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Old 04-20-2011, 01:32 PM   #1
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I don't like to report linkless rumors, but my twitterfeed is saying that Ryan Mallet skipped a meeting with Carolina after a night on the town ran a little latish.
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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Carolina going QB with the #1 pick anyway correct? Unless they were considering going QB rd 2. I dont like Mallet anyway so Carolina Panthers and fans should shrug it off.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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I'm an Arkansas fan/resident and the slander and lies about Mallett that are killing his character have gotten to the point of being more funny than they are maddening. I wake-up, and it seems like every morning or afternoon another story breaks, without any confirmed sources or facts, instead it's full of nothing but alleged claims of Mallett doing something bad.

He didn't skip the meeting, just like he never had a drug problem while at Arkansas (never failed a drug test at Arkansas), wasn't ever a bad teammate (was elected team captain and players openly came out and said they loved playing with Mallett when those bogus rumors started to spread), and any other "alleged rumor" questioning Mallett's character that has come out in the last two or three months.

The main one, Mallett's "drug-problem", was self-admitted by Ryan that he experimented with marijuana his freshman year at Michigan. That was back in 2007. He spent the next three seasons at Arkansas and NEVER failed a drug test. If he was smoking pot or consistently using any other drugs, which would mean he had a drug problem, then he would have failed a drug test at some point in a three year span.

Not to mention, the University of Arkansas and their athletic programs (most notably football and basketball) are in a fishbowl in this state. I live 30 minutes from Fayetteville, I pick up three different radio stations that are basically nothing but Arkansas Razorbacks sports talk radio from 7 a.m. to about 8 or 9 p.m. depending on the station. There's only so much to talk about between three different shows five days a week pertaining to the University of Arkansas athletics. If Mallett had EVER had a drug problem or, even an alleged drug problem, while at Arkansas, I promise you it would have caught on somewhere outside of the team, and spread like wildfire throughout the state. That's how things work here. Arkansas' biggest city doesn't even have 500,000 people, no professional sports teams, and no other relevant D1 universities. Yet, in the three years Mallett was at the U of A, there was never any stories or even rumors of him having a drug problem, abusing drugs, or even doing drugs one time. The ONLY thing that ever came out was one public-intox during his "sit-out" year after transferring. I'm not defending the public-intox, but it's the only thing that anyone has proof of, and that's not any worse than the list of things that attach them to Cam Newton's name -- stole a laptop, academic dishonesty, and father shopping his services to different schools. However, for some reason, Cam Newton doesn't seem to be getting near the same level of criticism about his character as Mallett is receiving about his.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:31 PM   #4
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I'm an Arkansas fan/resident and the slander and lies about Mallett that are killing his character have gotten to the point of being more funny than they are maddening. I wake-up, and it seems like every morning or afternoon another story breaks, without any confirmed sources or facts, instead it's full of nothing but alleged claims of Mallett doing something bad.

He didn't skip the meeting, just like he never had a drug problem while at Arkansas (never failed a drug test at Arkansas), wasn't ever a bad teammate (was elected team captain and players openly came out and said they loved playing with Mallett when those bogus rumors started to spread), and any other "alleged rumor" questioning Mallett's character that has come out in the last two or three months.

The main one, Mallett's "drug-problem", was self-admitted by Ryan that he experimented with marijuana his freshman year at Michigan. That was back in 2007. He spent the next three seasons at Arkansas and NEVER failed a drug test. If he was smoking pot or consistently using any other drugs, which would mean he had a drug problem, then he would have failed a drug test at some point in a three year span.

