Green Bay Packers Forum

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
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#1 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2013 8:28:34 PM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

United States
Joined: 12/11/2012(UTC)
Applause Received: 130
Jason Wilde said:
GREEN BAY — Datone Jones knows you're disappointed in him. But the Green Bay Packers first-round pick would appreciate it if you'd be patient with him.

"It's the fifth game of the season," the Packers rookie defensive end said Friday, as the Packers prepped for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. "It's not too late. I don't want a lot of people getting down me, but it's not too late."

Entering Sunday, Jones has played 73 snaps on defense and has been credited with five tackles (two solo). While Pro Football Focus has credited him with a sack, neither the official NFL statistics or the Packers' stats have him with one. Pro Football Focus hasn't credited him with a quarterback hit or hurry this season.

Jones has played almost exclusively in sub packages as one of the two defensive linemen when the Packers go to five or six defensive backs.

After spraining his ankle on his very first NFL snap in the preseason opener against Arizona, Jones sat out the next exhibition game at St. Louis, then played only 15 snaps against Seattle on Aug. 23 and 26 snaps at Kansas City on Aug. 29.

Since then, he played 20 snaps in the regular-season opener at San Francisco, 20 snaps against Washington, 10 snaps at Cincinnati and 23 snaps last week against Detroit. His lone highlight has been blocking an extra point against the Bengals.

"I think Datone is a work-in-progress," defensive line coach Mike Trgovac said. "Like I told him the other day, 'Really, with where you were, we're four games into the season now, and with as much training camp as you missed and preseason games you missed, it's like you're coming out of the preseason right now.'

"The thing that he has to learn that's different for him is, he's got to learn to come in for a play and kick some ass, and then leave. Come in for a play, kick some ass, then leave. He'll get it."

Jones, who hasn't been a part-time player since his freshman year at UCLA, admitted that's been a struggle, and something he has talked with 2009 first-round pick B.J. Raji about. Raji had an ankle injury at the end of his rookie preseason and also struggled with limited snaps and the fact that Packers defensive linemen aren't allowed to rush straight up the field on every play.

While he said the ankle was "a huge setback," Jones said Friday his ankle is fine now and he "finally got over my hump" and is healthy.

Even defensive coordinator Dom Capers acknowledged that with first-round picks like Jones "the expectation level's always extremely high," but added that Jones might have had his best week of practice this week.

"(People) think that being a first-round pick, I should be able to come in and just get sacks and this that and the other, but that's not the case. I'm still learning. I'm still competing," Jones said. "I'm competing for playing time so I can show what I can do in the run game on first and second down. "

"I do have career goals here, and I want to be a great player, so every day I come out and compete, I have fun, fly around. I don't want to be a one-hit wonder."
Offline yooperfan  
#2 Posted : Saturday, October 12, 2013 5:00:21 AM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2014

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Ishpeming Michigan
Applause Given: 1,336
Applause Received: 553
Hell yes I'm disappointed.
Every fan would like to see their #1 pick come in and light it up week in and week out.
I believe this kid is going to be good once he gets his feet on the ground and gets some experience and gets the feel of NFL football.
I watch for Datone every Sunday to see what he is going to bring and I believe that I will be rewarded in the not too distant future.
Running backs are more likely to show their stuff right away so for now I'll be content with the performance of Eddie Lacey.
But make no mistake Datone Jones is going to have me leaping out of my lazy chair and jumping for joy.
thanks Post received 1 applause.
wpr on 10/12/2013(UTC)
Offline nerdmann  
#3 Posted : Saturday, October 12, 2013 5:51:07 AM(UTC)
Rank: Preferred Member

Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 5,369
Applause Received: 1,247
yooperfan said: Go to Quoted Post
Hell yes I'm disappointed.
Every fan would like to see their #1 pick come in and light it up week in and week out.
I believe this kid is going to be good once he gets his feet on the ground and gets some experience and gets the feel of NFL football.
I watch for Datone every Sunday to see what he is going to bring and I believe that I will be rewarded in the not too distant future.
Running backs are more likely to show their stuff right away so for now I'll be content with the performance of Eddie Lacey.
But make no mistake Datone Jones is going to have me leaping out of my lazy chair and jumping for joy.


