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Title: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: maxman44 on March 14, 2017, 02:22:58 PM
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Adam Schefter‏Verified account @AdamSchefter

Vikings signed former Packers DE Datone Jones.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: whiterook87 on March 14, 2017, 02:26:41 PM
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Adam Schefter‏Verified account @AdamSchefter

Vikings signed former Packers DE Datone Jones.

Vikings love signing former Packers
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Leader on March 14, 2017, 02:26:57 PM
The Vikings.....again.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: dannobanano on March 14, 2017, 02:29:02 PM
SIGN CONNOR BARWIN!!!!!

 >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Lodestar on March 14, 2017, 02:30:46 PM
Not happy to see him go. Hopefully he continues to disappoint and this isn't a big loss.

Jones is probably happy to join his UCLA buds Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Lodestar on March 14, 2017, 02:33:00 PM
Bakhtiari now the only remaining member of the 2013 draft class.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Leader on March 14, 2017, 02:35:36 PM
SIGN CONNOR BARWIN!!!!!

 >:( >:( >:(

My thoughts entirely....but thought I'd spare the gathered and not inflict those thoughts upon you!
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: dannobanano on March 14, 2017, 02:38:46 PM
SIGN CONNOR BARWIN!!!!!

 >:( >:( >:(

My thoughts entirely....but thought I'd spare the gathered and not inflict those thoughts upon you!

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Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: WTX_Cheese on March 14, 2017, 02:40:05 PM
Datone wasn't much of a lineman (supposedly Minny signed him to play end) but he was starting to come along as an Elephant 'backer.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Skinny on March 14, 2017, 02:41:28 PM
Bakhtiari now the only remaining member of the 2013 draft class.
Brutal. That's just embarrassing for a team that prides itself on draft and develop.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Tony on March 14, 2017, 02:42:18 PM
Jeez man, this just hasn't been a good day for me.  I had hoped we'd be able to sign both of these guys (Lacy and Jones) for "reasonable and fair" deals, but alas, it wasn't meant to be.  Hate that hollow feeling in my stomach though.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: scoremore on March 14, 2017, 02:43:11 PM
This sucks.  Just sucks.  Really sucks...
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: maxman44 on March 14, 2017, 02:45:29 PM
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Mike Garafolo‏Verified account @MikeGarafolo

DE Datone Jones' deal with the Vikings: One year, $3.75 million with the chance to make $5 million, source says.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: ThatGuy284 on March 14, 2017, 02:54:14 PM
That's a deal I think would have been worth matching for GB but I guess they've seen enough to feel comfortable about what he could/would bring to the table.

Think he's a guy that can still develop into a pretty decent player - perhaps moving to a different scheme will be a benefit to his career.  Hate to think he becomes something for Minny but also thought he did whatever the team asked him to do and appreciate him for it.   Here's to D Jones making Minny just good enough to never challenge GB for the division and to go 8-8 or 9-7 and miss the Playoffs

Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Leader on March 14, 2017, 02:55:29 PM
SIGN CONNOR BARWIN!!!!!

 >:( >:( >:(

My thoughts entirely....but thought I'd spare the gathered and not inflict those thoughts upon you!

Hmmm.....I just read my comment again and realize that I used the word "thought" or "thoughts" far too frequently.
I'll need to monitor that and be more diverse in my word choice! The concept conveyed is correct however :)
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: dannobanano on March 14, 2017, 02:57:01 PM
Bakhtiari now the only remaining member of the 2013 draft class.
Brutal. That's just embarrassing for a team that prides itself on draft and develop.

But the Packers DID draft and develop this draft class, which was a very large class (BTW).

