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The Polish Irishman
05-20-2009, 11:08 AM
Wide Receiver
Hazlet, NJ; Raritan HS

Height: 6-1
Weight: 165
Forty: 4.5
Bench Max: 205
Squat Max: 315
GPA: 2.8

Ratings and Rankings
Rivals: :s::s::s:; Wide Receivers (57)
Scout: :s::s::s::s:; Wide Receivers (25)

Statistics
Junior: 35 Receptions; 509 Yards; 14.5 Average; 3 Touchdowns

Schools of Interest
Notre Dame (Verbal; 6/7; Frank Verducci)
Pittsburgh
Rutgers
Boston College
Michigan State

The Polish Irishman
05-20-2009, 11:12 AM
He is on campus today. 3 star on Rivals

NDinL.A.
05-20-2009, 11:27 PM
Jackson really liked his visit. South Bend magic baby:

Jackson Feeling Stronger About Notre Dame - (http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/index.php?option=com_resource&controller=article&article=436&category_id=7&Itemid=156)

“I thought it was great honestly,” Jackson said of the trip. He also saw Michigan State and Northwestern while he was in the Midwest. “It was nice. The facilities were great. The buildings are extremely nice. It was just nice. It was great.

“I expected it to be really nice, but it definitely had a better impact when I saw it.”

Also:

“Notre Dame has always been up near the top for me, Jackson said. “They’ve been one of my top schools with Michigan State, since I just visited them, and those two will stay high up on the list.

BGIF
05-21-2009, 05:27 AM
ND is recruiting him as a punt/kick returner and slot receiver according to his conversation with Charlie. Verducci (NJ) is his recruiter.

Jackson had a KOR TD, a pair of PR TDs, 5 rushing TDs, and 4 through the air. He averaged 22.4 ypc, 36c for 806yd.

I'm curious why only 4 receiving TDs on 36 grabs when terrorizing DBs for 22.4 ypc. Did he have to wait on the ball frequently giving DBs time to catch up?

Wants to commit before his senior season.

The Polish Irishman
06-06-2009, 02:23 PM
Announcing his decision tomorrow at 1pm at NJ-NE All Star Game. Down to ND, MSU, and BC per Steve Wiltfong from Twitter.

Carlo is playing in the game

jason_h537
06-06-2009, 04:46 PM
not overly excited about this kid, but i hope he proves me wrong. With him commiting this will force the staff to target the elite recievers. put all our effort into McCay, Prater, and Woods so we better get at least one. Still would love to land Cooper though

WabashFalcon
06-06-2009, 06:19 PM
Two three star guys with a chance at a five or four star? Toss in Shaq, Toma, and all of our other young bucks, then we are in for a hellvua good receiving corps for a long time. Now... we just need someone to get them the ball.

"Dear Jesus... let Dayne Crist learn to hit the broadside of a barn. Allow him to sit in a boat and perhaps hit the ocean. That is all Jesus. Thank you.

P.S. Tell Santa I want an Xbox live renewal..."

OCIrish
06-06-2009, 07:15 PM
not overly excited about this kid, but i hope he proves me wrong. With him commiting this will force the staff to target the elite recievers. put all our effort into McCay, Prater, and Woods so we better get at least one. Still would love to land Cooper though

While Dan Smith is only a 3*, I think he'll be better than that in college. His brother-in-law is Gerome Sapp, so I can only imagine that he's learning things already from not only him, but since he lives in the Bend, he'll be getting tips and help from guys from and around the team, again, he's only a 3*, but I'm very excited about him.

notredomer23
06-06-2009, 10:14 PM
This guy is not a 3 star when this class is over. The head honchos at rivals have made note that this kid is going to be in the next rivals 250.

The Polish Irishman
06-07-2009, 12:30 PM
He has been really impressive in the Spring Eval period...#2 Rated WR in NJ

notredomer23
06-07-2009, 01:44 PM
announcement pushed up to 2....15 minutes

notredomer23
06-07-2009, 02:07 PM
per rivals he pushed it back now to 215.

WabashFalcon
06-07-2009, 02:56 PM
It's 3. What's the word?

notredomer23
06-07-2009, 03:14 PM
still havent seen anything. Im watching the game though and Carlo Calabrese is in on every play has an amazing nose for the ball!

irishmarine
06-07-2009, 03:27 PM
taking his time isn't he

WabashFalcon
06-07-2009, 04:02 PM
It's 4 now. Any freaking word?

jason_h537
06-07-2009, 04:17 PM
Its official commit #5

jason_h537
06-07-2009, 04:17 PM
Commited per Rivals

WabashFalcon
06-07-2009, 04:21 PM
Bout time... freaking 4:30. Kid was about to give me a damn heart attack. We are gonna have the best freaking slot game in football.

jason_h537
06-07-2009, 04:30 PM
Congats to Jackson and welcome to Notre Dame

I believe the coaches wanted 3 WR in this class. They got their slot guy with Jackson, The red zone target in Smith, now we go after the elite in Prater, McCay, Woods, and Cooper.

WabashFalcon
06-07-2009, 04:31 PM
How did he announce? Hats?

jason_h537
06-07-2009, 04:37 PM
No video yet so ?????

notredomer23
06-07-2009, 06:31 PM
really excited about this guy. Once rivals reranks the players the only 3 star guy we should have is Smith, unless they see what Scout sees. I know stars dont matter but its nice to see our players getting the pub they deserve

The Polish Irishman
06-07-2009, 07:26 PM
Awesome....great shifty WR

BGIF
06-07-2009, 09:53 PM
IrishIllustrated.com - Jackson commits to Irish (http://notredame.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=953257)

Related Links:
Video: Bennett Jackson lights it up (http://notredame.rivals.com/content.asp?SID=961&CID=934957)Tim Prister's Film Room: Bennett Jackson (http://notredame.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=935078)




Two month courtship. Offer in early April, ND visit late May, verbal early June. Jackson picked ND over offers from MSU RU BC UMD UNC PIT CON IOW MIN NW SYR WVU.



I kind of knew I was going to Notre Dame for a few weeks now. I'd kind of come to the decision that I was going to go there. I pretty much liked everything about it. There are no negatives I can think of, that's definitely a bonus. I just felt comfortable when I was there. The best thing might be the nice campus and I love that they have really good academics. The academics there will put me in a good position. They have a good football team too and there are a few Jersey guys on the coaching staff, so that was a bonus. There were a lot of things that I liked about it. ... I just felt a lot more comfortable at Notre Dame. ... They're looking at me as a slot receiver who can work on the inside.

Official Visit set for the MSU game, 9/19.

A dual threat Jackson had 35 catches/509y/3TD and 35 carries/257y/4TD.

Rivals 3 Star, #57 WR, 5.7 Rating

With Daniel Smith already on board ND appears to have only 1 vacancy left for receiver. Could get interesting as Jerrell Priester is supposed to visit ND on 6/26 and there's still some prime time talent considering joining the ND receiving corps.

All Aboard!

BGIF
06-07-2009, 10:06 PM
BlueandGold.com // Jackson Next In Line (http://www.blueandgold.com/content/?aid=7133)


I’m going to Notre Dame. They were the best of both worlds. I have to look out for my life after college and it’s a great degree. I loved it out there and got along with all the coaches and players.

My mom is really excited. She picked a school and I picked a school. We both picked Notre Dame.


If schools call they call, but I’m not changing my mind.


Scout 4 Stars, #25 WR

BGIF
06-07-2009, 10:10 PM
Notre Dame Football Recruiting 2010 - ESPN (http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/tracker/school?schoolId=87&page=briefingroom&season=2010&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fncf %2frecruiting%2ftracker%2fschool%3fschoolId%3d87%2 6page%3dbriefingroom%26season%3d2010)


I kind of just sat down with my mom. We talked about which schools she liked, and what I liked, and I guess the life after college, and we both came to the conclusion that Notre Dame was the best fit. I didn't have any negatives when I went there, and I had some negatives at some of the other schools I visited, and I liked Notre Dame a lot and I just felt comfortable there.


A return specialist Jackson also returned 2 punts for TDs as well as a KO.

ESPN has not evaluated Jackson as of yet.

BGIF
06-07-2009, 10:15 PM
Jackson Makes It Five - (http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/index.php?option=com_resource&controller=article&article=506&category_id=7&Itemid=83)

Runs a 4.51 40

and he's apparently grown, 6-1, and added a few pounds, 175, since his season ended (or his announcement).

Junkhead
06-07-2009, 10:54 PM
Tried to give BGIF reps for the work, but I must spread it around first I was told. Thanks for the info.....

BGIF
06-07-2009, 11:28 PM
Tried to give BGIF reps for the work, but I must spread it around first I was told. Thanks for the info.....


My pleasure. Thanks for the thoughts.

IrishInFl
06-07-2009, 11:43 PM
Wow, good news after getting home from work! Who's next? Lo Wood?

jason_h537
06-08-2009, 12:36 AM
would prefer Cody Riggs. Any updates?

BGIF
06-08-2009, 05:41 AM
would prefer Cody Riggs. Any updates?


Hear! Hear!

IrishAddiction
06-09-2009, 05:18 PM
Thanks for all the info as always BGIF, and welcome to the family Bennett!

