Julian Edelman has had enough of Mack Jones’ facial expressions.
Appearing on “Inside NFL” on Paramount+, the Patriots cut Jones to the quarterback role in Sunday’s loss to the New England Raiders.
“There’s a season ahead. You’ve got to beat it,” Edelman said, referring to Jones’ effort on the final play, when poor decision-making led to two Patriots turnovers.
The ball, which receiver Jacoby Myers threw in Jones’ direction on an ill-conceived reverse pass attempt, was grabbed by Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones for the game-winning touchdown. He slapped the quarterback hard in the face. Jones looked helpless as he attempted a decisive shot and fell flat on his back. Then he sat on the field as the Raiders ran away with the game, 30-24.
When fellow “Inside NFL” panelist Brandon Marshall said that Mack Jones never practices kicking, Edelman further weighed in on the quarterback’s behavior on the field between plays.
“You know what, he also doesn’t practice tricks after games and take away from the coaches and these little sly faces and stuff. It’s like he doesn’t practice and do it,” Edelman said. “Why can’t you cope? it’s bad”.
Edelman’s comments came after the three-time Super Bowl champion had a furious reaction to the loss while attending the game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
The former Patriots receiver, sitting in a private suite, dropped the F-bomb after watching New England’s stunning collapse.
“What are we doing?” Edelman shouted In a clip shared on Twitter. “What are we doing?”
It was an appropriate reaction after watching his former team throw away an opportunity to go to overtime in the final three seconds of the game in a 24-24 tie. The loss jeopardized the Patriots’ playoff hopes and dropped them to 7-7.
Jones took criticism for New England’s struggling offense. However, the Patriots haven’t wavered on their quarterback.
The Patriots will host the Bengals on Saturday.