As Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski hit his third 50-yard field goal in as many quarters Sunday, Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons posed a question to those in attendance:
“Is it time to reconsider how bad of an idea it was to draft him in the first round?”
Reaction was mixed. And, personally, I was not convinced. That’s what made the e-mail I received on Monday all the more confusing.
You’re going to write a sports blog post attempting to defend the Janikowski pick.
I explained that there must be some mistake. I did think it was ridiculous.
Protesting clearly didn’t really do much good. Because here I am, defending what has been called the worst pick in the history of the NFL Draft.