IrishInFl
06-12-2009, 12:14 AM
YouTube - Bennett Jackson: Raritan High School, NJ - Junior film (2008 season) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o24Uy2ofEgw)

NeuteredDoomer
06-12-2009, 12:43 AM
Thanks for the video IrishInFL.

Dude is explosive.

Jason Pham
07-04-2009, 02:21 AM
Profile updated.

BGIF
07-05-2009, 04:54 AM
ESPN grades Jackon at 77 a couple of points shy of their WatchList Grade.

Riddickulous
10-13-2009, 09:11 PM
YouTube - Bennett Jackson: Raritan High School, NJ - Junior film (2008 season) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o24Uy2ofEgw)

I'm watching this, right now.

Jackson is quick and damn elusive.

I think this kid is the next Golden Tate...without the super awesome name.

Toobs1980
12-08-2009, 11:36 PM
he is a good looking athlete. Even though he isn't big physically he is great at going into traffic and coming down with the ball.

Maddog77
12-23-2009, 12:45 AM
Per ISD BK has made contact with him and told him how he will be a great fit in his system and hopes he is still solid on ND. Bennett noted that he is a very down to earth coach.

Riddickulous
01-02-2010, 07:36 PM
YouTube - TJ CLEMMINGS NEWS 12 (NJ) SPECIAL w/ Chris Melvin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u0OhbZAK-k)

Go to 1:02...That's our boy Bennett front-flipping over two guys.

Also go to 1:38, where Bennett hurdles a defender, as well.

BillyIrish
01-02-2010, 09:52 PM
sick...

Should have ample opportunities to show off that athleticism in B.K.'s spread attack.

JKhrome1ND
01-02-2010, 10:21 PM
damn this kid is fast, i think if he's packs on some college muscle to like 175/180lbs from his 165 high school frame, he will be even more dangerous.

tko
01-03-2010, 08:33 AM
i have to admit when i saw this thread i was shitting my pants that yet another verbal was wavering. can i get a towel to wipe?

GOLDENISTHYTATE
01-04-2010, 04:35 PM
Holy crap, thats what I call a vertical. Although I do hope once he gets to ND that he limits those type of plays unless they are needed to score because I don't want any Jahvid Best scenarios coming.

chyrspchuck
02-04-2010, 05:07 AM
Really looking forward to seeing this kid play after hearing him on ISD PowerHour. He seems well put together.

BGIF
02-04-2010, 05:40 AM
Really looking forward to seeing this kid play after hearing him on ISD PowerHour. He seems well put together.

And probably a better fit in a Kelly offense than Weis's.

jason_h537
02-05-2010, 12:53 AM
I was not a big fan of his when he committed but i remember reading an artcile about his OV. He was running up and down the aisles cheering and let the student body lift him up for the pushups. After that i was sold. glad he is on board.

DirtySecret
03-31-2010, 11:39 PM
This kid is sick.. After watching his Senior highlight film, he's an impact playmaker..

YouTube - bennett jackson senior highlight film (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0Zsqp5Uwr8)

JughedJones
04-01-2010, 07:22 AM
This kid is sick.. After watching his Senior highlight film, he's an impact playmaker..

YouTube - bennett jackson senior highlight film (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0Zsqp5Uwr8)


2:48 of that video has me really excited... This kid is athletic and tough!

BGIF
06-05-2010, 02:07 PM
Finished 4th in the 2010 NJ State HS 100m with a 10.94.

ND 2011 Prospect Junior Miles Shuler won the event with a 10.73.

TerryTate
06-05-2010, 04:30 PM
That's awesome.

Big23Head
09-02-2010, 08:55 AM
Benette is now on special teams and may see the field on offense. Kelly says he flies through the coverage but needs to work on actually catching the ball once he gets there

TerryTate
09-02-2010, 10:25 PM
South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame football: Tight end spot takes a late hit (http://www.southbendtribune.com/article/20100901/SPORTS13/100909926/1021/Sports)

Freshmen continue to sneak up the Irish depth chart.

A day after sophomore wide receiver Shaquelle Evans' transfer to UCLA became public, freshman wide receiver Bennett Jackson had his day to shine.
Apparently, he is no one-day wonder.

“He's really fast,” Kelly said of the reigning New Jersey state champ in the 110-meter high hurdles (13.75 seconds). “Really, really fast.

“He can take the top off of coverages like no player that we have. He's got to catch the ball more consistently. It makes no sense to run down the field and drop the ball. He's coming on, and we're going to play him. He's going to play this year.”

NDFANnSouthWest
09-02-2010, 10:41 PM
That is great to hear....what special team will he be on? Imagine him and Riddick on kick off returns....!?

Irish Man3
09-02-2010, 10:43 PM
That is great to hear....what special team will he be on? Imagine him and Riddick on kick off returns....!?

Im still more excited to see Cierre Wood back there!

FightingIrishLover7
09-02-2010, 10:58 PM
That is great to hear....what special team will he be on? Imagine him and Riddick on kick off returns....!?

Kelly has already said that Riddick and Wood will be returning kicks.

So unless Kelly changed his mind, I don't know where Bennet will be exactly.

military_irish
09-02-2010, 11:00 PM
Kelly has already said that Riddick and Wood will be returning kicks.

So unless Kelly changed his mind, I don't know where Bennet will be exactly.

i would assume maybe a gunner on the punt team, because coaches want someone who can get down to the returner as soon as possible incase of a muffed punt, or a gunner on kickoffs.

just what i would assume, no basis or facts

NDFANnSouthWest
09-02-2010, 11:00 PM
You would think that since Riddick is a starter that he would have Wood and Jackson back there...

FightingIrishLover7
09-02-2010, 11:07 PM
You would think that since Riddick is a starter that he would have Wood and Jackson back there...

Kelly wants the best athletes returning kicks. He doesn't care about starters or not.

Ex: Mardy Gilyard

BGIF
09-03-2010, 12:19 AM
i would assume maybe a gunner on the punt team, because coaches want someone who can get down to the returner as soon as possible incase of a muffed punt, or a gunner on kickoffs.

just what i would assume, no basis or facts

I haven't heard where he's lining up but I assumed gunner when I saw the post here. Anello snuffed punt returner men. When he went down, coverage wasn't the same. I want that return man hearing footsteps while he watching that ball coming down. Bennett's got the speed to be there.

RDU Irish
09-03-2010, 09:23 AM
Gunner is great insight on Kelly's statement. Makes the most sense. Very troubling to hear he drops a lot of passes, I always think of that as an intangible that is very hard to teach. Secondary is the home of stone handed WRs. Hopefully his hands will catch up with the rest of him.

PANDFAN
01-25-2012, 10:23 AM
First college track meet down at IU this week end running the 60m dash--bennet jackson

rtrn2glory
01-25-2012, 10:45 AM
really reminds me of RJ in regards to physicality and build, but faster.

BeauBenken
01-25-2012, 03:06 PM
Go get it Bennett!

Ironman8
02-10-2012, 08:47 AM
Bennett Jackson competes in 60m hurdles at Meyo Invitational - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCV-SBHlYeA&feature=related)

Bogtrotter07
03-02-2012, 10:01 AM
Bennett has that kind of footwork? You're kidding me. Props to him if he does.

I will not predict much this year, but I will say this: The loss of DGb (plus Neal), Decker, and Darby, (A whole stable of Corners, Jackson, Wood, Brown, Atkinson, etc.), with Tee, will leave ND just fine. It was more important not to lose any safeties or running backs . . . You get the point.

Ironman8
03-02-2012, 10:31 AM
I will not predict much this year, but I will say this: The loss of DGb (plus Neal), Decker, and Darby, (A whole stable of Corners, Jackson, Wood, Brown, Atkinson, etc.), with Tee, will leave ND just fine. It was more important not to lose any safeties or running backs . . . You get the point.

I will not predict much this year, but I will say this: I expect Bennett Jackson to be a big contributor on D, and to be one of, if not the, breakout player on that side of the ball. We may have some inexperience at the cornerback position, but we certainly have talent.

Bogtrotter07
03-02-2012, 11:01 AM
Now that's what I'm talking about!

Ironman8
03-02-2012, 11:07 AM
Now that's what I'm talking about!

Forgot to add that I also am sure he will be a stud because he is a Jersey boy. Usually goes without saying, but for clarity's sake I had to interject.

NDdomer2
03-02-2012, 11:33 AM
In the Tribune article the other day it said that the Atkinson's and Bennett are now in the 4.3's for their forty time. I believe during last spring and this summer practices they were saying he had the athleticism and length to be special, he just wasn't consistent enough. Match that with a year of learning, some playing time, and increased speed. I like our chances with Mr. Bennett holding down one of our corner positions.

Bogtrotter07
03-02-2012, 11:51 AM
Yeah, Jersey Boys, (The musical) just came to town, I see what you mean! I am laughing and sarcastic, bordering on facetious, depending on what font is broken.

beryirish
03-02-2012, 01:15 PM
Yeah, Jersey Boys, (The musical) just came to town, I see what you mean! I am laughing and sarcastic, bordering on facetious, depending on what font is broken.

