about it.


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