Arizona Cardinals: Chandler Jones talks to Arizona lawmakers
By Scott Allen
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones took time to talk to the Arizona Legislature on the opening day of their 2018 session
No matter your politics, you have to commend Arizona Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones taking the time this past Monday to talk to the good people of Arizona. He was part of the ceremonies of opening day of the 2018 Legislative Session at the State Capitol.
Normally we don’t talk politics and this isn’t any exception. Rather just a recap of just how highly thought of Jones is within the community.
He started his speech by telling the lawmakers and guests just how nervous he was to be up in front of them speaking. He said it was way more “nerve-wracking” than running out of the tunnel on any Sunday.
Can’t say we can blame him. Talking in front of people for many can cause jitters. Talking in front of people that make the laws can be downright terrifying for some. He did just fine.
Jones, who was named defensive player of the month for December and was named an NFL all-pro last week, lead the NFL in sacks with 17.5 this past season. He is the first Cardinals player to have such a distinction.
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He talked about how he wasn’t sure what to expect when he was traded to Arizona but has found it such a great place to both work and live. As a native, I can’t say I disagree with him.
He took time to meet some legislators one on one and even signed balls and took pictures with kids and families in attendance. It certainly was a sight to see.
Also in his speech he talked about the correlation between what he does and what our lawmakers do. He said everyone should work as a team and just get the job done.
He certainly held up his end of the bargain this past season. Cardinals fans should be grateful for what they get to see week in and week out during football season.
Having someone who enjoys his community he lives in as much as the one he plays for is a joy for all of us. We can only hope someday that it all leads to a special February Sunday for him and the Cardinals in the near future.