Tag:Adam Jones
Posted on: October 10, 2010 7:56 pm
 

Pacman Jones arrested, released

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

After this picture showed up on Cincinnati.247sports.com, it appeared that Bengals CB Adam Jones - with a long history of legal issues - had screwed up once again and gotten himself into more trouble.

And while the Bengals, via the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Joe Reedy, admit Jones was arrested, they say it was a case of mistaken identity and he was released.

From what we understand, Jones did nothing wrong.

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Posted on: September 26, 2010 11:42 am
Edited on: September 26, 2010 12:51 pm
 

AFC inactives, Week 3

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

First, those who are active: Texans WR Andre Johnson, who had been questionable with an ankle injury; Patriots LB Brandon Spikes, who was a late add Saturday to New England’s injury report but was listed as probable; WR Joshua Cribbs, who hurt his ankle at practice Wednesday; and Baltimore CB Cary Williams, who has finished serving his two-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Tyson Jackson, Chiefs, DE: This is the second week in a row Jackson has been out, dealing with a knee injury suffered in the first game of the season. This isn’t terrible news for Kansas City. Although he was the No. 3 overall pick last season, Jackson has done next to nothing on the field thus far.

Adam Jones, Bengals, CB: He’s been better than expected this season, but his shoulder is banged up. Expect second-year CB Morgan Trent to get much more playing time as the third CB.

Antwan Odom, Bengals, DE: He was supposed to play today as he appeals his four-game suspension for violating the performance enhancing drug policy. But he’s not on the 45-man gameday roster with a wrist injury.

Jerome Harrison, Browns, RB:
This probably won't phase coach Eric Mangini much, because, for some reason, he doesn't like seeing Harrison, who's got a thigh injury, on the field. But now that Peyton Hillis and James Davis will get the carries, it's hard not to see Cleveland struggle in the running game.

Jake Delhomme, Browns, QB:
This was expected. But it's still important nonetheless. Especially since that means Seneca Wallace will get another start.

Brian Robiskie, Browns, WR: With three important pieces of Cleveland's offense out of today's game, it could get ugly today vs. Baltimore.

Terrence Cody, Ravens, NT:
Even though he practiced all week and wasn't on the injury list, Baltimore still decided to deactivate the rookie.

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Posted on: September 4, 2010 11:37 pm
 

Breaking down the David Jones-Reggie Nelson trade

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Tonight, the Bengals traded CB David Jones and a conditional draft pick to Jacksonville for S Reggie Nelson. The move, at least for the Bengals, makes sense.

With the reemergence of Adam Jones and with rookie Brandon Ghee playing well enough in the preseason to inspire confidence, there was no room for Jones in the Bengals secondary. But he also had some value – he’s young and very athletic – and Cincinnati was in desperate need of help with its safety depth.

According to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, the Bengals liked Nelson when he came out of Florida in 2007. Instead, they took Leon Hall with the No. 18 pick (Nelson went at No. 21), and he’ll help add to a position which features only Chris Crocker, Roy Williams and Chinedum Ndukwe (Crocker and Williams have been slowed recently by injuries, and Gibril Wilson, signed in the offseason, was placed on IR earlier this month).

Yet, it’s unclear where Jones fits in with Jacksonville, writes the Florida Times Union. The Jaguars still need help at safety, and Jones is basically a third CB at best.

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Posted on: August 21, 2010 12:06 am
 

Vick awful against Bengals

Posted by Andy Benoit
M. Vick (US Presswire)
Arguably the NFL’s two most famous reclamation projects were on the same field Friday night: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones. The latter showed encouraging flashes; the former was awful.

First, Vick. He was sacked twice and did not get great help from his offensive line, but he also showed poor awareness in his pocket movement. He completed only two of his first four passes, which wouldn’t have been so bad if not for the fact that both completions went to a member of the Bengals. His struggles in identifying coverage under pressure were concerning.

Vick did rush for 34 yards on three carries, but 13 of those yards came on third-down and 17. And, while Vick has shows hints of his old speed, his lateral agility is nowhere near where it once was.

