In a greedy, selfish move that will surprise no one, Reshad Jones did not show up for MANDATORY camp today and is officially a holdout.
Jones embarrassed himself and the team last year by actively campaigning for himself to be in the Pro Bowl. Instead of just waiting for the fans and coaches to pick him.
However, neither of those options worked. Jones was not selected by fans or coaches. Yes, he did become a Pro Bowler, but that was only because all the other safeties ahead of him couldn’t play or had no interest in playing in such a silly game.
14 (FOURTEEN!) Defensive backs were chosen ahead of Jones, and that was just to start. Several of those players couldn’t make it to Hawaii, so the coaches selected alternates. Still no Jones! Finally, after so many others didn’t want to play, Jones got the call. Not exactly a resounding vote of confidence.
Did Jones care that he backed his way into a meaningless game because of injuries of others? Nope! He acted like he won the job fair and square!
He’s a good safety, but probably overrated because of the poor play of the linebacking crew, meaning Jones himself has to make stops and tackles that normally a LB would make. Jones did have a few TDs this year that were sweet, but he showboated with his dangerous back flips into the endzone.
Sorry to you readers who love Jones, but I’ve always felt he is an average safety. And I hate holdouts more than anything. The Dolphins want to hand him millions and millions of dollars (and he gave his word in writing that he would honor that), but he has decided to spit in the team’s face.