Mike Strange: Bray became the NFL draft's real 'Mr. Irrelevant'

Mike Strange
Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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We can only speculate as to when Tyler Bray really started expecting that he might see his name flash on the screen.

Surely not Thursday night. The first round of the NFL draft was out of the question. Go catch a movie.

Friday evening, I’m pretty sure he was locked in. Second round? Hey, a guy can hope. Crazier things have happened. Third round? Keep the cell phone handy.

Saturday had to be the longest day of his life. By the time the seventh and final round started, Bray might have been numb.

Then came the crazy finish. Four more quarterbacks got called. But not the one with the big arm from Tennessee.

With the 221st pick, Brad Sorensen of Southern Utah went to San Diego. Not the guy who flung 69 touchdowns in a 28-game career.

At 234, Denver chose Zac Dysert of Miami. The one in Ohio. The Broncos passed on the guy who originated all those bullets to Cordarrelle Patterson and Justin Hunter, two of the first four receivers drafted.

At 237, B.J. Daniels, a 6-foot senior from South Florida got snapped up by San Francisco. Not the prototype 6-foot-6 specimen from down the valley in Kingsburg, Calif.

With the 249th pick, Atlanta chose Sean Renfree of Duke, not the guy who led Tennessee to an impressive season-opening victory in the Georgia Dome and went on to pass for 3,612 yards last fall.

Soon after, Justice Cunningham, a tight end from South Carolina, was bestowed the title of “Mr. Irrelevant,” the final pick of the 2013 draft.

Despite all the bad body language and beer-bottle throwing that is part of Bray’s legacy, I was stunned nobody took a chance on him. Surely, I thought, one team will gamble that a laser arm prevails over immaturity.

But even in the final hour, down to the dregs, one team or another preferred a receiver from Elon, a linebacker from Harding, a defensive end from Missouri Western and a guard from Chadron State to the quarterback from the SEC who routinely played in 90,000-seat stadiums.

From start to finish, a draft-record 63 SEC players were deemed worthy of a selection. One of them was Tyrann Mathieu, aka The Honey Badger, who had all sorts of bad marks on his rap sheet at LSU, certainly more than Bray did.

Bray, we assume, was rebuked because of A, concerns about his maturity and/or work ethic, and B, flaws in his mechanics and decision-making. He could have overcome one, but not both.

As for the latter issue, his 69 career TD passes were almost equally divided between SEC and non-conference opponents. But of his 28 interceptions, only five were in non-conference games and 23 against SEC defenses.

At first glance, he looks foolish now for forfeiting another year of seasoning in the nation’s best conference. But improving his stock wasn’t a given. His four leading receivers are gone and the offense of new coach Butch Jones is not tailor-made for a 6-6 pocket passer.

Bray, of course, will get a chance to prove everyone wrong. Although there is no confirmation, he will reportedly join the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent. If he can beat out second-year pro Ricky Stanzi, who has never played in a game, he might hang on as the third quarterback.

Bray can, in essence, still prove he’s not the real “Mr. Irrelevant” of the 2013 draft.

Mike Strange may be reached at strangem@knoxnews.com Follow him on Twitter at Strangemike44.

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BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

Good luck Tyler..The NFL did you favor not drafting you in the 6th or 7th rd, as a free agent you are free to tryout for any team you choose and it appears KC is by far the best opportunity for you. Any opportunity to learn from Andy Reid (IMO, the best QB coach in the NFL) will benefit you immensely in the near future.

claiborneh writes:

I would not describe is arm as a "laser" as the article describes. He has a strong arm but by no means a laser arm.

CoverOrange writes:

Sean Renfree of Duke...Cutcliffe

eVOLved writes:

He'll be the next former Vol who goes from undrafted to All Star

CoverOrange writes:

Question is will KC actually give him a chance. Casey Clausen tried at KC and failed because the front office decided in the last week of preseason they wanted an journeyman (loser) QB on the off chance that they would make a run for the Super Bowl. Not even close. Maybe EB will kick his butt.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to CoverOrange:

Question is will KC actually give him a chance. Casey Clausen tried at KC and failed because the front office decided in the last week of preseason they wanted an journeyman (loser) QB on the off chance that they would make a run for the Super Bowl. Not even close. Maybe EB will kick his butt.

