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Titans and Pacman

Posted Saturday, March 8, 2008, at 3:11 PM

Several times in recent days Pacman Jones has expressed a desire to leave the Tennessee Titans and become a Dallas Cowboy.

The Titans seem willing to send Pacman packing, but with adequate compensation. Jones has shown the ability to make some big plays. Unfortunately, he has also drawn some stupid penalties at times and his many antics off the field have been a constant problem.

Dallas and other teams have shown some interest. If he should go to Dallas it would be a gamble. This would be one Cowboy who shouldn't have a lasso because he may return to his old habits and start roping strippers.

Should the Titans keep Pacman and hope, for the umpteenth time, he's ready to grow up?

What are thoughts on this risk versus riddance issue?

Showing comments in chronological order
[Show most recent comments first]

I liked his play on the field, LET HIM GO!

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Mar 8, 2008, at 4:16 PM

I've had enough of Pacman, let him go!

-- Posted by chapelhillbill on Sat, Mar 8, 2008, at 4:20 PM

Good riddance PacMan. Thanks for the embarrasment.

-- Posted by mmp84 on Sat, Mar 8, 2008, at 7:18 PM

Pacman should go.

-- Posted by dooshie69 on Sat, Mar 8, 2008, at 11:28 PM

well, we have already spent the time and money on him, and he has already embarrassed us so we might as well keep him for at least the next season to see if he could turn around. lets face it we can use all the talent we can get.

-- Posted by greasemonkey on Sat, Mar 8, 2008, at 11:37 PM

Good point GM. But be ready to sit him down HARD on the first infraction.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Mar 9, 2008, at 7:56 AM

Pacman is a cunundrum no matter how you slice and dice him.

On the one hand, he is a cancer. He cannot stay out of trouble....he creates havoc in the locker room....he spends entire seasons on the couch.

On the other hand, he is worth 7 points in any game he plays in between his shutdown ability and his return skill...not to mention an occasional spark on Offense.

Last year, 3 of our 6 losses were by 6 or less points. Translated, this means with Pacman we should have gone 13-3 instead of 10-6 in the regular season. And, who knows how big of a swing he could have provided in the other 3 losses.

The point is...Can we afford to lose him? With Griffin coming on and Pacman cleaning up his act the Titans could be Giants next year (pun intended).

Jeff Fisher needs to sit Pacman down and tell him, you are playing for us, you will clean up your act or we will suspend you.

Pacman needs to get a clue, dump the "Posse", zip up his pants and act like a man instead of a petulant child in a candy store at the strip clubs.

-- Posted by motormouth on Sun, Mar 9, 2008, at 9:58 AM

Some good points motormouth. I'm sure Jeff Fisher has talked with and threatened Pacman at least a dozen times and that figure may be low.

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being exactly what he claims he has become and ready to be a team player and 1 being reverting back to the same old Pacman, what number would everyone assign to him?

-- Posted by bomelson on Sun, Mar 9, 2008, at 3:41 PM

I can't give him more than a 3 at this point. He owes the Titans for putting up with him and now he's wanting to go to another team. That doesn't exactly sound like a team player for the Titans.

-- Posted by bomelson on Sun, Mar 9, 2008, at 10:18 PM

I think I will take a 5 and see, if and when he suits up for the Titans, if his behavior HAS changed and what the year off has done to his game. Maybe he needs a full time babysitter to go with him everywhere and keep him on the right track.

Does he have a father or male role model who could, or maybe should, have taught him how to behave? I think that all of that money was just too much for someone who has no idea how to manage it especially at a young age. It's like being thrown in the deep end and left to sink or swim for your life. Right now, I think he is barely treading water and may be going down fast. He needs someone to throw him some type of lifeline and help him pull out of his downward spiral. Get him away from his "posse", who are of the same background and have no idea how to act with money either- like someone else said "kids in a candy store".

I don't think it is all his fault; I think that some are out watching him to see if they can get him on something. How many of those charges were dropped and were they just made to get the BIG FOOTBALL PLAYER?

On a side note,how many lottery millionaires have wasted all of their winnings from a lack of knowledge about dealing with so much so fast?

-- Posted by EastSideMom on Sun, Mar 9, 2008, at 10:25 PM

I give him a 1. I don't think he will change and I, for one, am tired of hearing about him. Whatever team takes him will be the team I will be against, even if it is the Titans. I couldn't cheer for a team he is on. I think he is all ego.

-- Posted by mindyg on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 9:16 AM

I hope he comes back to the Titans and proves himself to everyone!!!!!!!! I am a Pacman fan all the way!

-- Posted by titansfan on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 10:46 AM

Good bye and good riddance. The Titans have had enough of his distractions. Maybe in Dallas, he will learn humility.

-- Posted by Chef Boy R.D. on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 8:08 PM

I just don't believe he'll be back with the Titans.

-- Posted by bettyhbrown on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 10:49 PM

I just don't believe he'll be back with the Titans.

-- Posted by bettyhbrown on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 10:49 PM

I am sorry . . . Pavman needs to go. What kind of example are we setting for kids and future athletes when we constantly reward bad behavior by allowing people like Pacman to continue playing sports?

Playing any sport is a privilege, not a right.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Wed, Mar 12, 2008, at 1:09 PM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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