Haters. They hate.
Our favorite skank wrangler and shot connoisseur ran into a bit of a public relations avalanche at the NFL Combine this weekend in Indianapolis. By all accounts, his on field performance during the drills was one of the better showings of the weekend, but it was his press conference, and more specifically, the way he handled questions about his rumored drug use, that may turn teams off from adding “The Family Arm” to their arsenal.
Throughout the weekend, I had more than a few people ask if I thought FOTP’s SummerofMallett may have played any part in those rumors. In brief, maybe…I don’t know. It’s a bit bold to think that anything we do around here has any actual bearing on anything except our, and likely your, level of procrastination in a day’s time, but I guess its at least worth entertaining the question.
Look, there’s likely at least a little in common between the actual Ryan Mallett and SummerofMallett. Just listen to his interviews. We already know he refers to himself in the 3rd person and gives names to individual body parts, so is it really that far of a stretch to assume that the guy might know his way around a chilled bottle of Jager and a willing co-ed? Probably not. But if NFL teams are giving legitimate consideration to a fake Twitter account in their evaluation of whether Ryan Mallett will be a good NFL quarterback, then they deserve whatever player personell disaster that will befall them in this year’s draft.
To Mallett’s credit, he is making the effort to deflect the criticism, at least show that he is making an effort from a PR standpoint, and most importantly, let his immense talent do the talking. And just in case there may actually be someone out there with some sort of affiliation to an actual NFL franchise reading SummerofMallett, know that #15 is turning over a new leaf himself in preparation for the draft. It’s the least he could do, yo.