Another sport, one other interception from ball hawk Jack Jones. The Patriots rookie cornerback snagged his second interception in as many video games, flattening a sensational red-zone interception in Sunday’s 29-0 win over Detroit.
It marked one in every of a number of key performs within the victory, because the protection didn’t enable a purple zone rating (0-for-2) and in addition held the Lions with out a fourth down conversion (0-for-6).
Jones, who had a pick-six and fumble restoration the earlier week in Green Bay, labored in tandem with linebacker Jahlani Tavai for his newest gem.
During his Monday morning video convention, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick defined how Jones, who was protecting receiver Tom Kennedy, confirmed nice consciousness and ball expertise to make the play on a cross supposed for Lions star tight finish T.J. Hockenson, who was being coated by Tavai.
“Jahlani made a really good play when the ball was in the air to close as much as he did, but Jack just came off of Kennedy as the ball was being thrown,” mentioned Belichick. “Saw the throw, got here off of Kennedy, and clearly made an incredible play with the interception and having the ability to get his toes down in bounds. Actually each guys — Jahlani and Jack — performed it very nicely.
“But it’s a good play. It’s a tough play,” the Patriots head coach went on. “Timing, jump, catch. It’s an outstanding catch. And to get his feet down in bounds — I mean, he looked like a receiver doing that.”