1   26   Datone Jones, DE, UCLA (Leaves UFA)
2   55   a-Traded to 49ers
2   61   Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama (a-From 49ers) (Leaves UFA)
3   88   b-Traded to 49ers
3   93   c-Traded to Dolphins, from 49ers
4   109   David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado (c-From Dolphins) (All-Pro player)
4   122   J.C. Tretter, OT, Cornell (Leaves UFA)
4   125   Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA (d - Acquired from Broncos) (Career ends with injury)
5   146   d -Traded to Broncos, from Dolphins
5   159   Micah Hyde, FS, Iowa (Leaves UFA)
5   167   Josh Boyd, DT, Mississippi St. (compensatory) (Leaves due to injury)
6   173   d-Traded to Broncos, from 49ers
6   193   Nate Palmer, OLB, Illinois St.(released)
7   216   Charles Johnson, WR, Grand Valley St. (b-From 49ers) (claimed from practice squad)
7   224   Kevin Dorsey, WR, Maryland (c-From Dolphins) (released)
7   232   Sam Barrington, OLB, South Florida (released/but had been starter before being injured)

You can't extend everybody's contract. It would have been stupid for GB to sign all of Lacy, Tretter, Hyde, and Jones on top of extending Perry and bringing in Bennett, Kendricks, and House.
Interesting side note............the only two players who didn't make the 53 man roster out of an 11 player draft were Charles Johnson, and Kevin Dorsey (but both were signed to the PS).

Obviously, either Ted believes that they no longer fit in GB's plans (Jones), or they weren't worth the money they got in FA (Lacy, Tretter, Hyde)

It's the business side of the NFL. I can deal with it.

Free agency is only in Week 2 and GB is sitting on a pile of money. There will be more moves to come.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: SSG on March 14, 2017, 03:02:27 PM
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Mike Garafolo‏Verified account @MikeGarafolo

DE Datone Jones' deal with the Vikings: One year, $3.75 million with the chance to make $5 million, source says.

That's a lot like what Perry signed last year when he signed for 1 year with only 1.5 million guaranteed.  Wonder how its structured?

Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: ThatGuy284 on March 14, 2017, 03:04:08 PM
Jeez man, this just hasn't been a good day for me.  I had hoped we'd be able to sign both of these guys (Lacy and Jones) for "reasonable and fair" deals, but alas, it wasn't meant to be.  Hate that hollow feeling in my stomach though.

Lacy I'm really indifferent to.  Dedicated professionals make a few changes in their lives to keep their jobs.  Positive changes do not include eating more pie.   

Wish we could have kept Jones - but there also was never a point during this season that I thought to myself "boy, we REALLY need to sign THAT guy."  We reached the NFC Championship game*  "with" Jones...not "because of" Jones.

(*another NFC Championship game for those decrying our postseason success)
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Donzo on March 14, 2017, 03:05:17 PM
Bakhtiari now the only remaining member of the 2013 draft class.
Brutal. That's just embarrassing for a team that prides itself on draft and develop.

No... If you're going to leave out all the facts to push an agenda, that's what's brutal.

It's convenient to leave out Lane Taylor, the injury to Franklin and the comp picks for 2018.

Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Donzo on March 14, 2017, 03:06:44 PM
Wonder who its structured?

 
hysterical
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: craig on March 14, 2017, 03:19:53 PM
That's a deal I think would have been worth matching for GB but I guess they've seen enough to feel comfortable about what he could/would bring to the table.

Think he's a guy that can still develop into a pretty decent player - perhaps moving to a different scheme will be a benefit to his career.  ...

I wonder if Packers didn't match? or if Jones was just happy to go somewhere and feel wanted and fit better?  Vikings have a REALLY dynamic defense.  It might be much more exciting to join a terrific defense, where they want you and see you having a great fit, versus being a secondary member of a terrible defense where you don't really fit any role super well?   
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: SSGCujo on March 14, 2017, 03:30:30 PM
 Let's face it, Datone Jones was a bust. He really never did a lot for the defense, except get dumb penalties at the worst time. He also didn't fit the 3/4 at all. He's more of a 4/3 DE, which is what he's going to be in Minny.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: pacman5252 on March 14, 2017, 03:39:42 PM
Bakhtiari now the only remaining member of the 2013 draft class.
Brutal. That's just embarrassing for a team that prides itself on draft and develop.

But the Packers DID draft and develop this draft class, which was a very large class (BTW).