...I'm sure you bought tickets to that at Stranahan

Bogtrotter07
03-02-2012, 01:30 PM
You know me, I just have to add to the mystique, Jon Stewart, Truman Capote, Sha-Na-Na, who had Bruce Springsteen open for them, Rubin Carter, Jim McGreevey, and Jon Corzine. Oh yeah . . .

Single Video Player (http://video-embed.nj.com/services/player/bcpid619329501001?bctid=592524729001&bckey=AQ~~,AAAAPLMIP6E~,BRrRHTAljlHNUYJqhl35zLecZp p8wkKm)

Irish Fam
03-02-2012, 02:07 PM
"Bennett has that kind of footwork? You're kidding me. Props to him if he does. "

Where did this quote come from?

NDinFL
03-02-2012, 02:13 PM
Bennett has that kind of footwork? You're kidding me. Props to him if he does.
From a Mr. Benken out of the Tee Shepard thread...

Bogtrotter07
03-02-2012, 02:19 PM
Thank you for citing my reliable source!

Irish Fam
03-02-2012, 02:27 PM
Ok. Now i see that it originally came from Tee.

Thanks

Bogtrotter07
03-02-2012, 03:29 PM
Check J Brown, etc. I brought back all these threads at once, just to show how many there were! Impressive numbers, huh?

Whiskeyjack
03-03-2012, 06:15 PM
@hansensouthbend:

#NotreDame cornerback Bennett Jackson scratches out of 60m hurdles at Alex Wilson Invitational after suffering a football-related injury ...

Jackson suffered the injury this week. It is not considered serious. #NotreDame spring practice kicks off March 21.

Ironman8
03-23-2012, 10:23 AM
Kerry Cooks stated today Bennett is "as talented as any cornerback I've ever coached", per II.

Who'saWildManNow
03-23-2012, 10:26 AM
Kerry Cooks stated today Bennett is "as talented as any cornerback I've ever coached", per II.

Hey nowww!

PANDFAN
03-23-2012, 10:26 AM
Kerry Cooks stated today Bennett is "as talented as any cornerback I've ever coached", per II.

he has not only the speed but determination as well...this makes me happy to see!!

NDdomer2
03-23-2012, 10:27 AM
Kerry Cooks stated today Bennett is "as talented as any cornerback I've ever coached", per II.

Last year i remember Coach Kelly saying he was the most dynamic corner we had on the team it was just about consistency and learning the defense. It is too bad they didn't put him at corner from day 1.

Irish Fam
03-23-2012, 10:32 AM
I said he would be my breakout player in the other thread and I listed these reasons:
good size, great speed, WR ball skills, not afraid of contact

I really hope he can have a big year for us and the early praise from Cooks is a good sign

irishff1014
03-23-2012, 10:36 AM
Team Player!!

BeauBenken
03-23-2012, 12:45 PM
Tee did say he was the only other guy who would do those footwork drills in his spare time. Like I said earlier, if Bennett has the footwork, I'm not that worried.

Ironman8
03-23-2012, 01:08 PM
Tee did say he was the only other guy who would do those footwork drills in his spare time. Like I said earlier, if Bennett has the footwork, I'm not that worried.

Unfortunately there are two sides of the field lol.

BeauBenken
03-23-2012, 01:17 PM
Unfortunately there are two sides of the field lol.

Very true. lol

TerryTate
03-23-2012, 01:39 PM
I wouldn't put too much credence into what Tee said.

Elliott/Cooks have their work cut out for them.

SaltyND24
03-23-2012, 02:15 PM
Unfortunately there are two sides of the field lol.

Very true...however, if he can lock down his side of the field...we will be able to use safety help on the other side of the field...it's crucial that by the middle of our schedule that we have a guy at CB that can hold his own on his side of the field...Cautiously optimistic right now!

NDhoosier
03-23-2012, 03:38 PM
I am calling it, two shut-down corners will solidify our defense as a top 10 unit... :)

PANDFAN
03-23-2012, 03:41 PM
I am calling it, two shut-down corners will solidify our defense as a top 10 unit... :)

way to go out on a limb w/ a prediction###optomism, lets get 1st

Fbolt
03-23-2012, 10:16 PM
way to go out on a limb w/ a prediction###optomism, lets get 1st

:jump:

eNDzone
03-24-2012, 09:32 AM
There is no way the staff could have predicted the loss of two top CB commits in the 2012class. I am just glad they had enough foresight to move Bennett last year so he would have some more time in and give us the depth we need at CB. I like that the staff is constantly keeping an eye on the depth of this team.

Walter White
03-24-2012, 10:15 AM
There is no way the staff could have predicted the loss of two top CB commits in the 2012class. I am just glad they had enough foresight to move Bennett last year so he would have some more time in and give us the depth we need at CB. I like that the staff is constantly keeping an eye on the depth of this team.

This was a very fortuitous move on the coaching staff's part.

Bogtrotter07
03-24-2012, 03:09 PM
I wouldn't put too much credence into what Tee said.

Elliott/Cooks have their work cut out for them.

The truth! This is the only thing that you can say about the given situation!

ChiRish
03-24-2012, 07:36 PM
There is no way the staff could have predicted the loss of two top CB commits in the 2012class. I am just glad they had enough foresight to move Bennett last year so he would have some more time in and give us the depth we need at CB. I like that the staff is constantly keeping an eye on the depth of this team.

Agree completely. Imagine if they hadn't moved Bennett already and the Tee incident happens. They'd have to do it right now, and man would that just be asking for a disaster.

Bogtrotter07
05-23-2012, 07:36 PM
Wow! And did you see where Phill pegged Benett Jackson? Anyone care to see how kind he was to last year's corners?

http://www.philsteele.com/Pdf/2012PreseasonHonors/All-Independent.pdf

Whiskeyjack
05-23-2012, 08:11 PM
Wow! And did you see where Phill pegged Benett Jackson? Anyone care to see how kind he was to last year's corners?

http://www.philsteele.com/Pdf/2012PreseasonHonors/All-Independent.pdf

1st team was Gray and Blanton in 2011. (http://www.philsteele.com/Pdf/2011PreseasonHonors/AllInd.pdf) 2nd team CBs were from Army and Navy.

To be fair, this "all-independent" team is only drawn from Army, Navy, BYU, and ND. So it doesn't say a lot that our players dominate this team.

More telling, at least from Steele's perspective, is the #49 PS Rating he gave Jackson last season.

Bogtrotter07
05-24-2012, 01:19 AM
Exactly. And why?

Bobias
09-23-2012, 10:48 PM
Wow! Nobody has said anything about the great job that bjax is doing at the corner this year. He is another member of this secondary that has really stepped up this year and is performing very well thus far. Him, Russel, and Shumate are definitely a vast improvement over Gray and Blanton last year. They actually turn around and make legitimate attempts to catch or deflect the football.

This secondary is really turning out to be a great surprise, and one that will only continue to get way way better as the season progresses and these very young and green players get valuable in game experience. Not to mention the fact that we will have Lo Wood, Austin "Werewolf" Collinsworth, and possibly Jamoris back for a 6th year; plus a very talented incoming freshman class and you have the makings of an elite secondary to match an already elite front 7. This defense is starting to look more and more elite every game, and is shaping up to be a monster in 2013.

NDinFL
09-23-2012, 10:51 PM
Wow! Nobody has said anything about the great job that bjax is doing at the corner this year. He is another member of this secondary that has really stepped up this year and is performing very well thus far. Him, Russel, and Shumate are definitely a vast improvement over Gray and Blanton last year. They actually turn around and make legitimate attempts to catch or deflect the football.

This secondary is really turning out to be a great surprise, and one that will only continue to get way way better as the season progresses and these very young and green players get valuable in game experience. Not to mention the fact that we will have Lo Wood, Austin "Werewolf" Collinsworth, and possibly Jamoris back for a 6th year; plus a very talented incoming freshman class and you have the makings of an elite secondary to match an already elite front 7. This defense is starting to look more and more elite every game, and is shaping up to be a monster in 2013.

x1000

NYMIKE6
09-23-2012, 10:53 PM
It's much easier for guys to bitch and moan, but when it comes to eating crow they all disappear...

NDinFL
09-23-2012, 10:55 PM
It's much easier for guys to bitch and moan, but when it comes to eating crow they all disappear...

TRUTH.

Although I will give irishpat and irishtrain credit in that department

Riddickulous
09-23-2012, 11:01 PM
His 3 interceptions would be good for most on the team last year, I think.

Like the rest of the secondary, his improvement from game one to game four has been remarkable.

pkt77242
09-23-2012, 11:03 PM
Wow! Nobody has said anything about the great job that bjax is doing at the corner this year. He is another member of this secondary that has really stepped up this year and is performing very well thus far. Him, Russel, and Shumate are definitely a vast improvement over Gray and Blanton last year. They actually turn around and make legitimate attempts to catch or deflect the football.

This secondary is really turning out to be a great surprise, and one that will only continue to get way way better as the season progresses and these very young and green players get valuable in game experience. Not to mention the fact that we will have Lo Wood, Austin "Werewolf" Collinsworth, and possibly Jamoris back for a 6th year; plus a very talented incoming freshman class and you have the makings of an elite secondary to match an already elite front 7. This defense is starting to look more and more elite every game, and is shaping up to be a monster in 2013.

