It’s one thing for the media’s talking heads to call out Mack Jones for his vulgar outbursts.
It’s another thing when a highly respected member of the New England Patriots Hall of Fame does it.
Jones has become increasingly emotional during games in recent weeks, frequently dropping F-bombs and yelling at various coaches, including offensive lineman Matthew Patricia. That was a real problem Sunday afternoon, as Jones’ inability to control himself cost the Patriots points against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half.
And Vince Wilfork is over.
During an appearance on NBC Sports Boston on Wednesday, the longtime Patriots defensive tackle called out Jones for his in-game behavior.
“I’m tired of it,” Wilfork said. “I will say: I’m tired of it. You are the leader of this team, you are the quarterback. You can’t be disappointed every week, every game. I don’t care if you get a late play or whatever.
“At the end of the day, you have to show some composure. Because you steer the ship, you are at the helm when you are there. And then your teammates watch you every week and every other game is this, that, and the other. Hey, control what you can control. That’s all you can do.”