Started writing for Bleacher Report back in November of 2011, and I was determined to make myself valuable. I wrote five days a week, putting multiple articles up every day until my NFL editor turned me over to the old "Trends and Traffic" team, which is now BNT, or the breaking news team.
Worked with them for a while, covered the Olympics on special assignment in the summer of 2012 and then was invited for a paid gig with B/R's NFL on-call team. Had a wonderful experience working with the guys in that department through throughout the 2012 season.
Now, I'm a full-fledged member of B/R's BNT. I still get to cover my beloved NFL on a regular basis, but I'll be covering just about every major sport until they give me another job, doing something else.
If you're still reading, know this: B/R will reward dedication and excellence. I put my heart and soul into getting a job with this company, working long hours without pay for months before getting my shot. I took advantage of every opportunity I was given, and it has paid off.
Hey Jesse, you were spot on about the Rams being an underdog that would cover the spread against Carolina. That "costly interception" you said Cam Newton was sure to throw sure helped St. Lois put up the points ... oh wait, Newton didn't throw any interceptions. In fact the Panthers didn't turn the ball over once and they schooled the Rams 30-15 ... ya bastard.
Jesse this is Xnihilofan01 writing incongnito because something's all messed up with my account. But I just wanted to tell you that your piece on Jenkins was spot on. I suspected after the SB that Jenkins could "possibly" be cut after the pre-season even back then. I knew it was very remote but possible considering he was pulled from the NFCCG (didn't touch the field) in exchange for UDFA Chad Hall (who is having a great camp btw). This happened after both Balke and JH called Jenkins out prior to the Packers game. This went mostly unnoticed due to Kaep's performance however I found it to be very telling of the state of affair concerning the coaches and what they thought of Jenkins. Naturally when I brought this up 5-6 months ago 99% of the people yelled the standard dogmatic line that teams' "don't ever" cut a 1st round pick a year later (as if I didn't know that!). I believe his job IS in serious jeopardy and I have no reason to believe he'll step up based upon the last 1 1/2 years of watching him. Anyhow, man, great piece! Always enjoy your write ups!
I am normally impressed with your work and extensive analysis, but your piece on the Hall of Fame game this weekend was just great; it was analytic journalism at it's finest. As a young writer here at B/R it's very inspiring seeing that type of consistent work being pumped out by you, lights a fire under me to do better. Keep up the great work man, I'm a big fan.
So, how did that crushing of the Blackhawks go?
I think Vontaze Burfict has become more than serviceable Jesse. You judged him a little early... http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1165403-vontaze-burfict-new-bengals-lb-delusional-about-his-own-worth
Jesse please stop projecting Kenny Vaccaro to the Chargers. We are not interested in drafting a SS.
Just read your article regarding picking up Carson Palmer and I couldn't agree more. His pickup hopefully won't doom Stanton. Like to see if Arians will allow Stanton to actually compete for starting QB or not. I can't help wonder if this move was prompted by Cards owner. If you ever have seen my posts you''ll see I'm a Stanton fan and hate the term franchise QB. Take Detroit Safford/Hill over Stanton, Stafford is 17-30 in Detroit and has never beaten Green Bay, had a first year QB rating of 61 with a hard to miss 6'5" corp of receivers led by Calvin Johnson. It took Stafford a year to correct his timing problems and they expect 3rd string Stanton to have great stats. Thank You, Paul
I know I'm in no position to tell you what or who to write about, however if you'd stop writing about Tim Tebow, you'd make a lot of Jets fans happy. As you may notice, we, Jets fans, are tired of seeing his face on the Jets' page, let alone seeing his articles on there.You can do much better than those Tebow articles.
Thanks Jesse! It's been a wild month so far and great for everyone here at B/R!