Andy Reid is in charge of football decisions now, and he's going to sign the best players that benefit him the most. Casey was a good guy, but his arm was weak in college, much less the NFL.

CoverOrange writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Andy Reid is in charge of football decisions now, and he's going to sign the best players that benefit him the most. Casey was a good guy, but his arm was weak in college, much less the NFL.

Don't remember the "weak arm" charge against Casey, but then the internet wasn't in such blogging abundance back then. I do remember the gunslinger mentality he had his frosh and soph years.

Orange_Beach writes:

Tyler should be used to the role, he's been irrelevant in the SEC for the last three years.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to CoverOrange:

Don't remember the "weak arm" charge against Casey, but then the internet wasn't in such blogging abundance back then. I do remember the gunslinger mentality he had his frosh and soph years.

All of the Clausen's had sub-par arms, didn't mean they were not serviceable QB's. Jimmy, considered the best of the 3 barely threw a fb 55 yds with velocity. There are 12 year old PPK competitors with that much ability.

Southland writes:

hope the kids learns some humility from this but he doesnt seem to be able to learn things very well. I hope he makes a roster and ends up having a good career. He told his closest friends when he came on campus that he would be leaving after his junior season. He stuck with his plan even though he had not developed as a qb or a person. He should have reevaluated but at the same time look what kind of teams he had to play on and the turmoil in coaching. I would say that playing at UT (something most of us would think would be the pinnacle) was not much fun at all.

rockypop writes:

Tyler Bray couldn't be in a better situation. For the first time in his football life, he has to prove he belongs. And, that will mean working hard to improve; studying video and the playbook, learning how to lead both on and off the field, and listening to his coaches.

One thing he'll learn real fast - and that's the fact that every team in the NFL is like Alabama on steroids. No Georgia States, Akrons or Troys. He'll be held accountable, and if he fails to do what's expected of him, he'll pay for it with his job - not a suspension or time on the bench.

But, the biggest thing he'll learn is that he's nothing special until he decides to be. Maybe he'll rise to the standard of an NFL QB, and maybe he doesn't have it in him. But, the best part for the next several months is to see if he has the wherewithal to make the effort.

utvolfan1955 writes:

Johnny_Aint_No_Del_Shofner or Toddygirl are the true 'Mr. Irrelevant'. Take your pick

vol98champ writes:

I really thought that Denver would take Bray in the 7th round. Sure would have liked to hear Peyton and John discuss that possibility.

6972 writes:

Hope the 2013 squad and those that follow learn a lesson from him and D. Rogers. Guys, get your act together....all of it. The SWAT concept
S- study film and playbook
W-work your butt off every practice
A-attitude- poor attitude will kill great talent
T-talent- "be all you can be" Someone said that.

Good luck to TB and to the 2013 squad. GBO

allvol8 writes:

in response to 6972:

Hope the 2013 squad and those that follow learn a lesson from him and D. Rogers. Guys, get your act together....all of it. The SWAT concept
S- study film and playbook
W-work your butt off every practice
A-attitude- poor attitude will kill great talent
T-talent- "be all you can be" Someone said that.

Good luck to TB and to the 2013 squad. GBO

A+

pingkr62 writes:

in response to vol98champ:

I really thought that Denver would take Bray in the 7th round. Sure would have liked to hear Peyton and John discuss that possibility.

They probably did. That's why they didn't draft him.

NowHearThis writes:

in response to claiborneh:

I would not describe is arm as a "laser" as the article describes. He has a strong arm but by no means a laser arm.

Compared to what you will see this upcoming season Bray would definitely be considered a laser arm.

TNPilgrim writes:

Bray will be lucky to find a spot on an NFL practice squad. He simply doesn't have the mental capacity to be a top tier college QB, to say nothing of competing at the pro level. To be ignored by the pros in the draft as a QB says it all.

Snapshot writes:

in response to rockypop:

Tyler Bray couldn't be in a better situation. For the first time in his football life, he has to prove he belongs. And, that will mean working hard to improve; studying video and the playbook, learning how to lead both on and off the field, and listening to his coaches.

One thing he'll learn real fast - and that's the fact that every team in the NFL is like Alabama on steroids. No Georgia States, Akrons or Troys. He'll be held accountable, and if he fails to do what's expected of him, he'll pay for it with his job - not a suspension or time on the bench.