While I agree that B-Jax is very good this year but Blanton was pretty damn good last year. He is a definite upgrade over Gray though.

Buster Bluth
09-24-2012, 12:07 AM
Wow! Nobody has said anything about the great job that bjax is doing at the corner this year. He is another member of this secondary that has really stepped up this year and is performing very well thus far. Him, Russel, and Shumate are definitely a vast improvement over Gray and Blanton last year. They actually turn around and make legitimate attempts to catch or deflect the football.

No way. This secondary has faced 1) Navy (a nonexistent passing offense), 2) Purdue (with their inferior QB thankfully), 3) Michigan State (Maxwell is terrible, and WR corp is pathetic), and 4) Michigan (Denard is the worst passer in the country).

People are taking way too much out of one quarter of lousy football against Michigan last year. Blanton was superb, and going into 2011 the IE consensus was that Blanton would be the liability and that Gray would get drafted 4-7rds. They just weren't bad last year.

When this DB corp performs against Oklahoma or Southern Cal, then we'll see what they're made of.

We are aware that WRs were open on Saturday, right? Denard just missed them badly. Guys got open often enough for a fine QB to succeed.

This secondary is really turning out to be a great surprise, and one that will only continue to get way way better as the season progresses and these very young and green players get valuable in game experience. Not to mention the fact that we will have Lo Wood, Austin "Werewolf" Collinsworth, and possibly Jamoris back for a 6th year; plus a very talented incoming freshman class and you have the makings of an elite secondary to match an already elite front 7. This defense is starting to look more and more elite every game, and is shaping up to be a monster in 2013.

Diaco will have to replace the best MLB in the country, and possibly Carlo/Fox. There's a 1% chance Slaughter comes back.

2014 is a more realistic year for them to be on an Alabama level.

Riddickulous
09-24-2012, 12:15 AM
No way. This secondary has faced 1) Navy (a nonexistent passing offense), 2) Purdue (with their inferior QB thankfully), 3) Michigan State (Maxwell is terrible, and WR corp is pathetic), and 4) Michigan (Denard is the worst passer in the country).

People are taking way too much out of one quarter of lousy football against Michigan last year. Blanton was superb, and going into 2011 the IE consensus was that Blanton would be the liability and that Gray would get drafted 4-7rds. They just weren't bad last year.

When this DB corp performs against Oklahoma or Southern Cal, then we'll see what they're made of.

We are aware that WRs were open on Saturday, right? Denard just missed them badly. Guys got open often enough for a fine QB to succeed.



Diaco will have to replace the best MLB in the country, and possibly Carlo/Fox. There's a 1% chance Slaughter comes back.

2014 is a more realistic year for them to be on an Alabama level.

We keep Fox no matter what, IMO.

NDinFL
09-24-2012, 12:51 AM
No way. This secondary has faced 1) Navy (a nonexistent passing offense), 2) Purdue (with their inferior QB thankfully), 3) Michigan State (Maxwell is terrible, and WR corp is pathetic), and 4) Michigan (Denard is the worst passer in the country).

People are taking way too much out of one quarter of lousy football against Michigan last year. Blanton was superb, and going into 2011 the IE consensus was that Blanton would be the liability and that Gray would get drafted 4-7rds. They just weren't bad last year.

When this DB corp performs against Oklahoma or Southern Cal, then we'll see what they're made of.

We are aware that WRs were open on Saturday, right? Denard just missed them badly. Guys got open often enough for a fine QB to succeed.



Diaco will have to replace the best MLB in the country, and possibly Carlo/Fox. There's a 1% chance Slaughter comes back.

2014 is a more realistic year for them to be on an Alabama level.

I agree about the secondary comparison from last years to this years, my only disagreement is that this years secondary (mainly the CBs) are way more athletic and faster than Blanton/Gray

RDU Irish
09-24-2012, 09:28 AM
Bennett just has a nose for the ball. Very pleased with his play and the entire secodary. It also helps the secondary look good when the front seven are applying tons of pressure. Buster is right that they are still not tested vs. impressive passers. We will see what happens but I think the ceiling is plenty high for these guys that they will keep getting better and have enough great plays to make up for the brain farts that are sure to come.

FightingIrishLover7
09-24-2012, 09:51 AM
Is it just me, or do you guys think the fact that he orginally was a WR actually helps him in the secondary?

He looks like he knows how to go get the ball and annoy WRs.. or something.

Bogtrotter07
09-24-2012, 10:06 AM
Bennett Jackson and the entire rest of the defensive backfield can hit. I mean they can deliver an openfield blow; they can really sting! Blanton could some but Gray couldn't. The only consistent one at that was Harrison, last year.

The thing Blanton or Gray couldn't do is what Danny Spond and BJax did all day against Denard. They contained in open space without selling out. Every one of the underclassmen have better lateral movement than last year's corners and are much more decisive.

Receivers wide open all day? They were playing zone, a loose zone at that. The defensive plan was to keep Denard in the pocket. The plan will change with other teams.

PS. Buster's point is awesome about the growth of the defense. But remember to apply the safety in numbers rule of the Kelly staff. (Manti will not be replaced with one.) And the fact that Spond and Shembo have the edges locked down like never before and will get better, with competent backup.

NDhoosier
09-24-2012, 02:03 PM
Ya, but many people on this board were scared shitless about Michigan and Denard's long balls and giving up the big play.. Now all of a sudden it means nothing? come on guys, some of you are looking like ESPN now.

RDU Irish
09-24-2012, 03:53 PM
Even if you have someone beat to the river with only one out you can still be scared that card will hit. Denard throwing is kind of like fearing two pair will make a full house versus your straight. You are periodically going be disappointed but the odds are strongly in your favor.

irishknight35
09-24-2012, 03:56 PM
Even if you have someone beat to the river with only one out you can still be scared that card will hit. Denard throwing is kind of like fearing two pair will make a full house versus your straight. You are periodically going be disappointed but the odds are strongly in your favor.

Sounds like every top ten team in the nation that plays a top 25 opponent...except Alabama, they kray!

Just have to find a way each week to bring your best on Saturdays. If not then you risk losing a winnable game.

NDdomer2
09-24-2012, 04:13 PM
Bennett Jackson and the entire rest of the defensive backfield can hit. I mean they can deliver an openfield blow; they can really sting! Blanton could some but Gray couldn't. The only consistent one at that was Harrison, last year.

I wouldn't say Russell can hit. He needs some serious off season work with Luongo.

irishknight35
09-24-2012, 04:28 PM
I wouldn't say Russell can hit. He needs some serious off season work with Luongo.

Some added muscle will do him some good in the future but he has looked vastly improved as far as tackling technique from his first two collegiate games. In games 3 and 4 he looked much more relaxed and was reacting instead of thinking 'which way is this guy going try and get by me'/waiting for the runner to come to him.

Bogtrotter07
09-24-2012, 06:54 PM
I wouldn't say Russell can hit. He needs some serious off season work with Luongo.

Hey buddy! Glad to see you made it back okay. I rode to K-ville, Sunday on the bike just to tell you I been. Since we both were at the game I musta had better seats. KRussel had a couple of mighty good pops, (was just bespeaking Michigan). And I liked that stiff arm on the int at the half. But there is no arguing with your point; can you imagine him with a couple of years with Paul Longo? Santa Maria!

ND NYC
09-24-2012, 07:42 PM
Bennett just has a nose for the ball. Very pleased with his play and the entire secodary. It also helps the secondary look good when the front seven are applying tons of pressure. Buster is right that they are still not tested vs. impressive passers. We will see what happens but I think the ceiling is plenty high for these guys that they will keep getting better and have enough great plays to make up for the brain farts that are sure to come.


this

yankeeND
10-17-2012, 10:59 AM
Got some love from McShay just now on ESPN! Just wanted to bump his thread anyway because he has been doing a tremendous job! 4 Int's, fumble recovery, and in on the goal line stand!

NoJusticeNoPeace
10-17-2012, 11:00 AM
Most surprising player of the year. He's doing an amazing job at corner this year. Jackson and Russell are going to be scary good next year.

irishff1014
10-17-2012, 11:04 AM
Most surprising player of the year. He's doing an amazing job at corner this year. Jackson and Russell are going to be scary good next year.

They have been outstanding to say the least.

dublinirish
10-17-2012, 11:08 AM
He should be an All-American if he keeps his level of play up!

BeauBenken
10-17-2012, 11:10 AM
Didn't recruit Bennett as a wide receiver, didn't recruit Bennett as a corner...we recruited Bennett as a PLAYER. And that's what he is.

clashmore_mike
10-17-2012, 11:13 AM
True but he was a wr his freshman year.

Chris P. Bacon
10-17-2012, 11:19 AM
Bennett just has a nose for the ball. Very pleased with his play and the entire secodary. It also helps the secondary look good when the front seven are applying tons of pressure. Buster is right that they are still not tested vs. impressive passers. We will see what happens but I think the ceiling is plenty high for these guys that they will keep getting better and have enough great plays to make up for the brain farts that are sure to come.


