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Ryan Mallet

Posted on: April 30, 2011 2:29 am

I think the media blitz on what a terrible druggie problem child Ryan is, was a complete attack from the media based on nothing.   I will say I suspect and I am fairly certain he is a DB.  But a coked up, pot smoking flunky, nope not seeing it.   I am not sure what the media has against him but it cost him a lot in the draft.   The pats got a great deal and excellent back up QB.   I am not going to say what a great person he is, I dont know him personally and what I have heard on the Hill has not always been great about him. I hear on the hill he is a arrogant DB BUT I think lots athelets are arrogant DB's (ocho cinco, Ben Roth, Charles Barkley, Carmelo Anthony.. long long list here) I think some are flat out not good people at all, but they still get paid millions for their talent.   I watched him with Jon Gruden and he was fine, very respectful and answered directly and Jon was the arrogant DB to him and he handled him great, as well as Cam and the rest of the QB's handled Jon.   Ryan will not ever be a media darling but I dont think he is remotely the evil red flag person the media has made him out to be recently.  It just feels Ryan was singled out and maliciously attacked by the media based on nothing, and that they have it in for him really badly.   The reasoning is not clear, but I do know this vicious onslaught by the media cost him some money, I hope he gets the last laugh and learns from the pats and Tom and Makes em all eat their nasty words.  I hope this lights a fire under his arse to be a better player, I think he landed fine as far as being with Patriots, and being a understudy for Tom.  You never know this could be the best thing that happened to him.  It could be a defining moment, a humbling experience that puts a permanent fire under his arse to be a better person and player, I hope it is.


Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 8:36 am

Ryan Mallet

Being drafted lower than a lot of other QB's and knowing that he was drafted to become a backup is probably the best thing for him. It creates an environement that encourages humility, hard work, and receptiveness to being taught. He's in an organization where there is no question that the QB starting in front of him is one of the best ever and that he can learn a ton if he allows himself to do so. 
Drafting him high on a team where he is expected to immediately take over the reins as a starter could have been disastrous. Too many college stars come to the NFL already thinking they are something special. For the ones who realize quickly that the NFL is light years from college, they have a chance to succeed but for many, the sudden money, fame, expectations, and surprise at the speed and talent in the league can cause them to fail miserably.
I think Mallet will one day be a star, possibly the best of all of the 2011 class. I know it won't be Cam Newton. (that's just a private rant that my Panthers wasted their 1st overall pick on a guy that is the next Vince Young. Grrrr)

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 8:07 am

Ryan Mallet

I know Im a little late commenting to your blog, but I would have to agree with you 100% here bro.  I have seen multiple interviews with Mallett, and everyone he is very respectful to them.  Even the one where they said he had a melt down there was absolutely nothing to it, and he was prolly more respectful in that interview than many others, so Im not sure why the media had put out he had a melt down, and was cocky cause he was not at all. 

Even the questions he did not want to answer he respectfully just said that he did not want to discuss, or that its between him, and the team he talked too.  Mallett being drafted to play behind Brady is no doubt the best thing that could have ever happened to him.  He gets to learn from a hall of fame coach, and get shown the ropes by a hall of fame QB. 

I believe the pats allowed him to have a career cause you see it all to often a rookie QB coming in, and being thrown in the offense right off the bat, and thats hard on a rookie, and when they dont succeed they just right it off as he was not good enough, and is labled as a bust rather than he was just not ready, and should learn the system, and the style of play, and the tangables that comes with playing in the NFL. 

Mallett will learn all of these things, and will be a better QB when he gets his chance.  I honestly believe that Mallett will be a star QB  one day, and he will credit his success to Brady, Bill Bilichick, and the New England organization.

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