Some Food for Thought.
There has been a lot of discussion raging in the comments about Jeff and his game play, and people have been jumping off his bandwagon in droves. Without taking sides, I would like to take a minute to analyze Jeff's game play.
The game through Jeff's lens:
1 - When Russell was on the block it got back to Jeff that Russell was trying to get Jeff on the block next to him.
2 - Russell voting to evict Natalie for whatever lofty reason he gave, showed disloyalty to the person who just took him off the block (Jeff).
3 - Russell was caught making F2 deals with Michele and saying he would put Jeff up which he has admitted to.
4 - Russell did keep his word to Jeff about putting up Ronnie, however it suited Russell's game to get rid of Ronnie and when the whole blow-up with Chima and Michele happened, Russell said he regretted putting up Ronnie instead of Michele. This, too, got back to Jeff.
5 - Natalie and Kevin have been hiding behind Jessie, then Chima, and Lydia. They have had minimal contact with Jeff, and now can easily pull of the loyalty and honesty cards. Though Jeff sees that, he thinks he has them where he needs them and that they are not capable of winning HOH. (mistake) They would not have been able to pull off the LML if there was no actual truth in it.
6 - Michele has bungled conversations and has made the mistake of making the wedge in the alliance bigger by throwing Russell under the bus to Jeff and Jordan which she did again today despite her promises not to. Jeff sees Michele getting closer to Russell and he does not want to give the only other remaining Alpha Male in the game any allies. Granted, Michele has been totally loyal to them in her actions. He doesn't see that and has relegated her to pawn in his game. (unfortunate)
7- His closest ally, Jordan, has been in his ear non-stop about Russell and Michele for her own reasons. She after all wants to make it to F2, so she must knock the other two out. She as said as much that she thinks Jeff might not choose her over Russell (and probably in her mind) Michele for F2 despite his assurances.
8 - Jeff has a target on his back the size of Antarctica. He has, for all intents and purposes, been HOH for four weeks. (Two weeks with the Coup D'Etat, Jordan's CoHOH, and now this one). If that doesn't make him a threat to everyone's game in the house, what does? Jeff knows perfectly well that they are all gunning for him with the exeption of Jordan (and I have my doubts on that as well). Russell is more of a threat to get HOH than Kevin/Natalie whom Jeff considers weak players.
Given those and only those facts, what option does Jeff have?
Having said that, I want to qualify that I am in no way supporting one player in this game (and that includes Jeff) more than others. I like some more than others, and I like some people's strategy more than others'. And it really doesn't matter who anyone supports. It's all good. It's all game. It's all Big Brother!