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  1. Christopher_Price

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    Wide receiver Chad Jackson spoke with the media shortly after the end of today’s passing camp workouts at Gillette Stadium. Here’s the transcript of his Q&A with the media:Excited to be a part of things from the start this year?It feels good to be out here with the guys — finally. Last year, I was [...]

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    Nice. Thanks for posting.

    I think Chad will be a nice complement to the receiving corps this year.

    He has the ability, lets see him deliver.
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    Interesting to hear him going on and on about "learning the playbook." How much does the playbook change from year-to-year? Is it a 100% overhaul? 90%? 50%? 20%?

    Unless its a 90-100% overhaul, not too encouraging hearing about how he is still working on it. But again, I don't know how much the playbook changes in the offseason ...

    (And I'm a Chad Jackson Moderate, so no agenda here.)
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    As far as I was concerned, this interview didn't have me feeling all warm and fuzzy. How many times did he mention learning the playbook (5 or 6 times) ? This is his 3rd season, and he STILL doesn't know the playbook ? I swear, it sounds like he did this interview during rookie camp, not as a 3rd year veteran.
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    I understand what you are saying but your take is that absolute most pessimistic way of looking at what he said. I don't know how much the playbook changes year-to-year, but I would assume it would be significant enough that there are still aspects to learn for everyone (Brady included) during the first passing camp.

    Also, bear in mind that CJack had very few responsibilities in the offense his first year (IIRC WR screen, downfield blocking and post routes). His 2nd year he had no responsibilities in the offense due to injury and depth chart. The fact that he is studying hard says to me that he is being asked to take on more responsibilities in the offense. Doesn't mean he can grasp everything and apply it to the field, but his interview tells me he recognizes the opportunity and isn't going to be mentally unprepared when his time comes...starting this week.

    If he said that he had the playbook down and just needed to show it on the field, then I would be worried.
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    The Pats playbooks are supposed to be some of the most complicated in the league. I'm sure there is still a couple of things that Jackson needs to learn. However, it sounds like he's been working his tail off in the offseason and should be ready to come in and play. Looking forward to seeing what Jackson can do this year if he remains injury free.
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    I think his mention of the learning the playbook is very telling. By no means am I a CJ basher but this did not leave me feeling all that good about him. This is year 3 and regardless of what his resposibilities were in year 1 and 2, the learning of the playbook should not be an issue.
    While on PUP last year, he should have had that playbook memorized front and back.
    Yikes!
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    Chad Jackson is still on the team?
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    Pessimists - Chad Jackson is a bust.

    Optimists - Chad Jackson is still developing.

    Rinse and repeat. Looks like that is what this thread is about to turn into.
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    Nothing to write home about, but nice to see something positive from the practice field.
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    Realists - Chad Jackson is getting his first real opportunity to shine and better take advantage of it.
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    If he was quoted as saying:

    "Yeah, I had a limited role my first year and really didn't play at all last year, but I've got the playbook memorized front to back. It's all good."

    ...would you have felt any better? I would have thought he didn't recognize the opportunity he has this year or wasn't taking it seriously.

    Seriously...what could he have said that would make you happy?
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    What he could have said was, "I've been rehabbing like mad and have the playbook down". I'm ready for the physical and mental aspects of the game".
    Hows that for starters?
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    I wouldn't read too much into every word he uses - especially as he's probably not choosing his words too carefully. Let's see how he does on the field, I'm sure he knows the playbook now. Talking about "being in the playbook" is a nice, generic way to say he's working on the mental aspects of the game.
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    So the coaches are installing the system this week and CJack is supposed to say he has everything down already? Even if the system is 90% the same as past years, his responsibility in that system should be much different this year.
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    Certainly his responsibilities will be different this year. All I did was voice my concerns based on what he said in the interview. If you are looking for an argument or fight, you will have to look elsewhere. Sorry!

    Rich
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    I didn't get all warm and fuzzy reading it either. The 'tone' to me seemed defensive... I didn't like the quote about because he wants the coaches to GIVE him plays instead of him earning them. To earn the the plays, he will then have an opportunity. I get the feeling he may not have the right attitude to be a Patriot and doubt he stays past his rookie contract.
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    it sounded like a BB interview.
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    It's a slow day when we're analyzing the diction and syntax chosen by Chad Jackson in a post practice interview.

    How many people actually believe what he says in this brief interview reflect what he will do with the team? Playing time is not awarded based on interviews.

    Chris, was he even in anything more than a towel?
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    No telling under the Belchick system - But I'm willing to bet its more complicated than most. That what Ernie does - Devises new plays based on old systems and plays.
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    Holy negative thread.

    Seems there's a fine line between ****y and humble, and Jackson just can't get it right with some people.
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    Jackson will show up this year. He's got too much money to loose if he does not. Look what ONE year with this team can do for a Free Agent - and he has TWO years to go of Tommy throwing to him - He'll show.
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    I think he probably has his initial reads down but has not yet had the opportunity, for one reason or another, to get on the field, in game situations, and learn and apply the mental options available each play. For example, when he sees a cover-2, he goes from a post to an out, or something like that. This is something Brady said is one of the toughest things for a qb and receiver to learn. The qb and wr have to be on the same page and see the same thing at the line or off of the line. I can imagine it being more than a little daunting being out there with a qb the stature of Brady and not wanting to mess up, nevermind with a coach like BB and such a talented team around him. I would assume this could wear on a young, inexperienced player who may be feeling the pressure.
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    new season new outlook for chad?

    if so, we have the next mold for a brandon marshall type
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    For a kid who was criticized for a lack of maturity 2 yrs ago, I thought he sounded focused and involved. The mere fact that he spent his off-season here rehabbing with the trainers and learning alternative treatments for his hamstrings,rather than at home in Fla., was good for something. IMO, the kid sounds like he is maturing and attempting to fit in , in the "right way."
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    Yeah, on the main front page one of the articles said his on-field improvement is noticeable, so either a writer needs something to write, or else he just happened to run especially sharp routes right before this interview. I don't think he would be able to do that then turn it off out of spite or anything.

    The interview read like a kid who's at least smart enough to know the fans aren't going to go ga-ga over you if you're sulky, and a kid who's aware of the criticisms of his performance (or lack thereof.)

    As always, wait and see... a big year out of CJack would be a nice surprise.

    PFnV
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    I care more about what he does on the field than what how he says it...reading tea leaves..(OK a step up from that...)
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    I was going to post the same thing. The fact that he kept saying that he was just trying to learn that playbook put up a red flag for me. Shouldn't he know the playbook by now?
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    Weird line in the Gasper article.

    At the end, Gasper calls Jackson callow.

    I've only heard that term used negatively, and I have heard it used a lot.

    It typically means "immature" or a person with a "hardened I don't give a damn" attitude, someone who is unsympathetic to the world around him.

    It really doesn't fit with the rest of Gasper's article which portrayed Jackson in a different light. I think Gasper just reached for the wrong word there.

    Unless he meant it as a subtle dig.
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    Lets not over analyze. He is healthy again, he stated he is understanding the playbook better, and he has an open position to compete for lets see what happens.

    I for one think he has enough potential to deserve the benifit of at the very least one more training camp to win out a position.
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