Joeckel will think of being passed over “every single day”

Reuters

For months, it was assumed the Chiefs would take tackle Luke Joeckel with the first pick in the draft.  Last night, the reality become otherwise.

The Chiefs bypassed Joeckel for Eric Fisher, and Joeckel won’t forget it.

“I wanted that first pick but, you know, it didn’t happen. And that definitely puts a chip on my shoulder,” Joeckel told PFT on Thursday night, after he was picked.  “I’m ready to go work, I’m ready to go prove myself.  It kind of hurts even more that another offensive tackle was taken before me, so I’m ready to go. . . .

“I’ll probably wake up every single day thinking that and when I’m in the weight room . . . when I’m lifting, when I’m out in the field working, you know, that’s my entire goal.  I grew up in a very competitive family, always wanted to be the best.  And you know, going behind another guy in my same position is definitely going to push me.”

It also puts pressure on Fisher.

“Obviously the first pick gets a lot of expectations, a lot of pressure, but I think I perform very well under pressure,” Fisher told PFT on Thursday night.  “I am somebody to take advantage of pressure situations and make the most of them.  A lot of people will break under their pressure, I’m not that kind of person.  I think any time in my life I’ve had that kind of expectation that I needed to meet, I think I’ve performed very well.”

There’s a chance both will perform well.  There’s also a chance, in theory, of a Peyton Manning/Ryan Leaf dichotomy.

After spending time last night with each guy, our money’s on the former.

93 responses to “Joeckel will think of being passed over “every single day”

  1. Gotta love his attitude. He reminds a lot of Jag fans of another OT taken 2nd overall by the team with the very first pick. Now we hope he can play like him.

  2. Oh my goodness, it must be AWFUL to be picked second overall in the NFL draft. What can we do to make our special snowflake’s boo-boo all better?

  3. Really? Maybe I think this is petty but dude still went second overall and doesn’t need to have a chip on his shoulder. Let your play on the field do the talking. I agree for once on this article. I think it will be the former. They are two of the best OL in this draft and should have solid careers.

  4. Might end up being the best “bad” thing that ever happened to the guy. You know he’s motivated now.

    Being second in the draft instead of the first seems like a pretty good problem to have to me.

  5. It’s all good for the Baby Boselli. He will take home more money as the second pick in Florida than he would have as the first pick in Mo. Plus he goes to a young, vibrant team on the way up, not a tired old boat being steered by aging fat guys who need naps.

  6. I wonder if he is more upset that he was the second pick or that he has to play for the jaguars? Probably a little bit of both.

  7. Hes gonna wish he ended up in KC when Robert Mathis gets done with him!! He’ll be on his back nonstop twice a year

  8. He will make more money than Eric Fisher (After taxes) because the state of Florida has no state income tax and the state income tax in Missouri is 6%,

  9. Everyone likes to talk about the draft winners and losers. Nobody has mentioned that due to Fisher, Joeckel and Johnson all going in the first four picks…the biggest loser in the draft thus far has been Matthew Stafford.

  10. Funny how all the stories are about these 2 tackels, when the Eagles ended up with the best athlete and OT in the entire draft. I hate the Eagles, but they got really lucky with drafting Johnson at 4.

  11. This was sort of a 50-50 pick. If the Chiefs chose Joeckel, then the Jags would have picked Fisher.

    It’s one thing to be Tom Brady with a chip on your shoulder, when you’re taken 200+ into the draft. Another to be taken #2, because the dude taken #1 was seen as equally good.

  12. Last night he told Deion that he was fine being picked 2nd…although he also referred to the Jags as a great team, so maybe he’s not all there.

  13. Geez people he isn’t crying about it, and won’t be going broke anytime but it’s like winning a silver medal in the Olympics. You can’t fault the guy for wanting be number one

  14. Feeling a little entitled and dissed is he? Sounds like somebody spent a bit too much time reading his own press clippings…

  15. Further evidence the Fisher is the better selection. Honey booboo’s feelings got hurt… And if this truly akes him better than being the #1 pick then he can thank the Chiefs for his next contract and the league can give KC some compensatory picks…

  16. @thegreatgabbert – are you slow? The Chiefs are one of the youngest teams in the league…Have a young owner, a young GM…This old fatguy crap just shows how uninformed you are of the world around you.

