BigMikey Posted July 30, 2015 Share Posted July 30, 2015 http://grantland.com/the-triangle/the-nfls-all-bad-contracts-team/Can't say I didn't see this coming...Defensive End: Tyson Jackson, FalconsContract Flaw: The Marginal TalentWe’re playing something resembling a 3-4 on the All-Bad-Contracts Team, so we’ll start with one of the more notably disappointing 3-4 ends in recent memory. Jackson simply hasn’t developed since being selected with the third pick of the 2009 draft by Scott Pioli in Kansas City, as he’s eventually topped out as a marginal rotation player who doesn’t offer enough as a run-defender or as an interior pass-rusher to justify getting regular snaps. Kansas City’s new regime under John Dorsey eventually restructured Jackson’s mammoth rookie deal before letting him leave in free agency after 2013.Jackson followed Pioli to Atlanta, which was desperate for run-stoppers and transitioning to more 3-4 looks in its base defense. It was a logical fit given Atlanta’s needs, but the five-year, $25 million deal Jackson received just wasn’t justified by his previous level of play. It hasn’t looked much better since. Atlanta had the league’s worst defense and second-worst run defense last year, and Jackson rarely played in the team’s sub-packages, meaning he lined up for less than 47.9 percent of Atlanta’s defensive snaps, a figure that fell as the season went along. He knocked down the opposing quarterback just twice in 512 snaps. And as the Falcons transition back to a 4-3 under new head coach Dan Quinn, Jackson’s role in the new scheme seems unclear. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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