• Big T

    Don’t see this as a risk anymore. I believe this will work out well. And if if he becomes a locker room cancer, guess what, we can trade him to the Vikings.

  • http://allpackers.com Nick Perry

    He played on ST at Oregon and was actually pretty decent. In 2012 he played 12 games and had 8 tackles on ST, 7 unassisted, 4 the following year. With so many talented WR this season, how many TE are the Packers going to keep will be a big question. This kid has so much upside he could take Taylors job this year, and be the starting TE next year. That might not be popular, but it’s a real possibility. Bostick better start to show up this year.

    • dobber

      Since all Taylor contributes is on ST, I would not at all be surprised if Lyerla takes Taylor’s job if he can contribute to ST effectively.

      At this point, Taylor is a known commodity and the growth curve is pretty well done. Lyerla at least brings potential.

  • Stroh

    “Oregon standout Colt Lyerla be the next sure-handed tight end target”

    When was Lyerla ever a standout? He had 34 college receptions total in his college career! Can we just start stating what he is? A former college player w/ modest at best, stat but excellent athletic ability. He never was a standout college player! He’s a standout athlete, nothing more…

    This has been hashed over in about 20 threads since he went undrafted and even a few more prior to the draft. Do we really have to revisit it again less than 2 month after the draft?

    • Sven

      So true. This has all been established and discussed to exhaustion

    • marpag

      So you don’t like that Lyerla has been called a “standout.” And in an effort to prove that Lyerla is not a “standout,” you yourself have called him “a standout.”

      Got it.

      Y’all been drinkin’ again, Stroh?

      • Stroh

        There’s a difference between being a standout player and a standout athlete. They are mutually exclusive! Unfortunately that seems beyond your understanding!

        • marpag

          Um, no, they are NOT AT ALL “mutually exclusive,” which would mean that no standout athlete could ever be a standout player… which is, of course, quite dumb.

          I won’t bother getting into the fact that the author simply called him the “Oregon standout” without adding either the word “player” or “athlete,” and that you are the one trying to split hairs between athletes and players.

          • Stroh

            Are you saying a player is the same as a athlete? A player plays a sport an athlete is not associated w/ a sport. An athlete could play any sport of NO sport if he chooses. Trust me, they ARE mutually exclusive!

            • marpag

              So Clay Matthews is not an athlete.

              Got it.

              • Sven

                They are not automatically inclusive. A person can be one and not the other.

  • Stroh

    It seems this article is more a bashing of Finley (real classy of you to bash a player who’s career might be over due to a neck injury BTW) than it is talking about Lyerla!

    • Tarynfor12

      I have never been on the Finley wagon,at least not the level some were,but in no way is this a ‘bashing’ of Finley.

      • Stroh

        Really? So this
        “he also publicly criticized one of the best Packers passers of all-time and didn’t accept his role on an offense that had lots of firepower.”

        There was NO suggestion that Finley didn’t accept his role. Even the suggestion that he criticized Rodgers is crap. Finley said, he and Rodgers weren’t on the same page and things of that nature, that’s NOT criticizing Rodgers!

        Simple fact is the words are twisted, by your and the authors dislike of Finley to fit the impression you have of him.

    • marpag

      This article isn’t even close to a bashing of Finley. ?????

  • Tarynfor12

    I think Lyerla has a very good chance of making the 53 because what we have isn’t enough,though that can change this camp,he’ll still make a leap over others in overall ability.

    I replied to a post over on @spotpackers that the toughest time for Lyerla would be the 5 weeks off between mini camp and training camp.

    Now as for him becoming a cancer in the locker room,if this happens,then perhaps the locker room wasn’t as strong as many believe it to be in the first place.

    • http://allpackers.com Nick Perry

      Totally age with that. We’ll all see what he did with these 5 weeks off when he comes back for TC.

    • Sven

      I think that it is very possible that Rodgers rises to the top among the Tight-ends. As Stroh mentioned Lyerla had a very limited college career, but has shown to be an excellent athlete. But it takes more than athleticism, many players who are extraordinary athletes don’t live up to the potential some imagine for them.

      Thompson saw something in Rodgers that others did not. In OTAs and mini camp Rodgers showed up in a big way. I expect that he will continue this into camp. Blocking will be what truly separates one above the rest.

      • Mtn Cat

        Rodgers has the reputation of looking great until the pads come on. I hope he continues looking good with them on.

        • marpag

          Um, huh??

          When exactly did Rodgers develop this “reputation?” You do realize he’s a rookie, right? Are you saying that he looked good in spring practice at Cal and then “disappeared when the pads came on” … and yet got drafted in the third round anyway?

          • Ed Schoenfeld

            So called ‘expert’ draft analysts saw that Rodgers played in a college system that did not use a true TE, just a “big slot receiver” and classed him as a player who did not have any blocking ability, and then downgraded him as a receiving TE because he lacked route running skills form the slot receiver position.

            Those so-called experts completely ignored the fact that Rodgers had spent the two previous years (2011-2012) in a system that *did* use a true tight end IN A BLOCKING ROLE and that Rodgers became a good enough blocker to play as a freshman and WIN THE STARTING JOB IN HIS SOPHMORE YEAR.

            Fortunately, TT did not listen to these supposed experts, nor should we.

            The kid is not name DJWilliams, either.

            How about we wait until training camp before we evaluate his blocking skills on the pro level?

            • Archie

              The kid was not a good blocker when playing TE in the film that I saw. Apparently his forte is catching the ball. And we all know TT excels at drafting guys who can pluck the ball.

    • Stroh

      I don’t understand why anyone questions him being a cancer in the lockerroom. He had off field problems w/ the law, drug use and social media. None of those things has anything to do w/ what goes on in a lockerroom. Even the fact he quit the team, was only due to the fact he already knew he was going to be kicked off.

      Just another case of people twisting words to fit the perception they have of someone!

      I never heard that any of Lyerla’s teammates had anything bad to say about him or him being a disruptive force in the lockerroom.

  • Ed Schoenfeld

    As for Colt, I think we need to remember that he basically lost his senior season due to stupidity, and all of this “2nd best TE in the draft’ stuff was sheer projection.

    Not that I think he is bad prospect — I’m glad the kid is getting his chance to straighten up in Green Bay and I hope he is good enough to win a roster spot.

    But he *is* going to have to win it — Quarless, Bostick, Rodgers, and Taylor are all ahead of him, and for right now Stoneburner probably is, too.

    Training camp, once the pads go on, is going to be interesting for the TE group.

  • GBPDAN

    I thought he ran a 5.1 forty?…This is the first I’ve heard 4.6…I hope you’re right, that’s a big body with major quicks

  • Archie

    Big risk, even bigger reward. It still surprises me that 31 other teams passed on him as a free agent following the draft.

    Bostick, Rodgers and Lyerla is a rich haul at TE. Q and Taylor are now just security blankets. The top 3 are exciting. Bostick may be a 3 year guy but it’ll be like his first in that years 1 and 2 were largely developmental. Both Rodgers and Lyerla performed as well as could be hoped for in OTAs. They would make quite a triumvirate. I am very excited about our new TEs. New talent at TE and C, Bulaga is back, Harris is back, depth at QB and Devante Adams could be a super star waiting to happen with #12 thowing to him. What’s not to like about this offense? Defense may be a mess but offense looks golden to me.

Back to top
mobile desktop