Zach Z on 1st day of Bears Minicamp

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  1. little bear

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    September can't come soon enough.

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    That is SSSSOOOOOO true.
     
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    Hell, I'll take some August preseason. I just need some football on the TV.
     
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    Adam Jahns - New #Bears vets Kyle Long and Jordan Mills at rookie minicamp today for all of Day 1. Talking to rookies, helping them out, like coaches.
    12:52pm - 16 May 14

    Gotta love that.....
     
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    He dropped due to a few things, none of which was his play on a dominant defense last year. He fell completely out of the draft because he has multiple other issues.

    First his attitude. At FSU if there was any 'extra circulars' going on after the whistle, you best believe that Jones was right in the middle of it. Running his mouth, taunting, shoving you name it he was doing it. Got his fair share of 15 yarders for stuff like that and Jimbo pulled him quite a few times as a result. It's reported he got in a full blown fist fight with a teammate that he started at a team workout as well late in the year. That really hurt his draft stock.

    He has coachability issues as well as questions on handing an NFL playbook and reads. It was reported that he had a hard time following what coaches would tell him and gameplan things. Often did his own thing. Now he had good numbers so it didn't show on Saturdays, but reports that position coaches frankly couldn't stand working with him

    And the nail in the coffin for him was flunking a drug test at the combine.


    Bottom line, extremely talented and productive player who has all kinds of off the field issues. If he matures and can realize how fragile his opportunity is, then we could have a hell of a player on our hands. If he can't....well we didn't spend a pick on him.
     
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    Thanks Grizz.
    That chicken-shit after the whistle stuff is hopefully just immaturity. If a guy on the field is pissing you off, just shut up and bring it next play. Just keep going after him. Not good to fight your own team mate. He seriously might not be a long termer if he keeps down that road.

    Not following directions will also get you cut. Hopefully, someone on the coaching staff can become a guy he respects and will listen to. It would be nice to have him on the team and productive.
     
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    Maybe becoming a UDFA after receiving a 3rd-4th round grade will make him realize talent alone won't make it in this league. Even production alone won't, you gotta keep your nose clean on and off the field if you wanna earn that NFL paycheck.
     
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    Im hoping more for Jones being around real pro's and having a coaching staff that doesn't have to put up w/his BS will be more of a factor then anything. He's got the tools but not the work ethic, which is always more worrisome then people give it credit for. The NFL spits out tons of talented players that it made look like worthless fools. What allows guys to make it in the NFL, or any pro sport, is their work ethic.
     
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    yeah Ric. I have seen guys with enormous talent just squander it all away because of their work ethic. It is the great equalizer. The talent almost becomes a non factor when you have a guy that does not care or keeps getting into trouble. Hernandez is a great talent, but he is in jail. His talent is doing him no good.
     
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    Hopefully the coaches and Vets sit the kid down and explain the NFL, what is expected, what is not acceptable, NFL can be "National Football League" or "Not for Long" if you do not get with the gameplan.
     

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