Alternate angle on Mac Jones’ dirty play makes Patriots look even worse
Everything stemming from Mac Jones’ actions on Sunday continue to paint the New England Patriots in a negative light.
As you know very well by now, Jones has been accused of intentionally trying to injure Panthers star defender Brian Burns after a strip-sack created a scrum late in the first quarter.
After Jones was taken to the ground after being hit by Burns, the QB grabbed his leg and twisted his ankle, which resulted in a sprain that will require an MRI to determine the severity.
And since then, we’ve had Burns’ teammate as well as head coach call out Jones.
The Patriots’ response? Jones thought Burns had the ball and was trying to make the tackle by any means necessary.
Look, we know the game of football is extremely fast … but this alternate angle of the incident all but officially catches Jones and the Pats in a web of lies.
The alternate angle of Mac Jones “tackle” on Brian Burns during the Patriots-Panthers game is … bad.
You mean to tell us that Jones doesn’t see that stampede of players running by him and Burns? How in the world would he have thought Burns had the ball with everything transpiring right in front of his face?
Notice how Jones also used his legs to trap Burns’ other leg before and during the twist. You cannot confidently say this was even a “legal” tackle if you’re debating the possibility of it being “dirty.” Throw in a trip alongside an ankle twist and you have … backyard football?
No, actually, not even that. Don’t even know what this is since you almost NEVER see it on an annual basis.
Conveniently, the Patriots and Jones have the “excuse” of this being a bang-bang play and that the QB was hit really hard … so how could he have possibly known exactly what was going on?
Maybe this is a stretch, but perhaps if Jones is being honest in his assessment that he “wasn’t trying to hurt anybody,” then why did he slowly stroll off the field as Burns was on the ground and clearly in pain? Didn’t want to check to see if he was OK if your intentions were to merely “make the tackle”?
Look, we don’t know. But this angle doesn’t look good and there was enough outrage before it even surfaced.