5. Chandler Jones will not record a sack.
Everyone and their mother will be watching to see how Jones fares against his former offensive line teammates. The Arizona fan base is extremely excited to have Jones in the fold; one writer even went to far as to say that Jones, Markus Colden and Calais Campbell will all have at least 10 sacks this season. Let’s hold the phone for a second, though.
Although it was tough to see Jones leave, the fact of the matter is that the Syracuse product was very streaky in New England. He might put up a hat trick of sacks in one game, but then Jones would go cold for the next three or four weeks. To illustrate this point, Jones went on a month-long sackless spell in the back half of the 2015 regular season.
Jones’ quiet night in Week 1 will remind the Arizona fan base that he is susceptible to being shut down for long periods of time.
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