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Tim Boyle | Average to Savage EP35

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This is the thirty-fifth episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring Green Bay Packers QB Tim Boyle. Paul Guarino talked with Tim Boyle discussing his passion for football, his transfer from UConn to Eastern Kentucky University and his journey to the NFL with the Green Bay Packers. Follow Tim Boyle www.instagram.com/TimBoyle_8 www.twitter.com/TimBoyle_7 Powered by PG Sports www.pg-sports.com

This is the average to avage podcastwith Balgarino everyone and anyone athletes selectsand much more t's up. Everybody onm Bak for anotherepisode of the average Sevae podcast especial yesterday's Green Bay. Packersquarterback tin boil tim how's going great. How are you doing good good? Youknow in Connecticut, in the Cold Ts, pretty much e same over here in GreenBas. Six degrees right now is a negative negative, fifteam wench Shell,so I'm trying to survise. Could you give me a brief background aboutyourself, yeah born and raised in Middletown Connecticut, then shortlythereafter move to Middlefield of town over so pretty much hal for Middlefield,Connecticut, the middle of three kids, older fisty, younger sister, happilymarried parents, you K Ow, played a lot of sports as a younger kid, but reallyenjoyed football. Obviously, and you know obviously succeeded at at a youngage sow decided to focus on it and you know did well in high school. You knowone three state championships and then went to Ukondon do too well and don'tthink we had a very good team, then, but decided to transfer to EastKentucky. Had An okay senior year- and it put me a position to to be aprefered for Agen with packers and then at that point was kind of up to me andyou know made the best of my situation and ended up making ti Sityo te minoroster. So it's Ey BLESSD Yehow di you. How did you get into football grown up? That's a great question. I think it wastoo young a to even think about it mean I was probably five or six in playingflag football. I kind just enjoyed running around at that age. You knowyou're kind of playing. You know basketball, baseball football, soccer,you're, trying it all out, just sut you like, and I really liked football froma young age. I had a pretty strong arm, so the use coaches decided to make mequarterback. So it's it's funny how it all goes back to yeah one coach, prettymuch just deciding my fate for the rest of my life, my football career so yeah.It's never really looked back from a young age. Con just enjoy playingfootball played, basketball baseball,...

...but those are kind of my side. Portsreally enjoyed football, so yeah hae, look back Tas like you just mentionedbefor. I know you want to ie its powerhouse being from Wesav, andI know you guys bea this a few times unfortunate, and so what was therecruiting process like out of High School for Yoayeah y? It startedpicking up my junior year. My first offer came after my sophomare fromBoston College and Saracuse and UCON, and then junior year started picking upthe bigger schools. You Know Florida noter Dame Oregon Houston, so you gotthose bigger schools, but yeah just took some visits. You know make goodrelationships with the coaches that were there and hen Ip decided to committo Boston College and my whole senior year. I was committed to BC and thenyou know a few weeks before Sunay Day. Coaching change happened and you know Ikind of looked around a little bit ended up going to Yucon. So you knoweverything happens for a reason, I'm glad I went to Yukon and got thoseexperiences under my belt met a lot of good people lot of good coaches there.So I was kind of my rcruiting process. Itwas a little little up and down there for a while, but wouldn't Havpen nitherway kind of teaches you USI, the ropes of the business. Sure no like growingup was one of your goals like to go to Yukon. It was actually not. I was I was.I was always a UCON fan growing up because that's like the local team,obviously, but my whole recuiting process. It was kind of weird. Every time I govisit, you Cono be a cloudy Rainy Day. I just wouldn't get positive ibes fromit. So I was kind of told myself. I wanted to stay away from UCON like as asophomore in a junior, but then, when you kind of came back around and I kindof reintroduced my you know the new staff new quarterback coach, I got to obviously build some goodrelationships with them and I fell comfortale. I pulled a trigger and youknow had an up and down season the freshman I sot speaking in thesophomore and junior season as well,...