1   26   Datone Jones, DE, UCLA (Leaves UFA)
2   55   a-Traded to 49ers
2   61   Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama (a-From 49ers) (Leaves UFA)
3   88   b-Traded to 49ers
3   93   c-Traded to Dolphins, from 49ers
4   109   David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado (c-From Dolphins) (All-Pro player)
4   122   J.C. Tretter, OT, Cornell (Leaves UFA)
4   125   Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA (d - Acquired from Broncos) (Career ends with injury)
5   146   d -Traded to Broncos, from Dolphins
5   159   Micah Hyde, FS, Iowa (Leaves UFA)
5   167   Josh Boyd, DT, Mississippi St. (compensatory) (Leaves due to injury)
6   173   d-Traded to Broncos, from 49ers
6   193   Nate Palmer, OLB, Illinois St.(released)
7   216   Charles Johnson, WR, Grand Valley St. (b-From 49ers) (claimed from practice squad)
7   224   Kevin Dorsey, WR, Maryland (c-From Dolphins) (released)
7   232   Sam Barrington, OLB, South Florida (released/but had been starter before being injured)

You can't extend everybody's contract. It would have been stupid for GB to sign all of Lacy, Tretter, Hyde, and Jones on top of extending Perry and bringing in Bennett, Kendricks, and House.
Interesting side note............the only two players who didn't make the 53 man roster out of an 11 player draft were Charles Johnson, and Kevin Dorsey (but both were signed to the PS).

Obviously, either Ted believes that they no longer fit in GB's plans (Jones), or they weren't worth the money they got in FA (Lacy, Tretter, Hyde)

It's the business side of the NFL. I can deal with it.

Free agency is only in Week 2 and GB is sitting on a pile of money. There will be more moves to come.

That is actually a really good draft. 5 years later, Tretter, Lacy, Bak and probably Hyde are going to be NFL starters. Jones and Johnson are going to still be in the NFL playing a role. It is too bad they aren't playing for GB.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: golfman on March 14, 2017, 03:41:13 PM
I wanted him back, but knowing we're going to get an edge player in the draft do not feel this is a major blow. Still have Perry, Matthews, Elliott, and Fackrell. I also think this Gilbert kid who was on our practice squad can play  a little bit too.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: SSG on March 14, 2017, 03:43:33 PM
Wonder who its structured?

 
hysterical

Thanks!!  Missed that.

Welcome back!!  Its nice to see you posting again after you disappeared for months after the Packers struggles.   thumbsup)  Anytime you want to spend time spell checking my posts, have at it!!!  I'm just a  dumb soldier so I need all the help I can get!  Thanks again.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: SSG on March 14, 2017, 03:44:05 PM
Let's face it, Datone Jones was a bust. He really never did a lot for the defense, except get dumb penalties at the worst time. He also didn't fit the 3/4 at all. He's more of a 4/3 DE, which is what he's going to be in Minny.

While he was a bust, he was depth.  Losing him and Peppers without replacing either of them is going to hurt our edge.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: dannobanano on March 14, 2017, 04:23:29 PM
I wanted him back, but knowing we're going to get an edge player in the draft do not feel this is a major blow. Still have Perry, Matthews, Elliott, and Fackrell. I also think this Gilbert kid who was on our practice squad can play  a little bit too.

Might be a little early to claim Gilbert for Jones as a "push".

But if Gilbert makes a step forward, I could see that as a reasonable assumption.


SIGN BARWIN!!!!! NOW!!!!
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: cheech on March 14, 2017, 04:34:51 PM
I don't understand how Ted can justify spending 10 million on a declining, 36 year old pass rusher and not spend 4 million on an edge player who at the very least can set the edge and slide inside on passing downs. 

I am happy for Jones.  He finally gets to play his natural position as a 4-3 end. 
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Toddfather on March 14, 2017, 04:57:31 PM
Jones belongs in a 4-3... I think it's a good move for him. I'm just sick of these guys always going within the division.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: PackerJoe on March 14, 2017, 04:58:04 PM
I am not upset about this one at all.  Typically after three years with DL you know what you got or what you don't have!  He was PATHETIC last year!  The good news is if he plays decent for Minn and plays all year, he will go into the calculation for comp picks for next year and we might see multiple high picks if Lacey, Hyde, peppers and Jones perform decent.

