I don't think Simmons or Ingram is some kind of franchise savior. Simmons is a great fit as a 4 in the modern NBA though because he can guard inside and on the perimeter, rebound, handle the ball like a guard, and score inside. Even if he never develops a reliable jumper, he is still going to be a very valuable player. I see him as a better version of Draymond Green who can create offense on his own much better than Green.
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
From Walter's A Fraud:
Walter, you've unprofessionally insulted Ryan Mallett repeatedly and multiples times you've said he's very unintelligent. You even said at one point that he could have a historically bad Wonderlic score. Turns out, he got a 26, above Cam Newton (21), Jake Locker (22), and the average (25). You were blatantly wrong. So how can we consider you or your sources credible?
--> Obviously the Wonderlic is a great measure of intelligence. Ryan Mallett did a great job pointing out that September is the ninth month of the year. Whoop dee freaking doo.
Mallett's 26 is probably the wrong score anyway. Chris Mortensen reported this, and he was already wrong about Blaine Gabbert's score. I heard from another source that Mallett scored a 9. So maybe he doesn't know what the ninth month of the year is.
Okay, I got it ... you don't like Chris Hope's performance. I've been reading for the past year since the Titans lost to Indy at home on MNF, but can you move past it? Do you really think Munch is going to bring in a QB without more OL protection?
--> Are you sure you get it? I don't think you get it. Quick, someone think of a Chris Hope joke so Mike can understand that Hope sucks.
The Titans have to bring in a new quarterback. They can't sell their fans on Rusty Smith and/or Kerry Collins for a year. No one would go to the games once the team loses its fifth in a row to start the 2011 season.
the browns would instantly have the best secondary in the league by drafting Peterson? LOL. the packers would still be atop that category with ease, einstein. You're reasoning for many of these picks is idiotic and shallow
--> I love it when people call someone an idiot and screw up their grammar in the same sentence. At any rate, you could argue that the Packers would still be better there, but we don't know what Green Bay will get out of an aging Charles Woodson next year.
Walt, some of your opinions couldn't be more off base. I don't know where you get this stuff, hopefully you hear it else where and just regurgitate it, because if you actually believe some off the stuff that put in these mock drafts than you are crazy.
--> Sorry, I was just eating my own dingleberries. What are you saying about crazy!? I'm not crazy!!?!?!?!??!!??!?!?!!!!!
From The April Fool's Mock isn't nearly this bad:
Since there are no comments on that humor abortion, I'll say it here. You're just a jacka**. Unfounded insults, the same tired routine no matter how often your "insight" is proven completely wrong, and Jimmy Clausen't microscopic QB IQ shoved all the way down your throat. Sadly, the April Fool's mock is supposed to be bad, but it just goes to show your a schmuck with pure douchebag sense of humor.
--> Yes!!! My goal was to sound like a schmuck with a pure douchebag sense of humor, so I have obviously succeeded. Thank you for the compliments!
Hey Walt, just wanted to let you know that your April Fool's Day mock draft was the most un-funny and horrible thing I have ever read.
--> Well, at least Qwert didn't insult my real mock, which means I'm batting 1-for-2. I'll take that.