...but you know like I said it was anunfortunate roll of coaster, a UCON, but it touht me a whole lot aboutfootball. A lot about myself and I wouldn't have it any other way, yeahforsure. So how d you come overcome, t those oppsoles that's going through. Iknow you were starring. Sometimes you weren't Cerin, sometimes yeah yeah. Ialways told myself, you know if you continue to do the right thing, thengood things will happen to you and I my dad and my parents. You know my mom andthey've always instilled that in me. You know, I mean it's it's hard to do. What's right,especially when I was looking. You know, I mean it's, it's it's the character.You have. I, as your intenally can being a competitive athlete. I meanit's, you either! Do it or you don't do, but it's that simple and if you canfeel bad for yourself or you can work harder and that's what I detarted to doyou KNOWAS ough couple tough couple blows thereyou know being a storer, then going to thir string and back up, but you knowconsistently. You know, worked in Mye craft and worked, and you know now I'min the position I want to be in so like I said I mean it's the in the in thetime it was a little rough because it's definitely not and definitely not easy.But looking back, you know talking a whole lot about myself and I think the one wore that stands outwas persevares an just perseverance or tha good times in the bad touse EAH.What was what was the deciding factor of transferrn from yeugon after junoryear, ight ejust kind of on Cean start. You know, I always I stayed at Uko myjunior year because I wanted to go an compete for starting job. That didn'tthat didn't happen, and I fel like I should have been a starter, but youknow the team didn't feel like that was the case. So it was just a one of those circumstances where I kindof want to just have a clean slate. Go to a new school, have a positivecollege experience because shoe ones that are my belt, so that's kind of thedraging factor for that yea. how Di How d you end up at Eastern Kentucky Yeahmy freshman year, quarterback Coacha, you gone Shane Day.

He I reached out to him he's WiDulphins at the time, and I said I'm transferring Hey cne Ou bug in touchwith some of the coaches, that you know guys kind of reache down to my oldcoaches and just to see yeah. Who Te do, and he was good friends with mark elderthe head coach, foreesin ensucky. So he put me in touch and we built arelationship. I took a visit and committed Tku. You have to know whatwas the difference between the recruiting process out of college andthen going through like the transfer process yeah. So my my thought processwas transferring down, so I can play right away yeah. So you know Wrightright coming out of M my my transfer there. I thought I'd beable to go down an play right away, but that's not the case. The SA actuallymade be set out because I had a year avaligibility and y Red Hare, so theymade me sit out. So it was interesting. You know I reachedout to those Wonderblea FCS schools and you know, as between tousand Wagner and EK, Ou and Fel, comfortablethe staff and the offense and decide to bulltrigger knowow. I thought they yeah. I thought the same thing I thought youdidn't have to sit out, but must be if you were don te dto or something yeah.It's a very interesting rule that I didn't know about until I actually gotTokou and the told me to set up so what was Thateson like ta Yo learn some newstuff or likewheeryo. So when I first got there, obviously you know most guys.Redser is true, freshman right and when you're a true fresh, an you're kind ofgetting used to college. You know you're still into the going out phase of college, trying tofigure out what you're going to do, and you know I got the opportunity torectshors the truth. Senior so was a whole another experience for me. Ireally buckled down physically. You know I kind of I put on probably tenpounds of good weight learned a lot about football, and I wasin every single staff meeting every quarterback meeting I mean I was prettymuch a Ga that year Iwas learning you know Learnin the offense, how to coachguys, you know and obviously continuing to build Y, my leadership on and offthe field team. So it was definitely an...

...intrumental year for me from from adevelopmental standpoint, but yeah it was a fun year. Definitely whatwas it? What was it like? Just living in Kentucky Kentucky Wis InterestingEntucky was interesting. Is it's different, a little slow paced but food's GOODG? You know people are greatlittle foer pace, but football is it's true. They say the South is, youknow they care about their football there's. Probably thet was probably more passionate fans, not the number ofof fans of Yucon but they're just hope, passionate. You know they stay thereinterested it's. It's it's a fun atmosphere down there. So how did you? How did you win the starting job there yeah? So I came up my Redshire year andthere was a glittle quarterback battle between three guys and you now just hada good spring and a good preseason, and then name me the tarter so t it was. It was one of those opportunities whereyou know I transfer all the way down to Kentucky mean I better work, my buttoff to make sure I'm a starter, because I don't want to waste transfer being abackup again. So I really buckled down and the name it tha, starter and restes history for sure Wal went toyour success. For I mean I guess case I was like you rel only year that youplayed and started every game yeah. I think the biggest thing was justunderstanding the offense, an I think my retary yearly helped with that wasjust being around the coaches and understanding what they were going tocall and why they why they were calling it, and I think that minds that reallyhelped me going to my senior year, my retre Sinyour Year Arig. Now, let'swalk through your NFL journey like so what happened after you graduate, Imean yeah you' finished football, you graduate, then what happens yeah so graduate play football senior year, andthen I trance. So I go to Washington, DCC to train and pretty much just botkle down therefor a month and a half and just get my...

