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Donte Jackson on the rise.


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5 minutes ago, Basbear said:

I know one of the NO games (later one, I think), Drew brees AVOIDED jacksons side the entire game. I think he only threw 1 or 2 passes in jacksons direction. They attack weakness, make LB pass cover, etc.. But to me that at least showed me how the saints staff viewed Djack, I was pleasantly surprised. 

Jackson was a menace last year.  Injury stopped a pro-bowl season.

Why did we only see flashes before.  Why didn't we see that level of play for years...experience, scheme, coaching, all of the above?  Its not like he had a better supporting cast last year.

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2 minutes ago, SBBlue said:

Jackson was a menace last year.  Injury stopped a pro-bowl season.

Why did we only see flashes before.  Why didn't we see that level of play for years...experience, scheme, coaching, all of the above?  Its not like he had a better supporting cast last year.

I think it was a combo of many things. I know he showed up 15 lbs heavier(the good kind) last year. Honestly I think RR and his DB coaches were better than Rhules Crew, just one of their strength. Even tho hes not in the NFL, I thought Steve Wilks was top 5 DB coach. Djack just figuring out how to be NFL pro rather than the opposite. I know some think Djack doesnt tackle well, I feel at least hes not scared of the act in tacking a bigger player.  Since day one, he was one of the fastest players in the whole NFL too. I know he keeps in touch with LSU DBs(they call themselves DB U), that has to help lots as well. Heard him talking with the honey badger and they emphasize having a dawg mentally.  

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On 6/18/2021 at 12:09 PM, Snake said:

I'm not really convinced he's a good player at this point but we will see.

He has shown flashes of being a great player. One has to wonder if he simply could stay healthy if he would be considered our franchise CB.

He is one of the best INT producing CB's we have ever fielded.

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On 6/18/2021 at 12:09 PM, Snake said:

I'm not really convinced he's a good player at this point but we will see.

On a per snap basis he put  up quite good pass defense and int numbers while playing hobbled.

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On 6/17/2021 at 11:25 AM, Ricky Spanish said:

Can he stay healthy?

That's his biggest knock. He's a wee lad. 

And there are rumors putting him at nickel-they tackle once in a while, and my impression of Jackson is "that ain't his bag."

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On 6/18/2021 at 12:09 PM, Snake said:

I'm not really convinced he's a good player at this point but we will see.

Had two meh-to-poor years. One good with a nagging injury, it was the most recent. Im not convinced either, but this is a big year for him. If he has a great season, panthers may be forced to use the tag on him. Plus with the rebound in cap space, he could easily get top 5 money on the open market if he has a great year too. The whole NFL is looking for speed and the whole league knows Djack has elite speed. 

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15 hours ago, Basbear said:

Had two meh-to-poor years. One good with a nagging injury, it was the most recent. Im not convinced either, but this is a big year for him. If he has a great season, panthers may be forced to use the tag on him. Plus with the rebound in cap space, he could easily get top 5 money on the open market if he has a great year too. The whole NFL is looking for speed and the whole league knows Djack has elite speed. 

I think he would need one heck of a season for the tag.

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