Patriots corners J.C. Jackson and Jack Jones weren’t within the temper to discuss their obvious benchings within the workforce’s loss to the Commanders on Sunday.
Jackson reportedly brushed away reporters throughout postgame availability within the locker room, saying “I’m not speaking.” Jones, in the meantime, left Gillette Stadium earlier than the locker room was opened to reporters, Patriots public relations introduced.
Jones was energetic on social media although shortly after the sport. First, he posted a video of himself singing as he seemed to be driving to his Instagram. Later, he liked a post on X/Twitter that stated, “Yo @presidentjacc (Jones’s X/Twitter deal with you actually shoulda simply happy responsible this level,” referring again to the gun fees that the nook confronted over the summer time that have been later dropped.
The Patriots’ determination to bench each Jackson and Jones early in Sunday’s sport was “attributable to latest efficiency points,” The Athletic’s Jeff Howe reported nearly two hours after the game.
Jackson didn’t play the Patriots’ first two drives whereas Jones was on the bench for the primary quarter, main Shaun Wade to make simply the second begin of his three-year NFL profession on Sunday. However Wade didn’t see the sector once more after the primary two defensive drives for the Patriots.
Patriots coach Invoice Belichick’s determination to not play each corners appeared to catch their teammates off guard although. Patriots security Jabrill Peppers told the Boston Herald‘s Andrew Callahan that he didn’t know that each corners could be held out from enjoying firstly of the sport.
Patriots security Adrian Phillips gave an ominous quote to the Boston Herald‘s Doug Kyed in regards to the obvious bench of each Jackson and Jones.
“I can’t get into that, however if you wish to know what that’s, you’re going to have to speak to them,” Phillips instructed Kyed. However they ended up enjoying so it’s what it’s.”
Nonetheless, Belichick denied that each gamers have been benched.
“All people performed. All of them performed,” Belichick instructed reporters in a follow-up query about each corners’ standing for Sunday’s sport.
When Belichick was pressed once more on if Jones was benched for disciplinary causes, he gave an identical response.
“We performed all of the corners,” he stated. “We performed all of the safeties. Actually we performed everybody on the protection.”
Jackson was reacquired by the Patriots in October after a struggling year-plus stint with the Chargers, bringing him again into the fold after accidents to Christian Gonzalez and Marcus Jones. Despite the fact that Jones was by no means formally disciplined for his arrest at Logan Airport over the summer time, he missed the primary six video games attributable to a hamstring damage he suffered in follow forward of Week 1.
Each corners appeared to have a stable outing of their first sport collectively in Week 7 in opposition to the Payments, limiting star receiver Stefon Diggs to simply six receptions on 12 targets within the upset win. Nonetheless, Dolphins wideouts Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle each went for 100 receiving yards in Miami’s 31-17 win over New England final week.
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