Here’s What We Learned About Datone Jones From the Packers

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Datone Jones

Datone Jones

Why, he’s the greatest defensive lineman ever, of course! No, seriously, we’d tried to pull out the insightful portions from the Green Bay Packers brass’ pressers on first-round pick Datone Jones.

As usual, insight was minimal, but here’s what we got.

The Packers are trying to get faster on defense.

“Obviously, you’d like to have as much speed as you can. I think the way the offenses are heading – we work against our offense every day on the practice field and you’re going to be spread out. It’s become more of a space game. Any time you’re spread out and you’ve got to cover space, the quicker and faster you are, the better you’re going to be probably,” defensive coordinator Dom Capers said.

“Adding this guy, again, our veterans will determine the fate of our team, but adding another good athlete, got a little bit more speed. Trying to add a little more speed to the defense we think is a good idea,” general manager Ted Thompson said.

They were surprised Jones was still available.

“There were several conversations earlier in the day and through the first part of the draft (about a trade), but when it got to be our pick, we were pretty committed. We were a little surprised that the opportunity was still there to take him,” Thompson said.

But maybe not that surprised, because they told Jones they were going to draft him.

“I felt like before I didn’t think they were (interested), but then this last stretch, this last week I started getting more calls and heard they’re really interested, so be ready to become a Packer. I thought I was going to fall to the Colts, which I was kind of sad having to go there,” Jones said.

Jones will primarily play defensive end, but will line up inside as well.

“I think in our base package he probably wouldn’t (line up inside), but in the sub packages, you watch him play in college, and I Know college is different than the pros, but he lines up all over,” Thompson said.

For more from these clowns, go here, here and here.

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23 Comments on "Here’s What We Learned About Datone Jones From the Packers"

  1. Jon Mallaber

    By clowns, do you mean great coaches and front office personnel who led a team to a 47-17 record over the last 4 years along with a Super Bowl win? If only Buffalo, Miami, Dallas and the NY Jets had a few more clowns on the payroll.

    • Jamal Reynolds

      Well, if your measure of success is being better than the Bills, Dolphins, Jets, and Cowboys – job done. One playoff win since the superbowl and that was against Joe Webb. Just saying, live in the now..

      • Jon Mallaber

        Who said anything about a goal of out performing the cellar dwellers? I am simply giving you an example of four teams that would kill for the leadership enjoyed by this organization. Live in the now? I am content with living in reality, it’s not so bad.

        • Jamal Reynolds

          I’m just saying that it is fair to not just accept every move that TT and MM make as gospel. You can argue that the Pack has 2 decent picks over the past 2 years in Cobb and Hayward and that is it. Now, that’s reality…how is life back in 2010? I bet you can’t listen to your Carlie Rae Jepsen yet..I’m sorry for that.

      • Packer Bob

        I guess the Falcons must be run by a bunch of clown too. Oh, and the Broncos as well. One and done in the playoffs with the all mighty Peyton Manning.

        Just sayin.. ;)

  2. wisconsinfan

    Hes from Compton so he’s probably a bad mo-fo, lol he was sad cause he thought he was going to the colts

  3. Dustin

    Not sure who runs this site but your negative attitude is becoming annoying… U don’t know it all. In fact I doubt u know shit, Datone was a fantastic selection. This draft class was quite weak and at the end of the day this kid will make a difference for our defense.

  4. Big Al

    He must have known something because when you seen him on the webcam he didn’t just have one packer hat he had a selection

    • GBslacker

      pass it! — obviously you’ve had enough.

      Ponder won’t be able to throw it far enough to hit Patterson, and Patterson won’t have the sense to come back and help out his QB.

      …and, by the way, you gave up 3 picks for that little blessing.

      “yo” on that…

  5. Iltarion

    Holy shit, Chris Restivo is still alive.

    Unless he is like the Dread Pirate Roberts and pretenders just keep carrying on his name.

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