Jones Reportedly Signs With GreenBay

Posted by  Brady Augustine   in  ,      2 years ago     207 Views     11 Comments  

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James JonesJames Jones is back in Green and Gold according to Ian Rapoport. The signing of Jones adds veteran leadership but with question marks about the 9 year player’s declining ability. When the Packers lost Jordy Nelson, the idea of signing Jones became very sexy as a guy who had led the league in touchdowns…but years before.

Will the addition of Jones bolster the Packers’ wide receiver roster? Will it hamper the development of young players who have high ceilings, like Myles White? Either scenario could be the case as the Packers begin the season against the Bears.

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The Packers have long been a draft and develop team and the addition of Jones smacks of desperation. Yes, Jones was drafted by Ted Thompson but was also allowed to walk. To me, this signing is just a numbers game. The Packers let Jones go because he commanded too high a price and are willing to take him back with very few miles on the tread later on because he comes back around in a buyer’s market.
 



I am happy that Jones is back, but only because I think Jeff Janis and Ty Montgomery have higher ceilings than White. The addition of Jones is a way to put the offense at ease in what would be a difficult situation and that idea has merit. If Jones gets on the field more than Montgomery and even Janis, it could be a signal that the Packers have made some critical errors and Jones is NOT going to be the answer. But if Jones steps in to provide a veteran presence and can break tackles the way he did when he was with the Packers years ago…he could make a difference.

We will see as the Packers take on the Bears this coming Sunday and the 2015 season begins.
 



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3 Comments

  1.   January 8, 2016, 4:25 pm

    Realistically, Washington hasn’t beaten a team with a winning record all season. I may be underestimating their talent, but my opinion is that they’re the weakest playoff team of both conferences. Their offense is decent, especially if Cousins is allowed to get into a rhythm and they have serious speed at WR. Their front 4 on D is good, but their secondary is full of holes.

    If Rodgers is to get on a roll, this is the team to do it against. Our passing game has responded well late in games against much better Ds than this with no run game. I still think we’ll struggle to run the ball with a banged up O-line and Lacy’s sore ribs. I would never suggest we don’t run at all, but running on 1st and 2nd down and consecutive 1st downs has hurt us all year long. I’d like to see a 75/25 pass/run ratio – including a few runs by Rodgers.

    So my best guess is that it comes down to 5 keys:
    Consistent pressure on Cousins
    Turnovers
    McCarthy’s play calling getting Rodgers into rhythm early with some timing routes and screens to RBs
    Not calling too many run plays which plays to the strength of Redskins’ D
    Rodgers playing well.

    I didn’t list our O-line playing well because Rodgers can overcome most of that when performing like he’s capable, and frankly, I’d prefer to see him tuck it and run to slow down the pass rush a bit. Go Pack go!

  2.   January 8, 2016, 3:12 pm

    Your dreaming if you think they are able to run the ball…….
    They don’t need bounces just a swift kick in the butt to Mc Carthy the play caller( joke)

    •   January 8, 2016, 3:42 pm

      You could be right Bill…I may be dreaming. But I think a bounce or two our way is more likely than anyone giving McCarthy a swift kick in the butt. At this point, I would be content to see some consistent individual wins that add up to an extended drive. 😀

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