Murray: Don’t Want Caleb Williams, No Matter The Talent Level
JaMarcus Russell or Ryan Leaf All Over Again…
Felger: What you see from Caleb Williams over the weekend?
Murray: Oh, something else that popped up with him having a terrible attitude that shows me he would not be able to hack it in a city like this, or New York, or anywhere where people legitimately care about sports and that’s all they talk about 24/7. USC lost to UCLA, who blows, another game that they probably should have won. And hey, what do you know? He refused to speak to the media afterwards. You now have a big enough track record of the last few months of baby behavior and lack of professionalism.
I saw Ian Rapoport’s tweet yesterday, and I thought it was a good point. You know, when something goes wrong or you’re having difficulty in your career as a pro athlete, like I think it shows a lot when you face the music. Case in point, he pointed out Joe Burrow, who’s season is over after this hand injury, got up there, talked about it the next day. Yeah, it sucks, but he talked to the media and told everyone what was going on. Caleb Williams-like you need to do the same thing. This is going to happen in the NFL. You might be able to skate and avoid these kind of pressures at the collegiate level. No shot in the NFL. I want no part of this kid. I don’t care what the talent at talent level is. This is going to be JaMarcus Russell or Ryan Leaf all over again.
Mazz: This is now three things with Williams that make you look at him and say, this kid’s sensitive.
Felger: Can I have help with a third? So obviously this, he cried into his mother’s lap.
Mazz: Yeah., and the one before that where he said, “lions don’t worry about lambs.”
Murray: After they got throttled by Notre Dame, and Notre Dame fans were mocking them, and you know making fun of them for having his fingernails painted before games. It’s a thing that his mother does is she’s an esthetician. I have no problem with that. It’s how he’s handled losses. He’s come off as a gigantic baby.