Posted on: March 28, 2008 6:45 pm
In the news....
The Dallas Cowboys are trying to grab Adam "Pacman" Jones from the Tennessee Titans. Awesome. Another misguided soul is exactly what that team needs. Just imagine if they were able to land both Jones and Chad Johnson. Forget about the games, these guys would have more dysfunction than a Jerry Springer marathon.
Sure, Jones can still be an impact player, and could even help put them over the hump, but is it worth the locker room turmoil? To me, mixing Jones in with Tank Johnson and Terrell Owens sounds like a perfect recipe for disaster. I mean, the Dallas press is going to have to hire more people just to follow these guys around. My suggestion: Just park the news van in the middle of Dallas, get out and listen for gunshots, ambulance sirens and that low, ugly rumbling sound created when two giant egos collide.
I know, Jerry Jones likes taking chances on great players that might not know how to behave off the field, and sometimes, it does work. Look at Michael Irvin and Leon Lett in the 90s. Well, maybe not Lett.
The problem is that these athletes, like it or not, are always in the public eye. They don't get to hide out in a strip club without being noticed. Of course, it also doesn't help if you roll up with a huge entourage and start throwing Benjamins around like it’s your job. That's especially true if you plan on taking the money back from the strippers at the end of the night. What? Why would you even THINK that could happen? I know that the "ladies" in music videos don't usually jump all over the money that rappers rain down, but these are real strippers. Their JOB is to jump all over money that guys throw at them.
Alright, enough about strippers and back to whether Pacman can actually still play after a year off. I think he will be a little rusty, but should still be a quality cornerback in the NFL.
So that brings us to the terms of the deal. The Titans want something back for Jones, a former first-round choice. The Cowboys need to rework the contract so, if he is a bust, he's only signed for one year, and can quickly go back to causing trouble off the field.
If I was Jerry Jones, I'd send a fifth-round pick to Tennessee and see how that goes over. Otherwise, Pacman will be reinstated and not playing - now that would be a waste of time and money. I say, take what you can get , Tennessee, and let Pacman chase ghosts (or strippers) in Dallas.
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