Jones had a better night. He returned a punt 22 yards after enduring a fair-catch interference (it was a heads-up play – a lot of guys wouldn’t have realized they could legally return the ball in that situation). Jones also had a 40-yard kick return. Clearly, the Bengals are trying to make him their top return specialist.

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Posted on: July 27, 2010 9:24 pm
 

Bengals organization reacts to T.O. signing

T. Owens is set to join his new Cincinnati teammates at training camp Thursday (Getty). Chris Crocker doesn’t sugarcoat his comments. If he has a problem with somebody and a reporter asks him about it, he’ll say whatever comes to mind. He’s a reporter’s dream, because he doesn’t use a filter to water down his opinions. You never have to go off the record with the Bengals free safety.

After reports surfaced that Terrell Owens and the Bengals had reached an agreement on a one-year contract that will pay him a $2 million base salary and could give him as much as $2 million in roster bonuses, I wanted to touch base with Crocker. I knew if Crocker was unsure about his newest teammate – be it because Owens has lost some of his elite play-making ability or because Owens still has a crappy reputation – he’d let it be known.

I’d already raised my confusion about why Cincinnati would sign Owens, but to Crocker, it was clear. And not only does Crocker not have a problem with Owens joining the squad, he’s really, really excited about it.

“I think it’s great,” Crocker said. “It just shows we’re trying to do everything, and it will add another piece to get us to the Super Bowl in Dallas in February. We have so many other guys on the team that have had question marks beside them as far as character is concerned, but our locker room is as strong as it gets. If T.O. is half of the player he was before he went to Buffalo, that’s going to be a great thing for us.”

The Bengals, as has been well documented, have become a paradise for players needing second and third chances. The term “Betty Ford Clinic for the NFL” has been bandied about quite often. Cedric Benson needed another chance. Chris Henry needed one. Larry Johnson needed one. Tank Johnson, Adam Jones, Matt Jones, Dezmon Briscoe, they all needed one. The list goes on to ridiculous lengths.

But in the past couple seasons, the questionable character signings haven’t affected the team chemistry.

“There’s one common goal, and there’s not one person or one man who can divide our locker room,” Crocker said. “That’s to get to the Super Bowl. There’s enough strong personalities and we have enough strong leadership that we won’t allow a bunch of dissension. As long as you’re a good person and willing to show you’ll do right, that’s all that matters.

“There are enough guys in the locker room where we police each other. Everybody has egos and strong personalities but we have guys who know how to take somebody to the side and talk to them about what’s going on. We don’t let things go. We handle issues in house and we take care of it and move on.”

I still wonder, though. How will the Bengals split touches between Ochocinco, Bryant, Owens, Benson, first-round pick TE Jermaine Gresham and everybody else on the roster?

“That’s a good problem to have,” said Dave Lapham, former Bengals OL and the team’s radio color commentator. “It’s going to have to be a case of unselfishness. You can’t double-team everybody. It’s kind of like pick your poison. It’s always better to have that problem than not have any weapons at all. But it’ll be interesting halfway through this season if T.O. is tracking low and not on track to make his incentives. Will he get in Carson’s face? That will be interesting to monitor."

Not everyone was so impressed with the Bengals signing. Browns CB Brandon McDonald wrote on his Twitter page in what only could be considered a classy status update: “TO to da Bengals huh??? Yessss, another piece of (fill in the blank here) fa da Browns secondary to run a train on...”

But if you discount the words of a player whose teams have gone 9-23 the past two years, it still seems like it’ll tough for everybody to get along, especially if Chad Ochocinco or Owens or Antonio Bryant aren’t getting the desired number of passes Carson Palmer throws their way.

“At the end of the day day, Carson controls who gets the ball,” Crocker said. “He’s going to throw the ball to whoever is open. He’s not going to play favorites. We don’t play favorites on this team. Chad is always open. From his standpoint, he’s always open and he’s always going to bitch if he doesn't get the ball. That’s what receivers do. But I know T.O. is going to come in and make plays. I’m excited, I really am. It’s going to be a hell of a year.”

--Josh Katzowitz

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