Breer: Belichick’s handling of JC Jackson was a ‘crappy move’
Albert Breer of The MMQB explains his main gripe with how Bill Belichick handled the timing of keeping J.C. Jackson home from the Germany trip:
‘That was a crappy move’
“This thing is kind of horse crap that that came out right after Bill’s press conference. That’s kind of gutless. Specifically in a case like this, where you were the one responsible for bringing the guy back, you knew the problems. This isn’t a surprise that this has happened with this specific guy. And it gets out there right after your press conference so you don’t have to answer for it. So you’re not there to answer for it. And you know who else isn’t there to answer for it. J.C. Jackson isn’t there to answer for it.
“You put your players in that spot. I think Bill deserves a graceful exit for four from here whenever it happens. I wouldn’t agree with firing him in season all that but I just thought that was a crappy move, you know, because at least in this case, especially when you’re the one who wanted the guy back, who brought the guy back, who knew his problems, who knew his problems when you drafted him, who knew his problems when you let him go, who knew his problems when you brought him back from the Chargers, the reason why he’s out of Los Angeles is well documented. You’re responsible for all that. The guy puts the team in a tough spot with the season on the brink. And like you take him off the field, so you’re taking him away from the rest of the team as far as trying to win a game. You do all of that and then you leak it out five minutes after the press conference. And so you won’t have to answer for it. So neither you nor J.C. Jackson have to answer for it. But all of these other players do. And if you were David Andrews, wouldn’t you be a little tired of being walked up there to take the bullets?”
LISTEN: Albert Breer on the JC Jackson situation