Sources tell ESPN’s Ed Werder that Dallas will send its fourth-round pick (the 126th overall) in Saturday’s draft to the Titans for Adam “Pacman” Jones.
And with that, a weight was lifted off the collective shoulders of Titans fans. I know it doesn’t make a ton of sense to outsiders, but today’s trade has invigorated the local fan base. Yesterday we had a guy involved in an extortion investigation who may never step on a football field again. Today, we get an extra draft pick, which gives us three in the fourth-round. We can use it to trade up if we want. Let’s face it. Pacman was NEVER going to play for the Titans again. So we basically got a draft pick for NOTHING. Who cares if we have to give back a 2009 pick if Jones doesn’t get reinstated? The franchise and the entire fan base now have teh ability to move on. Trust me, none of us would care about losing that pick. We get instant help for a team that has a number of holes to fill. I’m sure most of the Titans players would rather have the distraction gone.
A local reporter even overheard the following phone conversation between Pacman and Vince Young:
Vince Young: “Pac, you’re nothing to me now. You’re not a brother, you’re not a friend. I don’t want to know you or what you do. I don’t want to see you at the fields, I don’t want you near my house. If you see Coach Fisher, I want to know a day in advance, so I won’t be there. You understand?”
Just kidding about that one. Godfather II was on TV the other night and it felt like a good fit.
The Titans used their first-round pick of the 2005 draft on a high-risk, high-reward guy. Since then, he’s been involved in an absurd amount of off-the-field incidents. Greg Garber of ESPN.com put together this list chronicling the entire saga. CBS could easily churn out about seven or eight CSI episodes from his exploits. Most of them seem made up. Hopefully the kid can turn his life around in Dallas.
Good luck to the Cowboys. They acquired one of the league’s most exciting players. Now let’s see if they can get him on the field.