Adam Jones‘ presence on the team is past distraction mode. It’s time for the Bengals to cut ties with the once successful reclamation project.
Timothy Rapp wrote an informative article depicting the scenario that went down today in the Bengals locker room. Go check it out to see what Jones had to say about his offseason.
I’m no reporter, I just get to give my opinion on circumstances. I’m here to say that Adam needs to go. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about how Brown might be keeping him so that others with a troubled past feel like they fit in better. That would be the worst possible thing to happen for this team.
Pacman was asked about his offseason and blew up in front of reporters. I think it’s a legitimate question considering his controversial arrest. Regardless of if he didn’t want to talk about it, the topic was bound to emerge.
Jones’ Fit on the Team
The Bengals just lost their two biggest locker room presences in Andrew Whitworth and Domata Peko. Without those two guys around, Jones may become even more reckless and rookies won’t have them around to learn how to be a professional. For a guy like Joe Mixon, the stronger the locker room is, the better chance he has of succeeding.
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Jones was once a top return man in the league. He no longer can provide those services as he has lost a step with age, and the team needed him more on defense thus limiting his return explosiveness. He also appeared to turn the corner on his defensive career since his arrival with the Bengals.
For over $6 million this year, Jones is a liability. His play has dropped off, and he serves as a roadblock to Darqueze Dennard and William Jackson III this season. The Bengals value experience over potential, so long as Jones is on the roster, he is virtually guaranteed a starting spot.
I’ve called for Jones’ release before based on his monetary value to the team. But, with the cursing out of local reporters, it’s now more than monetary value. He is a distraction and a player I will have a hard time rooting for should he stay on the team. I would much rather see what we have in our younger corners mentioned above. It’s not worth it anymore to keep Jones on this roster.