We Were All Wrong About Dwight Jones!

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    We were never given even a hint by the Texans organization of why Jones so suddenly left the organization.............leaving his departure a subject for his ridicule. Despite some of his past lofty comments, I for one feel that there was a better way for the Texans to have communicated with its fans concerning the circumstances........without having to give specific facts..........leaving Jones with a semblance of keeping face. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jones for a successful NFL career.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/jets-insider-wr-back-tragedy-article-1.1552553#ixzz2o39ZiPD2
     
  2. Playoffs

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    I was wrong.

    I wish he would have brought the Texans family into it... some good could have come from that. We sure would have supported him & his family.

    R.I.P. to his baby boy. I hope Dwight comes in and marks his mark on this league.

    It makes so much more sense now, though. Jones was a talker. I didn't get why he wouldn't come in and fight.
     
  3. jaayteetx

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    Every parent's nightmare, best of luck to the young man going forward.
     
  4. CloakNNNdagger

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  5. bah007

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    I was a huge fan of his in college. I hope he makes it.
     
  6. NCTexan

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    I (obviously) was too, and I was really excited when he got signed here. I didn't know about this though and was super disappointed when he seemed to "give up".

    I wish him the best of luck and hope he makes it onto a team off the PS.
     
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    I mocked him as a high selection and remember a poster stating he had a source at a hospital that identified a personal family loss for Jones at the time we were blasting him for walking off. Hope he is now able to have type of career I project for him. Also, right or wrong this leaves bad taste in mouth for way Texans handle it.

    Good find doc.
     
  8. Wolf6151

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    I wish him all the best, except when he plays against the Texans.
     


  9. Vance87

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    Just goes to show, don't judge until you know the whole story. I wish him the best
     
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  10. Texn4life

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    This!
     
  11. PapaL

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    Idk...had he mentioned this MAYE we put him in the non injury list and let him work his issues out w our support. I'm a huge non-talker about personal problems but I think in this case you should tell someone. I bet he would have been surprised by the support he would have received.
     
  12. CloakNNNdagger

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    I hope you're not implying that the Texans knew nothing of what was going on.
     
  13. PapaL

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    Did we? Idk.
     
  14. Playoffs

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    It was Jones' information to share or withhold from the public. I respect his decision either way.
     
  15. Thorn

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    What? We were wrong? That would be unusual.
     
  16. JCTexan

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    Why? The Texans front office had hoped that Jones would return to football, but how long were they suppose to wait for an undrafted rookie?

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  17. PapaL

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    No one said it wasn't.
     
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    He is on the Jets practice squad. I would grab him and add him to the main roster. That way Htown can have him over the offseason and see if he can return to college levels. If he can, he would be a dynamic addition to the offense.
     
  19. CloakNNNdagger

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    I was thinking the exact same thing.........now, Smith, earn your money!
     
  20. Dutchrudder

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    Eh, I don't think anyone should feel bad about what was said back then. He doesn't have to publicly say exactly what is going on, but his agent should have issued a statement saying "he's dealing with a family issue and will be unavailable to the team for a while." Nobody would fault him for that. Simply not showing up is unprofessional, no matter what the issue. He could have made it much easier on himself by doing so, and not jeopardized his career.

    Sorry to hear about his son, but I can't say I'm rooting for him if he's going to play for the Jets.
     

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