Average to Savage
Average to Savage

Episode · 2 years ago

Tim Boyle | Average to Savage EP35

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

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 average podcastwith Paul Greno, everyone in anyone, athletes, so webs and much more. Job Everybody. On back for another episode of the average savage podcast.A special guest today's Green Bay packers quarterback Tim Boyl. Tim, how's itgoing? Great? How are you doing? Good? Good, you know,in Connecticut in the cold, that's pretty much the same over here inGreen Bay. Six degrees right now is the negative, negative fifteen wn sh'll. So I'm trying to survive. Could you give me a brief background aboutyourself? Yeah, born or raised and Middletown Connecticut. Then shortly they're aftermoved to Middlefield, the town over. So pretty much hail from Middlefield Connecticut. The middle of three kids, older sister, younger sister. Happily marriedparents. You know, played a lot of sports as a younger kid,but really enjoyed football, obviously, and you know, obviously succeeded out ofa young age show decided to focus on it and you know, did wellin high school. You know, one three state championships and then what's toYukon didn't do too well and I don't think we had a very good teamthen, but decided to transfer East Kentucky. Had an OK senior year and itput me in position to be a preferred free agent with the packers andthen at that point was come up to me and, you know, madethe best of my situation and ended up making them fifty three minute roster.So extremely less. Yeah, for sure, let's jump into that. So howdid you how did you get into football grown up? That's a greatquestion. I think I was too young really to even think about it.I mean I was probably five or six and playing flag football. I kindof enjoyed running around at that age, you know, you're kind of playingbasketball, baseball, football, soccer. You're trying to all out just tosee what you like, and I really like football. From a young ageI had a pretty strong arm. So the youth coaches decided to make mequarterback. So it's it's funny how it all goes back to, you know, one coach pretty much just deciding my fate for the rest of my life, my football career. So yeah, it's never really look back. Froma young age, kind of just enjoyed playing football, played basketball, baseball, but those are kind of my side...

...sports. Really enjoyed football. Soyeah, I haven't looked back since. Like you just mentioned before, Iknow you want to three. You two three state titles that I gave yourjenuine new as a powerhouse being from my seven. I know you guys beatus a few times and unfortunate. And so what was the recruiting process?So I got out of high school for you. Yeah, my it startedpicking up my junior year. My first offer came after my sophomore from BostonCollege and Syracuse and Yukon, and then junior year started picking up to thebigger schools, you know, Florida, Notre Dame, Oregon, Houston.So you got those bigger schools. But yeah, just took some visits,you know, make good relationships with the coaches that were there, and thenup decided to commit to Boston College and my whole senior year I was committedto BC and then, you know, a few weeks before Sunning Day,coaching change happened and you know, I kind of looked around a little bitended up going to Yukon. So you know, everything happens for a reason. I'm glad I went to Yukon and got those experiences under my belt,met a lot of good people, a lot of good coaches there. SoI was kind of my hurting process. It was a little, little upand down there for a while, but wouldn't have it any the way.Kind of teaches you because of the ropes of the business. For sure.Now, like growing up, was one of your goals like to go toYukon? That was actually not I was. I was. I was always ayukon fan growing up because that's like the local team, obviously, butmy whole recurating process it was kind of weird. Every time I go visitYukon be a cloudy, rainy day and I just wouldn't get positive vibes fromit. So I always kind of told myself I wanted to stay away fromYukon, like as a sophomore in the junior. But then when you kindof came back around and I kind of reintroduce my you know, the newstaff, new quarterback coach, I got to obviously build some good relationships withthem and I felt comfortable. I pulled the trigger and, you know,had an up and down season as a freshman and, so to speaking,in the sophomore in junior season as well.

