Sep 11, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson (left) runs against Dallas Cowboys defensive back Mike Jenkins (right) during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Farrell/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

Should the Bolts go after Mike Jenkins?


Mike Jenkins, currently a cornerback for Dallas, is not expected to be attend OTA’s when they begin today for the Cowboys.  It is believed that he is wanting to be traded per various sources, namely espn.com. It seems obvious that Jenkins is hoping for a trade due to the free agent acquisition of Brandon Carr and the drafting of Morris Claiborne out of LSU.

Although I think very highly of the youth that we currently have at the CB position, Marcus Gilcrhist and Shareece Wright, I think it would be a great idea to ship either a fifth or sixth round conditional pick to Dallas for the distraught Jenkins.

As I stated, I like our young CBs but I am not sure that even a full offseason will thrust them into being NFL starter ready.  Couple that with knowing that one of my favorite Chargers, Quentin Jammer, is slowing down and will be in the last year of his contract, has me thinking that it would be a wise move to go ahead and make a deal for Jenkins.  This is a big year for former first round draft choice Antoine Cason.  He must play better than he did in 2011 or there is a chance that he will not be re-signed when his contract is up.

I do have to admit, in regard to our CB play, that having even a small fraction of a pass rush would have helped our CBs tremendously.  Our pass rush was dismal at best.  Although Antwan Barnes had a career year with 11 sacks, he was the only Bolts defender to post more than four in 2011.

The 5’10 202 lb CB out of the University of South Florida is 27 years old and played in the ProBowl as an alternate in 2010.  He was an injury replacement for Antoine Winfield.

Jenkins was drafted with the 25th pick in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft.  At the combine that year he ran a 4.38 40-yd dash.

Although Jenkins missed all of 2011 after suffering a neck stinger in training camp, I think a change of scenery is exactly what this young man needs.  He is good in the Nickel CB position and I am a believer in having as many quality secondary players as possible.  This is a passing league now and it is crucial that you have the guys to cover all the spread, four-wide, and even double TE passing sets.

I am not sure if Jenkins would be considered your protypical “A.J. kinda guy”, but it is my opinion that we should take a flyer on him.

Thanks a lot for reading.

 

BoltUp!!!

 

BoogaP

 

P.S. Only 106 days until the season opener of 2012….that sure sounds like forever right now!

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  • boltsfan1972

    I agree injury has cost us in past years , conerback is only spot on D thats light in depth

    • BoogaP

       @boltsfan1972
       Agreed. Next year could be scary at that position.  CB most likely will be addressed very early in next year’s draft.  As early as the first round, imo.

  • jshambrick04

    @BoogaP website wont let me post a comment…

    • BoogaP

      @jshambrick04 really?

    • BoogaP

      @jshambrick04 @BB_Chargers Josh is sayin website wont let him leave a comment? Any ideas?

      • BB_Chargers

        @BoogaP @jshambrick04 taking a look into it right now

        • BoogaP

          @BB_Chargers @jshambrick04 Thx bro.

      • jshambrick04

        @BoogaP @BB_Chargers its keeps sayin there was an error in posting your comment in a red box

        • BB_Chargers

          @jshambrick04 which post are you trying? Mike Jenkins one? @BoogaP

        • jshambrick04

          @BB_Chargers @BoogaP yup yup

        • BB_Chargers

          @jshambrick04 have you left a comment on the site before… @BoogaP and i just both tried and it seemed OK… red error box?

        • BoogaP

          @BB_Chargers @jshambrick04 Yeah he has. on the “Want to go to a Chargers game?” article…

        • jshambrick04

          @BB_Chargers @BoogaP yea I posted to the article about the game in aug. yea its this little red box telling me an error has occurred

        • jshambrick04

          @BoogaP @BB_Chargers ill go try again

        • BoogaP

          @jshambrick04 @BB_Chargers Cool.

