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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