Anyone besides me surprised Colt Lyerla is still available?

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  1. 4dabers

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    I guess I shouldn't say I'm "surprised" because the dude has some serious issues; but he also has some serious talent. Frankly, I thought we would grab him up as soon as I realized he went undrafted. I honestly figured he would go in the 6th or 7th. I can't say I'm an expert on the dude, but I assumed someone would give him a no risk chance: perhaps his problems are deeper than the public knows. I still think we would be the perfect fit given our TE need and his past relationship with Kyle Long. Perhaps Long's "public" support for him and his support in Phil Emery's office are two different things.
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    I thought someone would take him, just not the Bears. But I heard yesterday that this was considered the weakest TE class in several years, so if you are sitting at the middle to back half of it, you apparently are sitting closely at the edge of not good enough has is; then add in the coke problem and no thanks.
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    Hell no. He got busted in a parking lot doing cocaine, chose drugs over his friends, family and school AND has been blabbering about Sandy Hook being a government conspiracy. The dude is as mentally unsound as that San Diego State runningback that left the combine because god told him to. Not only all of that, but he's got a violent streak too.

    It sounds like he has a mental problem, BUT the issue with people like that is getting them to admit and come to terms with it.
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    I didn't realize the extent of his disturbing personal problems--it's way more than one coke bust--until I read more about him.

    Pass. He sounds like a cancer and a head case.
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    I was going to say that we should take a flyer until you mentioned the Sandy Hook thing. nah... pass. The guy sounds like the drugs fried something upstairs.
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    What? Sandy Hook a conspiracy? Was it some kind of sick joke? How could anyone say that even in jest?

    Perhaps that in itslef is all the answer we need.

    Is this a recent thing or back when it happened. If so, then why is Kyle Long still supporting him? This is all too weird. best to keep our distance.
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    I've done a bit of Googling since Henry posted his reference to the Sandy Hook incident. All I can say is this guy is a freakin nutjob. No one is THAT desperate for a TE. By all accounts, we've built a good professional locker room and it can probably withstand some challenges, but this dude...Wow. Not worth it. Geez, I feel a little dirty for just starting this thread.
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    This points out that there are things much bigger than football.

    IMO this young man is in serious need of professional help. I hope he gets it. Otherwise he will be throwing a very promising future away (not to mention any chance at a happy fulfilling life).
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    Even if he cleans up the drug addiction, he's still likely to go through life a tinhat wearing consipracy theorist w/a violent streak, plenty of people like that in the world.
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    Some really good players went undrafted. This PFT article mentions Colt Lyerla too.

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    Maybe it's because this draft was pretty deep all the way through the first four rounds or maybe teams are just getting sick of paying out money to guys who can't manage to behave like adults but there were quite a few draftable players with mid round grades who didn't get drafted including the LB the Bears signed, Christian Jones.

    After watching the kids highlight video he looks like he has NFL talent but he blows hot for drugs at the Combine and aces himself right out of the draft. I mean it's not a surprise drug screening. They all know they're gonna be tested so if they still have something in their system it doesn't show much intelligence or restraint.

    Look at what's happening with Justin Blackmon. Jax is washing their hands of the guy and he was a top ten pick two years ago. The league is coming down hard on these guys with suspensions so why take a chance on having them on the roster and eating cap space if there's even a small chance they won't stay clean.
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    And as many of us have been discussing in recent weeks here, the margin of error in the draft is a killer as it is. These draft picks are precious as teams realize it's hard to build a winner through FA's with the cap realities nowadays. Why needlessly increase the chances of a draft "miss" with these guys? It's okay to take some carefully considered risks, but teams are understandably being VERY careful not to throw away a pick on a guy being stupid like this.
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    Exactly. Teams need to balance out their higher priced vet contracts with guys still playing on their rookie deals and out performing them. Ever since that new CBA was signed draft picks have risen in value.
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    Ever since I first watched "The Wizard of Oz", I never trusted people wearing tin hats. Plus, they squeak.

    True story. We had a person at one place I worked that thought people had implanted things in her head and were reading her thoughts. She would pull her hair out to try to get to the implants. Scary stuff. Some people seriously need help and most won't get it.
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    One of the locals thought "they" could read his mind due to the interference on the tv that happened now and then so he made himself a tin hat. When the interference kept up he made one for his dog. It takes all kinds.
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    LOL.... Well, maybe instead of keeping people from reading their minds, the dog was able to get Direct TV.
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    Guess you guys don't want to hear about the time I was abducted by aliens then huh?
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