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Jarvis Jenkins’s Weekend At Burney’s II

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 18, 2011 – 10:30 am

We already learned that defensive end Jarvis Jenkins had a dance in college called “The Bernie,” inspired by the movie “Weekend at Bernie’s.”  For a reminder, check it out below:

And apparently he’s got a pretty slick impression of defensive line coach Jacob Burney too.

Jenkins recently performed his impression of Burney to his teammates during a Rookie Talent Night.

“He just has little sayings,” Jenkins said with a big laugh.  So what I did was put on a hat like he wears, I put on the glasses and the pants like he wears, and I just walked like him, imitating his posture.”

According to Jenkins (and backed up by Evan Royster), it got the best reception from the team so far.

“It was pretty funny,” Jenkins said.  “Like every time he’s telling us where to stand, he says, ‘from this standpoint, from that standpoint.’  I already got his deep voice, I just called out all the plays like he does.”

Jenkins said that he also called out some of the veterans during his routine.

“Barry [Cofield] always cramps up, and [Burney]‘s always saying, ‘Oh you ain’t cramping up before practice like you cramping up now!  It’s time to run!’”

Impersonations are a dangerous game, but Jenkins is a good-natured guy, and it clearly came across in his performance.  He still wasn’t done laughing about it when he told me about it yesterday.

“It was just little stuff like that,” he said.  “It was just all-around fun.  I think I was the funniest so far.”


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3 Responses to “Jarvis Jenkins’s Weekend At Burney’s II”

  1. By Nate on Aug 19, 2011 | Reply

    Actually, he got it from the Rap Song “Movin’ Like Berney” More like everyone had the dance. Kudos for doin the Berney at a Talent Show!

  2. By Grammar Nazi on Aug 19, 2011 | Reply

    Jarvis Jenkins’s should be Jarvis Jenkins’. Way to go Tinsman, you’re a journalist.

  3. By Brian Tinsman on Aug 19, 2011 | Reply

    @Grammar Nazi-
    “1. Form the possessive singular of nouns by adding ‘s.

    Follow this rule whatever the final consonant. Thus write,
    - Charles’s friend
    - Burns’s poems
    - the witch’s malice”
    -The Elements of Style, 4th Edition by William Strunk and E.B. White

    In other words, there aren’t multiple Jenkins, it’s his name. Ergo, ‘Jenkins’s.’
    Way to go Tinsman :-)

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