Patriots’ Jones Calls Rookie Season “Painful” & an “Embarrassment”
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
In ten games returning kicks and punts, Jones fumbled five times, while also struggling on the defensive side of the ball.
He would be benched toward the end of the season and a healthy scratch for all three Patriots playoff games.
"This was by far one of the most challenging times in my life. I experienced a lot of pain, disappointment, embarrassment and overall dissatisfaction with myself. But through this time, I learned many lessons that as a man I can say I truly needed to learn," Jones said in his post.
Overall, he returned 11 punts for 46 yards and eight kicks for 180 yards.
Jones was the Patriots 2016 second round pick out of Alabama where he specialized in punt and kick returns.
He will most likely get a second chance in 2017.
Jones concluded his post, "so with that being said #patsnation, in 2017, 24 will be back and ready to work for the best fans in football! #revenge #godstimingnotmine#seeyallinyear2"
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Reflecting back on my rookie season, this was by far one of the most challenging times in my life. I experienced a lot of pain, disappointment, embarrassment and overall dissatisfaction with myself. But through this time, I learned many lessons that as a man I can say I truly needed to learn.."Failure is another opportunity to begin again more intelligently" and the things I went through this year made me better and wiser. Regardless, I was blessed to be apart of something far greater than myself! I experienced the ultimate measure of success in this game we play...and did it with an even greater group of men and I'll never take that for granted. I was quickly reminded how much love and respect I have for this sport and also how much it means to so many people. So with that being said #patsnation , in 2017, 24 will be back and ready to work for the best fans in football! #revenge #godstimingnotmine #seeyallinyear2
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