Dec 2, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross (31) on the sideline during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jaguars 34-18. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Ross: Time With Jags Was A Vacation

Sep 30, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (center) is upended by Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross (31) as strong safety Dawan Landry (26) assists during the second quarter at Everbank Field. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Ex-Jaguar cornerback Aaron Ross was recently speaking with NFL AM about his last season spent with the Jacksonville Jaguars.  During the course of the interview he said something that made his lack of effort on the field make perfect sense:

It was a nice paid vacation to Florida.

While I was disturbed that Ross was fleecing the Jaguars with his poor play after he signed a big free agent deal to join the team, I didn’t think that his attitude would be so cavalier about the poor play he displayed as a professional athlete.

Ross was one of the first cuts new general manager Dave Caldwell made when arriving in Jacksonville.  At the time Caldwell made it known that he was shaping the roster based on performance and not the money.  With that in mind, it made sense that Ross was cut.  He had lost his starting job to a sixth round rookie and looked lost in nickel coverage.

Ross bounced back to his old team, the New York Giants, shortly after being cut by the Jaguars.  His season of poor play must have hurt his value, however, as he signed just a one-year deal with a team he won two Super Bowls with and started a whole season for just a few short years ago.

- Luke N. Sims

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  • Terry O’Brien

    A lot of players withdrew money from the Wayne Weaver Cash Machine. It was an open account that extended back to 2005. I think I speak for all season ticket holders in saying “We are so glad that is over”. I was one who put money into the account they drew from. Aaron Ross is set for life unless his attitude causes him to crash. I hope he wakes up and understands what he said before he has to reap what he is sowing. So many with that attitude in the past have nothing and no one now.

  • LukeNSims

    He has now apologized. Nothing worse than putting your foot in your mouth and seeing the words dragged up all over the internet on a slow news day. Tough day for the Rosses