He will be better than Hawk, probly not as good as Clay.
User is suspended until 4/29/2043 11:56:55 PM(UTC) texaspackerbacker  
#4 Posted : Saturday, October 12, 2013 9:57:51 AM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2014Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2015

United States
Joined: 3/4/2013(UTC)
Location: Texas
Applause Given: 670
Applause Received: 489
I can be patient with him - within limitations - partly because he's probably slightly diminished by the injury and partly because the position he plays just isn't meant to be as spectacular and noticeable as OLB. It ain't fair to compare him to Matthews. How will he stack up next to the other D Linemen by the end of the season? That will be the question. He ain't off to a great start, but he hasn't been horrible, it's too soon to say for sure.
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


Fan Shout
Zero2Cool (24-Jun): ;-)
Zero2Cool (24-Jun): Because reading and wondering "typo or bullshit abbreviation" is fucking awesome!!
Zero2Cool (24-Jun): I think we should all use a shit load of abbreviations to infuriate readers.
Wade (23-Jun): Thuji the Magnificent lhasa apso, 17 lbs, and a bit over 4 y.o.
Zero2Cool (23-Jun): Hmm, that speed "fix" didn't seem to work. ;-)
Porforis (22-Jun): My 62-pound German Shepard/Husky/Doberman mix turned 1 yesterday.
yooperfan (21-Jun): I have a Wire haired Pointing Griffon. Fabulous dog. 75 pounds.
yooperfan (21-Jun): Thanks guys.
wpr (21-Jun): Congrats Yoop. I'm still a couple of years away.
Laser Gunns (20-Jun): thinking about getting a puppy since my bro is leaving. Anyone recommend a breed? Bigger dog preferred :D
Cheesey (20-Jun): congrats Yoop!
yooperfan (20-Jun): Yesterday was my 1st Fathers Day as a grandfather!
buckeyepackfan (20-Jun): Not a huge BB fan but. CAVS WIN! CAVS WIN! CAVS WIN!
wpr (19-Jun): Happy Fathers Day to you all.
Zero2Cool (19-Jun): Happy Father's Day fellas
wpr (17-Jun): You can get a nice deal on Shark's gear.
wpr (17-Jun): The major sports leagues always gouge on championship goods.
Zero2Cool (16-Jun): That's a bit pricey. I won't even pay that for a Packers hat lol
dhazer (16-Jun): $30
Zero2Cool (13-Jun): Definitely. How much it cost!??
dhazer (13-Jun): Kevin you want me to grab you a championship hat?
Smokey (8-Jun): No Dairy ! ?
TheKanataThrilla (8-Jun): Rodgers on a vegan diet...with red meat and chicken. OK, but no dairy.
Cheesey (7-Jun): I went to the Favre charity softball game many years ago. It was a lot of fun! ENJOY IT!
wpr (5-Jun): Ali was the GOAT
Smokey (4-Jun): RIP Mohammad Ali
wpr (4-Jun): Nope. Have a great time gbguy.
gbguy20 (4-Jun): Anyone ever been to the jordy nelson charity softball event? Got tickets from my boss.
Porforis (3-Jun): I abstain because hockey.
Zero2Cool (3-Jun): Penguins 2, Sharks 0. What up!!!
Cheesey (2-Jun): I don't know...in a shark VS. a penguin, the penguin ends up being a snack.
Zero2Cool (2-Jun): Damn. That's right! Ugh! Me = powerless!!!!
wpr (2-Jun): Not if Craig, Shawn or I don't think so. Bahahaha
Zero2Cool (2-Jun): You better be rooting for Penguins > Sharks or you get banned!! Bahahahaha
Zero2Cool (2-Jun): NHL Stanley Cup Finals. They are up 2 - 0 over the San Jose Sharks.
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

Current Headlines

Road To Super Bowl LI
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 12:00 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Porforis

2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DarkaneRules

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

25-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / Barfarn

24-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

24-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

24-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

22-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

21-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

19-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

17-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

17-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackerTraxx

17-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / DarkaneRules


Tweeter