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Mike Jenkins signs 1 yr/1.5M deal with Tampa Bay

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Zordon, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    I didn't follow him last year at Oakland, was he getting lit up? That's a crazy cheap deal for a potential starter.
  2. neosapien23

    neosapien23 Well-Known Member

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    He was decent. He is not a much worse corner than Carr as far as talent. However, I think that ole move had a lasting impression he could never shake off.
  3. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Carr is not 8.5M per year better than Jenkins.

    Jenkins really messed up in displaying his attitude issues towards the end of his tenure in Dallas. Even though it might have just been perceived, he got a rap and that can follow you around the league. Sometimes you just got to play your role and you'll get your pay day. I sort of feel bad for him.
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  4. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    I thought he was a good corner for us. Wouldnt have bothered me to keep him and Carr as a tandom and kept that extra pick in the draft.
  5. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I dunno what Jenkins problem is... attitude... dedication... I dunno, but he hasn't met expectations.
  6. XxTDxX

    XxTDxX Active Member

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    I would have brought him back for that salary without thinking twice.
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  7. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    That thought crossed my mind, but I think he's damaged at this point.
  8. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He was pretty damaged when he was here. They had to decide if they wanted to extend him for pretty big money and with his shoulder issues I think it was a good 'pass'.
  9. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad he's someone else's problem.
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  10. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 alpha seeing omega Zone Supporter

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    Wish him luck.
    If it wasn't for injuries, he would have been a factor here.
  11. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 alpha seeing omega Zone Supporter

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    Nope
    Unless a healthy neck & shoulder are worth 7 mil.
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  12. neosapien23

    neosapien23 Well-Known Member

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    It also didn't help that he talked about returning to Florida while still a part of the Cowboys. Jerry Jones is overly loyal to his players but he gets pissed very easily. Jones takes things personally and I have no doubt he was not happy with Jenkins's poor attitude. Jones would not have offered him 1.5 million out of spite.
  13. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    That would have been nice about now. At the time, though, he was injured, and Newman had a big number on him. We needed two CBs that season, and were pretty fortunate to get as much out of Jenkins as we got his last year here.
    I don't know what the story is on the guy. He keeps getting starting jobs, but he's not getting a lot of respect by way of salary or long term deals. There's got to be something going on there.
  14. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    Carr and Mo was here Jenkins last year. Newman was already gone.
    I really thought it would be Carr and Jenkins until the draft day trade.
  15. ninja

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    A 'real' GM dumps Revis and replaces him with Mike Jenkins. Cue the "if-only-we-had-a-real-GM" crowd ...

    Well, the owner gets to pocket $14.5M with that move (Revis' salary - Jenkins' salary). Can't wait until Jenkins makes some 'business decisions' on the field.

    Lovie to Jenkins: Come on Mike, at least make an effort.
    Jenkins to Lovie: You want me tackle that 250 lb RB. Not for $1.5M. You crazy.
  16. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    I don't think he's damaged. I think he's salty with the org.

    But if he want to Tampa Bay, he went to play at home.
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  17. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Oh, that's right. He did want to get back to FLA.
  18. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    From what I understand he really played around with his rehab and fought with the front office really publicly. No one is going to want that from a player who has a ton of injury issues and a lot of bad tape... The guy had like one really good year here, and 4 bad ones...

    good luck when you're a malcontent living off of one year of your six year career...

    on the other hand we were born on the same day, so kudos to him for that...
  19. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    Tampa Bay is where he's always wanted to play, if I remember.
  20. bbailey423

    bbailey423 Well-Known Member

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    When you consider what we are paying for Carr....what we paid (6th overall and 2nd round pick) plus his salary for Claiborne...and what we are paying for Scandrick. The investment looks TERRIBLE...especially when we were HISTORICALLY bad on defense. There are so many things in the way of this team having success....and this is near the top. I see people suggesting we go Safety early in the draft....when you invest this much in a trio of CBs....theoretically you should be able to put tackle dummy at Safety.
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