        • BoogaP

          @jshambrick04 @BB_Chargers Now Ernie did set up a warning for when Closet Raiders fans try to troll…..Josh??? J/K LMAO!! Hope it works!

        • jshambrick04

          @BoogaP @BB_Chargers now im selfconcioucs about the comment after all that haha lmao

        • BB_Chargers

          @jshambrick04 hahahahhaha @BoogaP

        • BoogaP

          @jshambrick04 @BB_Chargers Too much build up? lol. Im goin to check it now.

        • biggsybolt

          @jshambrick04 @BoogaP @BB_Chargers does it to me on my DROID all the time, just hit the button again

        • jshambrick04

          @biggsybolt @BoogaP @BB_Chargers I figured it might just be that im doin this from my phone! I Need A Real Computer!!!! Lol

        • BoogaP

          @jshambrick04 @biggsybolt @BB_Chargers Good lookin out Paul.

    • BoogaP

      @jshambrick04 I am opening up the article & i try to leave a comment again.

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    chicky check… microphone check 

    • BoogaP

       @epadaon
       Worked for me too……

  • BoogaP

    Testes, testes, one two hopefully not three, testes…. Just a test ppl.  A Bolthead is having trouble commenting right now.

  • JohnHambrick

    What I saw from Marcus Gilcrhist last year makes me confident he may be ready for a starting position or atleast he will be ready this year! But Jenkins brings depth and a vetetan presence so if theres room then it cant hurt to aleast see if hes interested!

    • BoogaP

       @JohnHambrick
       Hey all, Id like you to meet my friend JOHN. lol.  I have been calling him Josh for a minute!  When I announced on Twitter that he won a ticket for Aug 18th….tweeted congrats Josh!!!  lol

      • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

         @BoogaP  @JohnHambrick SHNAP!!! i thought it was JOSH also.. it must be the twitter handle that has got us confused!! 

        • biggsybolt

          @epadaon @BoogaP @JohnHambrick See, Dave does make up names! He made up another one the other day “Nancy”!!! Nancy is a great guy, has been a season ticket holder since 1961 and feels that anybody that doesn’t constantly complain about how things are going are ” pseudo fans”!

        • BoogaP

           @biggsybolt  @epadaon  @BoogaP  @JohnHambrick
           WOW! LMAO!! I will keep my word that I will no longer verbally destroy, nor point out the obvious miserable life, nor lack of true fandom, nor lack of intelligence, nor lack of any reasonable contribution to society, ……..nor the fact that when he thinks about the word erection he is only then reminded that that is something that he should do every four years in November and that is to go out and vote, of said individual.
           
          Thank you.  Man of my word.

        • biggsybolt

          @BoogaP @epadaon @JohnHambrick ROTFLMAO! I can’t make the same promise, I will call out the knucklehead each time he decides to spue negative comments, which is every time he decides to type!

  • biggsybolt

    I say go for it. The competition could push Cason and the younger guys to be better.

    I also think Jammer could and should be moved to safety, we all know he can lay some wood.

    • BoogaP

       @biggsybolt
       Biggsy!! Agreed. Norval has been quoted that he doesn’t see Jammer as a Safety.  I think it would be a mistake to not at least experiment with him there. 

  • chargerjroc

    @chargersbuzztap wait for cuts bengals will release a good one!

  • RussellGrant

    If they aren’t asking for the whole farm to get him I would say go.  Nothing would make me happier than to see that secondary shut people down.  A resurgent front 7 and aggressive secondary.  Yes!

  • pels04

    I guess the competition would be good but have too many plays in my head of him getting beat BAD, more than once. I would be hesitant signing him

  • street

    he had more than a stinger dude… he wound up having shoulder surgery. that said i think he wants to walk into a starting position… iam not sure he is any better at this point in his career than cason….i know i know cason seemed a little “disinterested” last season but played much better after gettin benched. iam not sure jenkins would be any happier with his depth position in s.d that he would in big D.