I hear this argument over and over and over. Who are they going to have to play against, Tom Brady for everyone to finally be happy, or should we bring Montana out of retirement and have him throw a few around in practice and test our DB's then, would that make everyone happy then?

Look, maybe the front 7 is doing such a great job on getting pressure on the QB because when, whoever the QB is their facing, looks up to pass the ball, he has no one to throw to because they are covered so tightly by our DB's. Unless you've been to every game, and or have game footage from either team, you can't see the DB's on their coverage the way cameras cover the game. So instead of declaring that our DB's haven't been tested yet, maybe give them A LOT more credit than you have so far.

Then comes the excuses that they were beat bad against Miami. Hey I can definitely admit the receivers got behind our DB's on that first drive, but what were the stats again, oh yeah they never scored a touchdown, running, OR passing.

I feel what Zeke and the rest of the secondary have done this year, they deserve as much credit and respect as the front 7. Our DB's are like a great offensive line, they make all the plays that no one sees, that no stats ever show, but everyone with half a sense of sports, know they are one of the most important aspects of the game. Keep flying under the radar secondary, you've caught my eye at least.

BeauBenken
10-17-2012, 11:21 AM
True but he was a wr his freshman year.

:pityno: Do I need to get the defibrillator? That's supposed to be an exciting post and you're over here arguing semantics.

yankeeND
10-17-2012, 11:30 AM
Though he has been doing a great job of making plays a la the turnover, I have been especially impressed with his tackling! He is very physical! I have always been one to say our CB's need to put on weight but after watching the season unfold I have to refer to OMM telling me speed kills! You are right Mikey and it is showing!

dublinirish
10-17-2012, 11:38 AM
Read a good article on Deadspin/the Slate earlier about the success the Seahawks are having in the NFL with larger DB's..none of their guys are under 6'1.
I can kind of see some similarities with ND's defensive backfield this year.

Riddickulous
10-17-2012, 11:39 AM
He should be an All-American if he keeps his level of play up!

Nope.

Didn't recruit Bennett as a wide receiver, didn't recruit Bennett as a corner...we recruited Bennett as a PLAYER. And that's what he is.

Weis recruited him as a receiver and he would probably be playing there right now if Chuck was still head coach. Props to Kelly for seeing the potential at corner.

BleedBlueGold
10-17-2012, 11:43 AM
I hear this argument over and over and over. Who are they going to have to play against, Tom Brady for everyone to finally be happy, or should we bring Montana out of retirement and have him throw a few around in practice and test our DB's then, would that make everyone happy then?

Look, maybe the front 7 is doing such a great job on getting pressure on the QB because when, whoever the QB is their facing, looks up to pass the ball, he has no one to throw to because they are covered so tightly by our DB's. Unless you've been to every game, and or have game footage from either team, you can't see the DB's on their coverage the way cameras cover the game. So instead of declaring that our DB's haven't been tested yet, maybe give them A LOT more credit than you have so far.

Then comes the excuses that they were beat bad against Miami. Hey I can definitely admit the receivers got behind our DB's on that first drive, but what were the stats again, oh yeah they never scored a touchdown, running, OR passing.

I feel what Zeke and the rest of the secondary have done this year, they deserve as much credit and respect as the front 7. Our DB's are like a great offensive line, they make all the plays that no one sees, that no stats ever show, but everyone with half a sense of sports, know they are one of the most important aspects of the game. Keep flying under the radar secondary, you've caught my eye at least.

+1

Shumate, Farley, Jackson, and Russel have overachieved big time. I'm ecstatic with how they've played so far this year. The future is bright for this secondary. (And perhaps the reason the staff may only take one more DB this cycle)

Meacon Irish
11-03-2012, 10:25 PM
I want to give kudos to Bennett, because he had several tackles and a couple pass break ups against a much larger Mike Shanahan today. Nothing fancy, just wrapping the big boy up and driving him to the ground.

Who'saWildManNow
11-03-2012, 10:27 PM
Blue collar.. Shows up to work and does his job. Loving our corners right now.

4irishnation
11-03-2012, 10:30 PM
Tough on tough

Walter White
11-03-2012, 11:05 PM
I think another thing that goes mostly unnoticed is that QBs fear Jackson. He was making a lot of near Interceptions earlier this year and since the Michigan game teams have been largely avoiding him. He has outstanding ball skills and route jumping ability.

Riddickulous
11-19-2012, 02:33 PM
Bennett Jackson Jr. ‏@B_Jax2
Let's not get too ahead of ourselves #NDNation we aren't there yet! #NDFB #StayFocused

ndfi78
11-19-2012, 02:43 PM
The man speaks truth

Ironman8
11-19-2012, 02:54 PM
This team, more than any I can remember, sees the big picture and keeps it's eye on the prize.

dublinirish
11-20-2012, 04:35 AM
Bennett will be a senior captain for sure, love this guy's attitude.

arrowryan
01-04-2013, 03:08 PM
Am I missing something here? Check out pick #66 to Oakland!
Drafttek 2012 NFL Draft Mock Draft | Round 3 Picks 63-94 | (http://www.drafttek.com/2013-NFL-Mock-Draft-Round3.asp)

Riddickulous
01-04-2013, 03:10 PM
Bennett has been getting a lot of third round grades.

arrowryan
01-04-2013, 03:11 PM
Bennett has been getting a lot of third round grades.

I sure hope he doesn't leave

chicago51
01-04-2013, 03:12 PM
Am I missing something here? Check out pick #66 to Oakland!
Drafttek 2012 NFL Draft Mock Draft | Round 3 Picks 63-94 | (http://www.drafttek.com/2013-NFL-Mock-Draft-Round3.asp)

I think that has us all missing something.

?? I don't know what to think or make of that.

ndfb3
01-04-2013, 03:36 PM
I think that has us all missing something.

?? I don't know what to think or make of that.

Maybe the staff knows and might have an extra spot for this year?

NDdomer2
01-04-2013, 03:38 PM
It is a mock no? Doesn't mean he has entered the draft or anything

Sherm Sticky
01-04-2013, 05:31 PM
He isn't going to the draft. If he is getting a 3rd round grade this year, he should be at least a 2nd round pick next year.

dublinirish
01-17-2013, 11:05 AM
Bennett had shoulder surgery today as per his twitter

IrishLax
02-10-2013, 08:31 PM
First mod action! Cleaned up the thread because... as one poster keenly pointed out... the actions discussed (by letter of the law) would be a violation. I totally didn't think of that the first time I read the post, so good looking out.

yankeeND
02-10-2013, 08:35 PM
Speaking of Bennett, he should have a really good year. Lots of experience gained last season and should be ready to lead the secondary. Was very impressed for a first years starter.

NDhoosier
02-10-2013, 08:49 PM
I hope he becomes a lockdown corner - at least a 3rd round draft pick caliber player. I believe that is realistic, but we will have to wait and see.

dshans
02-10-2013, 09:17 PM
Cleaned up the thread because... as one poster keenly pointed out... the actions discussed (by letter of the law) would be a violation.

[Off topic point of order – appearing soon in an internet slag heap near you.] Then why is NDinL.A.'s vituperative, personal attack on IE posters still standing?

IrishLax
02-10-2013, 09:36 PM
[Off topic point of order – appearing soon in an internet slag heap near you.] Then why is NDinL.A.'s vituperative, personal attack on IE posters still standing?

There was a potential NCAA violation in his post................?

dshans
02-10-2013, 09:46 PM
There was a potential NCAA violation in his post................?

Not that I know of, but there was a violation of the IE "letter of the law."

ThePiombino
02-10-2013, 09:49 PM
[Off topic point of order – appearing soon in an internet slag heap near you.] Then why is NDinL.A.'s vituperative, personal attack on IE posters still standing?

Agreed. If the post was worthy of a banning, then surely the post (thread actually) is worth deletion. Not only is the post venomous, it's a outright black-eye on this mini-community for outsiders looking in. The fact that a recent former-mod authored it is even worse. Can we please have it removed?

gkIrish
02-10-2013, 10:00 PM
Agreed. If the post was worthy of a banning, then surely the post (thread actually) is worth deletion. Not only is the post venomous, it's a outright black-eye on this mini-community for outsiders looking in. The fact that a recent former-mod authored it is even worse. Can we please have it removed?

Here here

IrishLax
02-10-2013, 10:33 PM
Not that I know of, but there was a violation of the IE "letter of the law."

And so that has exactly what to do with Bennett Jackson or the posts deleted within this thread?

dshans
02-10-2013, 10:53 PM
And so that has exactly what to do with Bennett Jackson or the posts deleted within this thread?

Consistency in applying rules, wherever writ, and to shake the Mod Squad brooms to dispel them of bias.

IrishLax
02-10-2013, 11:09 PM
Consistency in applying rules, wherever writ, and to shake the Mod Squad brooms to dispel them of bias.

A poster posted something in this thread about an event that could be construed as a NCAA violation. Another poster caught that it was not good to post such a thing. The OP said "oh snap!" and edited his posts to say "deleted." So I cleaned up the offending posts and ones that quoted the originals.

