He Became the Biggest NFL Draft Bust of All Time! What Happened to Ryan Leaf?

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Ryan Leaf has become one of, if not the BIGGEST NFL draft bust of all time... But there is more to his story.

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  • Bluto34

    Bluto34

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    Thank you for all the different vids. Ive only been subbed for about a month but im addicted to catching up. You have a forever sub now ty again

  • Max

    Max

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    You deliver these stories with such thoughtful compassion and not just sports intelligence but emotional intelligence. Truely impressive every time.

  • Dan Igims

    Dan Igims

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    Complete scumbag. Got what he deserved. No pity at all.

  • LooxGood

    LooxGood

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    Whenever I think of Ryan Leaf, I think of Alice In Chain's Nutshell...carry on brother.

  • Jackime Harder

    Jackime Harder

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    You probably didn't think things could get worse but your wrong. Your super fucking WRONG! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Thehock

    Thehock

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    i know im a little late but, its vids like this (horrible player) remind us that the players stock rise and fall we forget they are people playing a kids game. we judge the player not the person. its a fine line but glad to see he has made peace and found a way to cope. but like you said, its his parents, coachs, teachers, friends, family and neighbors who aloud it to happen

  • MiD.Life. Crisis

    MiD.Life. Crisis

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    Andre Wadsworth has to be worth a video, doesn't he?

  • Granville Friel

    Granville Friel

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    No the Biggest Bust is Jenarcius Russell

  • shaybob1711

    shaybob1711

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    Damnit FlemLo... I dont come here to cry!
    Seriously though, props to Ryan. Had no idea he was able to rebound the way he did. Stubbornness can be both a curse and a blessing.

  • GEORGE CULLEN

    GEORGE CULLEN

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    Flemlo thank you. You make it easy to listen to and packed full with information.

  • Keifer

    Keifer

    3 օր առաջ

    weird props but you killed that ad delivery

  • timlamiam

    timlamiam

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    He's done a great job guest hosting the Rich Eisen show. He's not a bad pundit

  • Benny2Toes

    Benny2Toes

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    Your videos are awesome!

  • AEWWECWW

    AEWWECWW

    3 օր առաջ

    I thought Maravich was the biggest bust of all time? Pick one.

  • Greg Hendricks

    Greg Hendricks

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    What a great video. You managed to bring insight to a story that I am so very familiar with. Super entertaining.

  • Russ Hassell

    Russ Hassell

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    SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT=NFL

  • Brick & Fig Productions

    Brick & Fig Productions

    5 օր առաջ

    Ryan is proof that America is all about 2nd and 3rd and 4th chances!

  • OK RWOAC

    OK RWOAC

    5 օր առաջ

    That ending was solid

  • montblanc noland

    montblanc noland

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    This is the way

  • :Red-Feather :MoyToy

    :Red-Feather :MoyToy

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    Flemlo...if You mean to do something...why still do it? If You gonna jus' speak on or show something...JUST DO IT! That is been a hypocrite...I don't mean to...but do it because You wanna to do it anyways! 🤷🏾🤷🏾🤷🏾 you are confusing at times...

  • Sir. Kidd

    Sir. Kidd

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    The fact that they referenced him in a movie for his trash is so foul

  • Jared Tetreault

    Jared Tetreault

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    As a Colts fan, I'm grateful that Bill Polian favored maturity over raw attributes

  • joe jones

    joe jones

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    I disagree that he was the poster boy for NFL draft busts. That honor should go to none other than JaMarcus Russell. Leaf played one more season than Russell and JaMarcus's career stats were even worse.

  • Onyx1916

    Onyx1916

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    Peyton Manning was 22 going on 42.
    Ryan Leaf was 22 going on 16.

  • Darren Douglas

    Darren Douglas

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    Ay bro! Song in the background at 11 minutes - around 12 minutes ?

