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Report: Jonathan Baldwin injures wrist in fight

Posted on: August 19, 2011 2:41 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

There were concerns early in training camp that Chiefs rookie first-round pick Jonathan Baldwin was struggling to beat press coverage. This is a problem because a lot of NFL teams play press coverage, and even more teams will employ it until Baldwin shows he can get open.

This falls squarely under "silver linings," but it appears that the Kansas City coaches don't have to worry about Baldwin getting off the line of scrimmage, at least for the next few weeks. According to report from Nick Wright of 610 radio in Kansas City, Baldwin could miss the rest of the preseason (and maybe longer) due to a wrist injury suffered during a locker room brawl with veteran running back Thomas Jones.

Not helping Baldwin's transition from college standout to another one of the guys in an NFL locker room (again, via Wright): "What I'm hearing on Baldwin: 'He's as advertised. Diva, spoiled, doesn't wanna listen. Can run a go and a slant, and doesn't wanna work.'"

This revelation makes you wonder what general manager Scott Pioli saw in Baldwin to make him worth a first-round pick. Forget that Baldwin allegedly can't beat press coverage (maybe the defenses he faced in college played off-coverage because of his big-play ability), but how can Pioli not know about the perception that Baldwin is a spoiled diva "who doesn't wanna listen?"

Either way, this is terrible news for a team that was embarrassed at home last week by the Buccaneers, 25-0. And it doesn't get easier: the Chiefs face the Ravens in Baltimore on Friday night.

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Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2011 12:02 am
 

Report: Jonathan Baldwin injures wrist in fight

Welcome to the world of not making it in K.C,  and eventually blaming his inability to play on the coaches and not himself, floating from team to team for a few years and being out of the league with the bust label. He had the "diva" tag at Pitt and he still got drafted in the 1st. Jones is a vet with great credibility and this punk swing on him? What Baldwin needs a good a$$kicking to put him in his place. Sorry K.C. I thought it was a bad selection and he is only showing it to be true.



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2011 11:22 pm
 

Report: Jonathan Baldwin injures wrist in fight

coachfabber – What part of  'He's (Baldwin) as advertised. Diva, spoiled, doesn't wanna listen. Can run a go and a slant, and doesn't wanna work.'  did you fail to read?  A player who pushes others into a fight is not named team captain – what sounds "fishy" is a smart-ass rookie throwing punches over criticism he is too immature to handle.  Your opinion of Jones obviously came from where you keep your head (so the sun won't shine on it).

   
A guy like that is a cancer in a team sport, and could never make enough great plays to balance the harm he brings to team chemistry.  If getting himself hurt gives himself a chance to grow up some before coming back, it's the best thing could happen to him.



Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 11:07 pm
 

Report: Jonathan Baldwin injures wrist in fight

Thomas Jones is one of the true professionals in this league and this young guy is going at him?  not a good start to his career, a fight as a rookie against a man who is well respected will not land him many fans in the league. gotta do better than that baldwin
Were you there? Thomas Jones has a history of fighting.


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Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 10:57 pm
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Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Great Googily Moogily!

Good work outta Thomas Jones.
Baldwin is a dope!

Who are the Chefs?   



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 9:42 pm
 

Gotta Love Thomas Jones!!

Baldwin probably broke his wrist on TJ's rock solid jaw.



Since: Jul 13, 2009
Posted on: August 19, 2011 9:26 pm
 

Report: Jonathan Baldwin injures wrist in fight

Thomas Jones is one of the true professionals in this league and this young guy is going at him?  not a good start to his career, a fight as a rookie against a man who is well respected will not land him many fans in the league. gotta do better than that baldwin



Since: Aug 12, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 8:59 pm
 

Report: Jonathan Baldwin injures wrist in fight

your team is the raiders !  enough said , LOSER !



Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Report: Jonathan Baldwin injures wrist in fight

Say hello to the cellar Queefs fans. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA




Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 5:33 pm
 

Report: Jonathan Baldwin injures wrist in fight

a bust in every draft. Hello Mr. Baldwin.


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