But you know, like I said, it's a it was an unfortunate roller coaster Yukon, but it taughtme a whole lot of football, a lot about myself and I wouldn't haveit any other way. Yeah, for sure. So how'd you come overcomethose obsoless going through? I know you were starting, sometimes, you weren'tstarting sometimes. Yeah, yeah, I always told myself, you know,if you continue to do the right thing, then good things will happen to you, and I my dad and my parents, you know, my mom, and they've always instilled that in me. You know what I mean. It'sit'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 haven't as you're internally, andI can being a competitive athlete. I mean it's you either do it oryou don't do but it's that simple. And if you can feel bad foryourself, where you can work harder, and that's why I decided to doyou know, those tough couple, tough couple blows there, you know,being a starter, then going to start string and back up. But youknow, consistently, you know, worked on my craft and worked and youknow, now I'm in the position. I want to be in. So, like I said, I mean it's in the in the in the timeit was a little rough because it's definitely not in definitely not easy. Butlooking back, you know, taught me a whole lot about myself and Ithink the one where that stands that was perseverance and just perseverance through the goodtimes in the bad times. What was what was the deciding factor of transferringfrom you? Gone after junior year? I like why? Just kind ofwant to clean start. You know, I always I stayed at you calmmy junior year because I wanted to go and compete for starting job. Yeah, that didn't that didn't happen and I felt like I should have been thestarter, but, you know, the team didn't feel like that was thecase. So it was just a one of those circumstances where I kind ofwanted to just have a clean slate, go to a new school, havea positive college experience, get some wins that are my belt. So that'skind of the driving factor for that. Yeah, how'd you end up atEastern Kentucky? Yeah, my freshman year quarterback coach at Yukon Shane Day,he I reached out to him. He's...

...the dolphins at the time and Isaid I'm transferring. Hey, can you put me in touch with some ofthe coaches that you know? Guy's kind of reached out to my old coachesand just to see, you know, who they do, and he wasgood friends with Mark Elder, the head coach for recing entucky. So youput me in touch and we built a relationship. But I took a visitand committed Ku. You have to know what was the difference between the recruitingprocess out of college and then going through like the transfer process? Yeah,so my and my thought process was transferring down so I can play right away. Yeah, so, you know, right right coming out of my mymy transfer there, I thought I'd be able to go down and play rightaway. But that's not the case. The SCAA actually made me sit outbecause I had a year of eligibility and my red shirt. So they mademe sit out. So it was interesting. You know, I reached out tothose wonderble a FCS schools and you know it's between Taus in Wagner andEku and felt comfortable to staff and the offense and decide to pull trigger.Yeah, wow, I thought they yeah, that thought the same thing. Ithought you didn't have to sit out, but must be if you go downto dtwo or something. Yeah, it's a very interesting rule that Ididn't know about until I actually got dk you and it told me how tosit up. So what was that season like? Did you like learning somenew stuff or like where you guys? So, when I first got there, obviously, you know, most guys watch shirts true freshman right, andwhen you're a true freshman you're kind of getting used to college, you know, you're still into the going out phase of college, trying to figure outwhat you're going to do. And you know, I got the opportunity todirect shore as a true senior. So as a whole, another experience forme. I really buckled down physically, you know, I kind of Iput on probably ten pounds of good weight. Learn a lot about football, alwaysin every single staff meeting, every quarterback meeting. I mean I waspretty much a GA that year. I was learning, you know, learnthe offense, how to coach guys, you know, and obviously continuing tobuild my leadership on and off the field...

...team. So it was definitely aninternational year for me from a from a developmental standpoint. But yeah, itwas a fun year. Yeah, definitely. What was it? What was itlike just living in Kentucky? Kentucky was interesting. Kentucky was interesting.It's it's different. Little slower paste, but foods good. You know,people are great. Little slower pace, but football is you know, it'strue. They say the south is you know, they care about their football. There's probably it was probably more passionate fans, not the number of fansof you calm, but they're just so passionate. You know, they stay, they're interested. It's it's it's a fun atmosphere down there. Yeah,it's pretty cool. So how did you how did you win the starting jobthere? Yeah, so I came off my red tri year and there wasa little quarterback battle between three guys and, you know, just had a goodspring and a good preseason and they named the starter. So it wasit was one of those opportunities where, you know, I transfer all theway down to Kentucky. I mean, I better work my butt off tomake sure I'm the starter because I don't want to waste a transfer being abackup again. So I really buckled down and they name it a starter andrest is history. For sure. What led to your success? For Imean, I guess, because that was, like, you're weird, only yearthey played and started every game, right. Yeah, I think thebiggest thing was just understanding the offense, and I think my retret year reallyhelped with that. was just being around the coaches and understanding what they weregoing to call and why they why they were calling it, and I thinkthat that mindset really helped me going to my senior year, my retter senioryear. All right, now let's walk through your NFL Journey. Like so, what happened after you graduate? I mean, yeah, you finished football, you graduate. Then what happens? Yeah, so graduate, play footballsenior year and then I trance. So I go to Washington DC to trainand pretty much just buckle down there for a month and a half and justget my body right, understand the forty,...