But, the biggest thing he'll learn is that he's nothing special until he decides to be. Maybe he'll rise to the standard of an NFL QB, and maybe he doesn't have it in him. But, the best part for the next several months is to see if he has the wherewithal to make the effort.

Well said.

ReeseHallRelic writes:

in response to vol98champ:

I really thought that Denver would take Bray in the 7th round. Sure would have liked to hear Peyton and John discuss that possibility.

Why on earth would Peyton Manning risk his reputation and waste his energy on a kid that, so far at least, shows no evidence that he "gets it"? Yeah, he's as loyal to the Orange as most of us, but blind he's not. He's trying to win another Super Bowl. If having Bray as a teammate helps him get there, great. But he's not about to haul around an anchor just for the ole Alma Mater.

yabadabadoo1026 writes:

there is no other site out there than can match this one at kickin a guy when hes down----if only you folks out there relishing in it so were half as perfect in your lives as you expect of all others ------these threads arent going to end until every last subscriber gets his pound of flesh from TB it seems------rediculous how you all just keep coming back to get another kick in---------just a sorry state how every QB that ends at Tenn gets this same type of thankless farewell

MooseandSquirrelVol writes:

in response to collegegrovebilly:

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They're talking about an ex-bench warmer jock and a used t.v salesman.

RashaadSalabeb writes:

Good luck, Tyler. I wish you the best.

Go Vols!

LiveFaith writes:

in response to yabadabadoo1026:

there is no other site out there than can match this one at kickin a guy when hes down----if only you folks out there relishing in it so were half as perfect in your lives as you expect of all others ------these threads arent going to end until every last subscriber gets his pound of flesh from TB it seems------rediculous how you all just keep coming back to get another kick in---------just a sorry state how every QB that ends at Tenn gets this same type of thankless farewell

Thanks. The negativism towards these young men who were dedicated to UT is saddening. Many treated Casey, Eric, & Jon the same.
Makes me wonder if these kind of people have some sort of personal emotional inadequacy.
Something inside demands they kick those who committed, served, and represented their team b/c they didn't win a title, made 19yr old mistakes, or never measured up to Peyton Manning etc. Somewhat depressing actually.

reg_mza#219136 writes:

No, the NFL doesn't wait for folks to grow up unless they are impactful on the field. Bray won't get a lot of opportunities to be impactful on the field and they damn sure aren't going to wait on him to grow up. And he's not going to sprout into adulthood in 6 months time so I'm going to lean on him being Mr Irrelevant or Mr Canada one.

Biggie writes:

TB simply isn't a winner and the NFL scouts could see that. When the game is on the line, the best QBs make it happen. Bray couldn't do that. He could play great and throw for 300 yards but crunch time he'd fall apart.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to CoverOrange:

Don't remember the "weak arm" charge against Casey, but then the internet wasn't in such blogging abundance back then. I do remember the gunslinger mentality he had his frosh and soph years.

I remember how exciting it was watching the Clausen (Casey) - lead Vols offense when the chips were down. Casey was a clutch player, and no opponent could rest on a lead until after the final buzzer. I haven't gone back to research it, but he lead a lot of come-from-behind drives and almost always came through. That's something Bray wasn't ever known for. Clausen was better when the pressure was on. Bray, not so much.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to collegegrovebilly:

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For once I agree with you.

Calling you Mr Irrelevant is giving you way too much credit.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

It's pretty unbelievable that nobody drafted Bray when you think about it. There were 11 QBs drafted. There's no way there were 11 better qualified. I feel bad for the kid. On the other hand, Arian Foster was undrafted too. Doug Flutie won the Heisman and since he was drafted as the number 285 overall pick, we can only assume that he would have been undrafted in this draft. Tyler still has a shot. I wish him the best of luck.

123forVOLS writes:

OK, the verdict is in. Tyler Bray was not drafted. Surprising to some this is, for others it was expected. I was not very surprised. To see the drama surrounding it all is pretty ridiculous. The young man will have his chance to prove he belongs on a roster. It is obvious what he has to prove does not involve his arm. He has proven what he can do with that. It is in his head. We can go on and on about what he did not have at UT. But that is fruitless because nothing about that will change. Comparisons with other former qbs is not helpful either. I say let's wish him well, watch to see what happens and move on with life. It's a new day in Big Orange Country and I for one am more interested in that than in what will happen for former players not drafted by the NFL. Go give it your best Tyler Man.

