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Mac Jones almost threw what would have been a expensive interception on a 4th and 14 heave with slightly below two minutes to go within the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to Miami.
However, JuJu Smith-Schuster leveled Miami’s Brandon Jones with a giant hit, inflicting the defensive again to drop the ball.
A dustup between Patriots and Dolphins gamers ensued, with a number of gamers pushing and shoving, based on MassLive’s Mark Daniels.
Daniels experiences that the Dolphins’ response to the play “enraged” Patriots defensive lineman Christian Barmore, who was concerned within the fray. Barmore says his involvement occurred as a result of he was sticking up for his teammates.
“Defending my teammate. These boys got here on our sideline appearing loopy,” Barmore instructed MassLive. “We’re not going to let no person come on our sideline and disrespect us like that. They got here on our sideline and we had been defending our teammate. That wasn’t a unclean hit. Our man was doing his job.”
Smith-Schuster stated after the sport that he thought it was a clear hit, however can even see why Miami gamers could be upset. Smith-Schuster had a working begin as he crashed into Jones whereas Jones was nonetheless within the air.
Barmore added that the Patriots didn’t go over to the Miami sideline after seeing DeVante Parker and Kendrick Bourne get harm. Ezekiel Elliott additionally seemed to be tripped on a play that Invoice Belichick later stated there isn’t any place in soccer for.
“We shield our teammates right here, man,” Barmore stated. “We love our teammates. We defend, proper or flawed. I’m sorry [Jones] bought harm. I hope he’s okay. However ain’t no person going to return on our sideline attempting to be robust individuals. That’s not going to occur.”
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