Does anyone dislike Mayock?

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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:46 am
  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:I don't like him as much as everyone else does. He has turned into somewhat of a know it all. Most draft nics are. While he maybe one of the better talent evaluators out there I think some call him the best because that's what they hear everyone else say. To casual fans at least, there are really only 3 super recognizable "draft experts" and Kiper and McShay are idiots. I think where Mayock makes himself come off as easier to like he is rarely ultra critical. He doesn't come unglued after a pick the way Kiper does. When doing evaluation he will say " he needs to do this better." Kiper says " he can't do this."


    Well, he is an expert. I don't think that necessarily makes him a know-it-all. His criticism is backed up by clearheaded analysis (even if I don't agree with the analysis).

    The problem with Kiper and McShay is that they don't even seem to understand team needs beyond two or three of the more media-covered teams in the league. If you asked Kiper and Mayock to explain what the 9-tech/LEO position is and how Bruce Irvin might fit that role before last year's draft, which of them would have had the clearer, more technically-advanced answer?
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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:31 pm
  • Coug_Hawk08 wrote:Mayock as a pure draft analyst is great. However, I think as a TV presence he is pretty awful. He ALWAYS TALKS LIKE THIS, and often times gets a bit too heated/hard-headed with other analysts, making it pretty awkward to watch.


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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:44 pm
  • Coug_Hawk08 wrote:Mayock as a pure draft analyst is great. However, I think as a TV presence he is pretty awful. He ALWAYS TALKS LIKE THIS, and often times gets a bit too heated/hard-headed with other analysts, making it pretty awkward to watch.


    I agree.

    No wait, I AGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT, I'M TALKING LIKE MIKE MAYOCK!

    You guys don't find him exhausting to watch?
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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:06 pm
  • twisted_steel2 wrote:You guys don't find him exhausting to watch?


    Not in the slightest. His delivery may be lacking, but what he actually says almost always has real substance behind it.
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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:12 pm
  • I get the sense that Todd McShay and especially Mel Kiper lean towards the middle in their analysis. They watch a player and love him, but then see that everyone else has that player in the 4th round, so they put that player in the early 4th.

    Mayock is far more courageous in his analysis, though that often leads to him having several "wtf" picks in his rankings every year. I think I actually agree with McShay's rankings the most of the three, but Mayock is a highly intellectual person and always has well thought out reasons for his opinions. I enjoy listening to Mayock's opinions the most, even if he's transmitting from Mars at times.

    I've been watching Mayock do his thing for many years now, but it was just last weekend that I noticed he's left handed. If he's correspondingly right-hemisphere dominant in his brain, that would explain a lot regarding his unique nature and outlooks.
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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
Wed May 01, 2013 2:36 pm
  • I find Mayock informative and entertaining. I especially enjoyed that he was getting annoyed with Eisen always bringing the conversation back to Manti and Geno. Good to see somebody stand up to Eisen. I used to like Eisen, but his "smug" level is over the top these days and he rearely discusses football on his podcast anymore...just wants to talk about all the cool people he hangs with.
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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
Wed May 01, 2013 2:46 pm
  • canfan wrote:I find Mayock informative and entertaining. I especially enjoyed that he was getting annoyed with Eisen always bringing the conversation back to Manti and Geno. Good to see somebody stand up to Eisen. I used to like Eisen, but his "smug" level is over the top these days and he rearely discusses football on his podcast anymore...just wants to talk about all the cool people he hangs with.



    That is my other issue with Mayock. He is surrounded by arse clowns. Miller, Prime, Irvin, Sapp, Eisen, pretty much everyone but him. Billick. Is a clown. Nfln is pretty much a low budget completely unwatchable network. He needs to go to NBCS or CBS Sports and take his followers with him.
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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
Wed May 01, 2013 4:04 pm
  • NFL Network would be so much better if they'd just put Mayock and a presenter at a desk, discussing each pick. Break it up with some Daniel Jeremiah chiming in every now and again, or Charles Davis. There were times where Mayock was being cut off in his reactions, or having to rush through them. Why?

    It's like they're pandering to the people who pay zero attention during the process and just watch the draft. As if those people are going to be any more or less interested because Michael Irvin is there too, or Brian Billick. Mayock is such an engaging listen it wouldn't matter. Now it'd be wrong to expect him to sit there for 4 hours talking non stop, but they don't have to dilute his output.
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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
Wed May 01, 2013 9:04 pm
  • Actually I like him. As he is low key. Does not get excited. Just really seems that he is low key which I like!
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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
Wed May 01, 2013 10:39 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:I love Eisen, too. His personality is awesome. He's not big on football knowledge, though...


    I don't dislike Eisen, he's fine as a personality. I was more commenting on the point where it got to him having to apologize about bringing up Te'o, Geno, or Mathieu and then talk about Te'o, Smith, or Mathieu, or whatever non-story they wanted to push, for the next 5 minutes during the first round. I'm sure it was probably the producers trying to push these stories, and him being the lead anchor had to bring it up, but it just got painful having to listen to it over and over.
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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
Wed May 01, 2013 10:49 pm
  • Holy, if you haven't done so before, you should listen to a couple of Eisen's own hour-long podcasts. He's in charge, I think you might like them.
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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
Thu May 02, 2013 12:55 am
  • I'll give them a listen, always looking for a new podcast to help the work day go quicker. Thanks.
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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
Fri May 03, 2013 4:52 pm
  • I like Mayock. He may be a little "dry" but I'd rather have a guy that does his homework and knows what he talks about vs the clowns like Kiper or Pissquick that are lazy douches that only follow 4 or 5 of the "glamour" teams and spend the rest of their time talking out of their overpaid asses!
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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
Mon May 13, 2013 9:04 am
  • Throwdown wrote:
    JSeahawks wrote:I don't dislike him but i'd rather watch kiper and Mcshay. They all have knowledge, but the ESPN guys are far more entertaining, imo.


    For the first 2 days ESPN was a lot better, NFLN wanted to spend all day 2 yacking about Geno Smith & Manti Te'o


    The funny thing about that, Mayock was totally annoyed that Eisen kept trying to steer conversations back to Smith and TEO. He said a couple times he didn't care about the "Drama" of Smith and TEO falling. I was with Mayock.
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Re: Does anyone dislike Mayock?
Sat May 18, 2013 1:11 pm
  • I echo Jazz's post exactly. I've liked him since I first started watching Mayock on draft stuff.

    I also agree with the post saying he's more positive than Kiper who says "this guy can't do X".
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