Jack Jones should worry more about football than what people are saying about him on Twitter.
Granted, social media commentary on NFL football players is seldom fair, accurate, or kind. But Jones would be best off just ignoring the noise, rather than doing what he did on Sunday after the New England Patriots’ crushing loss to the Washington Commanders at Gillette Stadium.
Jones ended up playing 30 defensive snaps (38 percent) on Sunday, but spent the entire first quarter on the sideline before entering the game for a defensive series early in the second. J.C. Jackson was also on the bench to start the game, but ended up playing 53 snaps (68 percent). Both were sidelined in favor of Shaun Wade, who didn’t play again once Jones and Jackson entered the game. In other words, an obvious benching.
According to Chris Price of the Boston Globe, Jackson told reporters in the locker room that he “wasn’t talking” after the game. Maybe that was best for himself, so he wouldn’t say the wrong thing. Under league rules, Jackson and every other player are required to be available after every game, so maybe there’s something extra to sort out there. But if that’s his prerogative, Jackson can dip without talking and deal with whatever repercussions come of that.
The same goes for Jack Jones, who straight-up left without even appearing in the locker room after the game. And Jones took things further when he made the unfortunate mistake of hopping on Twitter.
Things started popping off for Jones when it came to a certain tweeter’s attention that he liked a post stating: “Yo @presidentjacc you really shoulda just pleaded guilty at this point”.
That’s really just a bit of gallows humor, referencing Jones’ gun charges stemming from an arrest at Logan Airport in June. The charges were eventually dropped. But the joke here is, clearly, that Jones would rather be in prison than playing for the Patriots right now.