Datone Jones has been nothing short of a bust since being the Green Bay Packers first-round pick in 2013 and now he won’t be starting the 2015 season off on the right foot.
That’s because he won’t be playing.
On Thursday, Jones was suspended by the league for one week for violating the substance abuse policy.
#Packers DE Datone Jones suspended without pay for the 1st game of 2015 for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 2, 2015
No word on what substance Jones was suspended for.
Unfortunately, this really means nothing for the Packers.
Jones has made virtually no impact in his two seasons, with five total sacks.
We’ve already gathered that with B.J. Raji slated to start at nose tackle, Letroy Guion is likely to start at defensive end along with Mike Daniels.
Now, the Packers might be in trouble if Guion also gets suspended. He could get dinged for his offseason arrest.
the big dummy.
Wow that’s a huge loss! Oh wait, no it’s not he sucks. Lots of noise from yet another of the long line of TT first round busts. Talks like a somebody, plays like a nobody
How the hell do you get one game? Most suspensions for substance abuse are 3 to 4 games. Must have been abusing estrogen or tranquilizers to get such a severe punishment.
possession of pot, but none in his system = 1 game.
Urine Luck™ urinalysis results are in! You are the babies father.
Game 2 he’ll be hurt and out for the season anyway. I hear Vonnie Holliday is available as a FA.
I thought performance enhancing drugs enhance performance…
He misses the Bears game? Cool. we’ll still win by 40
“Jones is nothing short of a bust.” I couldn’t agree more. Could we say the same about Nick Perry? Maybe so.
Perry is bordering on bust, but I actually have a feeling he’s going to have a very nice year coming up.
Not sure this means Jones is a bust. It does raise concerns about his maturity that may cause him to be a bust. Perry to me is not a bust, however he has not met the expectations of his draft position.
The question regarding the big guys including O and D lineman may be, are they worth late first round or second round picks? TT at least appears to get better value drafting big guys in the 4th and later rounds. Maybe this is true of other teams as well?
One thing about college bigs is they are not as physically strong as the bigs who have spent a year or two in NFL training rooms (old man strong). I think if you draft a big guy you had better be prepared to wait a year or two for them to develop into a pro body. The skill players may be a better way to go in the earlier rounds unless you can get a freak big guy like a JJ Watt or Suh. Let’s face it the Pack does not have the luxury of drafting early like the bears, Vikings or lions. Right Momma.
All of Ted Thompson’s first round picks are busts.
yeah still waiting for that aaron kid to pan out
What a surprise, another Green Bay Packer gets in trouble this offseason. Undisciplined and stupid is how you can sum up this group of players. Without Aaron Rodgers, this team is trash. Better hope he stays healthy, because he’s been great at doing that in his career.
“Datone Jones doesn’t like it when Datone Jones gets suspended, it’s just that Datone Jones is learning this stuff and growing and so on and what have you. Despite this setback that Datone Jones has suffered, without question this will be the year Datone Jones breaks out.”
Hey, which of those big guys over there thinks he’s hot shit, when in actuality he’s just shit?
DAT ONE over dare!
Guion would be the loss here obviously. Hopefully we have someone by the start of the season if he gets suspended as well.
I can’t stop eating from my soiled diaper.