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LKelley67 05-02-2005 12:14 PM

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Just a little interview...

What are you doing as far as preparing for the upcoming draft?
I’ve been working out with Pepa Sports in Alameda, CA since Jan 3. We train 6 days per week for about 5 hours a day. I also have to get into the training room at Cal for an hour or so to get some rehab stuff done with my knee. I’ve also been lifting weights and really watching what I eat.

What is your current Height, Weight, 40 time?
Right now I am 6’3�, 220 lbs, and I have been running consistently in the 4.3-4.4 range.

How is the knee feeling? Do you feel you are at 100%?
My knee feels perfect. I never had any problems or setbacks during the rehab and I feel that I
could play in a game tomorrow. Obviously, the doctors are encouraging me to take it easy and give it some more time. They know a lot more than I do so I’m gonna listen to them.

Do you see yourself more as a possession receiver or as a deep threat?
I think that the strength of my game is that I’m a well rounded receiver. I have the speed to
stretch and get behind defenses, I’m willing to go over the middle, and I love blocking. I think
that I have been labeled a “possession receiver with deceptive speed� but I feel that I will
change peoples’ opinions when I run.

Which NFL player would you most compare yourself to?
My favorite receiver in the league right now would have to be Drew Bennett. He is a bay area kid and it was good to see him do so well this year.

Who is the best cornerback you have faced in your college career?
This one is a toss up between Marcus Trufant and DeAngelo Hall. Both of these guys had speed and good hips to get in and out of cuts.

If you could pick any team to be drafted by, who would it be and why?
I wouldn’t mind going to San Diego to be by the beach and in that weather. The Chargers are also a real up and coming team and I would love to contribute to their future success.

What do you think the toughest adjustment to the NFL will be?
As far as the game goes, I think that I have been playing against the best in college, so the
transition on the field won’t be too dramatic. I think that the lifestyle is the main thing that
I will have to get used to. Football isn’t so much a game anymore, it’s a business as well.

Growing up which player influenced you the most?
Jerry Rice. I was a huge 49’er fan in the Debartolo days when they had the dynasty going.
Montana to Rice was unstoppable. I also loved watching Cris Carter play. He had the best hands I’ve ever seen.

Any certian NFL quarterback you would enjoy catchin passes from?
I wouldn’t mind catching passes from Drew Brees or Chad Pennington. They both throw real
catchable balls and they are playing for winning teams. I’d also like to play with either of my
Cal boys, Kyle Boller or Aaron Rodgers.

Favorite movie of all time?
Gotta go with “Old School.� Will Ferrell is a pretty funny guy.

Come April why should an NFL GM select Chase Lyman?
They should draft me because I have a good combination of size, speed, hands, toughness, and intelligence. I’ve never had any off the field problems, and I have a very good work ethic.

yasoon 05-02-2005 12:21 PM

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I still can\'t believe we drafted this guy. Ambulance chase...that\'s pretty good.

Let\'s see, he\'s never finished a college season without a major injury. The FO jumped all over this guy......I just don\'t see where this makes sense. But hey.....best of luck chase. Give em heck on the practice squad/training table.

saintswhodi 05-02-2005 12:25 PM

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Maybe the training staff and team doctor didn\'t earn their paychecks last year, so we got someone they can experiment on repeatedly. The team heard their complaints, and filled a need for them. Good job Saints. Way to look out for everyone. ;)

mutineer10 05-02-2005 12:46 PM

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Maybe the training staff and team doctor didn\'t earn their paychecks last year, so we got someone they can experiment on repeatedly. The team heard their complaints, and filled a need for them. Good job Saints. Way to look out for everyone.
;) And apparently John Pease and Winston Moss didn\'t complain loudly enough. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, boys!

Venturi, however, didn\'t complain at all. He couldn\'t see anything wrong with our defense. When comfronted by Haz, Venturi produced a series of photographs. Haz could only frown and walk away...

saintswhodi 05-02-2005 12:51 PM

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:rollinglaugh:

mutineer10 05-02-2005 12:53 PM

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My favorite receiver in the league right now would have to be Drew Bennett.
Way to set that bar high for yourself there, Chase...

