Wisconsin's Peter Konz says David Molk's criticism doesn't bother him, 'cause I'm sexy and I know it'
Former Michigan football captain David Molk recently said he thinks he is the NFL draft's top center — and that included Wisconsin's Peter Konz, who is the consensus top prospect at the position.
Konz brushed off the remarks artfully in an interview with WISC-TV in Madison, Wis.
"That's OK — Taylor Swift said, 'People throw rocks at things that shine,'" Konz told the station Wednesday. "As far as I know, everybody likes me ... 'cause I'm sexy and I know it."
But he told AnnArbor.com it's "uninformed" to rank Konz ahead of him, citing his own four-year body of work and Konz's struggles in the bench press at the combine.
"No doubt about it," he added. "I have skills he doesn’t have. Obviously, my strength is far better, I’m faster, I would say I’m smarter. Obviously, he’s an intelligent person, I’ve talked to him, but I just think I have a technique that’s unmatched (by him)."
Molk also said he believes he is a better player than Ohio State center Mike Brewster, who responded by tweeting that Molk should "keep my name out of your mouth."
Brewster, like Konz, later said he's moving on.
"It's that time of year when guys say what they want to say, and that's fine," Brewster told The Detroit News. "I'm not going to retaliate in the media. It is what it is. He said what he said, and I wish him the best. I'm just worried about myself and my pro day and see where I go in the draft."
Kyle Meinke covers Michigan football for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at 734-623-2588, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and followed on Twitter @kmeinke.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 6:51 a.m.
Konz is also incredibly weak for a BT starting center... and thanks to his Combine performance...we all know that as well. Molk smokes Konz on all levels and will have a FAR greater NFL career. Mark it down.
Wally the Wolverine
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 3 a.m.
Hard to knock Konz when he anchored a potent running attack for the conference champion. I suspect this is the same lens the NFL is looking through.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 9:16 p.m.
Molk is doing his sales pitch...hey, it is positioning for a higher draft pick...money. i would do the same thing if I was the best center in college football. He definitely has confidence, and up to this point he can say what he feels because he has backed it up on the field, and the bench!
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 9:13 p.m.
Braylon, Molk, Hart, Magnus, Kalis, Pipkin................and on and on. The list of classless UM players continues.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 6:55 a.m.
btw boy.... do you consider David Boston to be a bastion of class>> lol...whatever...go back to Ohio...ohio
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 6:54 a.m.
so Kalis is "classless" to you because he switched is committment after Ohios lying and cheating head coach had to step down... that is classless to you>... an 18 year old kid making the right choice for his future and avoiding a situation of turmoil? If that is "classless" what do you call Justin Boren who was 100000x times worse? uh huh... thought so. check yourself before you come over to our board spouting trash son.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 1:22 a.m.
Hayes (punching an opponent's player), Tressel (tattoo gate, lying), Meyer (denying - lying - that he had not been contacted by bucks)...and on and on. This is a list of COACHES, by the way.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 1:07 a.m.
You forgot Boren, the face of the Sucks.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 9:53 p.m.
these kids that play sport's for all college's deserve better then your crap!! you set a new standard for classless. . .what a very immature and childish post!!
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 6:33 p.m.
I blame Rich Rod for this act of hubris.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 9:45 p.m.
Yes everything is Rich Rod's fault.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 5:14 p.m.
He needs to be humble and am sure he & his agent are involved in that scheme to make Molk more attractive in the draftboard
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 5:09 p.m.
Class act, that.