The former New Orleans Saints standout is always aggressive on the field, which was attractive to the Eagles. He’s also not shy when expressing his opinion.
Jenkins appeared on the NFL Network and discussed a variety of topics, most notably the Eagles’ opponents in the NFC East. His comments all appeared on Philly.com.
On the Redskins: “I think the biggest thing we're going to see is (Robert Griffin III) take that next step as far as the cerebral approach to the game. But the biggest concern I have with RG3 is, will he protect himself? And that's a thing he hasn't done early in his career. He scrambles, he gets those extra yards, he makes those throws out of the pocket, but takes a lot of unnecessary hits. We've seen the toll that has had on him. Last year he really wasn't himself, still trying to recover from that injury. Those kind of hits, when you talk about a QB, it's all about accountability and availability. He's very, very accountable, but availability is going to be an issue if he continues to play the style of football that he's used to.”
On the Cowboys: “A couple years ago, their scapegoat was Rob Ryan, and they got rid of him, and he was the cause of all their problems. He went to New Orleans and took the worst defense in NFL history and turned them into a top 5 defense. So he couldn’t have been the problem. And then you look at this year, I had the best seat in the house when I watched the Saints get 40 first downs in one game. Forty. In one game. So it must be the players. The offseason comes and you don’t do anything in free agency to get any big name players to come help you out, so I really don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel for this defense in improving when you got the same guys and the same coaches.”
On the Giants: “I think the problem is he (Eli Manning) was sacked 39 times, a career high last year. If that continues, Eli’s best days are behind him. If they can protect him, then maybe, but it doesn’t look like it.”