I wasn’t big on the Jamie Collins signing. Because I felt the Collins CLE got wasn’t the same player that NE had. I worried that Jamie Collins was just looking for his last big payday. We gave it to him knowing the type of player he was.
I brought up an article I had read many years ago where Collins said that he doesn’t like football. He doesn’t watch film ever. That he would rather play on his PlayStation. That’s all I ever needed to know about Jamie Collins and it’s the main reason that I’d have never paid the guy what the Lions paid him.
BB knew when Jamie started demanding a new contract that he wasn’t worth paying that kind of money. He’s a Jag (just another guy) but when BB had the chance to bring him back on the cheap, he did.
MP had a ton of inside knowledge on Collins. You’d think he would know exactly the type of player he was getting. Keep in mind that we sent Kennard packing just so that we could pay more money for Collins.
Here’s an article that discusses Collins and his lack of desire and effort.
Personally I’d rather play a guy like Davis who tries hard and fails than put a guy on the field who gives poor effort.