Re: J JENKINS VS AJ GREEN 4/42, JENKINS VS JULIO JONES 4/19, "BEST CORNER IN THE DRAFT" mds per pft
posted at 4/9/2012 1:24 PM EDT
In Response to Re: J JENKINS VS AJ GREEN 4/42, JENKINS VS JULIO JONES 4/19, "BEST CORNER IN THE DRAFT" mds per pft
Wouldn't you take him with the 31st pick? or would you rather take him with the 48th if he falls? I mean the players that BB has cut or traded because of problems in the locker room were because they weren't producing on the field ( big albert, meriweather and moss comes to mind, moss after the 08 season showed his true colors) you think jenkins cannot produce positive results on the field? And he will have people here in NE that could give him some advise (hernandez, jermaine and spike)have someone he can lean on,the leadership on this TEAM is outstanding. To me NE is the best case scenario for him to land, I think that sentiment is league wide. I would draft him with the 31st pick if gilmore and kirkpatrick are off the board but to ignore his talent just because he has made some questionable decisions on how he lives his life is unfair. The kid has admitted to everything that has been said about him, he's not denying it that atleast shows that he owns to his mistakes and will try to improve from the lessons learned. What makes you think that he's not a team player and that he will not buy into the "patriots way"? we can't never know if we dont try it, it's a high-risk, high-reward investment.
Posted by leonardo0110
No I wouldn't take him at #31 or #48 and why is it unfair that no team takes him because of off the field concerns? Don't the teams spend millions and use a pick that could have been another player on them? Don't you expect the teams to get back on their investment? Look at Leshoure, how much do you think Det thinks they will get back on that investment? If they knew he was going to be busted twice for pot related offenses they would still have taken him? How about Byrant? His antics were so bad that Dal almost thought of releasing him outright this past off-season. How about Ryan Leaf? All those red flags, don't you think SD wishes they didn't overlook them? No one owes anything to these kids. They put themselves in these situations in the first place which causes the issues. Why should someone else take the risk for their problems? How about Ricky Williams and what NO's gave up for him? Our own Meri, do you think that was the right call taking him even with his red flags similar to Jenkins (fighting on field and off field) I don't think they got back what they invested. Brandon Marshall, Pacman Jones, Soward, Wendell Bryant, a good chunk of the Vikings D the list is almost endless.
From the players taking responsibility, look at two players on the Pats that have turned the corner. Mallet was considered a top 15 QB maybe even a top 10 and he fell all the way to the bottom of the 3rd. Don't you think if he could go back and change things he would? Why is it that no one called his name with all those QB needy teams? Hern had early 2nd round talent and he fell all the way to the 4th because of a couple drug failures. All that money he cost himself, don't you think he wish he could have Gronk money right now?
Fair or unfair owners are risking millions on these kids and it's up to the kids to keep themselves clean and red flag free if they want to cash in. How many stories have we heard of high talent red flag kids that fail in the league? It happens more often then successes.
To your last point, when was the last time BB to a high risk and high reward. BB's always been about minimizing the risk and maximizing the reward. Why would he change now? The few times he took higher risks/reward players (Meriweather red flags, Maroney system based concerns) nether worked out all that well. BB won't risk a 1st rounder on a kid that might not have his head fully in the game (family concerns ala Henry or Cro) or might be thrown out (arrests or drug related). Doesn't mean BB won't take those risk but only when the value far outweighs the risk.