Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
Options
View
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline Pack93z  
#1 Posted : Thursday, November 1, 2012 10:08:52 AM(UTC)
Pack93z

Rank: Hall of Famer

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Bronze: 2012

United States
Posts: 12,755
Joined: 3/16/2007(UTC)
Location: North Central Wisconsin

Applause Given: 381
Applause Received: 1,027

Astrophysics ... damn a bigger "nerd" than VR. lol.

But really... the last paragraph of the quote is the reason for the post.. that is almost spot on with a mindset I learned long ago. I knew I liked Jones for a reason.

Quote:

Linebacker Jones adapts to inside position

Green Bay - Brad Jones might be the only inside linebacker in the NFL who plays violin. For sure, he's the only inside 'backer who plays violin and studied astrophysics in college.

Jones, in his fourth year with the Green Bay Packers, once envisioned himself flying space missions for NASA.

"But NASA is not even doing manned space flights anymore," he said, "so it's a good thing I didn't go that route."

As for the Big Bang, these days it's the explosion that occurs when Jones meets a running back in the hole.

"Or the quarterback," he said with a laugh. "That's even better."

Jones, 26, is Exhibit A of coach Mike McCarthy's "next man up" philosophy. Starting "Mack" (weak-side) linebacker Desmond Bishop went on injured reserve with a torn hamstring in August, and his replacement, D.J. Smith, suffered a season-ending knee injury Oct. 14 at Houston.

Next up? Jones, who played outside linebacker his first three seasons in Green Bay (13 starts in 35 games) and at the University of Colorado.

"The whole thing about the NFL, actually about life, is that it's kind of about adapting," he said. "I think in my life I've been really good at adapting, being adaptable and making good things out of bad situations. You've got to be adaptable in all facets of life, and football just illuminates that."
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

UserPostedImage
thanks Post received 1 applause.
RaiderPride on 11/1/2012(UTC)
Sponsor
Offline nerdmann  
#2 Posted : Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:39:05 PM(UTC)
nerdmann

Rank: Super Bowl MVP

Posts: 7,049
Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 2,358
Applause Received: 598

Just doesn't have that killer instinct at OLB.

He might be better than Clay on the inside. LOL We've got three guys on the team about whom I could say that, although two of them are out with injuries right now.
“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don't do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.”
Offline PackerTraxx  
#3 Posted : Saturday, November 3, 2012 10:36:30 AM(UTC)
PackerTraxx

Rank: 2nd Round Draft Pick

Posts: 1,783
Joined: 8/13/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 18
Applause Received: 127

Another player I've always liked and thought he would do much better because of his speed, especially as he matured and put on some muscle. He a nice player to have with our injury situation right now.
Why is Jerry Kramer not in the Hall of Fame?
Offline nyrpack  
#4 Posted : Sunday, November 4, 2012 8:45:13 AM(UTC)
nyrpack

Rank: 4th Round Draft Pick

Posts: 760
Joined: 9/26/2008(UTC)
Location: long island, ny

Applause Given: 3
Applause Received: 42

he looked excellent last week, hopefully he continues !!
jimmy b.
Offline buckeyepackfan  
#5 Posted : Sunday, November 4, 2012 9:41:49 AM(UTC)
buckeyepackfan

Rank: 1st Round Draft Pick

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2012Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2014

Posts: 2,321
Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Lima, Ohio

Applause Given: 268
Applause Received: 386

Originally Posted by: nyrpack Go to Quoted Post
he looked excellent last week, hopefully he continues !!


You agree with Mike McCarthy. Watched the latest edition of his show on packers.com, they talked about the good job Jones has done since moving inside.

Jones got a defensive game ball along with Devon House.

Enjoy the ride – It kicks and just keeps on kickin’.
Offline zombieslayer  
#6 Posted : Sunday, November 4, 2012 3:03:28 PM(UTC)
zombieslayer

Rank: Most Valuable Player

Posts: 9,919
Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: San Francisco

Applause Given: 778
Applause Received: 495

Screw astrophysics.

Two thumbs WAY up for playing the violin. That takes talent.
My man Donald Driver
UserPostedImage

(thanks to Pack93z for the pic)

2010 will be seen as the beginning of the new Packers dynasty. Ted Thompson Mike McCarthy Aaron Rodgers
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error

Recent Topics
2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DarkaneRules

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / blueleopard

11h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Dexter_Sinister

16h / Green Bay Packers Talk / yooperfan

17h / Green Bay Packers Talk / MintBaconDrivel

19h / Random Babble / wpr

19h / Green Bay Packers Talk / texaspackerbacker

20h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DarkaneRules

21h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Mucky Tundra

22-Aug / Around The NFL / Laser Gunns

21-Aug / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

21-Aug / Random Babble / Mucky Tundra

21-Aug / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

20-Aug / Random Babble / DakotaT


Tweeter

Copyright © 2006-2014 PackersHome.com™. All Rights Reserved.