...the shuttle, I kind of stuffto set me up for pro day and I had a really good prodUku, if I think helped me. I'll get on a few radar sona few teams, and then projay came around. I did good job,you know, talk to a couple coaches there and then after that it's kindof a weird waiting game, you know what I mean. It's the draft. You kind of have to wait and see what happens. So draft thatcomes around and you know, the last day comes and the packers call lookingfor an undrafted obviously free agent, preferred free agent. So you know,sign with them on that day and then your you report with a bunch ofthe other rookies and that's kind of free game. At that point. Youknow everyone's there's a ninety man a roster and it's made. The best manwent to the fifty three and at first it was a very difficult learning theoffense. Towards the preseason it starts to really click and you start to understandit and fortunately I had a good, a good preseason, which I thinkhelped me, you know, stay in the fifty through then roster stuff.Yeah, so the cuts finally happened. I made the team and then,you know, the rest of the the whole pretty much year this year wasis just supporting air and making sure he gets what he needs for for theGames on Sunday, because he's he's a guy run on the show out there. It's no longer about you know, Deshaun and I it's all about Aaronand how he can go out there and help us win. So you know, it's all about breaking down film and doing defensive, you know, deepbeat reports, form and and just breaking down stuff formed to make it easierform those. It was a great experience my rookie year. It's been it'sbeen a lot of fun. You know, Aaron Deshaun have been a great pairof leaders for me. They've done a great job of showing me theropes, so I'm extremely happy about that. Yeah, for sure. So,so the packers are the only ones interested in you. Now there area couple their teams. I think you're raiders, browns, the Vikings.They're pretty pretty heavily recruiting me, but other than that, not a wholelot of teams. Know it was the packers only offer. No, Ihad the raiders in the browns. So so how'd you decide to pick thepackers? I had a previous relationship with...

...the packers. I took a topthirty visit there, so I got to meet some of the coaches and Ifelt comfortable about the quarterback the quarterback competition here, so decided to be withpackers. It's a great organization and you know, it's first class and Itruly do loving Green Bay. Yeah, it's pretty cool, I mean,I mean unfortunately going undrafted, but like that's cool that you got to actuallypick from three different teams. Yeah, and that's I mean, being undraftedis not a negative thing because, like you said, you get almost pickat that point and that's kind of where you have to do your homework andsee, you know, what spots would fit best for you. But yeah, I know it's whether you're drafted or undrafted. I mean it's really upto you at that point. It's it's you got to make a team.You had a battle. It's although competing and, you know, trying tomake that fifty three men roster. Yeah, and I remember twitter just blowing upand they were like every week it was like who's Tim boil too,stim boil, and then like kept on going off and then all the suddenthere one week after another, like all right, this could my make it? Who is he? Where's he from? where? And then I just keptas seen everything. So I was about a no where, which wasnice, but it's it's nice kind of being the other dog and coming upand no one really knows who you are. You're making a statement. So Ikind of enjoyed being that guy. If for sure like even like that. I mean quarterback, that's the that's the position. You know. Yep, YEP, no doubt. So ultimately won the third stream job after theytraded Brett Hugley. So what was what was it like just making the fiftythree man roster? But it was awesome. It was a dream come true.You know, you have those experiences you come being bench and people tellingyou can't do this or that and then to finally, you know, realizethat you've made the fifty three men roster for not even the NFL but thegreen at packers. I mean, so much history, so much tradition there, and that was a that was an emotional day for me when I gotthat call. So yeah, that'll be with me forever and, you know, can't thank my family and my friends, my girlfriend enough for for being therefor me and just run into doubt. You know, it's all worth it. Yeah, for sure. And...

