View Poll Results: Who is your "Vernie Award" recipient?

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  • Jimmy Clausen

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  • Rex Ryan

    2 5.00%
  • Michael Vick

    1 2.50%
  • Jay Cutler

    0 0%
  • Rey Maualuga

    9 22.50%
  • Shaheed Khan

    0 0%
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    The "Vernie" Award

    Named after Vernon Gholston, the Vernie Award is given to the person (player, coach, executive) that fans wanted the Rams to draft/sign/acquire but, in hindsight, thankfully did not.
    Vernon Gholston himself is ineligible for this award.

    So who is the winner?


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    Re: The "Vernie" Award

    I didnt want Rey Maualuga but peeps were all on his jock... Glad we got J Lau

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    Re: The "Vernie" Award

    Why is Jay Cutler on there? Hindsight says it was a good idea to stick with Bulger?

    I'd go with Clausen. There was some debate amongst fans about who would be the better QB, him or Bradford. Although Bradford still has to answer a lot of questions, smush-face will probably be out of the league in a couple years.


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    Re: The "Vernie" Award

    Glenn Dorsey, Long was the right pick.
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    Re: The "Vernie" Award

    I remembered being PUMPED when the Patriots selected Patrick Chung with the #34 pick in '09. Because that meant that Maulaulaulaulauga was going to be a Ram. On a 1 to 100 scale, I was at 98. Then Lauranitis was the pick; and my 98 went to about 81. Still excited, but it was a drop of 17 excitement points.

    Thank God for unanswered prayers.
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    Re: The "Vernie" Award

    I wonder if Aaron Curry might be a candidate for this poll as well.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: The "Vernie" Award

    Wasn't Aaron Curry supposed to be the second coming of LT. The hype certainly got to me that year.

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    Re: The "Vernie" Award

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    I wonder if Aaron Curry might be a candidate for this poll as well.
    You took the naan right out of my mouth, Hub. I was anti-Curry but not because I thought he'd bust; more to do with taking a LB for a 4/3 defense that high & The Rams dire need for a foundation player at LT( And no, J. Smith's struggles haven't changed my mind on the theory). Never thought Curry would have struggled like that, though, especially on a pretty decent Hags front seven.

    There are a million candidates among FAs over the last few years but my vote goes to Fat Albert. Not only do I feel smug about correctly calling that the wheels would fall off that monster truck but I get warm fuzzies thinking about how much of Kraft's money and Belichick's time Haynesworth wasted. The wheels also fell off Robbins but I think The Rams still got more bang for their buck there.

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    Re: The "Vernie" Award

    Curry is a good choice.

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    Re: The "Vernie" Award

    Glenn Dorsey with Maualuga a close second.

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    Re: The "Vernie" Award

    I picked other, which is Mark Sanchez. He played with an "elite" Jets team during that time yet he was the epitome of average and he would've busted REALLY hard with us if we drafted him.
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    Re: The "Vernie" Award

    Mine is Michael Crabtree...I still remember saying Crabtree is such a beast just throw it in his vicinity and he will catch it...being awed by his touchdown reception to beat texas with 8 seconds left I though he would lengthen Marc Bulger's (remember him) career as a ram...i remember getting into many many debates about Crabtree vs. OT in the 2009 draft

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    Re: The "Vernie" Award

    I don't have a vote or a write-in.

    Don't do the wish list thing. I take what they give and complain or praise afterwards.

    Happy to see kahn at zero and vick at close to zero. I can't imagine anyone wanting kahn as an owner or vick as a player. So, I guess vick & kahn would be the guys I really did NOT want and thankful we did not get.




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    Re: The "Vernie" Award

    I voted for Clausen. Bradford may have his detractors, but Clausen is just plain awful. Seriously and truly awful. He would have set out franchise back by a lot.

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    Re: The "Vernie" Award

    Clausen Pickles got my vote...whew!!!!!!

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