Wearing a pair of bright yellow pants reminiscent of his on-field garb with the Packers, Jones was eloquent and direct when asked about his views on a number of topics, including his future. Jones was on the program as the current player representative, but also because this is the kickoff of “Dynasty Week” on the network – with the focus all week on none other than the Green Bay Packers. Also to be featured in the coming weeks will be the 49ers, the Cowboys, the 49ers, and the Steelers.
Today kicked off the Packers focus on the network. Earlier today, the 1966 championship team and the evening is highlighted by “A Football Life parts I and II” featuring Vince Lombardi.
But everyone was interested in what Jones had to say about his future with the greatest franchise in all the league.
When asked about his place in the free agent market and the fact that the Packers don’t have an offer on the field, Jones said, “Hopefully you’re reading wrong. I would love to go back to Green Bay … but we know it’s a business … this is the part we all hate, but we gotta deal with it … priority #1 is to take care of my family … there a couple quarterbacks out there I wouldn’t mind playing with … Andrew Luck … Russell Wilson … but I would love to stay put and play with A-Rod.”
And as for Jones’s other comments and topics about him on tonight’s show, here are some of the highlights:
• Jones said that one is aware of the tradition of Green Bay once one “steps off the plane … great place to play.”
• James Jones was rated #2 WR free agent behind Hakeem Nicks on the top 10 board rating of the receivers on the market.
• On the news that Jim Harbaugh was losing his players and his attitude was “wearing thin” in San Francisco, Jones had this to say: “when you talk about the locker room, you never want to lose the confidence or players in the locker room. Once you start losing, having some bad games, some bad seasons … it will be different. He probably has that college mindset, but once you get to the pros you have to adjust …”
• On Russell Wilson working out on the baseball field today – “it’s good … he gets to scratch the itch and then get back there and be a leader with his team …”
• On the fact that Anquan Boldin and Niners reached an agreement on a $12 million 2-year contract and in talking about Brian Orapko and those players who received the franchise tag today: “These are big money guys. I’m a current player and hope to get as much money as I can …”