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Big hit against Giants has sparked Matt Jones

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 2: Running back Matt Jones #31 of the Washington Redskins makes a catch against the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter at FedExField on October 2, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) Getty Images

The good news for Washington in Week Three against the Giants came from the then-winless team finding a way to secure a victory. The better news could be that, during the game, running back Matt Jones had an epiphany.

After taking a blow to the back of the head from safety Nat Berhe, Jones became upset.

I was so mad after that hit,” Jones said, via Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “I kind of snapped. I was like, ‘I’ve got kids, man! I love my little girls!’ . . . I was so locked in on my family and my girls, and from that point on, I was like, ‘I’m playing football for those girls. That’s what my motivation is. That’s what I’m playing for.'”

Previously, Jones didn’t know why he was playing.

“You talk about needing to dig deep and fight out what you’re playing for, and for me, I had nothing,” Jones said. “I don’t want to say nothing, but I just was like, I’m playing football because. You know how they have the speakers that come in and talk about motivation, and they say, ‘Find why you’re playing this game’? I’m always sitting in the back, just like, ‘I don’t know. I’m just good at it.’ Now it feels good knowing why I’m playing football.”

It will feel better for fans of the team if this means Jones will end up playing football even better.

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6 Responses to “Big hit against Giants has sparked Matt Jones”
  1. justintuckrule says: Oct 8, 2016 11:16 PM

    I’m a giant fan and even I recognize that berhe is flirting with chuck cecil territory.

  2. naes says: Oct 9, 2016 2:38 AM

    So the contract he signed wasn’t enough?

  3. footballisnotthatimportant says: Oct 9, 2016 6:52 AM

    New Matt Jones fan here.

  4. gizzmonic says: Oct 9, 2016 7:47 AM

    How can Brandon Marshal possibly know what a Championship type practice feels like?

    The closest he has ever been to one is about 200 miles north on route 95

  5. 700levelvet says: Oct 9, 2016 8:09 AM

    That’ great… I guess

  6. duncanthecat says: Oct 9, 2016 9:12 AM

    Growing up and maturing will take most everyone,
    in football or not through many interesting revelations.

    Congrats on finding one of them.

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