as Patriots As the late-season scramble continues, fans and former players have voiced their frustrations, especially in the second quarter of the year. Mc Jones. Wednesday saw former wide receiver Julian Edelman criticize Jones’ effort in the disastrous final game against the Raiders. Former defensive tackle Vince Wilfork also took aim at Jones for his behavior on the field.
In an interview with NBC Sports Boston, Wilfork criticized Jones for his lack of action in critical moments, stressing that the team’s point guard shouldn’t show his frustration when things don’t go according to plan.
“I’m tired of it. You are the leader of this team, you are the quarterback. So you can’t be disappointed every week, every game,” Wilfork said. “I don’t care if the play is called late or whatever. At the end of the day, you have to have some composure because when you’re driving a ship, you’re the captain of the ship when you’re out there. “
Wilfork, who played 11 seasons in New England and was part of two Super Bowl championship teams, emphasized how Jones’ behavior can rub off on his teammates, saying he’s tired of the quarterback’s “temperament.”
“And you have your teammates watching you every week and every game … control what you can control, that’s what you can do,” Wilfork said. “But I’m tired of seeing him throw tantrums and temper tantrums. We heard. We’ll accept it because, at the end of the day, not everyone plays as well as they can. That’s it. Everyone, including him, so I’m not just dumping everything on him. At this point, I’m tired of seeing him, and I think a lot of other people are tired of seeing him.”
The Patriots have lost three of their last four games to fall to 7–7 on the season and one game behind the Dolphins and Chargers for the wild card spot.