Albert Breer on Mac Jones being a dirty player: ‘It’s an issue’
Mac Jones caused ripples across the NFL this week when he allegedly tapped Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner in a sensitive area following a skirmish between the two teams on Sunday afternoon. Mac Jones continues to deflect, while everyone else continues to discuss whether or not the third year quarterback is a dirty player. Albert Breer of The MMQB joined Zolak & Bertrand and weighed in on Jones’ reputation as a “cheap shot artist” after multiple incidents.
“It’s an issue”
“If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, like I don’t know how you could look at this and say we don’t have a ton of evidence now of this. Whether it’s spikes up against Jaquan Brisker or the twisting of the ankle of Brian Burns or the block from behind of Eli Apple to now this, it’s an issue. And it’s something that if you’re one of his teammates, I would assume his teammates got to him and said something to him because ultimately if you’re the quarterback, you may have to pay for that. Somebody else may have to pay for that. So I just think he’s opened himself up, he’s opened his teammates up to cheap shots, to stuff after play, to all that different stuff.
And I could understand this if it was more of a heat of the moment thing. This one didn’t look like heat of the moment. The Brian Burns thing maybe you could look at that and say he’s tangled up or whatever. He gets mad. He twists an ankle. The Jaquan Brisker thing looked like a premeditated, get out of my way. The Eli Apple thing … just like, this stuff looks cheap, you know what I mean? And I think when when we all watch pro football, we know what it looks like when somebody reacts poorly and it’s a heat of the moment thing and it’s a physical game and you understand that. That’s not what this looks like. This just looks like a cheap shot.”