  17. I think Fisher was the right pick for KC but Joeckel will be a good one as well. Good for Luke, I’d take living in Jacksonville any day over ‘blahsville KC

  18. Thanks to all for posting what I was going to say, enough of this “chip on the shoulder” crap.

    I have a brick on mine for having to work for a living 50 hours a week with little insurance and an idiot for a boss. And with luck I’ll have social security when I’m 67 frickin years old.

  19. When he meets the Chiefs in the playoffs, he can take it out on ……wait……never mind. Neither of these teams will ever make the playoffs.

  20. He knows that he faced better competition than Fisher did, and that he’s a better player than Fisher. He also knows the Chiefs outsmarted themselves by drafting the combine phenom instead. There’s nothing wrong with turning that into motivation.

  21. The much overplayed “I feel disrespected and thus will have a chip on my shoulder” card.

    Come on, you are a millionaire playing a game for a living. Are you admitting you would slack off and not try as hard if you were the #1 pick? Just ridiculous reasoning.

  22. Now, you really don’t get a chance to pick where you’re going to live and work in this business, but I would take Florida over Missouri every time.

  23. Ah, you already screwed up, Joeckel.

    You should have simply said: “I didn”t know where I’d end up, but it’s a dream come true to be in the NFL and I’m very happy to be a Jaguar.”

  24. I would too if I went from being drafted by a prestigious team with a rich history and rabid fan base one minute to being drafted by the complete, polar opposite, crappy franchise in every respect like the Jaguars.

    I’m actually surprised he didn’t pull an Eli and tell teams before the draft that he refused to play for that bunk organization where careers go to die.

  25. ““I wanted that first pick but, you know, it didn’t happen. And that definitely puts a chip on my shoulder,” “………………………………………………………………….Somehow I hope he learns to live with himself. Must be tough going second overall in the draft. THAT is what constitutes a ‘big chip on the shoulder? Suck it up dude. You’ll live.

  26. So, is he saying that if he had gone first that he wouldn’t have been motivated to be the best? If so, then it’s a good thing the Chiefs passed on him. If you need to create motivation, you shouldn’t go first overall.

  27. @thegreatgabbert.

    I think most people would agree the Jags are one of the bottom three teams in the league, if not the very bottom. The chiefs are the team on the rise, not the jags. If you’re a player, you don’t want to end up on that messy team rebuilding, that is the jaguars. And gabbert is far from great. Most nervous qb in the pocket I have seen for a long time.

  28. As a Chiefs Fan, I was fine with them choosing either Fisher or Joeckel. Listening to both guys and seeing their combine performance, I think Fisher just wanted to be the top pick more than Joeckel.

    I think both guys will end up being top shelf tackles. I am Pumped we got Fishe though. he is a BEAST!

  29. i would be more upset that i have to play for the jags and have to get beat twice a year by Bjoern Werner!!! and the colts!!

  30. In the end it was Fisher’s ability to play RT, if we keep Brandon Albert, and the fact that Fisher has more of a nasty streak in him. We’ll see after a season or two.

  31. When you get picked #2 OVERALL, its not called getting “passed over”

    Stop with the cliches already. Yeah you have a chip on your shoulder like all other 250 draft picks will. You’ll be “hungry” and all that.

    Getting picked 2nd is being picked over literally everyone in the country but one guy.

    calm down

  32. dumbasdirt says:
    Apr 26, 2013 2:05 PM

    He will make more money than Eric Fisher (After taxes) because the state of Florida has no state income tax and the state income tax in Missouri is 6%,

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    Just comparing state income tax amounts is the simple and teaparty-like thing to do, but it’s misleading and in this case, well, just wrong! The total tax burden in Florida (per 2010 stats) is 9.3%, while it’s only 9.0% for Mizzou.

  33. What’s next? A number 1 having a chip on his shoulder for a team taking too long to take him?

    I can hear it now. “It took them a whole 8 minutes to get the pick in so now I’m driven the rest of my life to prove that it should’ve taken less then 5 second to get that pick in”

  34. I’d be upset as well if I had to go to a team that has Gabbert as the QB…
    And he has to wear a helmet that looks like someone dropped it in a puddle of calf dung!

