Hate it. This guy showed heart and hustle and a desire to play for a team whose fans (us) booed him mercilessly and vilified the pick without end. That's class. A lot of these guys would hear the boos, read the news and say "F*** it, if they don't want me here I won't play."
Balkman played, he played his heart out. And at #20 overall in the draft, you can't ask for much more picking at that position. He will be missed.