NYCApple writes:

While responsibility lies with Bray, his own maturity and character, I can't help thinking C Dooley at least didn't help the kid very much; better coach, and a slightly mediocre defense, we would've been 20th or so last year. No adjustment, even to his last snap he was always taking low percentage shots, bad decisions....especially in critical field position/ third down scenarios... Lets hope the kid gets a shot, the least reason being he's one of our own. Unfortunately the nfl doesn't want to coach much these days either.

jenna1009001 writes:

I think this could be the best thing that happen for Bray. Hopefully it will be the wake up call for him to change is attitude and grow up. To be successfull he is going to have to develop the ability to become a leader and to be willing to learn new things. Had he done that in collage instead of throwing beer bottles he could have been drafted.

no1djkb#278630 writes:

For you guys that said it was wrong to say negative things about Tyler, I believe these guys understand that playing for a school like Tennessee will put you under a microscope. You don't think other schools are critical of their star players? I remember when Brady was playing for Michigan, he got a lot of heat. Everyone wanted Drew Henson to take his place. When you ask for the spotlight you have to take the good and the bad.

CrankE writes:

Go find the youtube video of Gruden breaking down Bray's play and his mistakes. It's child's play for Gruden. It is like Gruden is speaking another language where Bray is only catching every second or third word. Bray has no defense or response. Because there is none.

It was child's play for Gruden as it surely was for any other NFL team who considered Bray.

The money does not lie. No one in the NFL was willing to risk a draft pick and their money on Bray because from their standpoint, he looks like he will not provide them a return on his investment.

vol98champ writes:

in response to ReeseHallRelic:

Why on earth would Peyton Manning risk his reputation and waste his energy on a kid that, so far at least, shows no evidence that he "gets it"? Yeah, he's as loyal to the Orange as most of us, but blind he's not. He's trying to win another Super Bowl. If having Bray as a teammate helps him get there, great. But he's not about to haul around an anchor just for the ole Alma Mater.

When Denver chose a QB in the 7th round whose name wasn't Bray I realized how lightly he was evaluated. They will desperately need a QB in 2 to 4 years. Bray has the ability to fill that void if someone can get to him and make him realize his potential. Obviously, Peyton and Elway wanted no part in that program.

PeytonWM18 writes:

Maybe all the NFL scouts and coaches watched the Tennessee-Kentucky game from two years ago and wanted no part of a QB (and WR in Da'Rick) who tanked a game.

Period.

This will be a valid and valuable coaching tool for Butch Jones.

Go Vols!

Flyfisherman writes:

If you're a coach or a GM and you watched the Jon Gruden QB Camp interview and you were comfotable that TB knew what was going on, you saw something that I missed. I don't believe that his interviews went well with any team. Talent yes, leadership...not so much. Football IQ who can tell. We'll know soon how much KC likes what they see. Good luck, TB. Hope it works out for you. Would love to see you playing on Sundays.

FanNotSheep writes:

Maybe Bray ain't the brightest bulb in the candelabra, but Vince Young scored the lowest score on the NFL tests ever and was a first rounder.

Maybe Bray ain't mature but I was at the Montana game when everyone thought Peyton Manning had snuck into the stadium wearing Bray's jersey.

Maybe all the Jimmy Hyams types out there will say Bray wasn't this and Bray wasn't that, but before the 2013 season is over they will wish they had an offense to watch. Here is my prediction: It will be ugly.

If an NFL coach can't coach up a young man and help him see that he has the rough skills to make him a starter, maybe even a star, in the league, then what good is he?

If Cutcliffe had coached Bray, the young man would have been a first round draft pick. So if an NFL team needs a franchise QB, maybe they should hire Cut as their QB coach and sign Tyler Bray.

And note to several idiots on this site: Tyler Bray did not lose one football game in his UT career. The responsibility for those losses goes to Coaches Dooley and Sorry Sunseri, who put the worst UT defense on the field I've seen in 45 years of watching the Vols. With the 2011 defense the team goes 8-4 last year.

6972 writes:

in response to FanNotSheep:

Maybe Bray ain't the brightest bulb in the candelabra, but Vince Young scored the lowest score on the NFL tests ever and was a first rounder.

Maybe Bray ain't mature but I was at the Montana game when everyone thought Peyton Manning had snuck into the stadium wearing Bray's jersey.