...body right, understand the forty, thestruggleall kind of stuff to set me up for pro day and I had a really good,Prota Ekou. I I think help me get on a few radors on a few teams and thenproday came around. I did good job. You know talk to a couple coaches there andthen, after that wis kind of a weird waiting game. You know I mean to adraft. You kind of just have to wait and see what happens so. DRAFTA comesaround and you know last day comes and the packers call like looking for a anundrafted. Obviously free agent prefer free agent, so you know sigin with themon that day and then you, you report with a bunch of otherrookies and that's kind of free game. At that point, you know everyone's.There is a ninedymander roster and it's made the best. Man went to the fiftythree and at first there was a very difficultlearing, the offense towards preseason. It starts to really click and you startto understand it. And fortunately I had a good good preseason, which I thinkhelped me. You know stay in the city trough denerafter Sulf yeah, so the cuts finally happened. Imade titeen and then you know the rest of the whole pretty much year. Thisyear was, is just supporting Aran and making sure he gets what he needs forfor the Games on Sunday, because he's he's Tha Guy Ownin, the show out there.It's no longer about you, know Deshan and I it's all about Aaron and how youcan go out there and help us win. So you know it's all aboupt breaking downfilm ND, doing desensive, you know DB reports, form and and just breakingdown stuff form to make it easier form. So it was. It was a great experience,Mer o year, it's been t been a lot of fun. You know: AaronDeshan, AP Ben, a a great pair of leaders for mend ha done. A great jobshow me the ropes, so I extremely happy about that yeah for sure. So so thepackers are the only oness interested in you now thereare a couple. Their teamsthink the raiders Browns, the Vikings they're pretty pretty heavilyrecruiting me, but other than that. Not a whole lot of teams. Now, who wasthe packers only offered? No, I had the raiders in the browns o.So how did you decide to pick the ager?...

I had a previous relationship with thepackers. I took a top thirty visit there, so I got to meet some of thecoaches and I felt comfortable about the quarterback s. The quarterbackcompetition here so decided to be with packers is a great organization and Iwas first class and I truly do love Itin ring, but yeahit's pretty cool. Imean I mean unfortunately going undrafted, but, like that's cool thatyou got to actually pick from three different teams. Yeah and that's themean being undrafted- is not a negative thing because I, like you, said you getto almost pick at that point and that's kind of where you Hav Todo yourhomework and see you know what's boss but fit best for you. But Yeah KnowIt's k whether you're drafted or undrasted. I mean it's really up to youat that point. It's it's! You got to make a team, you got a battle, it's allaboug competing and you know trying to make that fifty three minure oster yeahand I remember twitter just blowing up and they were like every week. It waslike who's tin, boil, custon boil and like kept on going off and then all asudden they after another, like Goll right this cul my make I who is hewhere's he from where and then I just cotaand everything, Sowhicha ncebut,it'sit's, nice kind of be another dog and coming up, and no one really knowswho you are you're, making a statement, so I kind of enjoy being that guy. Forsure, like even like that, I mean quarterback, that's the that's theposition you yep yep out, so so ultimately on the third trint. Was itlike just making hey threeman roker bad? It was awesome, it was a dream. Cometrue. You know you have those experiences you con O being Benchn andpeople telling you. You can't do this for that and then to. Finally, you knowrealize that you've made fifty three men roster for not even the NFL but theGreev badpackers. I mean so much history, so much tedition there, andthat was that was an emotional day for me when I got that call so yeah that'll be with me forever and youknow can't thank my family and my friends my girlfriend enough for beingthere for me and just run in and out. You know it's allworth it yeah for sure and going into...

