Mike Brown recently commented on Adam Jones and second chances. Does he mean it or is he just getting us ready for the next troubled player?
How many second chances can a guy get? I mean, I’m all about it in concept, but Jones seems to get a second chance every other year. At some point, accountability needs to be held to a higher standard.
I was on board with cutting Jones before all of this went down. I don’t feel he is worth the contract anymore. We have first round picks waiting to get playing time, and found a steal of a return man in Alex Erickson.
So…tell me again where Jones fits in on this team? At $8 million+, I remind you….
Cutting Jones would save roughly $6.8 million, per the numbers from Over The Cap. Aside from the Cleveland Browns, (who seemingly won’t ever run out of cap space) every NFL team would love an extra 6 or 7 million to play with.
Here’s hoping Jones can step up his play this coming season. But, the real reason he’s kept on is….
It’s no secret the Bengals have interest in Mixon. And by now, everyone knows the violent, terrible crime he committed in his past.
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The Bengals are notoriously known as one team that overlooks problematic pasts for talent. This makes for a perfect pairing that is often talked about in the draft world.
I think by keeping Adam Jones on the roster, that Brown is showing his hand in the draft. By keeping other players who get in trouble, new players with questionable backgrounds won’t feel ostracized.
The Bengals could use a running back with Mixon’s talents. Unless Jeremy Hill sheds some weight and runs behind his pads more, they need a new #1 back. Gio is great. But Gio can only carry the ball so many times without risk of injury.
Enter Mixon. A talented runner and pass catcher, he combines everything we love about Gio and Hill. If he didn’t make that horrible mistake, he would go early round one without a doubt.
Most fans seem willing to go along with Mike Brown. But if the team doesn’t win soon, I believe many fans will lose their patience. This current team is the closest they’ve been to a Super Bowl quality squad in a while.