If you were to ask me last week what I thought about Jackson joining the Patriots, I would have been all for bringing him in and giving him a shot. The usual questions I would have asked myself is what kind of cap hit will it take? What kind of attitude would he bring?
Since his big contract came along in 2012 those problems appeared to be in the past. I take that past attitude as a young WR acting out. For some reasons in the NFL if you’re a diva wideout that put’s up good numbers you’re exempt from the “do not sign list”. For the most part the money would have been an issue. Last week I was considering that Vince Wilfork would be shown the door or traded. So their would be room to squeeze in a fast deep threat for Brady to give that missing deep ball to. That would be fun to watch. With Wilfork resigning this week I started to think about money again.
Now how about the receivers on the current roster. Young, talented and for the most part quiet. With only a year of experience between Dobson, Thompkins and Boyce there is reason to belive that this year could be taken to another level. Throw in a heavy dose of Edelman with a dash of Amendola. I think there set without being told someone wants the ball. Or someone NEEDS the ball. Josh McDaniel and Tom can pick and choose on there own.
The week drawing to a conclusion Jackson in my mind had a 5 % chance he was going to be with the patriots. Hell he still needed to be released. Then it happened he was released. His departure from the eagles came with a catch. He is rumoured to have ties with a gang. It’s rumour. Truth or no truth it is enough that Robert Kraft will not pick up that phone. Not a year removed from Aaron Hernandez. In my mind now a week later there is 0 % chance he will be a patriot.