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James Jones

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by digsthepack, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. digsthepack
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    I spoke with several friends who saw some OTA sessions, and saw in an article or two, that James Jones is everything the coaches expected him to be. Goes up between multiple defenders and just takes the ball away.....super sure hands....and great at gaining seperation. Given he is a very strong and physical receiver, his game should improve further when the pads go on...and he can impose himself physically on the secondary.

    The more I hear and read about this guy, the more excited I get.
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    I saw he didn't have excellent speed, but I knew he had great hand that could catch almost anything.
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    Everyone says he was a reach at where we drafted him. I hope he proves everyone wrong and they wish they would have drafted him in the 1st round.
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    Look at what we got out of 7th round Driver! Hopefully this kid can become an instant star!
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    Well if the Packer scouts are right about him, which so far so good, then Ted wanted to make sure they got this kid... so they overspent on him to get him... well at least in the draftniks eyes overspent that is.

    PS... you know the world is spinning out of control when Kiper has his own collectors card...

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    Thankfully he hasn't done anything wrong yet.

    I agree with digs, putting the pads on should work to Jimbo Jone's advantage, but I'm more concerned about him getting on the same page with Brett.

    He needs to understand Brett's signals, and with so many reps being split among the other QBs, that may take some time (a couple of weeks into the season) until he is completely comfortable with Brett. That's the only bit that worries me, we can't afford to have Jones finally comfortable 2/3 weeks into the season.

    I just hope he can build that comfort zone quickly, he certainly seems like he's got the tools to make an immediate impact!
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    At one point Arlis Beach looked like the real deal too.
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    There's a few thousand players looking pretty good in practices right now. The next hurdle is also looking good in training camp, and then looking good in pre-season games, and then making the final roster. After all that comes what really counts, looking good in the regular season. And for some, also looking good in the post-season.

    We shall see.
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    My, that was negative.
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    James Jones is certainly shocking me so far. I had him pegged for the bust of the Packers picks. It's very early but I'd have to guess he's the front runner for the #3 spot as of now.
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    he was never gonna be a bust man, he's high character and has the tools.
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    Everything you hear about him makes you think that he's the real deal.

    But get the pads on first. Defenders will get nastier too. Let's see how he
    developes.
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    You're welcome to your opinion, I look at it moreso as being realistic.

    As I said, there's somewhere around 3,000 players on NFL team's rosters right now. In a couple of months, about 1/3 of them won't. Of those, many will be players who looked really good in mini-camps and even training camp, but for some reason or other, don't have what it takes either mentally or physically to be professional football players.

    I hope, as much as anyone else, that Jones turns into the next Sterling Sharpe. I also hope he progresses as quickly as Jennings did last year. But there's also the chance that he'll progress and perform as much as Ferguson has throughout his career. No one really knows including TT, MM and even Jones himself.

    As I said, we shall see.
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    Do you have that card, or did you just find the pic on the web?
    (I'm a card collector)
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    When the pick was first made, I wasn't to happy, at first I was thought he would get injured or just plain suck. Now He looks like he is ready to play.
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    he sounds like he will be be a great asset to the Packers.
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    Cheesey... my son has about 8 or 9 thousand cards.. however he doesn't have this one... however he did get an autographed Roger Clemens jersey card from his first stint with the Yankees on his birthday a couple of weeks ago... I hate the yanks but he is proud of that card.. he has it right next to his autographed Reggie White card.
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    Jerry Rice and Sterling Sharpe had around the same 40 time as Jones. They turned out to be pretty good players.
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    SWEET!!! I don't have a Clemens sig. Last year i DID pull an AJ Hawk autograph out of Topps football cards.
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    Hey TOP....Sterling is who this guy reminds me of physically...power, hands, etc. Let's hope his game is reminiscent as well.
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    Why is it that Sterling Sharpe never really talks about his time with Green Bay? Also, why wasnt he on the team in 96?
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    i believe he was bitter over his percieved treatment after his carrer ending neck injury
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    Severe Career ending neck injury

    (sorry I had to do that)
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    HAHA....I suppose I had that one coming! Good one!! For some reason the only thing that comes to mind is a nagging turf toe injury.

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