Not to mention, the University of Arkansas and their athletic programs (most notably football and basketball) are in a fishbowl in this state. I live 30 minutes from Fayetteville, I pick up three different radio stations that are basically nothing but Arkansas Razorbacks sports talk radio from 7 a.m. to about 8 or 9 p.m. depending on the station. There's only so much to talk about between three different shows five days a week pertaining to the University of Arkansas athletics. If Mallett had EVER had a drug problem or, even an alleged drug problem, while at Arkansas, I promise you it would have caught on somewhere outside of the team, and spread like wildfire throughout the state. That's how things work here. Arkansas' biggest city doesn't even have 500,000 people, no professional sports teams, and no other relevant D1 universities. Yet, in the three years Mallett was at the U of A, there was never any stories or even rumors of him having a drug problem, abusing drugs, or even doing drugs one time. The ONLY thing that ever came out was one public-intox during his "sit-out" year after transferring. I'm not defending the public-intox, but it's the only thing that anyone has proof of, and that's not any worse than the list of things that attach them to Cam Newton's name -- stole a laptop, academic dishonesty, and father shopping his services to different schools. However, for some reason, Cam Newton doesn't seem to be getting near the same level of criticism about his character as Mallett is receiving about his.

Yeah, this has to be some kind of agent-planted garbage because Mallet only got a public intox during college. There were never rumblings about a drug problem or character issues. It's ridiculous. It really is. There are absolutely no character issues with Ryan Mallet. None whatsoever.
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I'm an Arkansas fan/resident and the slander and lies about Mallett that are killing his character have gotten to the point of being more funny than they are maddening. I wake-up, and it seems like every morning or afternoon another story breaks, without any confirmed sources or facts, instead it's full of nothing but alleged claims of Mallett doing something bad.

He didn't skip the meeting, just like he never had a drug problem while at Arkansas (never failed a drug test at Arkansas), wasn't ever a bad teammate (was elected team captain and players openly came out and said they loved playing with Mallett when those bogus rumors started to spread), and any other "alleged rumor" questioning Mallett's character that has come out in the last two or three months.

The main one, Mallett's "drug-problem", was self-admitted by Ryan that he experimented with marijuana his freshman year at Michigan. That was back in 2007. He spent the next three seasons at Arkansas and NEVER failed a drug test. If he was smoking pot or consistently using any other drugs, which would mean he had a drug problem, then he would have failed a drug test at some point in a three year span.

Not to mention, the University of Arkansas and their athletic programs (most notably football and basketball) are in a fishbowl in this state. I live 30 minutes from Fayetteville, I pick up three different radio stations that are basically nothing but Arkansas Razorbacks sports talk radio from 7 a.m. to about 8 or 9 p.m. depending on the station. There's only so much to talk about between three different shows five days a week pertaining to the University of Arkansas athletics. If Mallett had EVER had a drug problem or, even an alleged drug problem, while at Arkansas, I promise you it would have caught on somewhere outside of the team, and spread like wildfire throughout the state. That's how things work here. Arkansas' biggest city doesn't even have 500,000 people, no professional sports teams, and no other relevant D1 universities. Yet, in the three years Mallett was at the U of A, there was never any stories or even rumors of him having a drug problem, abusing drugs, or even doing drugs one time. The ONLY thing that ever came out was one public-intox during his "sit-out" year after transferring. I'm not defending the public-intox, but it's the only thing that anyone has proof of, and that's not any worse than the list of things that attach them to Cam Newton's name -- stole a laptop, academic dishonesty, and father shopping his services to different schools. However, for some reason, Cam Newton doesn't seem to be getting near the same level of criticism about his character as Mallett is receiving about his.
great post

Mallett will be a better version of Drew Bledsoe
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Yeah, this has to be some kind of agent-planted garbage because Mallet only got a public intox during college. There were never rumblings about a drug problem or character issues. It's ridiculous. It really is. There are absolutely no character issues with Ryan Mallet. None whatsoever.

It's beyond maddening. You live in Arkansas, too, correct? I have never felt this bad for an Arkansas athlete before. Like I said, it seems like every one or two weeks there's a new story about Ryan having character issues. You know how things work here, if Mallett had ever had a drug problem, or was getting in fights with teammates, it would have been statewide news in a matter of a few hours after ANYONE caught wind of it. But, like you said, there were never any rumors about any of these things while Mallett was at Arkansas. And even rumors about this stuff would have spread like wildfire all around the state. This isn't New York, LA, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, etc.

