Those guys clapped their hands. Those guys followed him to the promise land. There were non-believers. They fell short. Who hasn’t?
Football intelligence. That has been associated with Manti since Mayock coined it. Every TV analyst drops it in their commentary. I just used it, too. He’s been in a walking boot, taking mental reps He’s tomorrow’s leader. All the guys have respect for him, and they know what he is capable of. They know he will do it.
This is my first Manti Te’O article, and there couldn’t be a better time for it.. he’s not even playing. Charger fans either love him.. dislike him… or just hope he produces.
Personally… I like him. I don’t expect him to fill Seau’s shoes, but I think Seau would love Te’O. I know he may take a little bit of time to catch up, but I know he will separate from the pack. I don’t have any proof, just a feeling. At worst, he will be serviceable… and we all have higher expectations than that. He will change this defense.
I can’t wait to see him in full action, and neither can Butler.. or Weddle.. or Thomas.. or Pags.. or TT.. or McCoy. I hope to one day say I love him.
A corny write up, but I don’t care. I will be clapping my hands when Te’O has arrived.
Keep Bolting Toward Excellence!