Maybe all the Jimmy Hyams types out there will say Bray wasn't this and Bray wasn't that, but before the 2013 season is over they will wish they had an offense to watch. Here is my prediction: It will be ugly.

If an NFL coach can't coach up a young man and help him see that he has the rough skills to make him a starter, maybe even a star, in the league, then what good is he?

If Cutcliffe had coached Bray, the young man would have been a first round draft pick. So if an NFL team needs a franchise QB, maybe they should hire Cut as their QB coach and sign Tyler Bray.

And note to several idiots on this site: Tyler Bray did not lose one football game in his UT career. The responsibility for those losses goes to Coaches Dooley and Sorry Sunseri, who put the worst UT defense on the field I've seen in 45 years of watching the Vols. With the 2011 defense the team goes 8-4 last year.

"Maybe Bray is not the brightest bulb in the candelabra" LMBO! That one, I've got to remember.

EastTnVols962 writes:

I have never watched the Draft longer than the third round before, when Witten got drafted (same high school as me), but I will say I spent the entire day Saturday with my laptop open waiting to see Bray's name come across the screen. I know they guy has had a lot of maturity issues, but as a guy myself fresh out of college who had some maturity issues, I can somewhat relate. I think that's why I've always followed Bray so closely. He has a cannon for an arm, and I truly believe when it's all said and done, we will be seeing this kid on Sundays. I felt bad for him when he didn't get drafted, but for some reason felt even worse when Z. Rogers almost immediately signed with the Jets. Granted, Zach deserved that. He was in my opinion, our most consistent receiver last year. But just imagine how hard it would be seeing four and five of your closest friends, who you've been throwing to for the past three years, all find a home in the NFL, and you still be left with nothing. I think this will end up being a HUGE eye-opener for Bray. Now he needs not get down on himself, and not get angry with teams for not drafting him. He knows what he has to do. I for one am excited to see what he does from here on out. Either way, regardless how he may have acted, he was still a Vol. And I don't know about you other nemrods on this site, but that actually means something to me. So good luck Tyler, and Go Vols!

FanNotSheep writes:

in response to EastTnVols962:

I have never watched the Draft longer than the third round before, when Witten got drafted (same high school as me), but I will say I spent the entire day Saturday with my laptop open waiting to see Bray's name come across the screen. I know they guy has had a lot of maturity issues, but as a guy myself fresh out of college who had some maturity issues, I can somewhat relate. I think that's why I've always followed Bray so closely. He has a cannon for an arm, and I truly believe when it's all said and done, we will be seeing this kid on Sundays. I felt bad for him when he didn't get drafted, but for some reason felt even worse when Z. Rogers almost immediately signed with the Jets. Granted, Zach deserved that. He was in my opinion, our most consistent receiver last year. But just imagine how hard it would be seeing four and five of your closest friends, who you've been throwing to for the past three years, all find a home in the NFL, and you still be left with nothing. I think this will end up being a HUGE eye-opener for Bray. Now he needs not get down on himself, and not get angry with teams for not drafting him. He knows what he has to do. I for one am excited to see what he does from here on out. Either way, regardless how he may have acted, he was still a Vol. And I don't know about you other nemrods on this site, but that actually means something to me. So good luck Tyler, and Go Vols!

Super post!

I hope Bray makes them all pay.

rbwtn writes:

Maybe there is something we don't know about with Bray. He definitely has the arm let's hope, for his sake he can use it. Wish he had stayed.

usafvol writes:

in response to Orange_Beach:

Tyler should be used to the role, he's been irrelevant in the SEC for the last three years.

I suspect you've been irrelevant pretty much all your life troll..

FanNotSheep writes:

in response to rbwtn:

Maybe there is something we don't know about with Bray. He definitely has the arm let's hope, for his sake he can use it. Wish he had stayed.

From what I have read, Derek Dooley poisoned the NFL waters for Bray, blaming Tyler for his inability to coach. That's sad. I made excuses for Dooley, thinking the program needed continuity after so much turmoil in such a short time. But from talking with a couple of players who were there I learned that Dooley was the problem, certainly not the solution. The sad thing is UT had the chance to hire Kevin Sumlin and instead chose Dooley, one more thing to thank Mr. Hamilton for.

What a mess.

Here's hoping Jones can keep the momentum he is building brick by brick.

switcher76 writes:

Hey should have stayed one more year at UT. He is good but not NFL good.