It's freaking ARKANSAS!! Our entire state population is 2.5-3.0 million. If the biggest star athlete in our state is having any kind of issues word gets out and it gets out fast.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:41 PM   #7
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great post

Mallett will be a better version of Drew Bledsoe

Whoever got the ball rolling on the endless list of accusations about Mallett's character has cost the kid a lot of money. Based on NFL readiness, arm strength, and talent Ryan is the best QB prospect in this class.

The offense Mallett was running at offense was like college Calculus, while the offenses Newton and Gabbert were running at their respective schools were second grade math in comparison.

You could tell that much if you just watched the QB Camp with Jon Gruden for each player. On just about every play Mallett had three WR's, a TE, and back coming out of the backfield. Mallett was making reads and check-downs at the line of scrimmage and, on top of that, the receivers had option routes for a lot of different plays. Greg Childs, Joe Adams, and Jarius Wright weren't breaking out of the huddle set on running a post, slant, cross, whatever. And it was up to Mallett to see the defense before the snap, figure out if they were in man, zone, etc. and then figure out which route his WR was going to run based on the defense.

I'm not saying Gabbert and Newton are going to be busts (even though I think both have very high bust potential) but Mallett is much more NFL ready from day one.
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It's beyond maddening. You live in Arkansas, too, correct? I have never felt this bad for an Arkansas athlete before. Like I said, it seems like every one or two weeks there's a new story about Ryan having character issues. You know how things work here, if Mallett had ever had a drug problem, or was getting in fights with teammates, it would have been statewide news in a matter of a few hours after ANYONE caught wind of it. But, like you said, there were never any rumors about any of these things while Mallett was at Arkansas. And even rumors about this stuff would have spread like wildfire all around the state. This isn't New York, LA, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, etc.

It's freaking ARKANSAS!! Our entire state population is 2.5-3.0 million. If the biggest star athlete in our state is having any kind of issues word gets out and it gets out fast.

The Hogs are our pro team. They're all we have here. A lot of people are big Cardinal and/or Cowboy fans, but the Hogs are and will always be #1 in this state. There is no way in hell it wouldn't have been a big deal if any of this stuff was true. There's just no way. I think NFL teams will ultimately realize that there is nothing behind this when they do their homework. Hope my Redskins take him at #10.
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Whoever got the ball rolling on the endless list of accusations about Mallett's character has cost the kid a lot of money. Based on NFL readiness, arm strength, and talent Ryan is the best QB prospect in this class.

The offense Mallett was running at offense was like college Calculus, while the offenses Newton and Gabbert were running at their respective schools were second grade math in comparison.

You could tell that much if you just watched the QB Camp with Jon Gruden for each player. On just about every play Mallett had three WR's, a TE, and back coming out of the backfield. Mallett was making reads and check-downs at the line of scrimmage and, on top of that, the receivers had option routes for a lot of different plays. Greg Childs, Joe Adams, and Jarius Wright weren't breaking out of the huddle set on running a post, slant, cross, whatever. And it was up to Mallett to see the defense before the snap, figure out if they were in man, zone, etc. and then figure out which route his WR was going to run based on the defense.

I'm not saying Gabbert and Newton are going to be busts (even though I think both have very high bust potential) but Mallett is much more NFL ready from day one.

Great post.

I honestly don't believe there's a QB in this class worthy of a Top 10 pick but, if there's one who passes the eyeball test for me, it's Mallett.

His people have really let him down. No future draft pick should choose his representation.

Gabbert, whose remarkable season resulted in a whopping 16 TD and 9 INT, jumps onto the charts out of seemingly nowhere. And let's not forget that he posted these incredible stats in a league where 6 other QB's threw for 20+ TD.

Newton, who I'm not sure can read a post card and certainly hasn't shown he can read a defense, may go in the top 5. His collegiate QB experience consisted of looking at a pre-designated route once, then tucking the ball and running. Oh, there's the stolen laptop, payoff to "his dad", and general douchebaggery that comes oozing out of the guy every time he opens his mouth as well.