...the first game. I Know Ani just gotinjured and then the shown I think ot injured to, but you weren't, youweren'n active and I remember also clidit twitter was going while tobecause they were like. Why isn't the third quarterback Acti Yeah Most ASTACKAR active? So I 's it's one of those fucky deals where you know you havefifty three guys, but you can only dress forty six on game day. So unfortunately was one of those guys whowas inactive but yeah. I know that was a scary situation that first im there,but Aarin came back and did what he does best and lead us towin so yeah. So so, overall, how is your work year? I know you kind oftouch on it, but yeah it was awesome. I learne a lot, didn't really understand the the trueins and outs of what goes into you know the NATONAL football league, but it seds great to city. You know just the game playing the scheming, ISS thehours and the van power put into it. So yeah. I learn a lot. I think I'm goinno come out a lot better from it and yeah. It's been a great lot of greatrelationships and you know just happy to be a part of the organization yeahand I see you guys have fun with the photo bombs yeah. We do that'. U Littlething we do, but it's fun and hat's. What's it been like just like workingwith Haron, robers and learning from hi yeah, it's been awesome. You know justto see how he goes about you know every week and how he approaches. eachgameplan- and you know he's just so consistent and that's one thing I thinki'v' going to take is he doesn't fluctuate. You know what I mean. It'sjust you know a straight line of consistency of preparing and being asame leader and player on an off the field. so He's been great. It's beenvery helpful with me in my development, so I can't think him enough and how doyou, how o you feel about your new coach meal for being a formerquarterback yeah? That's great. I think I think, we're all eager to learn youroffense and kind of see where the things going to go. So you know it'sawesome having a young, vibrant staff, you know having guys you want to playfor and you trust it's going to be a...

...fun GINME FIC a couple of years. Haveyou got to meet him yet I did yeah briefly got to shake his hand,introduce myself, but no in depth conversations yet just kind ofthe theintroduction stage right now. What are your goings forg this off season andthen the two thousand and nineteen Teson yeah, I kind of want to kind ofwant to lean my body out a little bit. You know lose some weight put on somegood weight. I want to. I want to kind of touch my body up and just want tounderstand the offence. You know it's. It's interesting going into a new yearwith a new quarterback coach new. You know, coordinator, headcoach and Y, getto learn a whole new system. So I think that's. My pririe right now is kind oftrying to get up there and see the coaches and see what I can take theguff from the offense. Definitely you you'R ready for some fun questions butDalit. What's the biggest difference living in Connecticut and now living inWisconsin a lot colder, it is a different gold. Alot colderyeah, like I said, im right now, is negative. Negative eighteen win showORH, no, it's crazy, and what do you like to do in your freetime when you're not playing football or working out? Ougood question likegoing to see movies. You Know Big Golfer Gooand, I'm just I'm a big movie,Guy kind of like the theater and going to see, plays and going see movies thatkind of aspect of of life right now. What's the latest movie, So er good one,you seen what did we just go? See Man the blanken right now, it's a really goodmovie to Glass Yep. It was a good one. What about OuGiv me your top five favorite quarterbacks, all the time, Topifavorite quarterbacks all time you, your favorite cne in no particularorder. Okay, I'm going to go ar Rogers Tombrady, Pagan, manningstawback and we'll go Montana Al Right, I'll, takeit yeah yep, and what Bowhat was your...

...favorite city besides Rin Bay, liketraveling life, I, like Seattle, you know it's kind of a claint little city. That's you know up on ahill, it's nice little city. I enjoyed that experience o sure. Actually Ithink I had a somebody else say. Hat too I forgot who was but someone elseID Seattle recently to a its Goa little facewell appreciate you coming on andWore Cang people find you on Tu Comedia, yeah, nomyais, ont, ntieand, Istgram, tenboilunder core seven or ten, be seven or Timbl actally, I'm not set so tinboileit. At this point, so e yeah, I'm on toter an Instagram, so look yeah forsure. I'm pretty sure you coming on yeah. I appreciate your WANTOANATC.

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