Chandler Jones Looks Like Complete Beast And Other Leftover Patriots Thoughts

August 10, 2012 12:00 AM
Chandler Jones Looks Like Complete Beast And Other Leftover Patriots Thoughts
" BOSTON (CBS) — About 17 years ago, it was then-Patriots coach Bill Parcells who cautioned reporters to not start thinking Curtis Martin was a Hall of Famer after one good game as a rookie. “Don’t go putting him in Canton yet,” Parcells cautioned.

Today, we should all heed that advice in the wake of Chandler Jones’ preseason debut.

The 22-year-old out of Syracuse whom the Patriots drafted 21st overall this year lived up to the hype and then some in his preseason debut. He showed a variety of moves off the edge, getting the better of Pro Bowl left tackle Jermon Bushrod. Jones drew holding calls on Bushrod on consecutive plays late in the first quarter. Those came after Jones applied heavy pressure on Drew Brees on the second play of the game and just before Jones tracked down scrambling quarterback Chase Daniels on third down to force a punt.

If you only look at the box score, you see one solo tackle and two total tackles for Jones. If you watched the skills, strength and speed on display, though, you know the Patriots have themselves a dangerous edge player in Jones "

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