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    NEW YORK GIANTS: THE RETURN OF CHAD JONES

    NEW YORK GIANTS: THE RETURN OF CHAD JONES

    "Drafted in the 3rdround (#76) in the 2010 NFL Draft, Chad
    Jones
    was once considered a steal for the New York Giants. However;
    since his accident many fanshave forgotten about the Safety out of LSU.
    Fortunately, the Giants haven't forgotten as they have reconstructed the
    remaining two years of Jones' contract; which indicates that they feel Jones can
    still be a productive player on the team. Here's a look athis pre-draft
    scouting report:

    “Jones was called the best athlete on
    the team by many of his LSU Tiger teammates and it would be hard to argue such
    an assessment. Jones has been blessed with natural athletic
    talent, standing at an imposing 6'3' and 230 pounds. He can run under 4.5 in the
    40-yard dash, has great hands, and--not surprisingly--was one of the hardest
    hitters in Baton Rouge. Jones started to put all of those tools
    together on the football field as a junior in 2009. Playing on an LSU defense
    that has always been loaded, Jones did not start as a freshman
    (although he contributed significantly) and he started six games as a sophomore.
    Emerging as a potent defensive force in 2009, Jones finished fifth on the team
    with 74 total tackles and tied for fourth with 37 assists. He led the squad with
    three interceptions and he recorded both a blocked kick and a forced fumble.
    Jones also returned a punt for a 93-yard touchdown in the
    fourth quarter of a 30-26 victory over Mississippi State. Jones never put up
    star quality numbers in college, in part because he lacked a ton of experience
    and decided to enter the NFL Draft following his junior season. Had he decided
    to return for his senior campaign, Jones could have found himself in the first
    round of the 2011 draft.”

    Unfortunately in June of 2010, Jones
    was involved in a horrible car accident that nearly cost him his life.
    He's been recovering ever since and it’s been a long road, but Jones has made
    some tremendous strides in recent months. Jonesis at 80% and
    barring any unforeseen setbacks, Jones should be ready to re-join the Giants
    when training camp begins. However, a spot on the team is not a certainty and
    he'll have to earn his way on, with Antrel Rolle, Kenny
    Phillips
    and Tyler Sash all guaranteed spots,
    Jones' competition will come from any free agents/rookies the
    Giants add to the roster.

    Other Footnotes: The Giants
    GM Jerry Reese addressed a pressing need this week by
    re-signing 3 of his own players who had their 2011 seasons cut short by
    injuries: Corner-Back’s Terrell Thomas, Michael Coe and
    Justin Tryon. This will give the Giants the needed depth –
    along with the draft – for training camp.

    Here is a list of players the
    Giants have either retained or brought under contract since Super Bowl
    XLVI:


    03/13/2012 Joel Reinders (OL) – signed to new
    contract

    03/13/2012 Larry Donnell (TE) – signed to new
    contract

    03/13/2012 Michael Coe (CB) – signed to new
    contract

    03/13/2012 Justin Tryon (CB) – signed to
    new contract

    03/13/2012 Terrell Thomas (CB) – signed to
    new contract

    03/05/2012 Steve Weatherford (P) –
    designated Franchise Tag

    03/02/2012 Domenik Hixon (WR) –
    signed to new contract 02/14/2012

    Chris White (C) –
    signed as free agent

    02/14/2012 Ryan Purvis (TE) –
    signed as free agent

    02/14/2012 Craig Marshall (DE) –
    signed as free agent

    What makes GM Reese so successful
    are the little moves he makes. Reese finds players that fit
    into the Giants system and if he selects enough, a few should develop into solid
    players to contribute to the success of the team."



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    Re: NEW YORK GIANTS: THE RETURN OF CHAD JONES

    Can you imagine if chad and kenny both didn't get injuries? Man or safeties would of been historic. The more I read about Jones, the more I feel he was a superstar steal for the giants pre injury.

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    Re: NEW YORK GIANTS: THE RETURN OF CHAD JONES

    Cant wait for him to get to the field.

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    Re: NEW YORK GIANTS: THE RETURN OF CHAD JONES

    Doesnt he want to play Lb now?
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    Re: NEW YORK GIANTS: THE RETURN OF CHAD JONES

    [quote user="Martyr"]Doesnt he want to play Lb now?[/quote]

    He just wants to play for the Giants.

    He's said he'll come into camp as whatever they want (supposedly he asked back in Dec/Jan if he should add or subtract 10-15lbs to be either LB or S)

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    Re: NEW YORK GIANTS: THE RETURN OF CHAD JONES

    I don't care where he plays. LB or his original S position. In fact I don't care if he just makes it as a ST player. It would be the Feel good/Comeback player of the year type story.

    Couple that with Mark Herzlich and u have a lot to look forward to next season. Heck throw in Marvin Jones who has not played in 3 yrs and Reese's project when he was drafted JPP and Cruz and u have 5 guys no one expected to do much Due to certain circumstances and so far two have panned out to Super Stardom. Stay tuned for the other 3 next season
    Football has been very, very good to us.
    Even though 2013 was a losing season, we can console ourselves with this fact-

    # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

    1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
    2-Washington, Green Bay, Denver, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
    3-San Francisco, Dallas, New England
    4-New York Giants!!!!!

    Let's make it 5 in 2014 !!!

    ***Stat provided by "Schloss22"***

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    Re: NEW YORK GIANTS: THE RETURN OF CHAD JONES

    Betting Jones being the Hybrid LB/S b/c he's too small to be a full time LB and his COD is likely not coming back for S.

    The rule changes might have saved his career as a guy of his size and agility might be perfect for covering TE's down in the box.

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    Re: NEW YORK GIANTS: THE RETURN OF CHAD JONES

    Who's Marvin Jones - is he a hyrbid of Chad Jones and Marvin Austin?

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    i love this guy Jones, maybe because of his situation and the way he battled back!




    i wouldnt be surprised if he makes the team and turns into "JPP" at safety!




    good luck Chad!


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