Chad Johnson was cut because of his low “football I.Q.” and more in NFL Daily Digest
NFL Daily Digest: 6-8-2012
Get Your Gronk On: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is coming off a critical injury and a season littered with a couple of scandals that involved a adult film star and a nightclub romp with pop stars LMAO.
His 90 receptions, 1,327 yards and 17 TDs obviously allow for some room for error because despite the iron-clad “Patriot Way” he just got a six-year extension worth $54 million dollars.
The crazy thing is that he still had two years left on his rookie deal so in theory there should have been no reason to rush.
Somewhere Wes Welker is furious as Gronk is the highest paid at his position.
C’mon Chad: It seems that Chad Johnson was released because he is not smart enough to do what the Patriots need him to do according to the Boston Globe. He apparently lacked the “football I.Q.” to get it done under Bill Belichick.
When he landed in NE last season he often spoke about how he was in awe of the team’s offensive program.
Some have even gone as far as suggesting that his style in Cincinnati was akin to what kids do on the playground. That he often just faked it, got open and let his talent take care of the rest.
I am having a hard time understanding how if that is the case why he didn’t just hammer down with a tutor if need be and get a grip on how to make multiple reads based on what the defense is presenting you. The Patriots gave him more than enough time to reel this problem in.
His release was not one of a personal nature as he had plenty of love in the locker room.
Let It Fly: RG3 has been on television and in other news outlets stating that he is not a running QB yet he will do what Redskins coach Mike Shanahan tells him to do.
I love what he can do both his arms and his feet and if there is one thing that will kill him is over thinking how to play this game.
Football is a game made for players that rely on their instincts, physical and mental prowess to trump their opponent. However there has got to be a balance and if Griffin starts forcing balls into spaces they don’t belong it will be a problem. If Griffin holds the ball too long to prove a point it will be a problem. Hopefully the powers that be are encouraging him to be the best version of himself that he can be regardless of how he thinks it makes him look.
Just Saying: Have you noticed how quiet the Colts and owner Jim Irsay have been since the draft? Just a thought.
Raiders ink Burris: The Raiders announced today that they inked their fourth-round pick Miles Burris today. Burris is not a roll-your-eyes selection that typically can fall to the fourth. Expect to see solid contributions from this former two-time All-Mountain West Conference first team selection out of San Diego State.