Yes he is worth the risk, pure and simple. Every draft pick is a risk.
He likes weed, its not like the weed is going to give him an advantage on the field or anything like PED's(yes im looking at you Pettis). If he says he's learned his lesson and will be good then ill give him the chance to prove me wrong.
As i've said before, every player entering the NFL gets a clean slate from me. In college, people do dumb stuff, i know i have. I know a lot of people have. They had there fun, got to experiment many things, make mistakes and hopefully learn from them. Now there entering the NFL and have a chance to show the past is the past and they realize they have a chance to win games, make money and have great careers. If they mess it up then oh well. It's there life and if they cant grow up and realize what they have then it is there own fault.
If Jenkins screws up and gets banned and eventually out of football, i won't blame Snead for his decision to draft him, and if a few years down the road we draft another player with character concerns like Jenkins, i will have no problem with it. I'd have more problems with Snead drafting a lazy player with no desire for the game then a guy who smoked weed in college.
Just my opinion.
Not to hate on one player but is this acceptable behavior? I'm sure I can find many to choose from this one I will never forget for more reason then the letter he left his wife.
Joe Montana: Family Man
It is absolutely disgusting that people are questioning Joe Montana's motives for not showing up at the Super Bowl MVP celebration. Montana is a big family man. Why else would he have been married three times?
Joe Family Guy has had almost as many marriages as Super Bowl rings. A wife for every Super Bowl MVP. It's funny that family was never much of a priority for him when he dumped his high school sweetheart Kim Monses, after three years of marriage in 1977 when he was drafted by the *****. But it is a tradition for professional athletes (and entertainers in general) to dump your first wife when you finally make it to the big time.
Following the lead of great NFL players, like Frank Gifford, Montana moved on to a stewardess for wife number two. Cass Castillo was some sort of a looker, but she couldn't make it past the magical three-year mark (which incidentally was Montana's college number at Notre Dame).
Montana had other priorities, other than family, when he decided to move on. Montana met his current wife, Jennifer, while shooting a commercial for Schick razors. Montana was so smitten, he left Cass a "Dear Jane" letter at the ***** front office to let her know that she was being replaced. Joe and Jennifer were married a year later. Montana received a little heat with this move said, "Maybe God wants Joe Montana to be happy."
His personal life has nothing to do with his play. Elway said he would like Tebow to marry his daughter but not be his QB.
If he gets suspended......he is not on the field. It's that simple for me.
I don't care if the issue is weed, steroids, or a bum knee........anything in a player's past that could keep him off the field is an area of concern.
There are three factors to consider in assessing the risk:
1. What type of potential do you feel the player possesses?
I believe that Janoris Jenkins has the ability to be an above-average to elite CB.
2. What is the cost of obtaining the player?
In this case, it ended up being the #39 pick, which was one of three second round picks the Rams possessed.
3. What red flags are causing concern?
In this case, the concern is based upon past acts that, if repeated, would result in suspensions.
Weighing these things, the Rams decided that the potential benefits outweighed the risk.
See? Its not a moral issue. Its a business issue.
After the 'success' (cough) of the "4 pillars system"....I am all for a new direction. Looks like its katy bar the door for the Rams on the nice guy factor, from here on out. This kid appears to be a solid cover corner, a very good tackler and a heck of a special teamer. I know its quite a jump from DII to the NFL but I like what I see. He either grows up or he can look forward to an inmate number. Lets hope he grasps what this opportunity means for him and decides to become a man.
"We will rally around Janoris Jenkins, and ..." >> Bah, never mind! :D
General opinion is yes, JJ is worth the risk. I agree. And I'm also glad the Rams did their due diligence in investigating the kid and made this decision for me!
He played 3 years at Florida. It was marijuana and an arrest record that exiled him to D2 for his senior year, not talent.Quote:
Originally Posted by Fargo
if smoking weed is the issue, we should be good. Even Mike Mayock said this lol. No one cares about pot anymore unless you're a cop or over 40 lol
Joe Montana was a MASSIVE cokehead and that is an open secret. He missed games for rehab at one point. Of course, that was long before the developed drug policy in the nfl.
Fact is, weed is not a moral judgment in this context. Its a violation of the collective bargaining agreement and the league will suspend him if they catch him.
ramming speed to all
Having 4 kids with 3 different women, being arrested 3 times, testing positive for marijuana even though you know you have the potential to be a star in the NFL indicates a huge deficiency in common sense or perhaps just plain stupidity. That worries me because the likelihood of him doing something stupid again that will derail his career is significant in my opinion.
Yes, I've already said I though he was worth the risk since we had 3 2nd round picks, but it's still worrisome.
Here's hoping that JJ knows the meaning of the word 'commitment' to the Rams and to becoming a responsible professional athlete in the NFL. So far it seems that at least he ... honestly ... admits his days at Florida were marred by 'mistakes'.
GC made an excellent point in that after Florida, Jenkins apparently tried to right his attitude at UNA.
Good indication to continue this path with the Rams.