  • 1Maddd2mackxx Two Macks

    1Maddd2mackxx Two Macks

    7 օր առաջ

    And just like a leaf on a blustery windy day he got blown out of the NFL

  • PKD Orion

    PKD Orion

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    Who's a bigger bust, though, JaMarcus or Leaf? I say JaMarcus, because it was clear the dude had fucking PHENOMENAL potential.

  • Robert Attkisson

    Robert Attkisson

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    outstanding video...

  • GMAMEC

    GMAMEC

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    I actually found your channel after hearing Ryan Leaf commenting on the 2021 draft.

  • Djohn Djay

    Djohn Djay

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    That's gotta suck. To have to hear about every time Peyton Manning does something that people consider heroic. I really can't relate to that. I don't really have a rival from my teenage years. The closest thing I have is probably my ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend from 8th grade. But once I was done with her, it's not like I was depressed every time I heard one of his life's achievements. They weren't that epic, like hearing about his promotion at Home Depot didn't send me into a psychological downward spiral. What I do know is that I am glad I wasn't in his shoes. Despite the money, he just seemed way too miserable to be envied.

  • James B

    James B

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    Teams used to cry that Peyton would run up the scoreboard too easily. They used sit Peyton the 4th quarters so the other team wouldn't be TOO embarrassed. Damn I miss those days 🤣🤣🤣

  • Joshua Kitano

    Joshua Kitano

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    As a former opiate addict (clean for 2 yrs now thankfully), I’m real glad bruh conquered his demons and turned his life around, even if he was a huge bust at the nfl level

  • Michael O'Farrell

    Michael O'Farrell

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    I’m a lifetime Washington Husky hardcore fan, Washington state is the cross state rival and they play a Good brand of football and get a lot of good players as well. Even tho I’m a husky fan I will say who doesn’t make mistakes? Ryan Leaf was an incredible QB, I’ve seen him play a few times in college, Stud!! He’s had some problems in life but he’s a really good person and has helped a lot of people that the public is unaware of,
    All the best wishes to Ryan and things will be good for him when it’s all said and done. He’s a good dude.

  • M Flemming

    M Flemming

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    I dont know how any of these young men 18-22 can handle the pressure of the NFL... Like you said it, Manning was groomed from the beginning. Who you are as a person is all that matters, as athletics are short-lived and relatively unimportant in life.

  • Robert Andrews

    Robert Andrews

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    I didn't know a lot about him. I knew he got sentenced to some prison time. As a fellow addict, I got a lot of respect for him.

  • Steven Brookover

    Steven Brookover

    11 օր առաջ

    You have an awesome ability to see the best in people. Something very rare nowadays. That’s why I enjoy your videos so much. Keep up the great work!👍

  • Casey Smith

    Casey Smith

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    Ryan Leaf: “I hate being the biggest NFL bust of all time.”
    JaMarcus Russell: “Hold my beer.”

  • Kevin Kaatz

    Kevin Kaatz

    12 օր առաջ

    I root for Leaf to do well in life

  • Kevin Kaatz

    Kevin Kaatz

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    I think that at his core, Ryan is a good guy

  • SparkyFister

    SparkyFister

    13 օր առաջ

    Payton never beat UF. Not really a hard decision

  • Arthur Peters

    Arthur Peters

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    Carmine Carmazzo was the biggest bust ever

  • kodiak dipper

    kodiak dipper

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    Who cares about manning he's not even worth mentioning ever

  • Paul Kemnitz

    Paul Kemnitz

    14 օր առաջ

    Great mini-documentary, you should be on a major sports network with this quality of work.

  • Jay Dee

    Jay Dee

    15 օր առաջ

    Outstanding job, so well said -- "he was a thirteen year old emotionally"
    I'm looking for more on teh subscription!

  • OGDistance

    OGDistance

    15 օր առաջ

    I’d still put Jamarcus higher than ryan

    • OGDistance

      OGDistance

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      @GamerBoi Nigel Did good? Is a 53 completion percentage good? Not to mention throwing 13 TDs in 15 games. Just because he wasn’t leading the league in interceptions doesn’t mean he wasn’t heavily hindering his already god awful team

    • GamerBoi Nigel

      GamerBoi Nigel

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      Jamarcus did good in 2008

  • Jeff Jameson

    Jeff Jameson

    16 օր առաջ

    Jamarcus Russel?

