Young unfazed by height concern: ‘I can’t grow’
Mike Florio and Chris Simms give Bryce Young credit for remaining confident in his abilities, despite continuing to field a number of concerns about his height.
MIKE FLORIO: Bryce Young, this is something that cannot be hidden. He's 5 foot 10 and 1/8 of an inch. He got another question, again, yesterday about his height. And the only reason we're playing it for you is I love the answer. Have a listen.
- What was your answer to the height question.
BRYCE YOUNG: Yeah, I'm myself. I know who I am. I'm confident in my abilities. And, you know, for me, I don't know how to play the game another way. I've been this size relative to the people around me for my entire life.
And you know, again, I only know myself. You know, I focus all I can control. I can't grow. And that's not-- that doesn't fall into that category, I can't get any taller. So again, I focus on myself. I'm confident in myself with what I've been able to do and, you know, I'm excited for the work that it's gonna take to hopefully have success.
MIKE FLORIO: I love the line, I can't grow. It is what it is. That's why when I talked to him last week, Chris, I didn't repeat the same old stuff. My question was, how do you operate within the confines of the fact that you are 5' 10 and 1/8"? What do you do on the field, to see around the oak trees that are out there on both sides of the line of scrimmage.
That's how you advance this ball. What was, oh, how did you respond to the height question? Well, I am what I am and I can't grow. He's 5' 10 and 1/8" and he's still gonna be the first pick in the draft, period.
CHRIS SIMMS: Yeah, no, he is. He is. He's 5' 10 and 1/8". He's gonna be 190 pounds. And, you know, that would scared me to death. I don't know if I could actually pull the trigger on drafting that quarterback. I'm dead serious.
But either way, you know, I people-- you know, yeah, the talent? Yeah, sure, you love it. I know people love the guy. But that's the million dollar question, you know? This guy's got all the, you know, intangibles and there is some talent.
It's just about, you know, whether this style of play, whether he could take the beating, and he doesn't have the Alabama support system, is he gonna look like the guy we expect him to look like? And that's where the question is in the NFL community. But obviously, no question from the Carolina Panthers.