So I'll ask one more time... please explain to me what deleting posts so that they don't land a player/person in hot water has to do with a different locked thread that had a rant in it? And, accordingly, if the two posts are completely unrelated, why are you posting about "consistency" between two incidents that are completely unrelated in any way? If one officiating crew makes a bad traveling call in an NBA game and a couple days later a completely different college crew in an NCAA game makes a good call on a jump ball... would you think to comment on "consistency" between the two situations?

Thanks.

Rhode Irish
02-10-2013, 11:56 PM
Got it. All set.

Who'saWildManNow
02-11-2013, 12:51 AM
[Off topic point of order – appearing soon in an internet slag heap near you.] Then why is NDinL.A.'s vituperative, personal attack on IE posters still standing?

Shocker..

Consistency in the matter would be Lax deleting NDinLA's thread because there was a potential link to an NCAA violation in it. I do agree that the thread should be deleted but the whole "consistency" slap on the wrist you're trying to give doesn't hold water.

BeauBenken
02-11-2013, 01:58 AM
I hope he becomes a lockdown corner - at least a 3rd round draft pick caliber player. I believe that is realistic, but we will have to wait and see.

In his first year at corner, I believe Bennett was already being projected as a draft pick. He's an athlete and a competitor. He's a good one. 3rd round would not surprise me at all.

Bogtrotter07
02-11-2013, 07:15 AM
I believe with Bennett Jackson, the sky is the limit.

I am pretty sure the post you have been talking about is the one affecting me, (and Wooly) most, of any users.

Just to be plain about it any comparison between consistency in refereeing basketball and moderating posts of printed words have nothing to do with each other. You are an intelligent man LAX, I am surprised you would throw that out there.

As far as the post and thread of la's I hope it stays. You see it is like this. We are all pretty damned even, all the way around. It doesn't matter if we are on top of the world, or at the bottom of the heap. As, humans, we are pretty much equals. That is what the guy meant when he said that in the eyes of God, all men are equal.

What then is the difference? Our thoughts and actions. How we act, and what we say and what is in our heart is the difference. I want that post to stand. And I am intrigued to see those "dancing around" celebrating it. Most in it isn't remotely true. And the lack of verasity doesn't end with that post.

I have had people ask me, why didn't you just ignore him? You can't use the ignore feature against a moderator. And I have heard other moderators and administrators infer you can. I believe this is disengenuous as well. I shouldn't have to try to ignore a moderator, just as much as the fact that a poster can't is being glossed over.

So I hope the post stands, and with the speed he has, the ball skills he acquired as a wide receiver, I hope Bennett becomes a back end leader and shatters the third round barrier, come his NFL draft day!

IrishLax
02-11-2013, 07:39 AM
I believe with Bennett Jackson, the sky is the limit.

I am pretty sure the post you have been talking about is the one affecting me, (and Wooly) most, of any users.

Just to be plain about it any comparison between consistency in refereeing basketball and moderating posts of printed words have nothing to do with each other. You are an intelligent man LAX, I am surprised you would throw that out there.

As far as the post I hope it stays. You see it is like this. We are all pretty damned even, all the way around. It doesn't matter if we are on top of the world, or at the bottom of the heap. As, humans, we are pretty much equals. That is what the guy meant when he said that in the eyes of God, all men are equal.

What then is the difference? Our thoughts and actions. How we act, and what we say and what is in our heart is the difference. I want that post to stand. And I am intrigued to see those "dancing around" celebrating it. Most in it isn't remotely true. And the lack of verasity doesn't end with that post.

I have had people ask me, why didn't you just ignore him? You can't use the ignore feature against a moderator. And I have heard other moderators and administrators infer you can. I believe this is disengenuous as well. I shouldn't have to try to ignore a moderator, just as much as the fact that a poster can't is being glossed over.

So I hope the post stands, and with the speed he has, the ball skills he acquired as a wide receiver, I hope Bennett becomes a back end leader and shatters the third round barrier, come his NFL draft day!

It was simply an analogy (a spot on analogy in every aspect, mind you) illustrating how the two situations are not even remotely related.

Dshans might as well have gone into the Name Game thread and said "by the way, why is the NDinLA post still standing?"

There hasn't been a single person who can give me a remotely rational or logical argument linking situation A) the deletion of posts at the OP's request because they might allude to an NCAA violation to B) other moderators letting a post with a rant in it stand. So why the hell is dshans posting about it in Bennett Jackson's head or quoting me?

NDdomer2
02-11-2013, 09:12 AM
There hasn't been a single person who can give me a remotely rational or logical argument linking situation A) the deletion of posts at the OP's request because they might allude to an NCAA violation to B) other moderators letting a post with a rant in it stand. So why the hell is dshans posting about it in Bennett Jackson's head or quoting me?

So the post will not be deleted because it doesnt rationally or logically link the situation to the two points you have given even though there has been 4 or 5 individuals that all agree it should come down?

Sounds like we are arguing for aruging's sake here.

Does Dshans reasoning match his intended outcome, no, but that doesn't mean that the deletion shouldn't occur, no?

GoldenIsThyFame
02-11-2013, 09:23 AM
The thread has been deleted. Now lets all move on.

IrishJayhawk
02-11-2013, 09:42 AM
Bennett Jackson

ND NYC
04-23-2013, 10:16 PM
IrishIllustrated.com - Jackson vs. pain? Jackson wins (http://notredame.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1498794)

BJax is one "all day (season) tough" SOB

STLDomer
04-23-2013, 10:24 PM
So he's a protected 2nd-3rd rounder in the 2014 NFL draft after 1 season at CB in which he played on a torn labrum. That's amazing.

Junkhead
04-23-2013, 10:29 PM
So he's a protected 2nd-3rd rounder in the 2014 NFL draft after 1 season at CB in which he played on a torn labrum. That's amazing.

And can't wait to see what he does next season after surgery to fix it!

RDU Irish
04-24-2013, 10:00 AM
That is pretty amazing to me. I couldn't throw a ball ten feet without writhing in pain before i had my labrum and rotator cuff fixed. Lack of mobility, snap crackle pop in the shoulder, certain movements completely lacking strength. I can see what B-Jax says about jamming recievers/wrapping up etc being a problem.

I felt like it was two years before I was much better after surgery, then again I didn't have very good post op care. I suspect his arm will be not quite 100% but infinitely better than last year by the time season starts.

irishfan
04-24-2013, 03:17 PM
That is pretty amazing to me. I couldn't throw a ball ten feet without writhing in pain before i had my labrum and rotator cuff fixed.

Despite Risks, College Football Still Using Powerful Painkiller - ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/risks-college-football-powerful-painkiller/story?id=18114915#.UXgvlqLvt5Y)

Toradol most likely explains why Jackson was such a stud with the injury.

PANDFAN
05-17-2013, 12:33 PM
Bennett Jackson, Senior, Notre Dame
Once Notre Dame's best special-teams player, Jackson became its best cornerback in 2012 and should be in line for a big season.

kipers top 5 for cb's in draft...bennett is someone to watch

STLDomer
07-12-2013, 07:19 PM
None of the ND DBs were on the Thorpe Award Watch List.

2013 Jim Thorpe Award watch list - NCAA.com (http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2013-07-12/2013-jim-thorpe-award-watch-list)

I have a hard time believing BJax, KV, or Farley aren't one of the Top 48 DBs in the Country

NDWorld247
07-12-2013, 07:33 PM
None of the ND DBs were on the Thorpe Award Watch List.

2013 Jim Thorpe Award watch list - NCAA.com (http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2013-07-12/2013-jim-thorpe-award-watch-list)

I have a hard time believing BJax, KV, or Farley aren't one of the Top 48 DBs in the Country

I was shocked when I saw BJax wasn't listed. He's considered a top 5-10 corner for next year's draft. The other two I'm not real surprised about. The good news is it's not a prerequisite to be listed on the watch list to win the award so any of them could play their way into consideration.

GoIrish41
07-12-2013, 07:35 PM
I was shocked when I saw BJax wasn't listed. He's considered a top 5-10 corner for next year's draft. The other two I'm not real surprised about. The good news is it's not a prerequisite to be listed on the watch list to win the award so any of them could play their way into consideration.

did not know that

Anchorman
07-12-2013, 07:38 PM
None of the ND DBs were on the Thorpe Award Watch List.

2013 Jim Thorpe Award watch list - NCAA.com (http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2013-07-12/2013-jim-thorpe-award-watch-list)

I have a hard time believing BJax, KV, or Farley aren't one of the Top 48 DBs in the Country

BJax would be the only one with a decent case. He probably should've been on there.

Luckylucci
07-12-2013, 08:04 PM
Im just glad that BJax will finally be 100%. It's truly amazing that he played as well as he did las year not even close to healthy at times. Love this guy and hope he has a great year!

Bogtrotter07
07-13-2013, 09:08 AM
Im just glad that BJax will finally be 100%. It's truly amazing that he played as well as he did las year not even close to healthy at times. Love this guy and hope he has a great year!

Good point. I wonder if everybody is looking at BJax and saying what an effin' Ironman! And that is why everyone is expecting a major breakout season, but no one will put him on the best of "skill" lists? See what I mean? Bednarik, yes; Thorpe, no.