  • BizAutomation

    BizAutomation

    17 օր առաջ

    I'm tough on analysts... but I'm tough on the dumb ones. Flembo is just off the chart brilliant (hope he doesn't read this... don't want his head to get big). Nothing like hard work, humility, and common sense to make someone really smart... dude has it. We need more guys like him instead of guys that SOUND smart, but really aren't (Nick Wright, Max Kellerman, and that other guy that was ALWAYS wrong about Tom Brady) .

  • danimes39

    danimes39

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    Thank you for always having a balanced and respectful opinion!
    Awesome story!

  • Sammy Southpaw

    Sammy Southpaw

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    If he is a bust..he was a bust with millions in his bank account..more than I have or probably make in a lifetime..so damn..what does that make me?

  • Erick Lanza

    Erick Lanza

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    Wow!! I never knew this. Props to Ryan Leaf.

  • abdi yahyai

    abdi yahyai

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    I love watching this guy! Makes every story he comments on someone interested in it keeps you watching

  • Tony Frankd

    Tony Frankd

    21 օր առաջ

    This ain't high school grow up!!!!

  • Natosha Staggs

    Natosha Staggs

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    Thank you Flemlo! Love this video.

  • Burt

    Burt

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    Lol my dad went to college with him

  • CYA

    CYA

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    he was just a lazy QB

  • Aaron Nichols

    Aaron Nichols

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    Good message at the end brother!

  • Hispanic Titanic

    Hispanic Titanic

    24 օր առաջ

    Damn thats a really well made point. He is the epitome of the quote get knocked down get back up/fall down 7, get up 8 but nobody ever focuses on this. Instead of celebrating this man he gets shit on. We all hear ppl talk thlse inspiration quotes but we dont practice what we preach.
    Great video Flem Lo hope you and the fam doing well

  • TJ Moosemanzata

    TJ Moosemanzata

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    Anyone who is quick to judge Leaf, has never been through an opiate detox. After a while (7-10 days) that fear of withdrawal trumps anything & everything.
    You stop needing the pills to get “high,” and start to need them - just to feel “normal.” It’s also a big reason that kids are dying at an alarming rate from heroin overdoses.
    In a recent documentary- they asked a room of 10 Heroin addicts “how many of you started on pain killers?” All 10 raised their hands. It’s been declared an epidemic (by our own government) in 2015-2016 too. But when he was using them in 2004, people didn’t have the same awareness or help available as they do now. Only in recent years has the view of opiates changed & I’m glad it has for the better.
    I’m not making excuses for Leaf’s actions & don’t condone what he’s done - but I do give him props for having gone thru what he has & becoming a better person as a result.
    Much love & respect to Flemlo for his delivery of the story and subject matter. Appreciate you brother & keep up the great work! Wishing Leaf (and everyone else) nothing but the best & be well! ✌️

  • Richard McNeil

    Richard McNeil

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    Only positive about getting Leaf and not Manning is we still sucked and ended up with LT and Brees, and Gates and we still couldn't get it done 😔😭

  • CoreyP

    CoreyP

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    Bro you are the best person talking about sports , i greatly appreciate what you do!!!!!!

  • Brady Sherlock

    Brady Sherlock

    28 օր առաջ

    I’ve been watching him for 3 and a half years and It don’t get old

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    Best video I've seen

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    Humantorch848

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    love the vids

  • Steven birdcage

    Steven birdcage

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    terrible numbers for leaf

  • Steven birdcage

    Steven birdcage

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    can you do another video on the dumb ass bears selecting david terrell in the first round, could of had tom brady but that goes for all teams. david terrell has to be at the top when it comes to bust

  • J P

    J P

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    You gotta stop making me cry at the end of these bruh!

