I originally posted this on another Thread, and thought it was a good topic that might get some conversations started. It was in response to a member stating that they did'nt care for McCluster or Tyson Jackson and that we should cut Jackson. Just wanted others thoughts. Thanks and Happy debating!
Nice post. I seem to remember a few folks not just here mind you wanting to rid ourselves of Hali at various points of his earlier career... hopefully Tyson Jackson can prove folks wrong in a big way this season.
I feel Jackson who was third overall pick in 09 should be playing at a much higher level than what he is and with that said think he should do well under this 2nd year with Crennel or his life as a Chief may be over next year. As for McCluster or Turbo as my daughter calls him, I see him having a very good season this year.
With "Turbo", I think the addition of other weapons around him will allow him to get involved and make some plays.
As with everything in this sport, we'll see when the cleats hit the grass.
jackson has showed me nothing,i say if we can get something for him now lets do it before we get stuck with him
I attended training camp Friday and Saturday. Jackson is in the best shape yet and seems to be quicker and more powerful. When others are taking breaks, he is working with Master KIm on hand fighting. He very well could put all the bust taks behind him this year. At least it will for those who undestand 3-4 DE's aren't asked to have 20 sacks a year.
McCluster is the same old thing. The coaches love his ability, but his size limits the number of touches he can get a game. With Arenas playing a lot in nickel packages and the depth we now have at WR. Look for McCluster to handle more of the KR duties.
Issues like this have to do with perception and momentum. Once the rabblerabble gets started on a player, justified or not, it tends to stick. Throw into the mix the lack of adequate local journalism covering the Chiefs and the way national media treats the team like they have cooties and it really isn't surprising that a lot of fans remain uninformed. Tyson Jackon injured his knee last year, that's not something you just bounce back from. Same thing with McCluster's high ankle injury. Arrowhead is pretty much Kremlin v2.0 so we on the outside looking in never really know the extent of a players injury. What we do, or atleast should know, is that players take time to develop. A second year player missing most of his season due to a knee injury isn't on the block to "show you something" or be cut. Going forward I will trust the staff at Arrowhead to continue to do what they've already demonstrated they can do, develop talent. Tyson Jackson will do fine this season and this time next year nobody will admit to thinking he should have ever been cut. The same goes for Dexter. While he stays healthy and when they figure out how to use him effectively he'll be dangerous. There is a place in the NFL for these type of Weapon X or change of pace players.
As far as Dex, I'm thinking Haley may be considering using him much in the way Vermeil used Dante Hall, who was also small & quick, and very successful in the ways he was used offensively. ;)
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