If Mike Jenkins can wrap his mind around this quote from Orlando Scandrick, read here.
“I mean, it was a lot,” Scandrick said of the changes. “They released Terence, signed Brandon, obviously he’s a great player and (they) drafted another in the top 10. It was an area where we didn’t perform up to quota and that needed improvement. So we went out and did it. Hopefully if we play up to our ability, we’ll have one of the best groups in the National Football League.”
It does not get any simplier than this. The secondary sucked last season and Jerry Jones went out as a GM and improved the group as a whole. Bravo! Now Mike Jenkins should stop acting like he was Deion Sanders last season and get his ass to Valley Ranch.
“I don’t take anything personal,” he said. “This is a job and I’m here to do a job and I’m ready to compete and get better and focus on what I can do help the team get better.”
With the changes made this offseason, the popular theory is Claiborne and Carr will start with Jenkins becoming the No. 3 corner and Scandrick fitting in on passing downs.
In the last two seasons, Scandrick has gone back and forth between slot and outside cornerback. Today’s NFL is more of a passing league, and you can almost never have enough corners on the field.
“This is year No. 5 for me here and I try not to think about that,” Scandrick said of being mainly described as a slot corner. “This has become a passing league and when you’re on a good football team, you’re playing with a lot of leads so teams are going to try and pass to get back in the game. It’s not technically a starter but it’s not technically a reserve, its (an) in-between thing. I kind of look at it as the glass half-full instead of half-empty.”
This attitude is why Jerry Jones gave Orlando Scandrick a new contract. Jason Garrett wants mentally tough players on this team who can just suit up and do what the coaches ask of them on Sunday.