Plenty has been made of Green Bay Packers second-round pick Josh Jones already.
A lot of hype surrounding the guy before the pads even go on.
Here’s some more, from none other than defensive lineman Mike Daniels. If you know anything about what Mike Daniels likes, it’s players who hit people.
“The kid just does not care. He’s coming, he’s going to bring the wood, without the pads on, so I can only imagine he’s going to play physical with the pads on,” Daniels said. “He’s about his business. He doesn’t talk, he’s not joking, he isn’t here to make friends. He’s here to play football.
“He’s here to earn a job and he’s here to prove that he belongs here, and when you get a young guy like that, that makes me work even that much harder.”
If Jones isn’t a killer early on, he’s probably going to be a disappointment to a lot of people. There’s been a lot of build-up already.
To put things in perspective, it’s not as if the Packers need Jones to come in and dominate. Sure, they could use some playmaking at the inside linebacker position (there is none). They can win games with the guys they have, though. At safety, the Packers are set through this season.
While we love everything we hear about Jones, maybe we should all reign in the expectations a little bit. Say, at least until training camp?