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I’d also like to play with either of my
Cal boys, Kyle Boller or Aaron Rodgers.
Kyle Boller ... Why? Rodgers makes a little more sense ... you and he could keep the bench warm together.

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They should draft me because I have a good combination of size, speed, hands, toughness, and intelligence. I’ve never had any off the field problems, and I have a very good work ethic.
Are we missing something here? I\'d consider the inability to get out of bed an \"off the field\" problem...



saintswhodi 05-02-2005 12:55 PM

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Deluded value of one\'s worth. Chase should fit right in here. ;)

chRxis 05-02-2005 02:52 PM

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this kids chances of playing for any team, much less the saints, are about as good as snowball in hell.... he\'ll NEVER see the field in an NFL uniform... not even from the bench... this guy has major knee concerns and would be best to hang up the cleats and sell some real estate...

natedogg02 05-02-2005 07:21 PM

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You guys going to let this kid put a uniform on before you bury him? He might come in and be the best WR we\'ve ever seen. (you never know)

ssmitty 05-02-2005 07:28 PM

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and maybe, the kid\'s not lying................smitty
let\'s see what happens.................

CHACHING 05-02-2005 07:39 PM

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Ive seen this kid alot in the past couple of years being an SC fan(dont hate)..and when he\'s on he\'s on HE\'S ON!!!...when hes not he sucks..........maybe the FO saw something we didn\'t..........hopeful. :D

chRxis 05-02-2005 08:11 PM

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no doubt the kid has some game... but he also has two, count em two bum knees... he has a slim chance if any to clear medical waivers

chRxis 05-02-2005 08:13 PM

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on top of that mentally i don\'t think he\'s ready.... this is the same cat that tried to appeal to the NCAA for a 6th year of eligibility citing medical hardships.... the NCAA denied the appeal and voila he entered the draft.... that shows me right there he ain\'t ready to play with the big boys

CHACHING 05-02-2005 10:09 PM

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So then why draft him so hi???

JKool 05-03-2005 02:27 AM

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You know who has missed a third of the games he could have played in the last two years, and no one thinks sucks (or is an injury disaster)?


Darrin Howard.


Guys get hurt. Sometimes they recover. Willis McGahee anyone?

Look, I\'m not high on Lyman, and I think he was a terrible pick in the 4th, but I don\'t see calling him down on the basis of injuries just yet. It is not like he has a degnerative knee condition, right?

Danno 05-03-2005 07:34 AM

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You guys going to let this kid put a uniform on before you bury him?
Seems like everyone hates him already. When healthy this kid is likened to a much faster Ed McCaffrey. I say give him the benefit of a doubt.
He\'s a prospect. He probably wouldn\'t see the field this year if he was 1000% healthy. He\'s got Horn, Stallworth, Henderson, Lewis, and Gardner in front of him. He\'s bound for the practice squad, a year of conditioning and we may have a sleeper. This guy is destined for contributing in 2006.

Yea, the 4th round was too high for him. But thats no reason to throw him under the bus. I\'m pulling for the kid.

[Edited on 3/5/2005 by Danno]

saintswhodi 05-03-2005 08:48 AM

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You know who has missed a third of the games he could have played in the last two years, and no one thinks sucks (or is an injury disaster)?


Darrin Howard.
Yes but Darren Howard\'s major injury was a broken wrist. Seems more fluke to me than injury prone, as this guy has blown out BOTH knees and couldn\'t stay healthy in college. I haven\'t heard of any more problems with Darren\'s wrist.

saintswhodi 05-03-2005 08:48 AM

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You guys going to let this kid put a uniform on before you bury him?
No. I am quite willing to bury him now. ;)

LKelley67 05-03-2005 08:51 AM

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it\'ll make his rise from the ashes all the more dramatic LOL

saintswhodi 05-03-2005 09:14 AM

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lol


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