With the 94th pick in the draft, the #Jets select druggie Kenrick Ellis, a NT from Hampton.
Kenrick Ellis facing July jury trial for felony assault charge, facing 20 yrs in prison, according to Daily Press in Newport News, Va. #Jets
Someone should forward it to the Jets, along with some info for them to playback all the bull**** that was going on before the press conference. What a bunch of unprofessional ass clowns.
everyones mad at Cimini for how he said it but the there's some truth in it. we shouldnt sit here and pretend Kenrick Ellis is an upstanding citizen just cause he's wearing green. It takes alot to get kicked out of South Carolina. It's almost impossible to have Spurrier kick you off the team. And he's still got incidents from hampton "pending legal action"
there's a huge risk factor with this pick. People looking at this draft and saying well the DL is set for the next 5 years... maybe... maybe not.
No one is defending Ellis. It doesn't make it any more professional what cimini said.
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You just lost one follower of espn. I am tired of Cimini's repeated attempts to make a point. He rarely comments on actual football, and bashes the New York Jets to a point that is embarrassing for your organization. His comments on Kenrick Ellis on his twitter account are completely unprofessional (no one defends what Ellis did - but there's a way to report - something Cimini lacks). He approaches the team like a jaded fan of a rival team. Until he is removed, I refuse to be part of anything that has to do with ESPN, especially if this is the approach the organization is going to take with sports.
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Cimini is a reporter. Why don't reporters write "douchebag" Belichick or "a$$clown" Terrell Owens when they talk about problem people.
He should have written:
Or something like that.With the 94th pick in the draft, the #Jets select Kenrick Ellis, a NT from Hampton with significant off the field issues.
Yes, Ellis smokes marijuana. Does that mean Cimini can say whatever he wants? Please pretend to be a Jets fan for 5 minutes. You're on SAR's level sometimes, except his level of sarcasm let's everyone know that he doesn't pretend to believe what he writes.
i question why everyone is so fast to defend this player. if bengals drafted Ellis and cimini said the same thing would any1 here care? we are Jets fans and that is making us biased.
WE (humans) drift toward statements that make us comfortable. and we shun those that make us unconfortable. I don't agree with the way he said it but the content is fairly accurate.
No one is defending the player. He has issues. But as a reporter, you can't go around and give your opinions like Cimini does. Jesus, doesn't anyone have any sense of professionalism anymore?
If Cimini wants to call someone a druggie, he can get a username on JI and post it there, not on national news media outlets.
Oh, and Cimini wouldn't bash the Bengals if they drafted Ellis. He probably wouldn't blink at it while waiting to fill in the name of whoever the Jets drafted in his already written negative toned bash on the team.
I've gone thru the negatives... here are the positives
As a player there is a ton to like about Ellis. Josh B from JBscouting told me he was the most dynamic (best) small schooler this year. there were several good names. He has the potential to be amazing which is what you want out of draft picks. I don't like picks like the Eagles taking danny Watkins even tho he's got clean character and he will start, there's no upside there. Ellis has enormous, off the charts upside. 6'4" 350 and running sub 5 second 40 yard dash is a super rare skillset
the Jets probably had him graded high enough to be their 30 pick. taking him and Wilk is a great (safe) strategy, i love the doubling down on the same position (even tho Ellis is more of an NT and Wilk is more of a DE, both can play either). remember the Jets doubled down on Andre Maddox and Kerry Rhodes it increases the chance of getting help at a need position. (the Bucs also doubled down 2 years in a row, last year with McCoy and Brian Price, this year with Clayborn and Bowers)
I just want people to have a little balance or levity in the conversation. I loved this pick and celebrated it when it happens. But Cimini's mean comments aren't untrue. We shouldn't pretend he's mother teresa when he's quite frankly a huge risk to get his life turned around. and im not worried about the past they have lawyers that will get him off of whatever he's charged with. Im worried about the future. Playing in NYC is tough for any athlete, it will be double tough for this guy.
My gripe is about Cimini. A reporter needs to report. We, as the fans on a message board, can write whatever we want (including you!), in my opinion - which means as much as yours. Cimini needs to be a professional, which he is not - as evidence from his articles/tweets/comments.
Chad Pennington once said "it is a privilege to report in the media" and the media jumped down his throat.
I guess the media can write whatever they want, and get away with it.
Cimini should be demoted, and write about a team he has no interest (one way or the other) in.
Rich the B!tch is the real scumbag. I've never seen a writer with such undue hatred for us.
He's like a child who didn't get his way. All that sodomy he recieves from the Giants. Front office is goig to his brain.
Also sent in my comments/email to ESPN on this lousy POS Cimini's deplorable behaviour. Sack the bastid!