  35. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 26, 2013 3:00 PM

    i would be more upset that i have to play for the jags and have to get beat twice a year by Bjoern Werner!!! and the colts!!
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    Yeah….. I dont doubt the colts will have the upper hand on the Jags for the foreseable future but Joeckel is not going to be dominated by a Bjoern Werner….

    C’mon dude.

  36. Wow, I thought I was accidentally reading an article on The Onion or something. He can’t be serious, can he? I don’t mind people being competitive, but acting like you’re Aaron Rodgers because you slipped 1 spot is just absurd and makes you look more like a baby than a man on the prowl.

  37. Just Keep your head up and play football, you’ve been in the nfl for a day as a number#2 selection. RGIII didn’t do this last year. I wonder whwn lane johnson is going to say he should have been number one

  38. whitdog23 says:
    Apr 26, 2013 2:39 PM
    5.05 vs. 5.3 speed….seems the right choice was made

    Yes, because nothing is more important than how fast your tackles are.

    Let’s see, one guy (Joeckel) dominated SEC competition. One guy (Fisher) was slightly above average against MAC competition and 2 middle of the pack Big 10 teams, and than won the underwear olympics.

    You’re right, the Chiefs made the right pick.

    LOL

  39. hawkforlife says:
    Apr 26, 2013 2:23 PM
    Thanks to all for posting what I was going to say, enough of this “chip on the shoulder” crap.

    I have a brick on mine for having to work for a living 50 hours a week with little insurance and an idiot for a boss. And with luck I’ll have social security when I’m 67 frickin years old.

    Thanks for your contribution. Your recitation of your garbage life offers real insight into this debate.

    Or not.

  40. The great players always look for motivation. Michael Jordan was on top for years but always found a reason to get upset and play mad. Sure he’s lucky to picked second, but for the trolls who think he’s overreacting… you clearly never played competative sports. You’re goal is to be #1 and when you’re not, that should piss you off!

  41. I’d be pissed too…

    Chiefs roster > Jags roster
    Hunt family > Khan
    Arrowhead > Wherever the jags play
    Tradition > jaguardom

  42. He’s probably upset because he has to play for Jacksonville. Being on that team is almost like your not even in the NFL. On the bright side he doesn’t have to worry about prime time games, fans at home games, or anyone noticing him when he is out in the public.

  43. WOW have u guys even watched the clip where he says “anything” in regards to this exaggerated article? Obviously not with all the negative comments I’ve read.. Before u go off & bash this kid, how about watching the video on jaguars.com & then make a judgement based on what you see/hear, & NOT what Florio is trying to spice up… I can’t believe you guys are this naive to Florio & how he runs things around here. Soo sad but true. Most of you are oblivious to the facts that were held out of this POS article.

    Jaguars.com is the link, & someone try to find me ANYTHING that Luke says that was stated in this pointless article.

  44. rthlessjag says I can’t believe you guys are this naive to Florio & how he runs things around here. Soo sad but true. Most of you are oblivious to the facts that were held out of this POS article.

    You are correct…and the commenters are worse. Recently, my (non-offensive, non profane) comments were deleted, yet a racist, anti-Muslim comment regarding our owner was allowed to stand. Very sad, indeed.

  45. Pardon me but wasn’t Peyton Manning taken before Ryan Leaf………mmmmmmyaaaaaaaa nuff said Joeckel should have not paid so much attention to the mock drafts.

  46. Oh PLEASE — the number two overall is some kind of diss, now? Who do you think you are, Geno Smith?

    The disrespect these guys manufacture for themselves is incredible sometimes. I bet if this guy had been picked #1 he’d start complaining he got dissed because the contract wasn’t big enough.

  47. Jacksonville might not be that good, but do you really want to play in&for Kansas City? LMAO This city is whack as hell

  48. Fortunately Fischer doesn’t need trumped up BS to be motivated. Further proof that the Chiefs made the right choice.

  49. Fisher did himself a lot of good in the Senior Bowl. Before that, there is no way he was going #1 in the draft. NFL scouts like O linemen that play with nasty attitude.

    Note to O linemen in 2014 draft:
    Go to Senior Bowl and pound on people like they owe you money. It paid off!!

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