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    Janoris Jenkins to be checked up on every day

    I saw this and thought it was a great idea. I don't know if you can babysit a "grown" man but at least this might help out alittle bit. I wonder if this is what they tried to do with pacman?
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    Rams plan to check in on Janoris Jenkins every day

    By Dan Hanzus NFL.com

    It was clear someone would take a chance on Janoris Jenkins. The St. Louis Rams became that team Friday, selecting the troubled-but-talented North Alabama cornerback in the second round of the NFL draft.

    Rams general manager Les Snead told SI.com's Peter King "it would have been tougher to take a chance" on Jenkins had St. Louis not piled up picks via trade.


    "Draft picks are like stocks," Snead said late Friday night. "But our draft, as a whole, is sort of like a mutual fund."

    Translated out of Patrick Bateman terms, the Rams surmised their glut of draft picks -- including four in the first 50 choices alone -- afforded them the right to swing for the fences in at least one instance.

    They sent Jenkins to the plate ... but he won't be there alone. His personal life is a wreck -- four children with three different women and marijuana-related issues -- but the Rams have put safeguards in place. Snead or another Rams official will call him every day, a system of checks-and-balances aimed at keeping Jenkins out of trouble.

    Said Snead: "I look the kid in the eye and said, 'It's you and me.' "

    The idea a team would even put this policy in place seems like reason enough to avoid Jenkins like the plague, however, the Rams are riddled with holes and decided to gamble for a quick fix in the secondary. Jenkins represents one hell of a roll of the dice.
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    Re: Janoris Jenkins to be checked up on every day

    I still say they should make him move in with Aeneas Williams. If not Aeneas, then Bruce or Ray Agnew.

    Are there any other ordained ministers at Rams Park?
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    Re: Janoris Jenkins to be checked up on every day

    Bison, how about Father Guido Sarduchi?

    Ramming speed to all

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    Re: Janoris Jenkins to be checked up on every day

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    I still say they should make him move in with Aeneas Williams. If not Aeneas, then Bruce or Ray Agnew.

    Are there any other ordained ministers at Rams Park?
    The Reverend Isaac Bruce.

    If you're going to roll the dice by picking Jenkins, this is the absolute right approach to take.

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    Re: Janoris Jenkins to be checked up on every day

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    Bison, how about Father Guido Sarduchi?

    Ramming speed to all

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    GC, we're trying to keep Jenkins away from drugs.
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    Re: Janoris Jenkins to be checked up on every day

    I really hope this works out, but the fact that the Rams feel the need to check up on a guy every day to keep him out of trouble, worries me. Didn't they investigate and interview him, then determin that he wasn't an unreasonable risk? You can only do so much to try and influence behavior. At some point, and soon, Jenkins has to get his act together and be trusted to act like a responsible citizen.

    Hopefully, this is just a short-term policy that pays off.

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    Re: Janoris Jenkins to be checked up on every day

    Hopefully it doesn't backfire and he doesn't begin to resent the Rams for treating him like a parolee.

    I don't know exactly what trouble he's been in, but I do know that people who aren't criminals hate to be treated as such.

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    Re: Janoris Jenkins to be checked up on every day

    I've defended the Jenkins pick quite a bit, but this is a bit silly. If they trusted him well enough to draft him, then they should trust him well enough to not have to call him everyday. But I guess not. Hopefully they don't have to keep doing this.
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    Re: Janoris Jenkins to be checked up on every day

    Guys, they are about to invest a $4m contract into Jenkins. Why not get him to have a chat every night? They are looking out for the guy, not tagging him and putting him under house arrest

    Think of it this way. Would it have been silly for the San Diego Chargers to pay for Vincent Jackson to have a driver to prevent him drink driving?

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    Re: Janoris Jenkins to be checked up on every day

    This is going a bit overboard with calling him and monitoring everyday. Its like being babysat, I wouldn't like it so he won't like it.

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    Re: Janoris Jenkins to be checked up on every day

    A. He's being treated like a parolee, because he is a parolee.

    B. He and his agent agreed to all of this. A report came out (I think it was the Silver article) that Fisher/Snead spoke with his agent prior to the pick and laid out the stipulations. His side agreed to all of it.
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    Re: Janoris Jenkins to be checked up on every day

    I get that they agreed to monitoring, but I do question how effective daily calls from Rams officials would really be. Maybe they could just set up an automated service that would send him random messages like:

    "Hey, Janoris, have you considered not getting her knocked up this time?"
    "Hey, Janoris, are you high?"
    "Hey, Janoris, random drug test time! Nah, dude, we're just playing, but don't do drugs."
    "Hey, Janoris, I saw your segment on Cops. Don't tase me, bro! Lol!"
    "Hey, Janoris, it's 3 am. I must be lonely..."

    Man, that will never get old!
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    Re: Janoris Jenkins to be checked up on every day

    Who cares whether Jenkins "likes" this approach or is offended by being treated like a "felon"? He made his bed and now must lie in it.

    You reap what you sew. This is what you sign on for when rolling the dice on a guy with a checkered past. And while it's absolutely pathetic that a grown man has to be checked on and babysat, it's exactly what a team must do to protect its investment. Hopefully Jenkins gets it and becomes a productive player for us. To those who defended the pick, understand this is a part of the package. It may or may not work.
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    Re: Janoris Jenkins to be checked up on every day

    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
    Who cares whether Jenkins "likes" this approach or is offended by being treated like a "felon"? He made his bed and now must lie in it.

    You reap what you sew. This is what you sign on for when rolling the dice on a guy with a checkered past. And while it's absolutely pathetic that a grown man has to be checked on and babysat, it's exactly what a team must do to protect its investment. Hopefully Jenkins gets it and becomes a productive player for us. To those who defended the pick, understand this is a part of the package. It may or may not work.
    Obviously he's not a grown man, yet!
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    Re: Janoris Jenkins to be checked up on every day

    I'm a little bit concerned about the Rams choice of guidance counselor:


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