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Datone Jones Wants To Get After Aaron Rodgers

We’re sure Aaron Rodgers is shaking in his boots.

Newly-minted Minnesota Vikings linebacker Datone Jones is talking about getting after Rodgers now that he’s switched sides.

“Now I got a chance to go and chase Aaron Rodgers, and play against one of the best quarterbacks in the world,’’ Jones said. “I’m very excited. … Aaron knows. He knows I’m coming after him hungry.”

I have to laugh a little bit at that since Jones has only managed nine sacks in his four-year career. The former first-round pick’s lack of impact on the stat sheet is clearly one of the big reasons the Packers didn’t make an attempt to re-sign Jones.

It appears the Vikings will move Jones back to his original position, defensive end.

Jones transitioned from defensive end to outside linebacker full time with the Packers prior to the 2016 season. Although he showed flashes in limited snaps playing there in 2015, he was given plenty of opportunities in 2016 and didn’t produce much.

And that’s why he’s now a Viking.

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  1. PF4L March 15, 2017

    I can’t really blame Jones all that much, he was miscast in the wrong defense….because Ted is a outsmarter of peoples.

    Jones is probably pretty happy…like a MMA fighter after a fight, he gets to eat again. That’s the good news. the bad news……

    QUEENS…where NFL players go to die.

    5-0….WHAOO!!!!…The baddest team team 5 games in……….Give that team a Pabst Blue Ribbon!!!

    SKOL!!

    1. Savage57 March 15, 2017

      Fuck him. I want someone to put a shiv in his fucking sock and slide it in this asshole’s earhole when he’s at the bottom of the pile. Sorry-ass, no-producin’, mouth-runnin’ motherfucker.

      Man the fuck up, Packers.

  2. MJ March 15, 2017

    Maybe Ted can learn from this experience and write down 100 times “I won’t draft guys out of their positions in the first round”. They may or may not pan out. And if they do, they take their entire rookie contract to do so. Not good even from a business side.

  3. MJ March 15, 2017

    Leave the “project guys” for the late rounds or undrafted free agents. Drafted guys should be contributing early on, even if they turn out not to be spectacular.

  4. Ferris March 15, 2017

    Let’s see 2013 NFL draft. Ted picks Datone Jones, who nobody has heard of before or since…then afther him one pick later goes DeAndre Hopkins, Best pick of the first round came after him too, Travis Frederick 5 picks later. Weak draft though if you look. Bakhtiari was a good pick though. Seemed like Lacy was too at the time. Could be worse the Browns picked Barkevious Mingo 6th overall. Tretter was that draft too…see in every round but 1 Ted is pretty good. Micah Hyde too… Ted is the man.

    1. MJ March 15, 2017

      Lacy was a good pick. We got two years of a top notch RB for peanuts. Overall, Ted did better than most that year, I give you that. But the point is that he takes guys that t play position A to play position B. And that does not need to work. Perry, Jones, Randall, just off the top of my head. Perry transitioned well…After five years! Jones size was farther apart than Perry’s to an OLB and he never fully made it to the 3-4 we play. Demetri Goodson was a basketball player, but I’m ok with this since he was a late rounder or undrafted. Early rounders have to contribute, even if then they do not turn to be stars. Might as well let other teams develop those experiments that pan out after their rookie deals, we can get them in FA after that.

  5. Mark H March 15, 2017

    I’m sure our offensive line is laughing hysterically at Datones comments, probably never came close to Aaron in 4 years of practices. He’ll have a goose egg for a stat line in both games vs. Packers.