Charley Casserly may be right. He may have a point. Maybe Kyler Murray didn’t come off great in team interviews during the NFL combine.
But the former NFL general manager and NFL Network analyst has his own explaining to do about his own performance.
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Casserly ripped Murray multiple times, saying the Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma was not prepared for interviews, but Casserly also may have been taking a shot at Murray because he didn’t take part in his side business of preparing NFL prospects for said interviews. Casserly stands to benefit from his own criticism.
He works for EXOS, training players for these interviews. It’s one thing to be critical about a prospect — which Casserly was, relaying that teams gave him “the worst comments I ever got on a high-rated quarterback.” It’s another to get paid for preparing other prospects and then spreading flak of another who didn’t seek your expertise. It’s clearly a conflict of interest, especially if one of Casserly’s clients is a top quarterback.
“One thing that stuck out to me: This guy was never trained for the interview,” Casserly said on “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN Radio on Wednesday. “Whoever trained him did a poor job; guys do get trained for interviews now.”
He would know — he does some of the training.