Toucher & Rich: Albert Breer weighs in on Mac Jones’ alleged dirty behavior
In this morning’s Toucher & Rich radio program, Fred and Rich discussed the incident involving New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones and Sauce Gardner of the New York Jets. They specifically referred to a play where Jones was tackled by C.J. Mosley, and during the same play, Jones allegedly delivered a “nut tap” to Gardner.
Albert Breer from theMMQB.com weighed in. He discussed the typical reactions from defensive players when a quarterback is roughed up, noting that they often come to the quarterback’s defense. However, in this case, there was limited retaliation from Jones’s teammates, which raised questions about whether Jones was seen as a dirty player.
Breer explained that while toughness wasn’t necessarily in question, Jones’s conduct on the sideline in the past had raised some eyebrows. He mentioned a situation from the previous year where Jones had been visibly frustrated during a coaching transition. Breer felt that Jones’s reactions had come across as whiny and unhelpful for the team’s image.
The guys also discussed the increase in visibility of such incidents due to the prevalence of cameras and social media. They noted that such behavior had likely always existed on the sidelines but was now more scrutinized and publicized.
The segment centered on Mac Jones’s on-field conduct, how it was perceived by his teammates, and the impact of increased media visibility on these incidents in today’s NFL. Do you think Mac is dirty?