If Jones is on some special list, I’m not even sure he has to be at the Raiders facility.
I think you’ve made some very good points, some very good ideas. But I don’t think anyone has to pick my view or your view. I think both can be achieved. In my version, Jones would still be a Raider, but not required to be at the facility. He could be seeking the treatment you talked about to try to rehabilitate his life and perhaps his career.
I know my view is pie in the sky, but I’m in the mood to try to dream big. Wishful thinking. Sorry, I have an over developed sense of right and wrong. It doesn’t always help….
Looks like a tuff week and multiple toss up OT games
Atlanta 19 Jax 21 OT
Dolphins 44. Buffalo 32
*Vikings. 23. Carolina 24 OT
* I think Vikes should win but by losing it will expedite Cousins to Jets, which I think the NFL favors?
*Denver. 16. Chicago 17 OT
*Broncos should win but losing gets Payton closer to drafting Caleb, a very desirable destination for the next super star QB
Ravens 23. Brownies. 20 *OT
*a more traditional OT score for @VikingsFanInChennai
Steelers 19 texans 10
Rams 26 Colts 29
Bucs 25 Saints. 24 OT
Washington 11. Philly 30
Bengals 29. Titans 28
Raiders. 26 Chargers 29
*Patriots 16. Cowboys 17
* not comfortable picking cowboys but a loss could make Belichek/Kraft start thinking about Caleb
Cards 11. SF. 26
*KC. 25. Jets 02
*KC should romp but jets need some wins if their trading for a QB.... but still have a hard time picking jets in this one.. Refs will need to be at their best for jets to win unless Mahomes plays along lol
Seattle. 16. Giants 17 ot
I was not a fan of the NFL during old times, but I've heard a lot about Fran..
I'd be okay with Cousins if the guy can think properly on football field, otherwise he's consistently elite in passing stats and never gets injured and misses a game. Only problem is he doesn't have the greatness between the ears to win it all for a franchise who has never won a Super Bowl.
If older Vikings fans ever want to see a trophy, the only way is to draft a franchise QB and hope it works in next decade or so. It's better than being good for 8-11 wins and an occasional play-off game with Kirk.
If he goes to say, Seahawks, and finish his career with all time records, the franchise at least has got SB win recently so they could be happy with some great exciting games with Cousins.
Vikings owner needs to focus on only thing - a Super Bowl trophy. For generations of fans who have never won it all.
Understand... but why do you say that Jones will ever have to face his HC again?
Would you just like him to be placed in reserve list and the franchise releasing him by the end of the year or contract?
I think releasing him would do similar favor as he could get the help he needs and get back to NFL proving he's healed mentally. As he's a great player, some team would get him next year if he's back to his old self.
He can still salvage his career but more importantly he needs his family to take care of him and get the assistance he needs. I think releasing him would make him focus on getting back to NFL if he wants, or at least let him free to heal and move on towards next chapter in life.
Team could've placed him on a reserve list, I don't think there's any problem doing that technically, but either way he's been done a favor to get back to focus on his health.
He could still receive pension, retirement & veteran benefits from the league, right?