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Te'o ready to go in Chargers' preseason opener

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:02 p.m. HST, Aug 08, 2013

Saying he is "excited, anxious and ready," Manti Te'o is expected to start in his National Football League debut today in the San Diego Chargers preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks at Qualcomm Stadium.

The game will be shown on KGMB and the NFL Network at 4 p.m.

Te'o, a second-round pick out of Notre Dame, is penciled in as the starter at strong inside linebacker for the Chargers after a strong showing in training camp. San Diego is expected to work in two others, Bront Bird and Phillip Dillard, at the position.

"I'm excited, anxious and ready," Te'o, a North Shore native, told Chargers.com this week. "I'm going to try to stay calm but my nerves are going to be high for sure. But I think that is a good thing. It's hit me that I'm a Charger, but it's going to be a completely different atmosphere and feeling (tonight)."

The Chargers' Mike McCoy will also make his debut as a head coach.

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So lets hear it Allie. Just waiting for your assessment of Te'o and the Chargers. I would imagine somthing like this: "The Chargers unfortunately wasted their 2nd round pick on a over-celebrated LB, that lacks the speed and overall football skills to keep him in the NFL for long. Te'o is an embarrassment to NFL and Hawai'i." I think that should just about sum up Allie's analysis-wouldn't you say?
on August 8,2013 | 02:09PM
false wrote:
She's at the bar getting drunk before the game.
on August 8,2013 | 03:07PM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Is she having a couple of cold ones with Lennay Kekua?
on August 8,2013 | 03:48PM
She could be on a field-trip to the WEST SIDE to determine for herself just how dangerous it really is!!
on August 8,2013 | 03:50PM
allie wrote:
giggle...I need my Tongan security detail to go there!
on August 8,2013 | 04:50PM
allie wrote:
huh? I wished Teo good luck!
on August 8,2013 | 04:49PM
jussayin wrote:
Glad that they didn't talk about the 'girlfriend'. That was getting tiring. Having said that, the article is a no-news item. What the heck is a person suppose to say? No, I'm not ready to play? Sorry ... just poking fun.
on August 8,2013 | 04:03PM
niimi wrote:
So if Johnny Football were to end up like Reggie Bush and gets stripped of the Heisman, would that make Roniah's bud the Heisman winner?
on August 8,2013 | 06:04PM
DAGR81 wrote:
How did Manti Teo do this afternoon?
on August 8,2013 | 08:38PM
jussayin wrote:
Saw the first and second set of defensive plays in the game. Teo wasn't part of the 'action'. I just went to ESPN to check the game stats but I didn't see his name. I guess he didn't make any tackles?
on August 8,2013 | 09:39PM
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