Eating Crow - Congrats Juwan Johnson! (1 Viewer)

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I have to eat crow. When it was announced that Juwan Johnson was being converted to TE, I immediately thought nothing of it and thought he was going to be a camp body and a failed experiement. I am GLAD that I was wrong!! This guy looks like a legit threat and I am glad to have him in on our team!! Who Dat!!!!
 

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I don't think that having minimal or zero expectations for a UDFA necessitates "eating crow".

Otherwise I'm pretty sure nearly 100% of the Saints fanbase would have to eat crow over Pierre Thomas. Until fans saw what he could do in preseason, I'm willing to bet there were not a whole bunch of "watch out for Pierre Thomas!" threads on this forum, particularly considering the Saints drafted a running back in the fourth round.
 

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Looks like we found our next great red zone target. When MT returns Winston is going to have some options in the red zone.
 

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Holy crap I didn't realize JJ was a Penn State kid, not only that he grew up here in NJ, not far from where we have our weekend campsite.....awesome.
 
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JJ played great. He is easily our best receiving TE. My only disappointments from yesterday are the injuries to McCoy and Davenport and Big Fish's performance.
I didn't know Davenport was injured. Is it anything serious?
 
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I don't think that having minimal or zero expectations for a UDFA necessitates "eating crow".

Otherwise I'm pretty sure nearly 100% of the Saints fanbase would have to eat crow over Pierre Thomas. Until fans saw what he could do in preseason, I'm willing to bet there were not a whole bunch of "watch out for Pierre Thomas!" threads on this forum, particularly considering the Saints drafted a running back in the fourth round.
The biggest difference is that no one was really counting on PT to do anything because we had Reggie, Deuce, and Pittman whom we drafted in the 4th. PT just came out and blew people away, whereas JJ played WR last year didn't look good at all. TE was position of need for us so there was some eyes on JJ to an extent, but i'm glad that he balled out.
 
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Jameis knew that Juwan was going to be a big piece of this offense, worked with him in Tampa over the summer. You don’t do that with a “camp body.”
Yep!

But a while back, I posted what NFLNs Daniel Jeremiah said about Juwan at the 2020 Combine, “He’s a TE….he just doesn’t know it yet!” 😂


That notion was not lost on either Juwan or Sean Payton! CSP made Juwan aware of the move to TE at the end of last season. N safe to say, Juwan took dat ball n ran with it!! He hit the weight room n added 10-15 lbs of muscle to his 6’4”, 230 lb frame. He spent lotsa time working out with Winston in the offseason, while learning the TE playbook.

And it paid off! Throughout TC, folk started taking notice of his play, from the media to his coaches n teammates, n esp all of his QBs! Yes, he still has lotsa to work on n continued development will be key ( esp his blocking).

But to see his hard work n play at TE during TC transition over into the first game of the regular season should only boost his confidence!

As long as he stays healthy n keeps working hard, he could have a surprisingly good year!

👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
 

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