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Geforce
04-14-2011, 03:34 PM
There are a hundred theories about why Ryan Mallett (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft/player/_/id/26080/ryan-mallett) is possibly the biggest wild card in this crapshoot of a draft, and Jim has a few conspiracy theories of his own that he'll refrain from elaborating on. Physically, Mallett has it all: a 6-foot-7 frame, a cannon of an arm and 7,493 passing yards in a pro-style offense at Arkansas. The mental part is where this gets twisted. Some analysts say he has character issues, which, for a quarterback, sits like a giant black mark covering a three-page résumé.


In the three months since he decided to forgo his senior season at Arkansas, Mallett has been called everything from immature to cocky to a bad leader. Rumors about drugs have swirled on sports talk radio and the Internet. Folks in Arkansas don't get it. The only known blemish on Mallett's record comes from 2009, when, at the age of 20, he was arrested for public intoxication outside a nightspot near campus in Fayetteville. But the criticism and innuendo continue, and Team Mallett can't figure out why. Ryan's grandma cries when she hears the kid's name sullied on TV.


Mallett denies all of it, except the public intoxication, and says he's finished fighting. He says he doesn't care what anyone outside of the decision-makers in the NFL think of him.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft2011/news/story?id=6348822

ckparrothead
04-14-2011, 03:55 PM
I love being early. :)

Mike13
04-14-2011, 04:24 PM
I love being early. :)

The ladies dont....wait, what?

Aqua and Orange
04-14-2011, 04:28 PM
Hopefully Mallett vindicates himself with a clean NFL record. It would at least force the media to take a glance in the mirror. They have beaten this kid up with everything in the book, and hearing about how it affects his family really brings it home.

ckparrothead
04-14-2011, 04:31 PM
That's one thing. You know you're always going to have an ally when it comes to the Malletts. You know that Jim and Debbie are going to do their best, along side whatever NFL team he plays for, to make sure Mallett does right.

BostonPhin4
04-14-2011, 04:46 PM
Hopefully Mallett vindicates himself with a clean NFL record. It would at least force the media to take a glance in the mirror. They have beaten this kid up with everything in the book, and hearing about how it affects his family really brings it home.

^^ this

It's pretty crazy how many people (media and fans) have jumped on the Ryan Mallet lynching bandwagon. It's pretty despicable is you ask me (which no1 did of course). I can understand saying the guy has character concerns but some on this stuff have gotten ridiculous. Everyone is ready to write this guy off as Leaf, or Vince Young before he even gets into the league.

Part of me is happy because this gives what would be a Top 5 pick the chance to slide down to the Phins( even tho we will pass for and olineman or trade down for "value" and end up with crap). But as a person it really makes me feel for him. Especially when you consider that everything other than the Public intoxication is rumors and hearsay, and even that offense is complete BS. No1 else in the NCAA has ever gone out and gotten drunk before? He was just stupid enough to get caught. It's not like he is Ben Rothlisberger going out and raping chicks at bars for fun, yet he gets talked about like he murdered someone's grandmother or something.

Even if he is a complete ***hole and drinks to much, or has used cocaine in the past I really do not care. Dan Marino did blow like scarface and won us plenty of games. Ben Rapistberger would be in a cold jail cell playing hide the salami with all the other rapists of the world if he wasn't who he is. But he wins the Steelers games, and In the end that's what this is about, not being everyones friend, not being awarded an outstanding citizens award. WINNING GAMES!