Observations on sports, from the perspective of "BrockTalk" Jackson
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Passing on Pacman
Although they won't admit it, I think that the reason the Winnepeg Blue Bombers ended up passing on signing troubled NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones comes down to one reason: bringing in Jones would turn every Bomber game into a sideshow.
To that idea, the Bombers said 'thanks, but no thanks.'
Just look at how much press the Bombers were getting by even CONSIDERING signing Jones. They had TSN, Sportsnet, The Score, CNNSI, local tv, radio and newspapers beating down their door trying to get get information on the potential signing.
Coach Mike Kelly (who handles the media like you would handle taking a pot roast out the oven with your bare hands) was being bombarded with questions and inquiries upon the rumour coming out that they were on the verge of signing the twice suspended Jones.
The Bombers obviously recognized that this would not stop if they signed Jones...so why bother?
Sure he's a former first round NFL pick, and a pretty talented cornerback and kick returner, but his play on the field could never counteract the headaches off the field that his signing would cause.
So for now, Pacman waits for another team to take a chance on him.