View Poll Results: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

Voters
39. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    35 89.74%
  • No

    4 10.26%
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28
Like Tree31Likes

Thread: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

  1. #1
    Rambos's Avatar
    Rambos is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Cali
    Age
    50
    Posts
    9,554
    Rep Power
    75

    Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

    After Sunday are you glad we did not get Blackmon?


  2. #2
    LA Rammer's Avatar
    LA Rammer is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Wilmington, CA
    Age
    44
    Posts
    2,776
    Rep Power
    39

    Re: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

    glad an understatement, elated!
    RealRam likes this.
    LA RAMMER

    It's Jim not Chris
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HNgqQVHI_8

  3. #3
    swatter555's Avatar
    swatter555 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    MO
    Posts
    484
    Rep Power
    16

    Re: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

    I think it was clear Blackmon was going to be a grade below elite and the Rams did what they should have. I continue to be astounded at how young people with the world before them lack the self-control not to implode. Blessings wasted. Lets hope he shapes up from now on.
    mde8352gorams likes this.

  4. #4
    r8rh8rmike's Avatar
    r8rh8rmike is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    29 Palms, Ca.
    Age
    55
    Posts
    11,939
    Rep Power
    130

    Re: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

    Based on what has happened, yes. He was given the benefit of the doubt after a serious lapse in judgement, then double downed and repeated it to an even greater extent. That, after saying it wasn't who he was and that he would learn from it. If the Rams had drafted him, I'd be extremely upset and concerned about it right now.
    RealRam likes this.

  5. #5
    MauiRam's Avatar
    MauiRam is offline Pro Bowl Ram
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Maui, Hi.
    Age
    70
    Posts
    4,939
    Rep Power
    79

    Re: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambos View Post
    After Sunday are you glad we did not get Blackmon?
    Certainly a fair enough question given the amount of "press" he's been given here. Having notched up his second alcohol related offense prior to even signing a contract is certainly a red flag, but pehaps not quite a death knell.

    I am glad we didn't take him. I'll admit that prior to the draft I wanted us to, but I felt early on that we wouldn't be taking him. I don't have a reason other than I just had a feeling in my bones that Fisher wouldn't go that route. I am not saying I'm glad because of the recent DUI incident, rather because of all the holes we had going into the draft, I believe Jeff & Les took the best approach.

    Blackmon may go on to be a star player in the league, and more power to him if he is able to conquer his demons and become a success. That said, we got 3 players for the price of one by moving down. Sure there are no guarantees any of them will be stars, but odds that all 3 will be busts are poor. So put me in the "glad we didn't" column.
    Flippin' Ram likes this.

  6. #6
    Rambos's Avatar
    Rambos is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Cali
    Age
    50
    Posts
    9,554
    Rep Power
    75

    Re: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

    I did not like Blackmon at two due to his skills, but at six if he was there thought he should be the pick. His DUI in college did not weigh too much in my mind as a red flag. He came across as a guy that really learned from his mistake and had moved on.

    Not sure how this will effect Blackmon one way or the other... but the Rams could not take a body blow like that. Jenkins in the second Rd with three picks in hand is not the same as the Rams taking a player at six and having this happen.

    Put me in the glad we did not get him even if we wanted him and where going to take him...

    I feel for the Jags and their fans, they just can't catch a break.
    GROUND DOG 39 likes this.

  7. #7
    AvengerRam's Avatar
    AvengerRam is offline Moderator Emeritus
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Longwood, Florida, United States
    Age
    46
    Posts
    18,951
    Rep Power
    170

    Re: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

    I'm glad the Rams didn't get Blackmon because they got Michael Brockers, Janoris Jenkins, Isaiah Pead, Rokevious Watkins and two future first round picks instead.
    Nick, MauiRam, THOLTFAN81 and 4 others like this.

  8. #8
    MACD is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    589
    Rep Power
    11

    Re: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

    I'm not saying Jenkins needed it, but stuff like this probably gets his attention...which is a good thing, like it should get all the players attention.
    RealRam and THOLTFAN81 like this.