  • raider4life2000

    raider4life2000

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    Well damn, now you gotta respect a man that keeps standing back up after getting knocked down

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    Nicholas Cone

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    Good video, despite the silly abundance of dudes

  • Karter

    Karter

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    Nobody gonna talk bout that coach try get the int? Ight I'll just keep scrolling
    Edit: 17:49

  • Addison Shorter

    Addison Shorter

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    Sounds like mans didn’t have real friends or real family around him his whole life. No one to tell him he’s being a bitch.

  • The Brian Randall Show

    The Brian Randall Show

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    24:40 “let’s atleast look at the human aspect of it” your best quote in the whole thing. Showing that athleticism, money and fame doesn’t fix the underlying issues that a person has. I appreciate the hell out of your videos and your storytelling.

  • Liz Holmes

    Liz Holmes

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    Great story and congrats to Ryan for pulling himself out of all the problems

  • JR 02554

    JR 02554

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    One of your best videos and that's saying something. Dude you're so talented. Thanks for putting this together

  • Joe Twining

    Joe Twining

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    You are too amazing at this. All of your content is top grade. I respect you being die hard Cincinnati fan. Must apologize being a Washington fan and us getting Jackson and the horrible accident with Burrow last year. Keep them coming.

  • Erik Alexander

    Erik Alexander

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    About right. Spoiled kid who never was corrected or told NO! Had talent and pride went to his head

  • Alexander Love

    Alexander Love

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    you know you wanna make a Malik Zaire video c’mon fam 😏

  • CSS

    CSS

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    have u done a video on tony mandarich

    • Joe Parmesan

      Joe Parmesan

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      Yeah, he made one, in case you haven't found it yet

  • Chris Ward

    Chris Ward

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    They stupid

  • Samsaraindo

    Samsaraindo

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    I teared up after this one

  • Donnie Meekins

    Donnie Meekins

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    Bro you helping me

  • Patricio Real

    Patricio Real

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    Dude Flem Lo it would be intresting if you checked out Ryan Leaf hosting the Rich Eisen Show and maybe looked at his perspective and side of the story and if necessary make some corrections to the video

  • David Bryant

    David Bryant

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    What's up flemloraps in your maurice clarett video there's a comment saying your uneducated it's crazy cus I'd never say that I love all the videos that you do but I realized after viewing the account it obviously was not me because I have two tt at the end of my name probably because this idoit had my name lol anyways huge fan just wanted to say sorry about all the hate people throwing dirt on my name 😡

  • Jimmy Brown

    Jimmy Brown

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  • Jimmy Brown

    Jimmy Brown

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    What talent he had! Alas demons!

  • Jermain Reed

    Jermain Reed

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    Just when I thought I skipped the Q the Wayne. You got me to relax then hit me with it.

  • Alex Bowman

    Alex Bowman

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    I was like 4 years old during this draft my Chargers picked this man wasnt a football fan til we had Brees but the most Chargers thing we could do 😂😂

  • Thomas R. Casey IV

    Thomas R. Casey IV

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    Femlow is the most impartial reviewer I’ve ever seen

  • Kevin Bennett

    Kevin Bennett

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    Yeah people live out teachy or preachy quotes but in the end it may not apply to you. Know who you are.

  • cmrjc74

    cmrjc74

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    Went to high school with dude he was definitely self entitled and immature but glad to see he’s found some peace

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  • Louis Blake

    Louis Blake

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    That was really well put together

  • J M

    J M

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    Dang man. That ending was powerful. I’ve heard the ryan leaf story a hundred times but I never considered that somebody who is thought of as a textbook failure could literally be a more powerful source of inspiration than actual hall of fame qbs. There’s a lot more to life than the game of football

  • Paul Gerrish

    Paul Gerrish

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    Great vid, Flemlo, as always!

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  • archipiratta

    archipiratta

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    You judge a man by distance traveled. Great vid Flemlo!

  • Zack

    Zack

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    The ending is the biggest lesson in life

  • max blum

    max blum

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    is j cole in the ad lol