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Mallett's press conference.

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Cam had a lot of positive reviews but that may have been because he immediately followed Ryan Mallett.

Honestly I didn't see it but apparently it was a total train wreck. Did any of you guys watch it?? And if so thoughts???

For those who don't like Cam, Mallett is a top ten talent that might still be sitting there in the third. :dupe:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/620926-nfl-combine-2011-jimmer-fredette-cam-newton-and-saturdays-late-sports-buzz/entry/49866-nfl-combine-results-ryan-mallett-flops-cam-newton-rises-at-press-conference

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Okay after watching some of that. Wow. You guys think Cam is bad or cocky!!!! Yikes.

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Yeah he is going to drop. If he goes to the 3rd round which I doubt we should pick him up

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after watching the youtube clip of mallett....

what was wrong with that? I'm honestly confused. I didn't think he was cocky or condescending or anything like that.

I mean maybe there was more to it and other instances where he was being an ass but if his whole presser was like that clip then people are just trying to label Mallett the villain of the draft.

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after watching the youtube clip of mallett....

what was wrong with that? I'm honestly confused. I didn't think he was cocky or condescending or anything like that.

I mean maybe there was more to it and other instances where he was being an ass but if his whole presser was like that clip then people are just trying to label Mallett the villain of the draft.

Clip didn't show it but they did on Total Access, they kept asking him questions he didn't like & he got up left. It'll turn up, didn't look favorable for him imo.

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Clip didn't show it but they did on Total Access, they kept asking him questions he didn't like & he got up left. It'll turn up, didn't look favorable for him imo.

oh well then he shot himself in the foot didn't he?

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The very first question in the interview was about the allegations, which shouldn’t have been a surprise. But it seemed that way to Mallett.

“First question, huh?” Mallett said, perhaps expecting that a bouquet of flowers was headed his direction. He then said, “When I saw that stuff, I laughed about it.”

After that came a series of further half-baked answers that led to more inquiries.

“I said I’m not going to talk about it here,” Mallett said, indicating that he would answer the questions only to NFL teams. Keeping secrets in the NFL about drug use is about as likely as growing palm trees on an iceberg.

Mallett then played the blame game, saying, “Obviously, someone did that for a reason, right before the combine.” In reality, the rumors about Mallett have been swirling for months.

Then there was this cocky gem of an answer to questions about his decision-making on the field. Many around the NFL have been troubled by Mallett’s propensity for big mistakes in critical moments. When asked how he answers those concerns, Mallett said: “Seven thousand-plus yards and 60 touchdowns in two seasons. That’s how I respond to that.”

Jim Druckenmiller, Andre Ware and David Klingler are among dozens of guys who have put up stats like that in college only to do nothing in the NFL.

Still, the daunting question about Mallett came back to the alleged drug use. He stonewalled again and again until he was asked bluntly: “This question isn’t going away until you answer. Why not just answer it?”

“Because I don’t want to talk about it,” Mallett said.

Mallett doesn’t seem to get it. His biggest problem isn’t the nature of the rumor. It’s that he wasn’t upfront. He wasn’t candid. No one was expecting him to detail his problems to the media, if he indeed has them. But at least own up to making mistakes in a general sense if you’re not refuting the claims.

If Mallett had said something like, “Yes, I’ve made mistakes and I’m working to correct them,” the questions would largely go away. Instead, Mallett looked like the antithesis of a leader.

In a profession where handling yourself in front of critics – sometimes 80,000 of them on a Sunday afternoon – is a prerequisite, Mallett flopped.

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Asked about concerns regarding his decision-making and accuracy, Mallett retorted, “Seven thousand-plus yards and 60-plus touchdowns in two seasons, that’s how I respond to that.”

This one perked some ears too. After watching the whole thing, it wasn't really good but not a train wreck either. That was a bit of an overstatement.

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I'm pretty sure that's not exactly the way he envisioned his first press conference going. But one thing is for sure, the timing of these rumors are absolutely crushing for his draft stock. If he doesn't clear his name, things are just going to fester and will never go away.

Here's the dynamite audio. I highly encourage you to listen to every single second of it.

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couldnt care less if he uses illegal drugs. hell if he could do drugs and play football as well as Michael phelps does em and swims he's worth the number one overall to me.

...of course i still dont think hes all that talented.

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Is it me or does he sound Black?

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