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Is Mike Jenkins protecting himself?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by xvendettax914, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. xvendettax914

    xvendettax914 Active Member

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    Listening to talkin' Cowboys this mornong, broaddus brought up that mike Jenkins may be "protecting" in other words exaggerating his back injury to protect himself from any injuries with the season halfway through and knowing his FA status. What do you all think about this?
  2. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    i guess its possible. if so, he should just be put on IR
  3. panchucko

    panchucko I'm too excited to sleep.. Zone Supporter

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    I think the less he plays the less money he will get next year.
    I have never had back issues, but I have seen some guys around here that have. When their back hurts it hurts.
    So I doubt he is faking it.
  4. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    He's just confirming that he's injury prone
  5. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    He'd be a fool not to, in my opinion. If he gets hurt worse, no one is gonna give him money out of pity. Luckily, we aren't relying on him to play every down.
  6. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    So, a player known for making "business decisions" on the field is making a business decision off the field. Noooo, it can't be.

    I said it before the season started that Jenkins would do just enough to get a long term contract from some other team. I am guessing that his agent has told him what he can expect contract-wise next year. And Jenkins probably liked what he heard.

    I always liked Jenkins as a player, but, he seems like the type of player right now who doesn't really care if the Cowboys win or lose. Whatever.
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I don't like questioning players when it comes to injuries, I think it is a pretty cheap shot by him to make that claim.
  8. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but I think this is 100% wrong. Jenkins does not have the reputation that will command big dollars. He has been replaced with a rookie and has a history of inconsistent play to say the least. If ever there was a player that needed ever second of playing time he could get, it's Mike Jenkins. If the rest of the season goes the same way, he will little to no interest in him especially for big dollars. Now, maybe he is so stupid not to realize this but I doubt it.
  9. bbailey423

    bbailey423 Well-Known Member

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    of course he is protecting himself. Just like the Cowboys did when they signed Carr and drafted Claiborne. Somehow I wish we could move Scandrick...and give his money to Jenkins. But Mike Jenkins played hurt last year. And I am sure he thought the good will he showed playing hurt instead of shutting it down and getting surgery would be considered when it came time to talk money. Well it wasn't. So I guess he is in no hurry to do the Cowboys any favors.

    He was in the same draft class as Brandon Carr and Scandrick. And he was a 1st rounder...they were 5th rounders. They have gotten paid. He has not. He wants his money. And he should. Too bad it is not going to happen in Dallas....because I think he can play.
  10. aikemirv

    aikemirv Well-Known Member

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    I would trade Scandrick for Jenkins as well.

    I can't stand seeing Scandricks teeth everytime he screws up!
  11. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    He has had one decent season. What has he done to deserve to get paid?
  12. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    Mike can sit all he wants, but he is still just one hit from being done for the season. I have had soldier injuries and they won't heal completely at any time during his career.
  13. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Agree. Just shows what a clown Broaddus is.
  14. bbailey423

    bbailey423 Well-Known Member

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    He's done more than Scandrick....but maybe they like Scandricks work ethic more. Mike reminds me of a kid we had a couple of years ago...Kevin Burnett. A talented guy....played well when healthy...but I remember him not being all that into being a Dallas Cowboys. And could not wait to get back to the West Coast at the end of his deal. I recall...not sure where.....Mike wanting to get back to South Florida if he could. So again....maybe they don't like his attitude.
  15. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    He showed enough on tapes to scouts and other teams, that he can still cover. Even missing a whole off season.

    He is alright..and will do great in FA

    The only thing teams will question, is his durability. Even that won't be enough to scare them.
  16. bbailey423

    bbailey423 Well-Known Member

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    The Redskins need secondary help in the worst way. Would hate to see him end up in Washington. He can play. His agent I am sure has his ear plugged into NFL circles. He will not be out of work long this offseason.
  17. Hook'em#11

    Hook'em#11 Well-Known Member

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    He is probably making another "business decision".

    Dude is done. Has no will to play, Get him outta here.
  18. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Dude has sacrificed his body for the team and you guys are dog piling on him. I doubt he is doing anything except what the staff recommends he do.
  19. fortdick

    fortdick Well-Known Member

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    Sacrificed his body? Have you watched him? If he makes a hit, and that is really infrequent, he rolls around on the ground like he is dying. The guy has not shown me anything to repair the damage to his reputation he created in 2010 when he refused to tackle.
  20. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    These clowns all have agendas. The first thing that comes out their mouth regarding Jenkins is "2010". They completely ignore last year, he played on that bum shoulder all year long and was without question the best corner and made many solid tackles. Hell it wasnt but a few weeks ago he was still being clamored as the best corner on this roster

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