Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft

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Philc

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Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:35 PM (permalink)
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So Steinberg proposed an idea to Leaf that would change the course of NFL history: Leaf could alter the Colts coach's perception in such a way that the team would have no choice but to pass on him despite Irsay's potential persistence.
 
"'If you go to the combine,' I told Ryan, 'but fail to show up for a meeting with Mora, that should do it. Jim is a real prideful person who has a tendency to explode. I am not recommending you do this, but if you are desperate to go to San Diego, this is the way,'" Steinberg wrote.
Leaf sought the quarterback job in San Diego "because of the exceptional weather and the more laid-back lifestyle," Steinberg wrote.
 
"Ryan approved, but I first cleared the idea with Chargers general manager Bobby Beathard, lest San Diego also question my client's reliability," Steinberg wrote. "Beathard went along with the ruse. If he'd had a problem, Ryan would've shown up for his meeting with Mora."

 
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Re:Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Tuesday, January 21, 2014 4:35 PM (permalink)
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Beathard was on Mike and Mike this morning and came off like a complete clown.  First he said he knew what Leaf was doing but they still wanted Peyton.  Then after they asked him if it was ethical what Leaf was doing, he said played dumb and said it would have been unacceptable if he did it, even though he had just said he knew.......LOL.  Then he said his memory wasn't that great and ended the interview.
 
 
 
Personally, I thought it was old news that Leaf forced the hand of the Colts. 

 
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Re:Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:03 PM (permalink)
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We're talking MILLIONS of dollars here...and he decided to (among all the other stupid sh*t he did) begin by manipulating what city he went to based on weather and lifestyle...complete donkey. I'm just glad we didn't let that clown beat us in the Rose Bowl.

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Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.

 
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Re:Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:50 AM (permalink)
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And yet considering that I don't even want to visit Indianapolis for a day I can understand his reasoning 
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Re:Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1:00 AM (permalink)
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Indy isn't that bad.
 
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Re:Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1:20 AM (permalink)
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What's wrong with Indy?

St. Elmo's...GOOD.
Howl at the Moon...GOOD.
Guns n Roses at Conseco...GOOD.
Red Garter Club...well, not so good.

Go Blue!!

Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.

 
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Re:Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8:27 AM (permalink)
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Indy is one of the better cities in the Midwest.
 
As for Ryan Leaf, it irks me that this clown is forever linked to Peyton Manning. No one cares about Ryan Leaf anymore, and I hate having to hear about him everytime Manning is successful (all the time).
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Re:Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:03 AM (permalink)
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I just bought Steinberg's book yesterday and I'm interested to read it.  This isn't exactly history making.  John Elway did the same thing to the Colts by telling them (and 10 million other people at a news conference) that if the Colts drafted him or didn't trade him to the west coast, he'd sign with the Yankees and play baseball "sure as I stand here".  I'm sure this type of thing has gone on before with others too, although this is sooooo Ryan Leaf-esque.
 
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Re:Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:40 AM (permalink)
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ScottsdaleBlue


What's wrong with Indy?

St. Elmo's...GOOD.
Howl at the Moon...GOOD.
Guns n Roses at Conseco...GOOD.
Red Garter Club...well, not so good.

Go Blue!!

Flat Landscape...BAD
Weather is terrible...BAD
It's in Indiana...BAD
 
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Re:Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:52 AM (permalink)
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zjgm02


ScottsdaleBlue


What's wrong with Indy?

St. Elmo's...GOOD.
Howl at the Moon...GOOD.
Guns n Roses at Conseco...GOOD.
Red Garter Club...well, not so good.

Go Blue!!

Flat Landscape...BAD
Weather is terrible...BAD
It's in Indiana...BAD

 
The last one is all you really need to know.  It's Indiana.  But Scottsdale has different criteria.  How many bars?  How many chicks?  How many golf courses near my hotel?  You could put all of these in Siberia and he's in.   NOT that there's anything wrong with that. ;)
 
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Re:Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:03 AM (permalink)
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Yes, we get it. Indianapolis compared to CA and FL is pretty ****ty in your eyes. When you've lived in the Midwest your whole life, Indianapolis isn't so bad.
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Re:Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:15 PM (permalink)
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UMWolverine5

Yes, we get it. Indianapolis compared to CA and FL is pretty ****ty in your eyes. When you've lived in the Midwest your whole life, Indianapolis isn't so bad.

 
I've lived in the midwest my whole life...
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Re:Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:36 PM (permalink)
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Indy compared to a lot of the cities in Ohio and Michigan is basically the promised land.
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Re:Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:47 PM (permalink)
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When we start talking about Indy as much as this it must be because of boredom!
 
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Re:Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1:02 PM (permalink)
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Eli Manning did the same thing, nothing new.
 
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Re:Ryan Leaf sabotaged the draft Friday, January 24, 2014 2:54 PM (permalink)
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More subtle and tactful than Eli Manning, at least.
 
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