Interesting nugget from Greg Bedard’s post at JS Online last night.
Johnny Jolly is straddling the line between being competitive and being a punk. He got into it a couple of times in practice, including once when he took some swings at Tony Moll. You know it’s bad when Mark Tauscher has to say something to you. And get this: Jolly got in Tauscher’s face and the two had to be separated. Something’s wrong when that happens.
No kidding. I remember seeing Jolly up close once early last year. He had made the team, but wasn’t playing much and certainly wasn’t a star. But he was strutting around like he’d one the Pro-Bowl, wearing movie-star shades and fifteen pounds of glistening gold jewelry. Although others were signing autographs, Jolly seemed to busy to be bothered. (That said, it might just be that no one wanted one from him.)
Jolly wouldn’t be the first professional athlete with a fondness for bling and he’s certainly proven himself to have been a good value in the 6th round. But I’m with Bedard — if you’re picking fights with Mark Tauscher you’re a punk. (Not to mention the reports of drug possession.)
If Jolly implodes — or gets into additional trouble — the Packers will really be in trouble. It’s looking more and more likely that the really questionable move Ted Thompson made this offseason might have been trading Corey Williams rather than trading Brett Favre. We’ll.
Tons of good stuff in the Bedard post, including an update on the battle for the #2 QB spot and an injury update on AJ Hawk.