CanadalovesND
11-29-2013, 03:10 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bennett Jackson <a href="https://twitter.com/NDFootball">@NDFootball</a> has accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 East-West Shrine Game. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NDFB&amp;src=hash">#NDFB</a></p>&mdash; Shrine Game (@Shrine_Game) <a href="https://twitter.com/Shrine_Game/statuses/406396626484199425">November 29, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Will join T. J. and Prince at the East-West Shrine game.

TheChosen1
11-29-2013, 03:56 PM
Bennett does't tackle people he pushes them out of bounds

AFisch86
12-28-2013, 12:47 PM
Where does Kirk get the idea that Jackson is our best cb? Does he get a script before the game? I think he covered or watched enough of ND this season to realize Jackson may not be one of our top 2 CB

ResLife Hero
12-28-2013, 12:58 PM
Where does Kirk get the idea that Jackson is our best cb? Does he get a script before the game? I think he covered or watched enough of ND this season to realize Jackson may not be one of our top 2 CB

I agree, but I wonder why we keep putting him against their top WR. I think Russell would fair better, but there's got to be a reason our staff likes that matchup.

sportallyr
12-28-2013, 05:12 PM
Did any Irish player regress more in 2013 than BJ?

GoIrish41
12-28-2013, 05:16 PM
Did any Irish player regress more in 2013 than BJ?

Yes. Farley.

Irish8248
12-28-2013, 05:27 PM
;1192719]Did any Irish player regress more in 2013 than BJ?[/QUOTE]

Tuitt - Nix

I say this based on Jax benefiting more to our DL pressure last year rather than actual shutdown skills, whereas Nix-Tuitt were less dominant overall.. In essence, last years D built upJax therefore little to no change

sportallyr
12-29-2013, 11:13 AM
Farley was terrible this year, but I don't remember him doing very much prior to this year, so I'm not sure if you can consider his play as "regressing."

Tuitt and Nix were both hurt / out of shape…but they both still made plays when they were in there. The entire DL play was not great and definitely contributed to the poor play by BJ, but Russell had the same DL and he was able to make a lot of plays.

Not that long ago, Bennett Jackson was being touted as an early draft pick. I remember that some thought he might declare after last year. He did next to nothing for the Irish this year. Made very few plays and got beat consistently just about each and every game. Don't get me started on his tackling.

GoldenToTheGrave
12-29-2013, 01:08 PM
Farley was terrible this year, but I don't remember him doing very much prior to this year, so I'm not sure if you can consider his play as "regressing."

Tuitt and Nix were both hurt / out of shape…but they both still made plays when they were in there. The entire DL play was not great and definitely contributed to the poor play by BJ, but Russell had the same DL and he was able to make a lot of plays.

Not that long ago, Bennett Jackson was being touted as an early draft pick. I remember that some thought he might declare after last year. He did next to nothing for the Irish this year. Made very few plays and got beat consistently just about each and every game. Don't get me started on his tackling.

He could be taken as a 5-6 rounder if he does well at the combine. Mostly likely an UDFA.

ulukinatme
12-30-2013, 08:41 AM
I think it really was a strong front 7 that helped mask our deficiencies in the secondary last season. People talked about how strong the secondary was, but aside from Russell and maybe Motta, I don't think the secondary was all that strong. Our front seven weakening helped outline Bennett's weaknesses and Farley's. Farley is still pretty young, he has room for improvement. Unfortunately for Bennett, his draft stock will hurt as he doesn't have any time to make up.

Kaneyoufeelit
02-18-2014, 02:21 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mayock says Bennett Jackson “is a corner with some length.” Needs to get stronger because of a lack of elite speed. Projects around 5th rd.</p>&mdash; Andrew Owens (@BGI_AndrewOwens) <a href="https://twitter.com/BGI_AndrewOwens/statuses/435854725557153793">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>
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CanadalovesND
02-18-2014, 02:28 PM
NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Bennett Jackson (http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/bennett-jackson?id=2543834)

Mayock usually has a hand in the player assessments.

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS
Good height and hands (former WR). Tough and durable. Has special-teams experience. Team captain with leadership traits and solid football and personal character.

WEAKNESSES
Could stand to bulk up and get stronger. Technique needs work. Choppy transition. Allows too much separation too often. Weak jam. Leaky tackler. Ordinary production on the ball. Still developing positional instincts. Reactive instead of anticipatory.

BOTTOM LINE
Looks the part, but strength, technical and instinctual deficiences are too significant to overlook. Did not distinguish himself enough as a senior to be considered more than a developmental prospect.

rtrn2glory
02-18-2014, 02:29 PM
NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Bennett Jackson (http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/bennett-jackson?id=2543834)

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS
Good height and hands (former WR). Tough and durable. Has special-teams experience. Team captain with leadership traits and solid football and personal character.

WEAKNESSES
Could stand to bulk up and get stronger. Technique needs work. Choppy transition. Allows too much separation too often. Weak jam. Leaky tackler. Ordinary production on the ball. Still developing positional instincts. Reactive instead of anticipatory.

BOTTOM LINE
Looks the part, but strength, technical and instinctual deficiences are too significant to overlook. Did not distinguish himself enough as a senior to be considered more than a developmental prospect.

yikes....his weaknesses far exceeded his strengths imo.

NoJusticeNoPeace
02-18-2014, 02:32 PM
yikes....his weaknesses far exceeded his strengths imo.

His strengths aren't even football things. Leadership, toughness, special teams experience, all nice. However basically on-field skills outside of hands are entirely in the negative column. Nothing that we didn't see all last year though.

irishfan
02-18-2014, 02:33 PM
This kid was a burner frosh year on special teams, arguably the fastest guy on the team. Crazy what adding 15-20 lbs does.

I remember he opened up the Utah game in 2010 with a sweet kick return and he was always the first go down the field on kickoffs.

clashmore_mike
05-10-2014, 04:35 PM
headed to the Giants at #187

BeauBenken
05-10-2014, 05:10 PM
Way to go B-Jax.

Cackalacky
05-10-2014, 05:39 PM
Good fit. Needs some time to bulk up.

ND NYC
05-12-2014, 09:42 AM
this nd and giant fan hopes we get the 2012 version of BJax.

just keepin it real...

irishff1014
05-12-2014, 10:25 AM
Good fit for Bennett. Close to home he can be comfortable and he will probably have some time to learn. Good Luck Bennett!!!

ab2cmiller
05-12-2014, 10:43 AM
From the few articles I've read, it sounds like the Giants secondary is very crowded, and just making the team is no sure thing.

With that said, the Giants must be looking for something more from the secondary if they took Jackson and already have a crowded secondary. It's just up to Jackson to now go out and perform. Maybe special teams play will be the deciding factor.

Sherm Sticky
05-12-2014, 10:50 AM
The only way he makes the team is if they need him on special teams. Luckily for him he is a hard worker and a good special teams player.

ND NYC
05-12-2014, 11:00 AM
i think one of the nfl netwrk guys were saying they may try him at safety...

NoJusticeNoPeace
05-12-2014, 11:07 AM
If Sergio Brown can make it as a great special teams player, so can Bennett.

IrishLax
05-12-2014, 11:30 AM
Honestly, I don't see how he plays CB in the NFL. Could definitely see him making a roster as a safety though.

PLACforever
05-12-2014, 01:48 PM
From one Jersey Boy to another, congrats.
Go Irish, Go Big Blue.
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Ironman8
05-12-2014, 01:57 PM
Honestly, I don't see how he plays CB in the NFL. Could definitely see him making a roster as a safety though.

We have played a lot of zone with our corners, so I can see him maybe helping out in a zone scheme package or something like that. But if we go more towards man, he can't play. Special teams is where he would have to make the roster.

ResLife Hero
05-23-2014, 02:48 PM
NY Giants Off the Clock: Sixth-Round Pick Cornerback Bennett Jackson, Notre Dame - Sports - AllMediaNY (http://www.allmediany.com/news/22879-ny-giants-off-the-clock-sixth-round-pick-cornerback-bennett-jackson-notre-dame)

The New York Giants entered the 2014 NFL Draft with seven picks and just as many needs: tight end, wide receiver, offensive line, defensive tackle, safety, defensive end and as always linebacker. As we take the Giants “Off the Clock”, we’ll break down all seven of their draft picks, continuing with their sixth-round choice:

Round 6; Pick 11 (187th Overall): CB Bennett Jackson, Notre Dame

Measurables: His 4.51 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine is down the list of cornerback prospects but in the range of first-round picks of Kyle Fuller (4.49) and Darqueze Dennard (4.51). Jackson’s three-cone time (7.65) was dead last among covermen, however he crushed it in the short shuttle with a 4.00 (tied for first). That drill is designed to replicate a DB’s ability to mirror wide receivers in and out of breaks. He also flashed explosiveness with a 38” vertical jump (ninth) and a 10’8” broad jump (tied for third). At Notre Dame’s pro day he picked up his straight-line speed with 4.41 and 4.42 40 times. Jackson has good length at 6’0” and average bulk (193 pounds).

Skill Set: A converted receiver, Jackson’s instincts and recognition skills have improved since he switched to defense as a sophomore. As expected, you can count ball skills among his strengths. The former Golden Domer tracks the ball well and has very good hands for a DB. He’s also not afraid to take on blockers and ball carriers in the run game. However, he will need to get bigger and stronger to do so at the NFL level. Added bulk will also help him battle the league’s bigger wide outs.

