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DaKraken
05-15-2013, 09:57 PM
Dude is retiring from the NFL at the ripe old age of 23.

Who out there was crying how he could have been a beast for the GMen?

http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=9278165&src=desktop

Carter.525
05-15-2013, 10:02 PM
I did.. :cool:

Martyr
05-15-2013, 10:11 PM
I also was on the McClain wagon

King Sully
05-15-2013, 10:12 PM
Handed the world on a silver platter and just rejecting it, what a disgrace

miked1958
05-15-2013, 10:16 PM
I did

DaKraken
05-15-2013, 10:21 PM
The crazy thing is I don't recall any character issues (and I might be forgetful) that would have predicted his post-draft demise. I just remember some worries about Crohn's disease or something like that.

slipknottin
05-15-2013, 10:29 PM
I didn't think he moved well enough.

fletch842
05-15-2013, 10:45 PM
I like my crow deep fried!!

Shockeystays08
05-15-2013, 10:53 PM
Guilty!

Rat_bastich
05-15-2013, 11:10 PM
Hindsight is a mother. You can't foresee what a guy will become and who knows what he would've been with any other team besides the Raiders. It's a possible butterfly effect, so trying to be snide about it serves no purpose.

Morehead State
05-15-2013, 11:13 PM
Dude is retiring from the NFL at the ripe old age of 23.

Who out there was crying how he could have been a beast for the GMen?

http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=9278165&src=desktop
Don't want to name names but one of my buddy's on the MB was actually pissed off that we didn't move up to jump ahead of Oakland because we "should have known" they were taking him.

J. Tuck Rule
05-15-2013, 11:13 PM
This guy.

Martyr
05-16-2013, 12:33 AM
I remember not liking the Hakeem Nicks & JPP picks so I'm thrilled when I get it wrong

joemorrisforprez
05-16-2013, 01:01 AM
Dude is retiring from the NFL at the ripe old age of 23.

Who out there was crying how he could have been a beast for the GMen?

http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=9278165&src=desktop

I'll admit it, when the Raiders picked him, I was bummed out.

Giantslb66
05-16-2013, 01:02 AM
That would be me..........

LayLow
05-16-2013, 03:07 AM
I was on the Spoon wagon and was pissed NYG passed on him,but that JPP kid worked out pretty good

GoDeep80
05-16-2013, 03:15 AM
Spooner all the way. And he's easily the best player on ATL's D. But JPP turned out just fine.

bearbryant
05-16-2013, 03:21 AM
When the fire's gone, the fire's gone!

PierrePaul
05-16-2013, 06:52 AM
I ddin't think he'd be available, but I wanted him to be a Giant no doubt. In fact, I was one who thought that this year, we should take a look at him. Good thing JR doesn't get his advice from the MB.

Captain Chaos
05-16-2013, 07:12 AM
I thought he would have been an interesting pick up for us, sad to see that type of talent go to waste.

Toadofsteel
05-16-2013, 10:12 AM
LINNNNNNNNNNEEEBAAAAACKKKUHHHZZZZZ

Yeah I wasn't around this place in 2010, but I wanted to draft McClain too... Even moreso in 2011, after one year, since JPP had all of 4 sacks in 2010 and was largely a Coughlin Rookie(tm)...

GeoGoGo
05-16-2013, 10:31 AM
I sheepishly raise my hand. I wanted to draft him and then give him a shot this year!

By the way, oh great forteller, how you coming with predicting the Power Ball numbers?

G.I. Ants
05-16-2013, 10:51 AM
I was like,"he played well in college even with Chron's disease, he could be the anchor of our defense for years to come."

I'd like some grits with my crow.

TCHOF
05-16-2013, 11:17 AM
I was on the Spoon wagon and was pissed NYG passed on him,but that JPP kid worked out pretty good

I was a the Spoon wagon too, but I must admit that I would have been ok with selecting McClain too.

ryan12
05-16-2013, 11:19 AM
guilty

WR4Life
05-16-2013, 11:36 AM
I did. That's why I won't ever question the front offices draft picks. No matter what I think, I've resigned to the fact that they know way more than I do.

BigBlue1971
05-16-2013, 11:37 AM
i was ready for McClain!

i was totally upset and i mean pissed with Al Davis and Oakland for drafting him!

little did we know how he would turn over!

this guy and Titus Young are fools for throwing away a great at the least, monetary career!

BlueJayC
05-16-2013, 11:39 AM
I did and still wished they had.....you never know what would've happened if he came here and was disciplined properly......yeah he's got many character flaws but the Raiders did nothing to remedy them.....the Giants would have or at least tried to.

As another poster pointed out you never know how a player would've developed under a different team......like the Jets drafting Marino.....think he would be an HOF'er.....highly doubt it.....he probably would've been out of football at age 23 too.

FBomb
05-16-2013, 11:40 AM
He's not retiring for good.....The Ravens want him to take a year off of football to get his head straight.(if that is possible)........Make him miss the game and the paycheck for a little while.

BlueSanta
05-16-2013, 11:42 AM
I liked Darrell Washington that year. I thought he was a better value in the 2nd than any 1st round LB.

BigBlue1971
05-16-2013, 12:06 PM
He's not retiring for good.....The Ravens want him to take a year off of football to get his head straight.(if that is possible)........Make him miss the game and the paycheck for a little while.

^ this!

the guys too young to retire! with his record football is the only well paying job for him!

TCHOF
05-16-2013, 12:08 PM
^ this!

the guys too young to retire! with his record football is the only well paying job for him!

You overuse exclamation points.

BigBlue1971
05-16-2013, 12:22 PM
You overuse exclamation points.

im excited when talking bout the Giants! lol.

ny06
05-16-2013, 12:24 PM
He's not retiring for good.....The Ravens want him to take a year off of football to get his head straight.(if that is possible)........Make him miss the game and the paycheck for a little while.
A young troubled man staying away from structure for a year can be more harm then good.

BlueSabbath
05-16-2013, 12:30 PM
Dude is retiring from the NFL at the ripe old age of 23.

Who out there was crying how he could have been a beast for the GMen?

http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=9278165&src=desktop

he had no issues at Alabama... had problems after going to Oakland... who knows how he would have been in the right system around the right locker room.

FBomb
05-16-2013, 12:43 PM
A young troubled man staying away from structure for a year can be more harm then good.


True.....but what are the Raven's suppsoe to do at this point? He has to decide for himself to get his head together without the Ravens having to pay him and still retain his rights when/if he comes back.

TCHOF
05-16-2013, 01:10 PM
im excited when talking bout the Giants! lol.

I'm just breaking balls . . . !!!

TCHOF
05-16-2013, 01:10 PM
A young troubled man staying away from structure for a year can be more harm then good.

+1