Alright. Clearly we have something going here in talking about Jerome. Lets encompass it all into one neat place to discuss. (and poll!)
He took a long time to develop( to this point ). He shows flashes of really amazing ability. He never seems to find himself in the situation to really win the game, just participate. Seems kindof goofy jumping around all the time. Being investigated for drugs. Blah blah blah. This is more for comments than anything.
One thing I did notice at the game the other day. After Green was out. They had driven to about their 40.. maybe 50.. had a pass down the left side JS was running down covered reasonably well.. but the ball was thrown behind him so he could stop and cut back try an make a catch.. didnt even flinch just kindof lollygagged through the finish of the route..
Another pass down the left side after that Dalton led him, put it up over his head to make a jump ball out of it. JS just watched it go by, the thought of trying to catch it seemed like it never crossed his mind. I was livid. The Defender was a pace or two off him and he just watches the ball go by then does a little jumpy spin move and hops along back to the huddle like aw shucks would have been fun if that was on target but eh who cares. We're out having a good time. He seemed like he was just there, oh if its at me I'll catch it, that would be nice, but I'm just having fun on the field.
Okay I was originally intending for this to be a non bias discussion, but I really am pissed at the lack of effort showed by JS this weekend, I've been hoping he'll be a great receiver. I really was pulling for him. Now hes just there, dropping balls, no effort, seemingly no emotion, no drive. He didnt look upset at all when the balls went flying by him, when he was short on his route and had the int. He had that same route a week or two ago (mirrored) and nearly broke free for a touchdown, this time he phoned it in and gay jumped him for the pick. He just stood there like oh. Maybe the throw was off. But still act like you f'ing care.
yeah i've had a few..
but we've finally got a team that cares, that fights, that wants more, that is more. And when I see people who don't bust their ass to be everything they can be just pisses me off. complete lack of respect for the rest of the team, themselves, and the fans. If you arent willing to claw your way to the top you'll never get there, you cant just expect it to happen especially in this league you'll get chewed up and spit out.
ok rant over.