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Whatever happened to Manti Te'o?


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#1 PromoTheRobot

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:53 PM

http://espn.go.com/b...g-valuable-time

His career is off to a flying start.

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#2 FireChan

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:01 PM

I always knew the Bills should have signed him.  We could've used a few more preseason injuries.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:27 PM

Just funny with all the hype surrounding this guy that there hasn't been any news on how he looks with the Chargers.  Obviously he's hurt now but for a guy who was all that and a bag of chips before the draft, there hasn't been a peep since.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:36 PM

PEEP

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:38 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 04 September 2013 - 01:27 PM, said:

Just funny with all the hype surrounding this guy that there hasn't been any news on how he looks with the Chargers.  Obviously he's hurt now but for a guy who was all that and a bag of chips before the draft, there hasn't been a peep since.

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What did you expect? Early reports were positive then he got hurt.

#6 Sisyphean Bills

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:41 PM

His girlfriend recovered.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:43 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 04 September 2013 - 01:27 PM, said:

Just funny with all the hype surrounding this guy that there hasn't been any news on how he looks with the Chargers.  Obviously he's hurt now but for a guy who was all that and a bag of chips before the draft, there hasn't been a peep since.

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False. Every report was that he looked so good in camp that he was going to be their starter. Now he's hurt. If this is how everybody thinks than EJ is a bust already because, outside of Buffalo, not much was being said about him and then he got hurt.

I love how people lack an understanding of how small markets work. Until you win a championship or do something controversial enough to get on ESPN then your team and every player on it is irrelevant. This doesn't mean that they're bad, though.

Edited by DStebb716, 04 September 2013 - 01:43 PM.


#8 The Wiz

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:54 PM

View PostSisyphean Bills, on 04 September 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

His girlfriend recovered.
And he is going to have as much on field presence and she does.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:56 PM

View PostDStebb716, on 04 September 2013 - 01:43 PM, said:

False. Every report was that he looked so good in camp that he was going to be their starter. Now he's hurt. If this is how everybody thinks than EJ is a bust already because, outside of Buffalo, not much was being said about him and then he got hurt.

I love how people lack an understanding of how small markets work. Until you win a championship or do something controversial enough to get on ESPN then your team and every player on it is irrelevant. This doesn't mean that they're bad, though.

Te'o was a media phenom for months (some for bad reasons).  You'd think ESPN would pay some attention to what he was doing.  San Diego isn't Siberia.

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Edited by PromoTheRobot, 04 September 2013 - 01:57 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:02 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 04 September 2013 - 01:56 PM, said:



Te'o was a media phenom for months (some for bad reasons).  You'd think ESPN would pay some attention to what he was doing.  San Diego isn't Siberia.

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San Diego hasn't been relevant since they had Sproles. Gates is probably on his last year or two. Rivers is a shell of his former self. Weddle is the only good player on their defense. Virtually unknown WR corp. Bum of a RB in Matthews. 2nd RB Pats utility Woodhead.

Wouldn't call that a lot of star power, location or not. Tampa's pretty nice, they don't get a lot of coverage. Small market is small market.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:04 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 04 September 2013 - 01:56 PM, said:



Te'o was a media phenom for months (some for bad reasons).  You'd think ESPN would pay some attention to what he was doing.  San Diego isn't Siberia.

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Daily update: still not practicing. Not that exciting. They decided to let the tabloid story go.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:06 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 04 September 2013 - 01:56 PM, said:

Te'o was a media phenom for months (some for bad reasons).  You'd think ESPN would pay some attention to what he was doing.  San Diego isn't Siberia.

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If hes hurt what is there to report?

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:07 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 04 September 2013 - 01:27 PM, said:

Just funny with all the hype surrounding this guy that there hasn't been any news on how he looks with the Chargers.  Obviously he's hurt now but for a guy who was all that and a bag of chips before the draft, there hasn't been a peep since.

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  I think your observation is a microcosm of the hype around the draft.  Were it not for the draft hype machine, we would not have heard all too much about him...except of course, for that fictitious dream girl.  I have to go now to feed my flying tiger....

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:09 PM

Well the Bills loss is the Chargers gain. Sad but true! :thumbdown:

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:09 PM

He is a rookie who is hurt.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:12 PM

View PostFireChan, on 04 September 2013 - 02:02 PM, said:

San Diego hasn't been relevant since they had Sproles. Gates is probably on his last year or two. Rivers is a shell of his former self. Weddle is the only good player on their defense. Virtually unknown WR corp. Bum of a RB in Matthews. 2nd RB Pats utility Woodhead.

Wouldn't call that a lot of star power, location or not. Tampa's pretty nice, they don't get a lot of coverage. Small market is small market.
I'm not sure I could name 5 of their players.

Rivers, Mathews, Gates, Weddle and Vincent Brown. After that I can't think of a single charger

oh and Teo

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#17 Mike in Syracuse

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:23 PM

It's almost as if he's "invisible".

Yeah....I said it!

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:23 PM

View PostPassepartout, on 04 September 2013 - 02:09 PM, said:

Well the Bills loss is the Chargers gain. Sad but true! :thumbdown:
Not sure how its the Bills loss. I'd rather have Alonso anyways.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:38 PM

He's the second coming of Merrimans legs

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:45 PM

can espn update what hes doing this afternoon please?