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longhorn22
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Chad Jones FB Post an Hour ago...


"Just Pulled Up to the Saints Facility"...







I hope he does great!!!! Would rather see him play his ball down here than anywhere else!







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Broski
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re: Chad Jones FB Post an Hour ago...


He should be playing baseball. No way he has the speed he once had.





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Steamy Ray
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Man I'm pulling hard for this dude. We should all be so determined





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BhamBengal
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GEAUX CHAD!!!!





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PurpleAndGold86
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He should be playing baseball. No way he has the speed he once had.




There will always be someone in a Chad Jones thread that says this. Never fails.






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Broski
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I don't see what's so wrong about saying it. Dude was this close to losing the leg altogether. Obviously you can recover from it, but the chances of getting it back to the shape it was in before the wreck are slim to none. I think Eiffel he really wants to stay the football route, his best bet would be to bulk up and try and play linebacker. He was much better at LSU when he was blitzing from the edge as opposes to dropping back in coverage anyway. But, I think baseball is his best bet. He's a lefty that can throw a low 90s fastball and has a good breaking ball, that's very valuable to teams.

Look, I hope he proves me wrong and will be the first to admit I was wrong if he does, but I just don't see this being the fairy tale ending that everyone is hoping for.






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longhorn22
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He should be playing baseball. No way he has the speed he once had.



what would he play in baseball?

I want to say it was determined somewhere he couldnt do baseball for some medical reason(but football is more of a contact sport so unsure what I heard)






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777Tiger
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Best of luck to him. From almost dead, to almost losing a leg, to an NFL tryout. Great young man and great Tiger.





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cafeaulait19
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Geaux get it, Chad! Love this guy's intensity and determination - before the injury and now. Fingers crossed, prayers sent!







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wish i was tebow
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He should be playing baseball. No way he has the speed he once had.


Who are you to tell him not to chase his dream? Has no effect on you so cheer him on








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Broski
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Who are you to tell him not to chase his dream? Has no effect on you so cheer him on


I'm not telling him anything. Chad doesn't even know this thread exist.






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LSU_PETE_2012
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Geaux Chad Jones. I always loved watching him play, and I'd love to see it again.





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Dudebro2
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He should be playing baseball. No way he has the speed he once had.


what would he play in baseball?

I want to say it was determined somewhere he couldnt do baseball for some medical reason(but football is more of a contact sport so unsure what I heard)


What would he play seriously? He is a lefty that threw mid 90's on his fastball with a wicked slider. It would take a little time to get back into pitching shape but that can be done. He would be a situational pitcher that can make a lot of money in the majors for a long time.

I have stated on this board all along, if he can't make it in football "which the chances are low at this point" than he should give baseball a shot because unlike football the age window is a lot longer and the physical toll on a pitcher is not on his legs.






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TigerStripes30
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He should be playing baseball. No way he has the speed he once had.


no actually he should only have one leg but the freak athlete he is and the drive he has he can do what he wants and play football and i think be good at it. any normal person would lose all hope of ever even walking again and i guarantee you i still wouldnt want to be hit buy this guy. im pulling for the guy and hope he fulfills his dream






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PurpleAndGold86
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I don't see what's so wrong about saying it.


Nothing, except that its a little far-fetched. When was the last time he played baseball? 2009? Dude hasn't picked up a baseball in 3-4 years and you think he can just pick up and ball and start hurling in the low 90's with good accuracy? He pitched a total of what, like 4 innings in 2009? Its just far fetched to say oh yeah he should be in MLB, he pitched 4 innings 4 years ago but looked really sharp.






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Dpizz450
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Wasn't this proved to be a fake twitter account a couple days ago?





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PurpleAndGold86
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He would be a situational pitcher that can make a lot of money in the majors for a long time.


Holy Shite pump the breaks. I like Chad Jones as much as anyone but the dude pitched less than 10 innings in his ENTIRE LSU career. Come on dude, seriously?






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Broski
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Nothing, except that its a little far-fetched. When was the last time he played baseball? 2009?


When was the last time he played football?

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Dude hasn't picked up a baseball in 3-4 years and you think he can just pick up and ball and start hurling in the low 90's with good accuracy?


Dude hasn't made a tackle in 3-4 years and you think he can just enter into the NFL at full speed?

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Its just far fetched to say oh yeah he should be in MLB, he pitched 4 innings 4 years ago but looked really sharp.


It's just as farfetched to say that he will be playing in the NFL. Again, I hope I'm wrong, but I just don't see it happening.



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PurpleAndGold86
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Dude hasn't made a tackle in 3-4 years and you think he can just enter into the NFL at full speed?


Where in my post did I say he did? Fact is that he played football for LSU his entire time at LSU. He didn't play very much baseball.

Really, blatantly wrong on the 4 innings pitched??? You're right. He threw 6.2 innings in 2009. I see you edited that comment out of your post.

He clearly had the talent to make it in the NFL based on what he did in his career at LSU. You can't say he is an MLB cailber pitcher now because he threw 7 innings 4 years ago. We don't even know if he had the talent to make it then.




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