Originally Posted by Scooter
always a race thing with you
i defended jacoby as long as anyone here. i wanted him to do well because regardless of realization, the potential was always there. he failed to realize it because IMO there was a sense of entitlement. mental errors and flaws in his game kept him from being his best. now that he's had a wake up call "wait, i can be cut?!?!", he's shown that small school mentality and aggression that we drafted him for. still one of the most immature players in the league, and shows signs of being a bit of a head case, but it's obvious that he's taking football MUCH MUCH MUCH more seriously now than he did as a texan. forget the runs, forget everything else - watch the way he fields the ball ... there's a focus that didnt exist here, a football mentality that he took for granted.
that immaturity however is why i cant fault those expecting the worst. he's going to settle in (again), believe his hype (again), and blunder a great opportunity (again). he's shown me he's a football player again, but has yet to prove an ounce of accountability.
The only thing I don't like about this explanation & explanations like this, is that Jacoby hasn't had any off-field "issues" for at least a year. I want to say 2 years.
And, Arian talked about Jacoby like a brother, and mentioned on several occasions how he, Jacoby, & Casey would work out after practice when everyone was gone.
So I think he got over the immaturity thing & left Houston as a true professional.