J.C. Jackson: They better be ready for us

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The AFC West has had a clear influx of talent over the last couple of weeks.

The Chargers provided one of the splash moves by agreeing to sign cornerback J.C. Jackson, who had just finished his fourth season with the Patriots.

In his introductory press conference, Jackson was asked about defending another player who just made his way to the AFC West in Raiders’ receiver Davante Adams.

Jackson effectively said Los Angeles will also be one to reckon with.

“They better be ready for us,” Jackson said, via the Chargers website. “I don’t want to talk about him. They better be ready for us.”

Jackson led the league with 23 passes defensed in 2021, picking off eight passes and recording a forced fumble. He also had 58 total tackles with a pair of tackles for loss. Having entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2018, Jackson said he’s always hungry to prove himself.

But now with the Chargers, Jackson feels his new defense has a good opportunity to excel in 2022.

“I don’t know where to start,” he said. “We have a pretty good team. I’m excited to get around those guys, those great football players. I’m all in. I’m ready to get dialed in. It’s going to be a good season to watch.”

14 responses to “J.C. Jackson: They better be ready for us

  1. This is the part where a high priced Pats FA, who sign elsewhere and enter a weaker culture, forget not to run their mouth and not give the opponent any motivation.

    18 mil per and the light shines brightly now with a weaker environment and coach.

  2. Hopefully J.C isn’t another one of those players who shined in New England because of the coaching he received, but then fizzled out when put in someone else’s system

  3. We do this every year. The Chargers are always the “most talented” or darling media favorite. It’s been this way since Schottenheimer was there. What have they done?

    Prove it on the field, win some playoff games then start chirping about how you’re coming for the reigning champs.

  4. We’ll, the Chargers upgraded quite a bit. Don’t blame him for laying that out while other moves get the press. Finally gonna be some good games in that Division next year.

  5. The HC better be ready to make smarter decisions rather than cater to point spreads.

  6. Jackson had a big mouth in NE too. Hes great and would still be NE’s best CB but won’t miss him trash talking to everyone esp the media. Diggs routinely owned him, I expect the same from Hill and Adams. He will keep non elite WR in check and get picks though. Interesting to see the way Staley decides to use Jackson.

  7. brawlkc says:
    March 23, 2022 at 10:15 am
    We do this every year. The Chargers are always the “most talented” or darling media favorite. It’s been this way since Schottenheimer was there. What have they done?

    Prove it on the field, win some playoff games then start chirping about how you’re coming for the reigning champs.

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    Hey, at least you admit it. Who knows, maybe this means little in the grand scheme of his time with the Chargers, but like you said, we’ve seen this before.

    My concern would be it’s March and it’s already happening because you know this wouldn’t be happening in NE right now.

    And, hey, I like him as a player a lot. Another classic BB gem that takes the coaching, works hard to achieve his full potential.

    No one had any idea who this kid was 4 years ago just like no one had any idea who a lot of guys are until they get coached by BB.

  8. Still wish Bill had gone the ‘tag and trade’ route, but it probably wasn’t there. Even a third rounder would have been better than the likely third round compensatory. Assume he was shopped around before the franchise tag deadline.

  9. Kid apparently thinks he’s Deion. Well, I’m afraid in THIS division, buddy, you’re facing some REAL receivers. And based on how you couldn’t handle Diggs, I’d say that Adams, Renfrow, Keenan Allen, Hill (if he’s still here), and even Sutton now that he has a real QB, will probably be able to deal with your coverage.

  10. What happened in that last game of the season Chargers vs Raiders? Who won when it counted?

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