Value: The Notre Dame product could have easily gone sooner on Day 3, as some gave him a fourth-round grade, which is where I envisioned him going. I thought the G-Men did very well with this selection.

Need: The Giants added free agents Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Walter Thurmond and Zack Bowman, as well as re-signed Trumaine McBride to go with holdovers Prince Amukamara and Jayron Hosley so this was more of a value than a need pick.

Mogollon’s Pick: I’m sticking with Jackson. Why not? I’m a big believer in picking the best available player on the board. I’d rather draft a player who makes the team based on merit rather than default.

Who Did They Pass Up? Looking at the positions the Giants could have addressed with this pick—tight end, offensive line, linebacker, defensive end, safety—there really wasn’t much available which is probably why they went with value. Two seventh rounders that might have better addressed a need are former five-star recruit OT Seantrel Henderson (Miami) and former Baylor S Ahmad Brooks, or maybe even Missouri man Michael Sam, who could have given them a young DE to groom. The two most talented players on the board were probably RB Storm Johnson (UCF) and DT Dan McCullers (Tennessee).

The Fit: The book on Jackson is that he is more of a zone coverman who would struggle in a predominantly man-to-man scheme, which should be fine considering that’s what defensive coordinator Perry Fewell prefers.

2014 Outlook & Beyond: Factoring in how deep the Giants are at the position, Jackson may have to earn his way onto the team by his special teams play, which he’s more than capable of doing. Barring injury he won’t crack the top three, but it’s foreseeable that he could push guys like McBride, Hosley and Bowman for playing time. Even though he slipped to the sixth round, I’m not ready to write off Jackson as a potential starter down the line.

Sherm Sticky
08-16-2014, 10:01 PM
Nearly had a pick tonight, nice effort by Bjax on the play.

irishog77
08-17-2014, 12:55 AM
Nearly had a pick tonight, nice effort by Bjax on the play.

I nearly snagged a 10 tonight...and I gave it a really nice effort.

Instead though, I'm lying here next to a 2...typing with one hand...and gnawing my other hand off from under her neck.

Irish Insanity
08-17-2014, 01:35 AM
I nearly snagged a 10 tonight...and I gave it a really nice effort.

Instead though, I'm lying here next to a 2...typing with one hand...and gnawing my other hand off from under her neck.

It's gotten to a point, for me, where I actually believe the shit like this you say. And for that, I'm sorry.

Sherm Sticky
08-17-2014, 08:09 AM
I nearly snagged a 10 tonight...and I gave it a really nice effort.



Instead though, I'm lying here next to a 2...typing with one hand...and gnawing my other hand off from under her neck.


Lol that is hilarious

ThePiombino
08-17-2014, 08:17 AM
I nearly snagged a 10 tonight...and I gave it a really nice effort.

Instead though, I'm lying here next to a 2...typing with one hand...and gnawing my other hand off from under her neck.

You don't even know it, but you were someone's wingman last night. For that, I solute you.

ab2cmiller
08-31-2014, 01:51 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Giants?src=hash">#Giants</a> signed former <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NotreDame?src=hash">#NotreDame</a> starters Bennett Jackson and Dan Fox to their practice squad today.</p>&mdash; Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) <a href="https://twitter.com/Matt_Fortuna/statuses/506135169926180864">August 31, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Sherm Sticky
08-03-2015, 01:00 AM
Hearing he is playing really well so far at safety. He has a very good chance at starting next Landon Collins. At the very least he will make the 2 deep at safety.


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irishfan
08-03-2015, 09:36 AM
Hearing he is playing really well so far at safety. He has a very good chance at starting next Landon Collins. At the very least he will make the 2 deep at safety.


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Nice! Was hoping this wasn't a bump saying he was cut.

Giants are definitely my darkhorse team this year.

zelezo vlk
08-03-2015, 09:43 AM
Nice! Was hoping this wasn't a bump saying he was cut.

Giants are definitely my darkhorse team this year.
Agreed.

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PANDFAN
08-05-2015, 09:00 AM
Running w/ the 1's at safety now

GoldenToTheGrave
08-05-2015, 09:01 AM
This is why if you're an NFL team you don't give away late round picks like they're M&M's.

dublinirish
08-05-2015, 09:09 AM
This is why if you're an NFL team you don't give away late round picks like they're M&M's.

indeedy. can't remember who said it but anybody can draft 1st and 2nd rounders, the real superbowl teams are made from late round picks

Southside Sully
08-05-2015, 10:33 AM
indeedy. can't remember who said it but anybody can draft 1st and 2nd rounders, the real superbowl teams are made from late round picks

Not Jerry Angelo totally inept, see Michael Haynes, Gabe Carimi, Chris Williams, Mark Bradley, Dan Bazuin, Tank Johnson and so on and son on

However he did hit some potential HOF 2nd Rounders in Peanut and Hester, then solid in Paea and Forte

Ironman8
08-05-2015, 10:50 AM
This is why if you're an NFL team you don't give away late round picks like they're M&M's.

Well I hope this one works because Jerry Reese's late round picks have been awful for the Giants every single year outside of 2007 (his first year as GM from scouting). The picks have been moldy, deformed M&Ms.

gkIrish
08-23-2015, 09:31 AM
Likely out for the season.

Irish Insanity
08-23-2015, 09:43 AM
Likely out for the season.
ACL?

Sherm Sticky
08-23-2015, 10:00 AM
Wow and the Giants safety hits keep coming


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Sherm Sticky
08-23-2015, 10:04 AM
Read it was on a play in the fourth quarter. Jackson was probably going to be the starting safety this year, I know you want t to get him reps but now he is lost for the season. Should have taken him out in the second half!


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PLACforever
08-23-2015, 04:54 PM
Read it was on a play in the fourth quarter. Jackson was probably going to be the starting safety this year, I know you want t to get him reps but now he is lost for the season. Should have taken him out in the second half!


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They may legitimately not have the depth at this point.


If Beason is out for any length they may as well start planning for next time year.

Sherm Sticky
08-23-2015, 10:40 PM
They may legitimately not have the depth at this point.





If Beason is out for any length they may as well start planning for next time year.


They are going to have to pull safeties off the street now.

Beason is supposed to be back for week 1. But, he can never stay healthy.


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Crazy Balki
08-23-2015, 11:06 PM
Is it me or have there been an increasing amount of leg injuries this year? We haven't even started the regular season yet. Might be just me, but I don't remember this many this early in the year.

Bogtrotter07
08-24-2015, 06:07 AM
Is it me or have there been an increasing amount of leg injuries this year? We haven't even started the regular season yet. Might be just me, but I don't remember this many this early in the year.

How many legs have you injured (this year)?

Bogtrotter07
08-24-2015, 06:08 AM
I had to.

ulukinatme
08-24-2015, 08:43 AM
Is it me or have there been an increasing amount of leg injuries this year? We haven't even started the regular season yet. Might be just me, but I don't remember this many this early in the year.

Turf

ND NYC
08-24-2015, 11:04 AM
damn shame was looking fwd to watching him this year.

big trouble on the back end for big blue with or without him.

will be targeting nfc east recievers in al fanstasy leagues-all the secondaries have issues.

dshans
08-24-2015, 07:32 PM
Turf

"Natural"? Or "artificial?"

I'm talkin' bentgrass, bluegrass, St. Augustine, Zoisa, etc., etc., etc.

Or Astro or whatever other plastic "turfs" that have come along?

Sherm Sticky
08-30-2016, 06:05 PM
Released by the Giants today. He just can't catch a break.


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stlnd01
08-30-2016, 07:35 PM
Released by the Giants today. He just can't catch a break.


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Sucks. The NFL's a pretty cruel place to try and make a living.

ulukinatme
08-31-2016, 03:05 AM
It's amazing he hung around for as long as he did tbh. At least he made a little bit of cash before he goes into the real world.

Irish2155
08-31-2016, 10:14 AM
Colts have no CBs...Ryan Grigson might sign him up?

Sherm Sticky
08-31-2016, 11:12 AM
Colts have no CBs...Ryan Grigson might sign him up?
He has been playing safety the past few years though...

Irish Insanity
08-31-2016, 11:34 AM
He has been playing safety the past few years though...
To bad he doesn't have eligibility left........

JohnnyJasper
08-31-2016, 12:53 PM
Never saw Bennett as an NFL caliber CB/Safety in the long run.. Never the fastest/biggest. Solid career for the Irish.

dublinirish
04-16-2018, 01:21 PM
Ravens sign former Giants defensive back Bennett Jackson to reserve/future deal - Baltimore Sun (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bs-sp-bennett-jackson-signs-ravens-20180103-story.html)

signed by the Ravens back in January and participated in his first OTA with them today. Long road back for him but he's never given up

dublinirish
09-05-2018, 11:42 AM
The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that they have placed cornerback Bennett Jackson on their season-ending injured reserve. Jackson, a wide receiver and cornerback for Notre Dame from 2010 to 2013, has battled a series of injuries since being drafted in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He hasn’t practiced with the team since Aug. 22

Unlucky with injuries once again