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Is Mike Jenkins protecting himself?

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

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to see some of you guys out there with a big RB bearing down on you with a head of steam and see how you try to make the tackle. That back is a bigger load than Jenkins. No doubt Jenkins should have done better on that play but folks that was 1 play out of many he has played and has done a decent job as a CB making the tackles he needs to make.

    Amazing 1 play out of many and people continue hammering him
  2. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    One play out of 4 years of service does not make a career.
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Hard to convince some people of this fact. He did it that one time and has not done that since. Hell being human. :laugh2:
  4. djmajestik

    djmajestik Member

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    Are those just injuries in Chicago? Or Urlacher style hits? :lmao2: j/k
  5. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    how on earth would he be "protecting" himself -- he needs to get on the field to earn a big pay day.
  6. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    I definitely think he's faking his injury a bit.

    The guy wants out of here asap. He's just trying to get to free agency healthy.
  7. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Did you see what Jerry paid Bernadeau and Livings? Unaccomplished players, and neither plays cornerback.

    Corners get paid, and Jenkins has shown enough to interest multiple teams in desperate need of corners. Then, it's a bidding war.
  8. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    Or how about he really is injured and is unable to physically perform.
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    That can't be it. :laugh2:
  10. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I sincerely doubt that he is not playing so that he can get some mid-range contract when solid play -- really the level of play that he is capable of -- would bring a huge payday. He doesn't even have to cover a teams #1. I doubt very much that he is simply playing it safe to get that OK deal when he could get a giant one.

    Oh yeah, Bern didn't get a giant contract. 4 years 11 mill is a very small deal. Even if he ended up as our C-G top backup, that wouldn't be a terrible deal
  11. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

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    Nate Livings is only guaranteed $6.2M so if Dallas wanted to part ways with him it wouldn't be a detriment to the cap at all.

    The way both players' contracts are structured is that they receive more money as they stay on the team, or in other words they are proving worthy to be on the roster.
  12. Bluestang

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    Jenkins' body of work will not get him a big money contract and anyone who thinks so has vastly over rated his skills.

    He is a huge risk because of that Baltimore game when he re-injured his shoulder.

    I'm willing to bet that he will get a 1 year "prove-it" deal or similar contract from a team willing to put some risk into him.
  13. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Dallas should have took the trade offer. Jenkins has had an attitude since the Carr signing. He is not a factor on the field and doesn't want to be a Cowboy.
  14. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    I've bookmarked this thread and I will up when free agency starts, what would you like to bet again?
  15. bbailey423

    bbailey423 Well-Known Member

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    Do the Redskins have 1....1....CB that is better than him. He may do that....like Carlos Rogers did....and it worked out. Same thing Bennett did. He will get more next year...than he was ever going to earn in Dallas. But it is kind of hard to really showcase what you can do when you are not a starter. And he lost his starting job before mini camps started. He lost his starting job once carr and claiborned where on the team. So Jenkins was only going to show what he can do if someone got hurt. Well neither of those guys are hurt. So Jenkins needs to make it to free agency healthy. He cannot afford to have to be recovering from off season surgery when free agency starts. How can ANYONE blame him?
  16. Proximo

    Proximo Well-Known Member

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    Jenkins is definitely getting paid in the offseason. It won't be by Dallas, but some other poor team in desperate need will compensate him. Cover corners are at a premium in this league, and teams ALWAYS overpay in the offseason. I'm not saying he'll get what we gave Carr, but he'll get paid.
  17. Carl23

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    Anyone that has ever had back spasms would tell you that recovery times are erratic, at best. I've been stuck in a bed and/or on a couch for 10 days and I've been up and about in 2 days. It all depends on how many muscles lock and how many want to be stubborn.

    I will say that steroids help (at least in my 3x/year case).
  18. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    This.
  19. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    None if that will matter if he ruins his shoulder.

    Forget a big contract, he'll get nothing if he has to spend next year rehabbing the same shoulder.
  20. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    That it is pretty much how we structure every deal -- most of the longer term ones are going to have a sort of "break even" point, often after the third year, where the cap hit for cutting the guy is a wash with the salary savings. Bern's break even point is after one year. Livings is after his third year -- but his increased salaries in his final two years suggest that we'd likely renegotiate the deal or cut him at that point

    Both were pretty low money deals in reality. Not that 99% of the folks on the board understand that at all.

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