Reshad Jones to practice harder

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  1. gafin

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    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/...s-to-practice-harder-20140627,0,4013573.story
     
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    Who knows which R.Jones is going to show up this season?
     
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    $30 Mil says you should be eating, breathing, living football 24/7 at ALL TIMES.
     
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    Yeap. I never understood how you can practice harder if you were already giving 100%
     
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    What was the cause of Reshad Jones decline last season? Did we just overrate his performances the season before? Any off the field issues?
    The Defensive guys seem to be consistently less emotional and better behaved off the field that the Offense. (Anyone else notice that?)
     
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    gafin, Thanks for putting up all the threads to give the forum new topics to talk about. After the draft settles, it ain't easy. Well done.
     
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    He was super overrated coming into last season (flashed some brilliant play but also had several big coverage lapses that people seemed to not notice)... Definitely did not deserve the contract he got. Hindsight is 20/20 but I know there was more than just a few of us wary of him getting a big extension after just one "good" year. I expect him to be better this year than last, but I don't know if he'll be worth his contract. I hope he is.
     
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    Giving Jones a contract extension worth $30 million was literally one of the worst decisions Jeff Ireland has ever made. It was up in the same realm as drafting Pat White in the second round.

    Practice harder? So you get paid $30 million and then you stop practicing as hard? Why is this even an article? It makes him look worse, not better.

    The day Reshad Jones is on the bench or off this field, is the day our defense gets better. The same goes for Wheeler and to an extent, Ellerbe.
     
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    That always been my take. Ive always said he makes a terrible play for every good play he makes. And most of his bad plays aren't as noticeable because he's out of position - biting on the play action or just taking a bad angle to the ball, or just not where he's supposed to be. He's just good enough to get you beat.
     
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    I don't understand his position change after having a good year. Guess we shall see what we have this year.
     
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    The difference in his performance is that we went from Mike Nolan's system to Kevin Coyle's.... Don't underestimate the time it takes to adjust from one system to the another. Just ask Ellerbee and Wheeler (who I expect to play better this year also)
     
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    If that's the same article I just read, it says at least part of the problem was that he was more responsible for pass coverages on TE's and backs in 2013. Hopefully he figures that out his year and 2012 wasn't a mirage.
     
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    2012 and 2013 were Coyle's system
     
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    Not to mention Mike Nolan is just an immensely better DC than Coyle
     
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    Let's be honest here, could those two possibly get any worse? Wheeler was literally rated at the bottom. No one graded out worse than he did with the amount of snaps he received. Ellerbee definitely has the higher ceiling between the two IMO, good to see him switch back to his natural position on the weak side.
     
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    The rich one?
     
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    I did like Nolan when he was here but...

    2013 defense DVOA
    Atlanta 29th
    Miami 17th

    2012 defense DVOA
    Atlanta 12th
    Miami 14th
     
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    I wasn't impressed with Reshad Jones, and definitely not to the tune of $30 mil. I was disappointed that we gave him that kind of money. A good/decent game scattered about through the season does not make a player Ed Reed (in his prime). Jones has to show up big time for me to change my mind. I'm not so confident it's going to happen.
     
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    He needs to practice harder and be used schematically better
     
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    Whoever said he performed well in different system is wrong - he was in Coyle's system both years.

    And Kevin Coyle, by the way, has always been the best staff member on this team. Not sure why he has ever gotten any hate when his unit has carried this team for two straight years.
     
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    His contract is no bargain. with $15M guaranteed but, he only counts $3.6 M this year. Next year goes up to $7.76M. After that, he can be cut if he does not perform.
     
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    Yea minus 3 ints it was same season ? Like ints are easy to come by smh


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    You NEVER give a player a huge contract after 1 good season!!!!
     

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