Mendenhall told fans they lack knowledge, and that they don’t understand the inner workings of the NFL. He later dissected his comments on Twitter by giving a short lesson on the word parallel and what that means. He then signed off by saying he could break it down further, but that would take an amount of ideology and big words that a lot of fans wouldn’t understand.
As for who was responsible for the disappointing and underperforming ’09 Draft class, that falls to one person and one person only – Scott Pioli. I’ve written this before, but I’ll repeat myself. Had Pioli come into the building and listened to the personnel people who were already on site, he would have never drafted Jackson, Magee, Washington, Colin Brown or Quinten Lawrence. That group had only Jackson as worthy of a draft choice, and not as a first round choice.