Ty Law rips rookie Jack Jones for 'disrespectful' comment after his pick-6: 'Shut up'


Patriots rookie cornerback Jack Jones may have mirrored Ty Law in Super Bowl XXXVI when he intercepted Aaron Rodgers Sunday and ran the ball all the way back for a pick-six.

While Law appreciates the play, he doesn’t condone Jones’ cocky post-game words. In fact, Law says he thinks the rookie should keep quiet.

Ty Law has some choice words for Jack Jones

On “The Greg Hill Show” Tuesday, the Pro Football Hall of Famer lamented the defense’s inability to stop Aaron Rodgers late in Sunday’s 27-24 loss. One of the biggest culprits was Jones. During Green Bay’s overtime drive, he was playing several yards off wideout Romeo Doubs, allowing Rodgers to rack up a couple of easy completions. Those completions set the Packers up in field goal range.

Law wasn’t impressed.

“I love the confidence if you can go out there and back it up. But from what I’ve seen, you don’t know situational football,” he said. “I don’t know what’s going on with that defense, but it’s pitch-and-catch. It’s 3rd-and-short, they need a first down. It’s Aaron Rodgers over there, it’s third down, it’s five yards to go. Why are you seven, eight, nine yards off? That’s pitch-and-catch. You don’t need to run. That’s disrespectful by doing that to your defense — no one is playing and challenging the receivers. You make a couple plays, you get an interception, but to say something like that, you’ve got to have some swag, and go out there and make some plays. I don’t think anybody in that secondary, especially a rookie, can say something like that. You ain’t making enough plays to say something like that. Shut up.”

Law has a point. The Patriots are No. 27 in 3rd-down defense, and allowed the Packers to convert 7 of 9 third downs in the second half.

Jones, who intercepted Rodgers when he missed badly on an outside pass intended for Allen Lazard, told reporters it's "disrespectful" to throw an out route on him.

But in the second half, Jones' swagger didn't match his play.

The Patriots’ offense didn’t finish Sunday, and neither did the defense. It’s the continuation of a troubling trend.

“They were playing against Aaron Rodgers. You had a chance to win. The defense stepped up at times, but you’re still giving up too many big plays when it counts,” said Law. “They’re taking bend but don’t break to the extreme. I have never seen a defense just give it up at the wrong damn time all the time. I’m a defensive guy, I love defensive backs. I was getting excited about them, but as soon as you get up and get excited, they do something that can deflate you. I hope they can turn it around.”

If they don’t, their NFL careers could be cut short.

“If they keep playing like that, they’re not gonna need [a] financial advisor,” said Law.

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