Kamar Jorden earned it…..lost it….now he has a chance to win it back again. It being the slotback job he won out of camp, then conceded to Bakari Grant a couple of weeks in. “A lot of missed assignments, a lot of mistakes,” is how Jorden self-scouts his performance, especially in the week one loss to B.C. “I’ve worked on that stuff, I’ve worked on being more focused on the plays, on the little things.”
Dave Dickenson used the Grant-Jorden competition as a teaching point for his team at the start of the year. The message: take nothing for granted. If someone out-competes you, you’ll be sitting, or gone. Ask Fred Bennett or Tank Reed about that. Then again, ask guys like Ciante Evans and Alex Singleton how motivated that keeps you in the week-in, week-out drudgery of practicing when you’re not on the game-day roster.
Constant competition is one of the reasons this team is where it is right now. The players know if they don’t punch the clock for work during the practice week, they might not be in the lineup come the weekend. Or in town the following week.