Likes and dislikes from Patriots Week 3 win over the Texans
Dislike: Cyrus Jones fumbling
The one eyesore from last night’s game was the shaky ball security of rookie cornerback and return man Cyrus Jones, who fumbled on two occasions.
Simply put, Jones will not last in New England if he continues to demonstrate inability hanging onto the ball on returns. The rookie out of Alabama possesses insane talent, but it won’t matter if he can’t keep the ball in his arms.
Look, this writer wants Jones to succeed returning punts more than anybody. If Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman can be held out of harm’s way, then that’s awesome. Jones is a solid cornerback, but he is much more replaceable in terms of the wholistic 2016 end goal than the likes of Amendola and Edelman.
Fingers crossed that Jones hangs on to the ball better in Week 4 and beyond.
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