Far Fetched?

Raider's New Cornerback

Have I lost my mind? Taiwan Jones of the Oakland Raiders at cornerback?  Imagine that Raider Nation.  Taiwan Jones recently was asked if he would be open to play cornerback in the NFL. Taiwan said “yes” and that he played cornerback in college. Not many members of the Raider Nation know this, (unless you are a closet Jones fan from birth). We’ve seen what he can do  on special teams. He is an outstanding gunner with great tackling ability in tremendous speed. Besides Sebastian Janikowski,  I would say Taiwan Jones has been our best special teams player of the season. (BOLD, I know, that’s the reason our ST coach got canned!)

If you think about it Raider Nation, it’s not that crazy. What can it hurt?  Taiwan is buried under 3 different running backs being 4th on the depth chart.  If you watch how he runs with the ball,   he’s not scaring anybody on defense.  Fact is,  he runs like you should be running with a pair of ballerina slippers on. Worst comes to worst Taiwan will just end up being one of our best special teams players on the team. (Kinda like Rock Cartwright in our 2011 season.) We’ve seen players in the past switch from office to defense like Branch in New England. Taiwan Jones has a nose for the ball and great closing speed. (The 2 things that a cornerback should have.) I know it’s a reach Raider Nation, but really what does Taiwan have to lose.


Gregory Simon

JBB Staff Writer


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