Patriots quarterback Mac Jones has invited outdoors claims that he’s a unclean participant via separate incidents in all three of his NFL seasons.
The newest got here Sunday, together with his alleged low blow of Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner within the fourth quarter of a 15-10 highway win. Over the previous two years, former Pats captain Devin McCourty was a part of a locker room that defended its quarterback, whilst Jones was fined three separate occasions final 12 months.
But after Jones’ newest incident Sunday, McCourty, now an analyst on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” stated they need to cease.
“I won’t call Mac a dirty player because I know him personally, and I think he’s a good dude, he’s a good kid. But I will say he has to stop being around these incidents,” McCourty stated on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show”. “Like, it received’t matter what any former teammate says, present teammate says. It’s attending to the purpose the place, is it on function? Did this occur? Is it intentional? Like, it’s not gonna matter as a result of when you’re concerned in too many of those conditions, it’s what it’s.
“We can’t come again and say, ‘No, this isn’t what (I) meant to do.’ There’s loads of gamers which have performed this sport, they usually’re not concerned in any of this stuff. So I believe he does must do a greater job of discovering his method out of no matter it’s you wanna name it: the twisting of (Brian Burns’) ankle, I believe Chicago it was the kick on a slide or one thing and even final 12 months, reducing my man, the nook in Miami, Eli Apple, all of those various things.
He continued: “I think for anybody, you can’t keep defending the same things. So I think he needs to do a better job of that. I don’t think he’s a dirty player or a dirty person, and I think somewhere along the line in his competitive edge, he’s doing things that you don’t really need to have on the football field. Ever.”
According to the NFL Network, Jones may face a advantageous for contacting Gardner under the belt. Gardner shoved Jones to the bottom after the incident and later posted video of the altercation to social media. Jones has maintained any contact with Gardner on the finish of that play wasn’t intentional.
Sauce Gardner posts ‘proof’ of Mac Jones’ low blow in Patriots’ win over Jets