After finishing his first practice after being named an NFL starter, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree told the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, "I feel like I need to be a good teammate and have fun in my situation. I'm surrounded by good players and good teammates."
Good teammates? He must not have known what some of them were telling the media behind his back.
"To be honest, I don't know," Jones snapped to the Sacramento Bee, when asked bout his role with Crabtree moving to the active roster. "That's what I'm trying to figure out. I thought I was a receiver, but I guess I'm a special teams helper. I don't know. I just do what I can and just help out the team the best way I can. But at this time, I'm wondering the same thing you are."
The 49ers signed Jones to a $16 million contract this off season, and he's rewarded them with zero catches so far.
"I've tried to seek answers. Of course, you're not going to get the answers that you want. But I've seeked answers." Jones complained. "If it was up to me, if I was the coach, I'd be playing. That's why it's not my job."
At this rate, Brandon Jones' job won't be with the 49ers next year.
Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who wonders what's so bad about being an overpaid special teams player.