Bengals Jones levels shot at Bears' Urlacher
Give Dhani Jones credit: The outspoken Cincinnati Bengals linebacker knows how to make a name for himself, the latest example being his recent shot at Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Jones, a three-time all-Big Ten selection at Michigan who has played for four NFL teams since being a sixth-round draft pick by the New York Giants in 2000, has written commentaries for ESPN.com and served as a correspondent for the NFL Network while also leading the Bengals in tackles the last three seasons.
Jones appeared last week on the NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" show and was asked to rate the top 10 linebackers in the league. He wasn't shy about ranking himself at No. 7, one slot ahead of the Bears' Lance Briggs. Urlacher didn't even make the list, which was topped by Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers.
When Jones was asked how he could put himself on the list while leaving off a big-name linebacker such as Urlacher, the Bengals' bigmouth dissed the Bears' Bigfoot: "When's the last time Brian Urlacher got off a block?"
For the record: Urlacher had 97 tackles and 28 assists in 2011; Jones had 86 and 39.
When's the last time the Bengals have won anything? Urlacher will be in the HoF, while Jones might be lucky if they let him shine Urlacher's statue. These big mouth players need to STFU.
Originally Posted by BigClaws
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I think in order to join the Bengals you have to be a outspoken jackass with character issues. I'm waiting for them to sign Plaxico Burress and make it a grand slam.
Arguing on the internet is like winning the special olympics, even if you win your still messed up.
Restore the roar!
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He has a right to his opinion; I would say most linebackers have an issue getting off blocks from linemen that way 100lbs+ more then them. When was the last time Tahani got off one of those blocks? Hell before the Ravens were able to rebuild that DL of there's, how much was Ray Ray suffering from "not getting off blocks"?
I actually like Tahanni, he's comes off fairly intellectual, but there is no reason a current player should be in a position to answer these kind of questions, and if asked to do so, or has a job function that forces him to, he should decline. It's foolish for him to be trying to start his after football career while still playing.
Let me know when Dhani plays the most prominent role in a dominant defense. While you're at it, let me know when a team's D completely falls to pieces every time he misses significant time. Also, let me know when Dhani catches any man to the edge while making it look easy. The next time Dhani makes a Pro Bowl or has a team scrambling to sign him with other top FAs or thinks enough about the impact he makes to keep him around for more than a couple seasons will be the first.
BTW, Gay Town called and they said even THEY think bow ties are gay as fuck.
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If it were a simple critique and he had Urlacher towards the bottom of the list, that'd be fine. Yet, he put himself on the list, as well as not including Urlacher? THAT is where I have a problem with him "having his own opinion".
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I always get a kick out of the never was guys who love to toot their own horns. Is Jones up for a contract extension or what. Comparing himself, a LB who can't even hold a spot with one team, let alone become a dominant defensive force on a championship team is ludicrous. On the basis of tackles alone he loses out so how many less blocks did he get off and how many picks did he have passes defensed, sacks, fumbles causes and recovered. Forget the stats, just watch the two of them play and you'll see the difference.
Originally Posted by lklrlolnlilklsox
I swear the Bungles end up with some of the lamest losers in all of pro football. It's no wonder Carson Palmer wants out so bad that he's willing to retire to get away from them.
I'm getting to that age where a lifetime warranty just doesn't mean as much to me anymore as an afternoon nap. Honey Badger Don't Care. Honey Badger Don't Give a Shit.
It's not even that he put himself on his list and not Urlacher, he also added this little gem:
Originally Posted by Henry Burris
Leaving Urlacher off would have just been his opinion, he then opens his mouth and further makes himself look like a horses rectum.
When's the last time Brian Urlacher got off a block?
They both entered the league in 2000. Urlacher has played in 3 less games in those 11 seasons yet has 170 more tackles (including 174 more solo tackles), 32 more sacks, 25 more passes defended, 13 more interceptions, 1 more TD (1 to Jones' 0) and that's not even including what he's done in the playoffs. He also has 7 pro bowls and one Super Bowl to Jones zero pro bowls and zero Super Bowls. To me, the name Brian Urlacher should have never even come out of his mouth unless it was in the sentence "Brian Urlacher is a football God compared to my loud mouth nobody scrub self serving self."
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I am so proud of you of taking your first step towards becoming a bears fan. lol
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hard to take serious a LB that has been bounced to 4 teams and no probowls and "claim to fame" is doing a show on the food network( or is it the travel channel)? and wears bowties.. just saying..
Nick Roach challenges Dhani Jones' list
CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Roach took offense to Dhani Jones' list of the top 10 linebackers in the NFL, and to Jones' reason why he excluded Brian Urlacher.
Jones, the Cincinnati Bengals' 11-year veteran, listed himself at No. 7 last week on "NFL Total Access" on the NFL Network, but he left off Urlacher, who has been a seven-time Pro Bowler with the Bears. When pressed by the hosts of the show as to why Urlacher was excluded, Jones replied, "When is the last time Brian Urlacher got off a block?"
Those comments struck a nerve with Roach, who's made 30 starts at various linebacker spots since joining the Bears at the end of 2007.
"It's just funny for somebody to say Urlacher can't get off a block," Roach told ESPNChicago.com. "I just have to laugh at things like that because clearly, you're talking about a multi-time Pro Bowler, who gets talked about in terms of when he is going to make the Hall of Fame, not if. For a player to ask when the last time Urlacher got off a block, to me, that's just a funny thing to say.
"How can you say he can't get off a block based on the number of tackles he makes? People who don't know what they're looking at might say that, just because teams do have to scheme for Brian, so if a team has a lineman come up and block him and a fullback comes after him, then he might not make a tackle on a certain play. But offenses are preparing for him, in addition to our entire defense, so teams are trying to figure out how they can prevent Brian from making this play. But look at this productivity over all those years."
Urlacher, the organization's all-time leading tackler, led the Bears in 2010 with 146 total tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, 13 passes broken up and three fumble recoveries. Since being drafted by the Bears in the first round of the 2000 NFL draft, Urlacher is the only player in the league to record 40-plus sacks and 15-plus interceptions.
"I would have a hard time saying he's not a Top-10 linebacker just off his résumé alone," Roach said. "I think it's hard to leave him off that list whether you really like him or not. His production speaks for itself.
"But Urlacher's importance to the team and to our defense goes far beyond stats. He is so vital to our defense, that's way more important to his number of tackles or number of interceptions. Having him out there with us keeps us so revved up, I mean, he's a great teammate all the way around. Anybody who's played with him would say that."
The middle linebacker has recorded 100 tackles in 10 of his 11 seasons (2000-08, '10). Lance Briggs, who Jones listed at No. 8, has reached the 100-tackle plateau seven straight years (2004-10) and is annually considered one of the top linebackers in the league. Roach was equally surprised Jones placed Briggs as the eighth-best linebacker in the league, saying that ranking is far too low.
"Lance is for sure a top-5 linebacker, I mean I know I'm a little biased because I play with him, but I can't think of many linebacker conversations brought up in the locker room or by the media that regards Lance as anything less than a top-5 player in the league at that position," Roach said. "Obviously I've seen a lot of hard hits in the league, but I've never seen anybody consistently hit people like Lance does. He's always knocking somebody out, smacking them so hard it takes them off their feet and sending them backwards. It doesn't matter if it's a lineman or a running back, he stones people all the time."
even ESPN scoffing at it: