Re: Jenkins Released
posted at 8/15/2013 12:26 PM EDT
This was pretty much writing on the wall for a guy who was a "holy cr@p we need someone to run routes" insurance policy. I called it when they drafted the kids a month after his signing.
He wasn't much coming in more than a vet flyer, and as soon as young competition came in, unless they really screwed the proverbial pooch on the picks, he would be expendable.
It is better than good ... it's fantastic news ... it means the rookies have surpassed BB's worst projections and are ready to contribute immediately at a higher level than a guy like Jenkins, who was not very good.
I'm really ready to put this WR "curse" to bed, as if 4 bad selections, two of them really gambled low picks, and two really FO mistakes of drafting KRs who might develop, makes a curse. Getting two or three (at least) starting caliber WRs in one draft bodes well, and should bookend nicely their last good WR haul when they added Branch and Givens in the same season.
I'm really keen to see more of Dobson now, considering he will be the guy filling (basically) the role Jenkins was supposed to fill as the big bodied WR.
Also, classy move by BB to cut him so quick, this is treating a veteran well.
It's a sign of respect to let him go this early in camp. Now, at least he might be able to catch on somewhere. With his limited skills and a really tepid WR market, it's going to help. It gives someone else 4 weeks to really work him out and let him get his feet wet.