NFL Draft Mailbag Notes: These are not actually e-mails. They are comments left on the comment board in my 2011 NFL Mock Draft. I've included some of these comments and my responses to them.
2011 NFL Draft E-mails - Hate Mail
You flip-flop more than a fish out of water. You just wrote: "3. Gabbert seems to have good leadership qualities. He appears to have "it" - something that Jimmy Clausen lacks." The past few weeks you wrote: 3. Newton seems to have good leadership qualities. He appears to have "it" - something that Jimmy Clausen lacks. Huh??? So which is it? Ohhh, that's right. Whatever those d'bags Kiper and McShay at ESPN say, then that's what you will say. You're a hypocrite. Grow some balls and pick someone YOU like.
--> So you're saying both Blaine Gabbert and Cam Newton can't have great leadership qualities? Only one has to? So, I guess there's some sort of scientific phenomenon that we're unaware of that prevents both from having great leadership qualities. Unfortunately, I'm not as smart as Isaac Newton, so I can't figure out what it is.
From Losing Interest:
If Walter says, "new regimes mean new quarterbacks" one more time I'm going to barf on my keyboard.
--> OK, you win. "New front offices mean new signal-callers." Issue resolved.
From Mat Stevenson:
BROOKS REED GOES UNDRAFTED ? KEIPER HAD HIM GOING END OF 1ST RD. TO PACKERS IN ONE OF HIS LAST MOCK DRAFTS. SEEMS THAT THIS MOCK IS LACKING IF DOMINANT, HIGH MOTOR, HIGH IQ, STATISTICALLY ELITE, COMBINE WINNER AT OLB, GOING IN FIRST AND SECOND ROUNDS IN MOST DRAFTS, DOES NOT EVEN GO DRAFTED IN THIS ONE.
--> Umm... Brooks Reed is the 24th pick in my mock.
If the raiders spend back to back picks on cornerbacks, I will light my asomugha jersey on fire(while wearing it!) and run around until i die!!! What will you do if your wrong...??? any bets here playa!?!?!?
--> Rees, I will bet you one unsacrificed virgin and two gallons of goat blood that there is a chance the Raiders spend back-to-back picks on cornerbacks.
y the hell is burcift so low in your 2012 NFL Mock Draft? he is the nest ray lewis with cornerback...Walter, your mocks are horrrible. U are jst like espn. U ride players dick and media hype. I luv to see u media people wrong about players. And 2011 mock: cam, nick, dareus and a whole lot of other players are sooooooooo overrated. cant wait to see them fall flat on their faces...
--> If I'm like ESPN (and Matt Millen is on ESPN), are you saying that I like young stallions and players who are 100-percent USDA Man? Oh no.
What the hell is "nest ray lewis with cornerback?" I recommend not smoking crack prior to posting comments on my Web site from now on.
"Great Playa" neerrrrr I can make a funny!
--> If... you can type... 40 words quickly... you can be... a great... comment posta...
From Forum Member:
I'm here to speak on behalf of your NCAA tourny picks.
If you remember, last year you had Sienna Fever. I caught it with you, even sending Sienna to the final four of my bracket.
Then Sienna lost to Purdue, and I sent you an angry hate mail about you "debale" my bracket. It was feautured in you hail mail section.
Well, I present to you part 2...
HOW THE F**K DID YOU PICK BELMONT!!!
I BELIEVED IN YOU AGAIN AND YET YOU SCREW UP ANOTHER PICK.
THIS YEAR I HAD SO MUCH FAITH IN THAT PICK THAT I SENT THEM TO THE FINAL F**KING FOUR.
I'M THE LAUGHING STOCK OF MY GYM CLASS NOW!!! AND ITS ALL BECAUSE YOU PICKED F**KING BELMONT!!!
YOU DEBACLED (Yes, I learned to spell) MY BRACKET FOR THE 2ND TIME IN A ROW.
WHEN YOU PICK YOUR NEXT BIG "SLEEPER" I WON'T BE FOLLOWING YOU!!!
Have a Nice Day!
--> I picked Siena to go to the Sweet 16 the year before; not the Final Four. But what do you want me to do? Play it safe like Barack Obama and pick all four No. 1 seeds? Because that worked out for him. It's called March Madness for a reason. Kentucky and Arizona almost lose to Princeton and Memphis, respectively, and then go on to knock off Ohio State and Duke. It's unpredictable.
I hope you survive your gym class. I recommend splashing water on some guy's gym shorts, and then pointing out that he pissed his pants. That'll get you off the hook until you screw up your bracket next year.
I can't imagine the Pats trading JG for anything less than a 1st round pick. We're talking about a potential starting/franchise QB here who is game ready, looked great when he had the chance to play. He is probably a better prospect than any QB in this draft class. Given the fact that Brady is 39 and nobody knows for sure how many more years he decides to play, the Pats may want to hang onto him for at least another season while he's still under contract. I can't see the Pats giving him up cheap and I can see teams in need of a QB giving up a mid-late 1st round pick. Considering what some teams have given up just to move up a few spots in the draft for a QB, a 1st round pick seems pretty reasonable.