Jones looked quite foolish last year against several team, namely the AFC opponents!  He mailed his performance in in several games last year!
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: cheech on March 14, 2017, 06:11:10 PM
I am not upset about this one at all.  Typically after three years with DL you know what you got or what you don't have!  He was PATHETIC last year!  The good news is if he plays decent for Minn and plays all year, he will go into the calculation for comp picks for next year and we might see multiple high picks if Lacey, Hyde, peppers and Jones perform decent.

Jones looked quite foolish last year against several team, namely the AFC opponents!  He mailed his performance in in several games last year!

This is just plain BS.  Jones isn't an elite pass rusher.  He certainly shouldn't have been rushing out of a 2 point stance as an OLB.  But - he does set a nasty edge in the running game and he can swing inside on passing downs.  He was a bust in terms of first round picks, but he isn't a terrible player. 
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: golfman on March 14, 2017, 06:15:55 PM
I wanted him back, but knowing we're going to get an edge player in the draft do not feel this is a major blow. Still have Perry, Matthews, Elliott, and Fackrell. I also think this Gilbert kid who was on our practice squad can play  a little bit too.

Might be a little early to claim Gilbert for Jones as a "push".

But if Gilbert makes a step forward, I could see that as a reasonable assumption.


SIGN BARWIN!!!!! NOW!!!!

Just for the record there was no implying by me that Gilbert for Jones was a push. Those are your words, not mine in any way, shape or form. I liked Datone Jones and thougth he could help.

I do expect improvement from Fackrell and Elliott and yes Gilbert. How much, I do not know. I also expect and edge rusher to be drafted in round 1 or 2 at the latest.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: SSG on March 14, 2017, 06:20:55 PM
I am not upset about this one at all.  Typically after three years with DL you know what you got or what you don't have!  He was PATHETIC last year!  The good news is if he plays decent for Minn and plays all year, he will go into the calculation for comp picks for next year and we might see multiple high picks if Lacey, Hyde, peppers and Jones perform decent.

Jones looked quite foolish last year against several team, namely the AFC opponents!  He mailed his performance in in several games last year!

To be fair, Jones has been moved a couple times and Nick Perry had just 12.5 sacks 4 years into his career.  We're now paying Perry almost 12 million a year. 
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: ricky on March 14, 2017, 06:36:43 PM
My gosh, a couple days ago, the board was giddy with the signing of two TE's. All was good. Now, the loss of an older OG, a marginal defender, and RB who many were ambivalent about, and the sky is falling. Is there a plan? I believe there is. What is it? Ask TT. Or the Sphinx. Because each equally likely to share their plans.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: dannobanano on March 14, 2017, 06:43:14 PM
I wanted him back, but knowing we're going to get an edge player in the draft do not feel this is a major blow. Still have Perry, Matthews, Elliott, and Fackrell. I also think this Gilbert kid who was on our practice squad can play  a little bit too.

Might be a little early to claim [but IMO I could see] Gilbert for Jones as a "push".

But if Gilbert makes a step forward, I could see that as a reasonable assumption.


SIGN BARWIN!!!!! NOW!!!!

Just for the record there was no implying by me that Gilbert for Jones was a push. Those are your words, not mine in any way, shape or form. I liked Datone Jones and thougth he could help.

I do expect improvement from Fackrell and Elliott and yes Gilbert. How much, I do not know. I also expect and edge rusher to be drafted in round 1 or 2 at the latest.

Fixed it.
Sorry...........meant to word it that way from the start.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: golfman on March 14, 2017, 08:03:02 PM
I wanted him back, but knowing we're going to get an edge player in the draft do not feel this is a major blow. Still have Perry, Matthews, Elliott, and Fackrell. I also think this Gilbert kid who was on our practice squad can play  a little bit too.

Might be a little early to claim [but IMO I could see] Gilbert for Jones as a "push".

But if Gilbert makes a step forward, I could see that as a reasonable assumption.


SIGN BARWIN!!!!! NOW!!!!