Again, Mallett makes some really bad throws, trusting his arm too much. But how his agents have let him slide behind the likes of those two is a freaking mystery.
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i may be simplifying it, but why would the Panthers take a QB when they took a QB last year relatively early?

i guess to make some competition for Clausen at the starting spot, but neither really have a solid veteran to "show them the ropes" and with two young QB's you can't expect to win any time soon.
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i may be simplifying it, but why would the Panthers take a QB when they took a QB last year relatively early?

i guess to make some competition for Clausen at the starting spot, but neither really have a solid veteran to "show them the ropes" and with two young QB's you can't expect to win any time soon.

They don't think Clausen is the "answer". I think that's stupid since Newton ain't the answer either..
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Great post.

I honestly don't believe there's a QB in this class worthy of a Top 10 pick but, if there's one who passes the eyeball test for me, it's Mallett.

His people have really let him down. No future draft pick should choose his representation.

Gabbert, whose remarkable season resulted in a whopping 16 TD and 9 INT, jumps onto the charts out of seemingly nowhere. And let's not forget that he posted these incredible stats in a league where 6 other QB's threw for 20+ TD.

Newton, who I'm not sure can read a post card and certainly hasn't shown he can read a defense, may go in the top 5. His collegiate QB experience consisted of looking at a pre-designated route once, then tucking the ball and running. Oh, there's the stolen laptop, payoff to "his dad", and general douchebaggery that comes oozing out of the guy every time he opens his mouth as well.

Again, Mallett makes some really bad throws, trusting his arm too much. But how his agents have let him slide behind the likes of those two is a freaking mystery.

Mallett's agent is apparently a local Arkansas lawyer that Mallett's family has known for a long time. From what I gathered, it sounded like he was essentially a family friend. Needless to say, the agent has caught some flack from Arkansas fans. In a pretty weak QB class his client is far and away the most NFL ready, has all the tools, can make all the throws with a huge arm, yet Mallett is on the verge of going in the second round while guys like Gabbert and Newton will go top 5-10.

Mallett catches a lot of flack for making bad decisions/throws in crunch time in big games, which is somewhat true if you only look at the Alabama and Ohio State games this past season. However, he also made some ridiculous reads and throws against LSU and Georgia in crunch time. Yet, Blaine Gabbert - and his eye-popping 16/9 TD/INT season in the Big 12 - throws a pick-six to lose their bowl game against Iowa but is never spoken of. I remember watching a Missouri game (it may have been their bowl game) late in the season and one of the guys calling the game said something to the effect of Gabbert might be the best NFL QB prospect in the 2011 class if he came out. This was literally the first time I had ever heard anyone say that. Then in a matter of a couple of months he's in everyone's top 5-10. I believe he was only honorable mention All-Big 12 this year. Yet, in a tougher league in a much more complex offense, Mallett lead his team to 10 wins, put up 3,000+/30+ on 60% passing, and he may not go until the second round.

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he goes as high as 10th to the Redskins, 15th to the Dolphins, or 25th to the Seahawks, but it seems like he's destined to be a 2nd rounder.
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Mallett is just comes off as a douche to me, sorry if I'm wrong, but the way he acts to the media isn't making me a fan of him at all.
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Mallett is just comes off as a douche to me, sorry if I'm wrong, but the way he acts to the media isn't making me a fan of him at all.

How is he acting towards the media? Other than that one time a month or two ago when he told them he wasn't going to answer any questions about his "off- the field issues" (as did Cam Newton) I can't think of anything he's done as far as speaking to the media where he's come off as a "douche".

I know his hillbilly/hip-hop accent combo doesn't help his image some, but I still can't think of anything he could've done (outside of that one press-conference I already mentioned) that would have made him come off as a douche. In fact, I can't even think of anything other than the Gruden Quarterback Camp show on ESPN that's had him speaking in front of a national outlet.
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I hear that he's a good kid and that he's coachable.

But when I watch his body language and watch him talk something just reaaaalllllyyyyy bothers me. I can't place it AND it's very possible that it's a nervous thing. It could be his demeanor when he's nervous, but I just don't get a good vibe from him.

I almost feel like he's a bit ahead of himself, almost too cocky? But it's not even that. I simply can't place it.

Best arm I've seen in a while though. Kid can make some throws! I would love to have him on the 49'ers.... just not with a first round pick (unless they trade back into the late round).
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