Originally Posted by ColoradoDarin
Because Te'o got flat out owned by Alabama. It was such a bad game you could combine Champ and Moore from the Baltimore game and still not be as bad as Te'o was. So he needed to impress in Indy.
This is such a poor indicator of talent though. You have to look at years of tape not just one game. His junior year tape he played smaller and made more plays. He was one the absolute best at taking on blocks and then making a play. He played much closer to the LOS and had less coverage opportunities.
One thing people do not usually see is that he was a lot better in last years scheme as a mike than this years. Coaches coach to win games, not to develop talent in college. Teo was much better last year playing the traditional Mike, rather than bulking up and playing in this new scheme this year. Plus, he was in position to make plays versus Alabama, he just failed to finish. It's not like he was lost and making mental errors. People have bad single games. However, his body of work over the last 4 seasons speaks volumes to me.