Re: Urban Meyer "Jenkins Would Still Be A Gator If I were there" AND Bleacher Report 2nd rd mock has JJ making it t...
posted at 4/27/2012 7:56 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Urban Meyer "Jenkins Would Still Be A Gator If I were there" AND Bleacher Report 2nd rd mock has JJ making it to NE.
[QUOTE]I will say a few things about his arrests: 1) They were for pot. Not the smartest thing, but very minor. 2) He was arrested, both times, by the SAME cop. That seems very odd to me. Cop with an axe to grind? All the Cops around that state and University and the only two times he gets arrested, it's the same cop. Very strange. Given the picks they've already made, I'd LOVE to see Jenkins selected. I think the bogus reports just before the draft about him failing more drug tests really hurt him. Not many coaches can/will take a chance on a kid like this, it's too risky to their job security. BB doesn't have that concern. I'd worry about Pete Carrol taking him early in the second. He already showed his willingness to ignore red flags.
Posted by ma6dragon9[/QUOTE]
You forgot about his arrest for assault and resisting arrest
here's a clip from an article and some key things that I think are BB red flags (it relates to kids and pot, my comments are in bold):
That point was hammered home by an NFL team executive.
"Jenkins isn't the first guy or the last guy to have a bunch of kids and women in his life," the executive said. "We [the teams] all deal with it. But players don't understand the stress they put themselves under when they do this. The money is the obvious thing, but that's not it alone. You have the women calling you or calling each other. The women are screaming at each other, which means they're screaming at you, too. Or they're scheming against you to get more money. Screaming and scheming, screaming and scheming.
"You have lawyers and paternity tests and more lawyers and paperwork and God forbid you're not up to date on the [child-support] payments and the team has to advance you some money. Now you have the team involved, worried about you making payments so that you stay out of jail."
This has prevented Cro from reaching his potential and a number of players with this issue have admitted it has affected their play from game to game
Jenkins listens to the point and disagrees.
"The women I've been with, they're not going to be like that," he said.
When you are about to make millions you can't be thinking like this. It shows he doesn't have a strong grasp of reality and niave which would make him more prone to it affecting him when they do and will turn on him This is how Jenkins answers a lot of questions: quickly and without a lot of details. Part of the reason is that he's tired of the same questions over and over again.
BB likes things explained with details, if Jenkins doesn't feel like explaining answers with some detail then it shows a dismissal of his actions and lack of accountability
"The marijuana was just a college thing. I was being a college student and I wasn't the only athlete who was smoking," said Jenkins, who was arrested by the same policeman in the marijuana incidents. "As soon as I got the second arrest, I quit. I knew this could affect my future." Excuse making, this is a huge red flag to BB. How many times have we heard BB in his office or in the locker room saying he didn't want excuse making. Saying, well everyone does it is just an excuse for his bad behavior. Something that might work the first time he was caught but not the second. He also lied in his final statement because after his second arrest he failed a drug test which it was that failed drug test confirming his pot smoking past his 2nd arrest that got him tossed out of Florida
Say what you will but these are major red flags with BB. BB has always taken chances on kids but only when they own up to their mistakes and take responsibility for them. Jenkins seems to be dismissing his mistakes as everyone was doing it or just completely dismissing problems that haven't yet but will occur