A list of the top 15 rookies in the league was posted by NFL.com and at the bottom of the list was there biggest rookie disappointments so far this season. One of the names that was mentioned was Chargers rookie LB Manti Te’o.
Te’o has been on the field for 3 games and was barely on the field for that rookie debut. He hasn’t stood out with his play yet, but how can we already declare him as a disappointment? He hasn’t been terrible for the team and he will be getting more and more opportunities to make plays this season.
This weekend against the Colts was his best performance for the Chargers. He was calling the defensive signals for the team and was running around all over the field. He still has to clean up that tackling and I think he will get better if he spends more time in that locker room.
Te’o is a smart player and is always around the football. He reminds me of Eric Weddle, because he is always going to be around the play. He hasn’t been making the plays yet, but those are going to come. He is going to grab interceptions and he is going to be around the pile if he is not making the play. Give him some games and he will get that breakout game.
Disappointment? Ridiculous to say that with him only playing in 3 games thus far.