Just for the record there was no implying by me that Gilbert for Jones was a push. Those are your words, not mine in any way, shape or form. I liked Datone Jones and thougth he could help.

I do expect improvement from Fackrell and Elliott and yes Gilbert. How much, I do not know. I also expect and edge rusher to be drafted in round 1 or 2 at the latest.

Fixed it.
Sorry...........meant to word it that way from the start.

No worries! Had I read the second sentence it would have cleared it up so partly my fault too. Sorry if I came off poorly or harsh!
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Gregg on March 14, 2017, 08:13:37 PM
I think Jones wanted to get out of GB and play in a scheme he would be much more natural at, namely a 4-3.

I think he will play better up there in Minny and hopefully we will get a good comp pick for him.  Although I think we are almost maxed out with comp picks already.

I don't understand why TT has not signed Barwin yet.  Personally I would prefer not to play a rookie at OLB.  In our defense that is not an easy spot to learn. 
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: golfman on March 14, 2017, 08:15:44 PM
I think Jones wanted to get out of GB and play in a scheme he would be much more natural at, namely a 4-3.

I think he will play better up there in Minny and hopefully we will get a good comp pick for him.  Although I think we are almost maxed out with comp picks already.

I don't understand why TT has not signed Barwin yet.  Personally I would prefer not to play a rookie at OLB.  In our defense that is not an easy spot to learn.

You ain't getting a comp pick for a guy who only got 3.5 million. There are way too many qualifying signings way above that mark. The best sight for pinning down comp picks have already said no pick for Peppers and his deal is bigger or at least potentially bigger.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: ramrod on March 14, 2017, 08:39:52 PM
The only comp. Pick we will probably get is from losing Lang. The rest are not even going to qualify.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: golfman on March 14, 2017, 08:48:11 PM
The only comp. Pick we will probably get is from losing Lang. The rest are not even going to qualify.

Thread started regarding comp picks and the 'experts' have us getting a 4, 5 and 6 I believe.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Gregg on March 14, 2017, 09:18:31 PM
IMO, we will get a comp for Tretter, Hyde and Lang.

Concerning the rest, is it only per player, I thought sometimes they added two contracts together.

But of course we signed a couple of guys also.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Lodestar on March 14, 2017, 09:44:12 PM
IMO, we will get a comp for Tretter, Hyde and Lang.

Concerning the rest, is it only per player, I thought sometimes they added two contracts together.

But of course we signed a couple of guys also.

We've only signed one actually. House and Kendricks were both cuts.

Over the Cap currently has us receiving the max four picks with room to spare and Cook still to go. So unless Ted suddenly goes on a UFA shopping spree, we're going to be loaded going into next year's draft.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Leader on October 10, 2017, 07:54:46 AM
Ian Rapoport:
Former Packers 1st round pick DE Datone Jones is signing with the Lions, source said. The pass-rusher spent training camp with Vikings.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Kepler on October 10, 2017, 09:21:58 AM
Ian Rapoport:
Former Packers 1st round pick DE Datone Jones is signing with the Lions, source said. The pass-rusher spent training camp with Vikings.

He must really want to stay in the division
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: RT on October 10, 2017, 09:58:11 AM
Ian Rapoport:
Former Packers 1st round pick DE Datone Jones is signing with the Lions, source said. The pass-rusher spent training camp with Vikings.

He must really want to stay in the division

I think he will take work anywhere he can get it. He has had workouts with close to half the teams in the NFL without being signed. 
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Kepler on October 10, 2017, 04:31:25 PM
Ian Rapoport:
Former Packers 1st round pick DE Datone Jones is signing with the Lions, source said. The pass-rusher spent training camp with Vikings.

He must really want to stay in the division

I think he will take work anywhere he can get it. He has had workouts with close to half the teams in the NFL without being signed.

A lot of folks thought we lost something special with this guy. His current market value kind of disputes that.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: scoremore on October 11, 2017, 05:05:39 AM
Guilty as charged.  Thought he was a solid player.  Surprised at the lack of interest.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Leader on October 11, 2017, 06:16:59 AM
Guilty as charged.  Thought he was a solid player.  Surprised at the lack of interest.

