So they went and did it. Fine. Bush is a 'great special teams player'. Fine. (Bullshit, but fine.) IF he 'continues to improve' he'll become a bargain. Fine.
I will only reiterate what I said earlier. The kid is a coach killer, along the lines of Ahmad Carroll or Cletidus Hunt, players from Sherman's tenure that seduced the coaching staff into keeping them on the roster due to their athletic ability only to cost the team with poor play and dumb penalties at the worst possible times. Jarrett Bush is no different. Sure, he'll make the odd play on teams, down a punt inside the 5, etc. but nothing that couldn't be gotten out of a low round pick or even a Patrick Lee. And as sure as night follows day, he'll follow his good play with a slew of awful, boneheaded ones.
I've been accused of hypocrisy on this one, (see the comment section) due to my championing Anthony Smith, another young player who used to play from scrimmage and was relegated to special teams duty due to poor play. Again - fine. I have no problem putting on tape of both players and standing by my assessments of each. That's part of what being in pro-personnel (and/or a blogger that wishes he was) is - judging talent and how it projects. Obviously Bush has generated a lot of interest around the league for his special teams play, and I can understand why. He's young, athletic and comes relatively cheap. Again, I stand by my assessment that any team looking for what Jarrett Bush does can find it in the draft. It's a mistake to pay him $4.5 million over 3 years.
All this doesn't even begin to cover the ramifications this signing will have on talks with Tramon Williams. Needless to say, you can be sure that Williams won't be in camp without a new deal...
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