Raise your hand if you've wanted to see Jeff Janis on the field, regardless if he makes a catch? The kid can run and they have to use him. Sound familiar? It should because we've been saying it for weeks if not months.
Trot his speedy ass out there and let him run deep and if he gets a step, hit him, if he doesn't then toss it up and get a 50 yard pass interference. Yards are yards either by completion or penalty.
Jeff Janis ran a 4.42 40 during the 2014 combine. Damarious Randall, who ran 4.41, says Janis is 4.3 speed. Stating the obvious here, Randall believes Janis is faster than him. Hmmm.
Janis is learning more and more with each game.
Jeff Janis said:
Speed can kill, but at this level, I started to realize this year, or halfway through last year, that it takes a little bit more than just speed. It takes technique, things like that. It's something I'm learning and getting better at.
Sam Shields, who ran a 4.3, believes Janis is a helluva player and it sounds like Janis and Rodgers need to spend some "bro-time" together to get on the same page.
Sam Shields said:
Man, Janis is a hell of a player. Speed? You can't teach that. That's something in the league you need. He's just got to keep working with 'A-Rod.' I don't know how that goes over there. It's getting that confidence with him. That's the job for him.