  9. #9
    Rambos's Avatar
    Rambos is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Cali
    Age
    50
    Posts
    9,554
    Rep Power
    75

    Re: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    I'm glad the Rams didn't get Blackmon because they got Michael Brockers, Janoris Jenkins, Isaiah Pead, Rokevious Watkins and two future first round picks instead.
    Can't tell you how many draft experts said the Rams blew it by not getting one of the elite six. I,m on board with six high draft picks working out then one superstar.

  10. #10
    RealRam's Avatar
    RealRam is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    8,518
    Rep Power
    68

    Re: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?



    A picture is worth a thousand words. Oh, yes, and three more ... "I'm very glad".

    Last edited by RealRam; -06-04-2012 at 08:08 PM. Reason: Ram

  11. #11
    RAMFANRAIDERHATER's Avatar
    RAMFANRAIDERHATER is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Surf City USA
    Age
    61
    Posts
    2,364
    Rep Power
    58

    Re: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

    Yes, I'm glad.


    But it has nothing to do with what happened this past weekend.
    mde8352gorams likes this.
    Faithful Rams fan since 1968

  12. #12
    TekeRam's Avatar
    TekeRam is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    Age
    31
    Posts
    3,879
    Rep Power
    71

    Re: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

    We were far away from one player making us into a competative team, so I'm glad that we were able to pillage the NFC East of their picks. Further, I'm glad that despite the current administration throwing out the "four pillars" for guys who may have character concerns but have higher talent levels(our "electric" secondary just one example), we did not force ourselves into Blackmon like many of our fans would have done. They did their homework and if Jacksonville had not traded up, we may be waking up with this issue on our plates. Instead, we played it patiently, and were able to get a deal done on the clock and came away with a 2nd round pick for our patience.

    I don't think that our former front office could have pulled this draft off. They could have gotten a deal from the Browns or the Skins, but I doubt we would have gotten the second trade down. Overall, I'm just glad.
    I believe!

  13. #13
    Bar-bq's Avatar
    Bar-bq is offline Pro Bowl Ram
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    2,944
    Rep Power
    94

    Re: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

    Wholeheartedly yes.

  14. #14
    RockinRam's Avatar
    RockinRam is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    4,145
    Rep Power
    44

    Re: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

    Quote Originally Posted by RealRam View Post


    A picture is worth a thousand words. Oh, yes, and three more ... "I'm very glad".


    Hmm that's funny...he made that same face when it was announced that he was drafted by the Jags.


    Heck, that explains his drinking problem.


  15. #15
    Gomotron is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    OK
    Posts
    29
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Are you glad we did not get Blackmon?

    I was heavily against picking Blackmon in the top 10 for three reasons:

    1. He does not possess elite talent and athleticism. No one can argue that he was not elite at the college level, but no one will mistake him for Calvin Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald either.

    2. He is a bonehead. He already had a misdemeanor DUI offense already. Also, his showboating during the 2011 Alamo Bowl game against Arizona was widely criticized and led to changes in NCAA rules regarding taunting. He had another bonehead moment against Texas A&M on Sept. 24, 2011 when he dropped the ball before sauntering into the endzone, resulting in a touchback in a VERY TIGHT game. And now this second DUI.
    3. As an OU fan I am still bitter about the beat-down OkSt laid on us last year
    Last edited by Gomotron; -06-06-2012 at 09:03 PM. Reason: Readability

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. I'm just glad everyone is mad.
    By HUbison in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: -10-25-2010, 07:37 PM
  2. Glad to be here!
    By AltiTude Ram in forum Welcome to the ClanRam
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: -11-23-2007, 04:18 AM
  3. I'm glad...
    By LA Rammer in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: -10-30-2006, 03:55 PM
  4. Man, I'm glad that's over!
    By AvengerRam in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: -09-01-2006, 09:22 AM
  5. Glad to be here, and to be a Ram
    By 10MarcNumber1 in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: -08-06-2006, 11:54 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •