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Kris Jenkins: Cam Newton is a pr**k, and that’s a good thing

Former Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kris Jenkins has a very strong opinion of Cam Newton. Jenkins believes Newton is a “pr**ck,” but he means it in the best way possible.

During the Week 7 edition of CBS Local Sports’ “Cover 3″ segment, where experts discuss three different topics for two minutes each, Jenkins was asked to discuss whether or not Newton should be benched.

“I like his press conferences,” Jenkins said. “He’s a pr**k. You know what, let’s be clear with it — Cam is a pr**k. But that’s what you want on a football team. How many old school gladiators do we talk about? (People say) the game is getting artistic and it’s not as tough as it used to be. Everybody’s not concerned with (being a) blowhard with the media.”

When the topic of Newton calling a female reporter “sweetheart” came up, Jenkins was quick to say that he doesn’t feel like it was that big of a deal.

“The dude feel’s like he’s charming,” Jenkins said. “He is attractive for a guy. Do ya’ll want him to go out there and act ugly because he’s not winning right now? He can’t. He can’t do that. He can’t (return) the Heisman Trophy. He can’t give that stuff back.”

Calling a female reporter “sweetheart” is disrespectful no matter how you look at it, so I’m not sure what him winning the Heisman or being attractive has to do with it. Not to mention, the sweater he was wearing was an absolutely joke.

It’s better than pulling the race card like this Hall of Famer did, but Jenkins seems to have missed the point here. It would be one thing if Cam gave one-word answers in his press conferences or was simply furious about losing, but the whole end of the world thing has to stop. Leaders should at least be able to pretend they are calm and collected, not put on a show at the podium and sulk in the locker room after games.

Kris Jenkins Rips Mark Sanchez: He Needs to Grow a Pair and be a Team Leader

Kris Jenkins is the latest person to rip into the Jets and analyze their problems. A day after rookie quarterback Greg McElroy blasted the selfish attitude of certain Jets players, former Jets defensive tackle Kris Jenkins joined in. Jenkins believes McElroy took a leadership stance that starting quarterback Mark Sanchez should be assuming.

“The No. 1 quarterback should have said that a long time ago,” Jenkins said on The Mike Lupica Show. “It would have been all part of the process of him growing a pair and standing up and being a man. But the thing is, he lost his because he got caught up in the wash that is New York, the spotlight, taking pictures in the magazines and doing all that stuff. That’s just what everybody has seen with Mark Sanchez, they got tired of it.”

Jenkins is referring to the GQ photo shoot Sanchez did, one which fellow quarterback Aaron Rodgers called “embarrassing.” Jenkins said players get paid to be leaders, and his point was that Sanchez hasn’t been leading. Jenkins also feels Sanchez has the ability to be a good quarterback, but he feels like Sanchez doesn’t believe in himself.

We don’t think Sanchez is going to last long as the team’s starter. If he does, it will be costly for Rex Ryan. Sanchez somehow fooled the Jets into believing he was a top quarterback but they need to realize that’s not the case.

via Pro Football Talk

Rex Ryan, Damien Woody, Kris Jenkins in Weight Loss Competition

When we said that receiver Santonio Holmes was joining an already animated team, this is exactly what we had in mind. The New York Jets, who will be featured in HBO’s Hard Knocks TV show during training camp, have already embarked on a reality show this offseason. Head coach Rex Ryan challenged Damien Woody and Kris Jenkins to a weight loss competition, as he told the team’s official site via Pro Football Talk:

“The guys are going to have fun with it,” Ryan restated. “There’s an offensive player, a defensive player and a 47-year-old coach. The handicappers, I don’t know how they’re going to view this.”

Ryan may be at a disadvantage because he’s already dropped around 37 pounds since undergoing lapband surgery. At 311 pounds, Ryan still has a long way to go, however. This seems like a fun, playful competition that can build camaraderie and promote healthy eating. It’s good ideas like this that makes Rex Ryan a hit in New York. Now all he has to do is keep winning.

Sources:
Ryan, Woody, Jenkins in Weight-Loss Battle [New York Jets]
Rex Ryan challenges players to weight loss competition [Pro Football Talk]