RealisticVol writes:

I said all last year that he did not have the head to be taken in the pros and that he needed to grow up or his chance at millions would go down the drain. There have been dozens, at least, that had mega tallent coming out of college who flamed out because they were head trips. I guess they have wised up about giving out huge signing bonus for those. He should have hung around another year and tried to rebuild his reputation.

FanNotSheep writes:

in response to RealisticVol:

I said all last year that he did not have the head to be taken in the pros and that he needed to grow up or his chance at millions would go down the drain. There have been dozens, at least, that had mega tallent coming out of college who flamed out because they were head trips. I guess they have wised up about giving out huge signing bonus for those. He should have hung around another year and tried to rebuild his reputation.

Two problems with that: 1) he had no one left to throw to, and 2) he doesn't really fit Jones' offense. For better or worse, the days of the pro style offense at UT are over for now. A mobile QB is needed to run things, and with no returning receivers it's hard to see how another year at UT would have helped Bray.

CrankE writes:

in response to FanNotSheep:

Maybe Bray ain't the brightest bulb in the candelabra, but Vince Young scored the lowest score on the NFL tests ever and was a first rounder.

Maybe Bray ain't mature but I was at the Montana game when everyone thought Peyton Manning had snuck into the stadium wearing Bray's jersey.

Maybe all the Jimmy Hyams types out there will say Bray wasn't this and Bray wasn't that, but before the 2013 season is over they will wish they had an offense to watch. Here is my prediction: It will be ugly.

If an NFL coach can't coach up a young man and help him see that he has the rough skills to make him a starter, maybe even a star, in the league, then what good is he?

If Cutcliffe had coached Bray, the young man would have been a first round draft pick. So if an NFL team needs a franchise QB, maybe they should hire Cut as their QB coach and sign Tyler Bray.

And note to several idiots on this site: Tyler Bray did not lose one football game in his UT career. The responsibility for those losses goes to Coaches Dooley and Sorry Sunseri, who put the worst UT defense on the field I've seen in 45 years of watching the Vols. With the 2011 defense the team goes 8-4 last year.

Bray either had no coaching at UT or he didn’t listen. Or both. Either way, on draft day, the “why” doesn’t matter. If a player is not mentally NFL-ready, then what team will risk a draft pick on a player who must be made NFL-ready when so many other players have demonstrated that they already ARE prepared for the NFL? Regardless of what I think about it or how I feel about Bray, the 2013 NFL draft is the definitive answer to that question.

Olddogsrule writes:

in response to NowHearThis:

Compared to what you will see this upcoming season Bray would definitely be considered a laser arm.

According to this article Tyler threw 59 mph at the combine.

http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2...

And, according to Sports Science, the average throwing speed of an NFL QB is between 50 and 60 mph. In this article Drew Brees was measured at 52 mph over 12 tries at 20 yards hitting a bulls eye each time. Peyton Manning? The same at 59 mph.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/397...

So, with Tyler hitting 59mph against the NFL average of 50 to 60 mph and Brees averaging 52 mph … yeah, I’d say Tyler has a laser arm. And always has.

Which IMHO is part of his problem. Tyler’s another one of those prima donnas coming out of high school who were so much above their peers in natural ability they don’t study the game; depending only on their physical attributes. They won’t study the playbook (CP and his continually running wrong routes) or spend time watching film and asking questions to improve their football IQ. It’s his attitude. He was already a star in his own mind when he got here. Just google the tat on his back for proof of that. The Gruden QB camp video shows his abilites, attitude, and shortcomings here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJlFGS...

He might consider finding someone to remove that tat before he shows up at Chief’s facilities and gets hooted out of the locker room.

I always hoped Tyler would mature into a responsible young man, none of his antics were much worse than Manning’s mooning episode; he’s young for going NFL, and with Andy Reid as his mentor, he just might. Good luck Tyler, don’t just work hard … work smart.

laraccoon writes:

in response to yabadabadoo1026:

there is no other site out there than can match this one at kickin a guy when hes down----if only you folks out there relishing in it so were half as perfect in your lives as you expect of all others ------these threads arent going to end until every last subscriber gets his pound of flesh from TB it seems------rediculous how you all just keep coming back to get another kick in---------just a sorry state how every QB that ends at Tenn gets this same type of thankless farewell

sad isn't it !

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