Don't believe everything you think.
- Sep 3, 2001
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First-year Packers general manager Ted Thompson seems to have a good handle of drawing the line come draft weekend with immensely talented players who are notorious for running foul of the law or who are a human magnet for the surgical knife.
"You probably would have to take it case by case," Thompson said. "I think sometimes individuals make mistakes (and) if it's out of character, maybe you give him a mulligan on that. Sometimes, maybe if it's more in line with that person's history, I think you take that a little more serious."
One of Thompson's colleagues, though, indicated recently that the pluses outweigh the minuses with Crowder, who gained entry into the draft after only two years of playing for Florida.
Miami GM Rick Spielman is willing to give Crowder the benefit of the doubt for off-field scrapes that led to a pair of suspensions from the team.
"Each individual team has their own criteria on what they will and won't put up with," Spielman told reporters after observing Crowder during an on-campus workout for Florida players. "I've visited with the kid, and he's a first-class kid.
"People make mistakes in the past, and each team decides on how much they'll put up with."
Why would Rick be giving a quote if Saban was there?
So, if Saban wasn't there. then Crowder was scouted and recomended by Rick Speilman. I know Saban has last say and knew Channing well but, this is still a little interesting.
Crowder is a wild man like Bua and Pope from last year. Except for his size he's exactly the kind of LBer Rick seemed to like.
Does that change your opinion about Crowder?