...going into the first game, Iknow Aaron Rodgers got injured and then the Showan, I think, got injuredtoo, but you weren't you weren't active and I remember also good it.Twitter was going wild too, because they were like why is in the thirdquarterback actor? Yeah, most more backs, staring quarterbacks aren't active. So it'sit's one of those funky deals where you know you have fifty three guysbut you can only dress forty stays on game day. So I, unfortunately, was one of those guys who was inactive. But yeah, I knowthat was a very situation that first in there, but Aaron came back anddid what he does best and lead us to win. So yeah, sooverall, how is your rookie year? I know you kind of touched onit, but yeah, it was awesome. I learned a lot. Didn't reallyunderstand the the true ins and outs of what goes into, you know, the National Football League, but it's great to see, you know,just the game playing, the scheming. There's the hours in the manpower putinto it. So yeah, I learned a lot. I think I'm goingto come out a lot better from it. And Yeah, it's been a greata lot of great relationships and, you know, just happy to bea part of the organization. Yeah, and I see you guys have funwith the photo bomber. Yeah, we do. That's kind of a littlething we do, but it's fun. And what's it been like? Justlike working with Aaron Rodgers and learning from me. Yeah, it's been awesome, you know, just to see how he goes about, you know,every week and how he approaches each game plan and you know, he's justso consistent and that's one thing I think I'm going to take his. Hedoesn't fluctuate. You know what I mean. It's just, you know, astraight line of consistency of preparing and being the same leader and player onand off the field. so He's been great. It's been very helpful withme in my development. So I can't thank him enough. How do you? How do you feel about your new coach, metal for being a formerquarterback? Yeah, that's great, I think. I think we're all eagerto learn the offense and kind of see where the thing's going to go.So, you know, it's awesome having a young, vibrant staff, youknow, having guys you want to play for and you trust. It's goingto be a fun see me a fun...

...couple years. Have you got tomeet him yet? I did, yeah, briefly. You got to shake hishand, introduce myself, but no indepth conversations yet. Just kind ofthe the introduction stage right now. And what are your goals for this offseasonand then the two thousand and nineteen season? Yeah, I kind of one too. Kind of want to lean my body out a little bit, youknow, lose some weight, put on some good weight. I want toI want to kind of touch my body up. And now I just wantto understand the offense. You know, it's it's interesting going into a newyear with a new quarterback coach, new coordinator, head coach, and youhave to learn a whole new systems. So I think that's my priority rightnow is kind of trying to get up there and see the coaches and seewhat I can take pick cuff from the offense. Yeah, definitely. You'reready for some fun questions. Let's do it. What's the biggest difference livingin Connecticut and now living in Wisconsin? A lot colder. It's a differentcold, a lot colder. Yeah, like I said, I mean rightnow is negative negative eighteen wind show right now. It's crazy. And whatdo you like to do when your free time, when you're not playing football? Are Working out? That's another question. Like going to see movies, youknow, big Golfer, okay, and I'm just I'm a big movieGuy, kind of like the the theater, and you going to see plays andgo and see movies. That kind of aspect of life right now.But what's the latest movie? You saw her, good one. You seewhat's we just go see? Oh Man, the blank, and right now it'sa really good movie to Glass Lash. Yeah, glass, Yep, itwas a good one. What about you give me your top five favoritequarterbacks all time? Top five favorite quarterbacks all time? Good one, yourfavorite quarterback in no particular order. Okay, I'm going to go Aaron Rodgers,Tom Brady, pagan, manning, stole back and full. will goMontana. All right, I'll take it. Yeah, yeah, and what aboutwhat was your favorite city? Besides...

...you're in Bay like traveling. LastI like Seattle. You know, it's kind of a quaint little city that's, you know, up on a hill. It's it's nice little city. Ienjoyed that experience for sure. Actually, I think I had a somebody elsesay that too. I forgot who was, but someone else had Seattlerecently too. Yeah, it's good little place. Well appreciate you coming onand where can people find you on social media? Yeah, I'm at thispoint. I'm on twitter and and INSTAGRAM. Leave. It's to tim boil underscoreseven or tim boil seven or Timble. Actually, I'm not seven eight,Tim boil eight at this point. So yeah, yeah, I'm ontwitter, instagram. So look me up and for sure I appreciate you comingon. Yeah, I appreciate your me and look forward to Sanin Touch.

In-Stream Audio Search

NEW

Search across all episodes within this podcast

Episodes (164)