He was (is) a solid player. My only grip with him was I didnt feel he was enough of a difference maker. He didnt evolve into that guy.
Its an unjust/uneven (personal) barometer, but I feel #1 picks should be difference makers on the field.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Kepler on October 11, 2017, 11:51:53 AM
Guilty as charged.  Thought he was a solid player.  Surprised at the lack of interest.

He was (is) a solid player. My only grip with him was I didnt feel he was enough of a difference maker. He didnt evolve into that guy.
Its an unjust/uneven (personal) barometer, but I feel #1 picks should be difference makers on the field.

Agreed that #1's are usually expected to be difference makers. I think if he was all that solid though he would have had way more interest. DL and OL are usually snapped up pretty quick, especially if they're solid, considering the glut of league wide injuries. I'm not trying to bag on the guy, I just find it interesting he was disappointing to a lot of fans but as soon as he's let go it's like we lost an integral part of the defense. I'm just noting his interest from other teams doesn't necessarily bear that out.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Leader on October 11, 2017, 12:01:30 PM
Guilty as charged.  Thought he was a solid player.  Surprised at the lack of interest.

He was (is) a solid player. My only grip with him was I didnt feel he was enough of a difference maker. He didnt evolve into that guy.
Its an unjust/uneven (personal) barometer, but I feel #1 picks should be difference makers on the field.

Agreed that #1's are usually expected to be difference makers. I think if he was all that solid though he would have had way more interest. DL and OL are usually snapped up pretty quick, especially if they're solid, considering the glut of league wide injuries. I'm not trying to bag on the guy, I just find it interesting he was disappointing to a lot of fans but as soon as he's let go it's like we lost an integral part of the defense. I'm just noting his interest from other teams doesn't necessarily bear that out.

Understood and agreed. I'm not ragging on the guy either. I've said it before and remain steadfast in my thinking that you dont get to the NFL by being a bum athletically. Its an accomplishment in and of itself. Once there - you're up against the best of the best - so the leagues full of good (solid) players - who are defined by the limited number of true play makers. 
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Leader on October 18, 2017, 01:57:08 PM
Our former #1 is finding it hard to land a job.

Source: after claiming QB Brad Kaaya off of waivers and signing DE Jacquies Smith, the Lions have cut DE George Johnson and DL Datone Jones.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: RT on November 21, 2017, 01:48:23 PM
The San Francisco 49ers announced that they’ve waived veteran DL Datone Jones on Tuesday.

He may have a chance to play for every team in one season. ::)
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Pugger on November 22, 2017, 12:33:10 PM
The San Francisco 49ers announced that they’ve waived veteran DL Datone Jones on Tuesday.

He may have a chance to play for every team in one season. ::)

If you can't keep a job on that team you are probably done.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: OneTwoSixFive on November 23, 2017, 01:48:44 AM
The San Francisco 49ers announced that they’ve waived veteran DL Datone Jones on Tuesday.

He may have a chance to play for every team in one season. ::)

If you can't keep a job on that team you are probably done.

That team has what could become the finest D line in football. Thay have invested a lot of high picks there (Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner, Solomon Thomas). They even have Reuben Foster behind them at MLB. I would imagine Datone was considered mainly because Armstead is on IR.
Title: Re: Datone Jones to Vikings
Post by: Pugger on November 23, 2017, 06:11:55 AM
Guilty as charged.  Thought he was a solid player.  Surprised at the lack of interest.

He was (is) a solid player. My only grip with him was I didnt feel he was enough of a difference maker. He didnt evolve into that guy.
Its an unjust/uneven (personal) barometer, but I feel #1 picks should be difference makers on the field.

Agreed that #1's are usually expected to be difference makers. I think if he was all that solid though he would have had way more interest. DL and OL are usually snapped up pretty quick, especially if they're solid, considering the glut of league wide injuries. I'm not trying to bag on the guy, I just find it interesting he was disappointing to a lot of fans but as soon as he's let go it's like we lost an integral part of the defense. I'm just noting his interest from other teams doesn't necessarily bear that out.

If he was all that solid we wouldn't have let him walk.