Sled no match for “too powerful” Chandler Jones

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The last sled to get as many views as the one Chandler Jones broke yesterday was named Rosebud.

And the Cardinals defensive end had no apologies for the broken equipment/viral video he created when he snapped the arm off a blocking sled during practice yesterday.

Via Darren Urban of the team’s official website, Cards coach Steve Wilks said he thought the damage was a result of Jones being handled by tackle D.J. Humphries on an earlier play and the resulting motivation.

“That’s not why,” Jones said, clearly proud of himself. “I’m just too powerful. You can write that down. Way too powerful. . . .

“I was like, ‘[Expletive], I forgot how powerful I was.”

And while Wilks now has a sled that’s short an arm which somebody is going to have to pay for, he admitted he was still impressed.

“We’ve got to replace that,” Wilks said. “But it was exciting to see.”

Hopefully none of the Cardinals break any of the other props this week. Pray for ball-on-a-stick.

32 responses to “Sled no match for “too powerful” Chandler Jones

  1. The guy is a beast. I know one of the cops on duty in the Foxboro police station the night he came in asking for an ambulance. My friend admitted they were all relieved he was docile and cooperative. (Per my friend it was not nearly as dramatic as some of the reports made it sound.) Some guys they encounter in that state are not so calm and even a little guy can be a handful.

  2. Love your work Darin. I would imagine that most of the readers under the age of 55 are scratching their heads over the Rosebud line. Combining Citizen Kane and football takes a special talent. Keep up the great work!

  3. Where’s the guy claiming he got overpaid?

    NFL 2017 Sack Leader
    NFL 2017 TFL Leader
    Cardinals Franchise Sack Record (not Calais Campbell)
    4 consecutive years of increase in Tackles
    Broken Blocking Sled

    Sounds pretty darn scary to me!

  4. vaphinfan says:
    July 31, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    Remember when Belichick traded this guy (2017 sack leader) away for a ham sandwich?
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    You mean the ham sandwich that is the starting right guard and #4 receiver on the Pats roster?

  5. @vaphinfan

    I remember the Pats have been to two Super Bowls in two seasons since that trade. And the trade was arguably instrumental in the one Super Bowl win, and, unfortunately, the one loss.

    I also remember that all non-Pats fans on this site thought Jones was a drug addled bum before the Pats traded him; why the love now?

  6. davew128 says:
    July 31, 2018 at 4:16 pm
    vaphinfan says:
    July 31, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    Remember when Belichick traded this guy (2017 sack leader) away for a ham sandwich?
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    You mean the ham sandwich that is the starting right guard and #4 receiver on the Pats roster?
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    Good trade. Probably a super bowl ring for a guard. Good job Belichick.

  7. davew128 says:
    July 31, 2018 at 4:16 pm
    vaphinfan says:
    July 31, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    Remember when Belichick traded this guy (2017 sack leader) away for a ham sandwich?
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    You mean the ham sandwich that is the starting right guard and #4 receiver on the Pats roster?

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    Uhh I hate to break it to you but one Average and one below average player isnt a fair trade for an Elite NFL Pass rusher that leads the NFL in sacks among all OLB/DE’s since both 2013 & 2015.

    Secondly, You do realize the Patriots lack of a pass rush is one of the major reason’s they lost the Super-Bowl right? Foles was untouched in that game and was allowed to sit back with all the time in the world to carve up the NE secondary. I believe he even took a lunch break back there between the daggers he was throwing all night long. Had New England of had Chandler Jones last season, The Patriots would have another Super-Bowl trophy in their trophy case. Atleast they had Joe freaking Thuney and some crappy WR who’s name I forgot though.

  8. Arizona Cardinals Assistant Coach job Description: Must be able to simulate a snap, with a football attached to a metal stick.

  9. hawkkiller says:
    July 31, 2018 at 4:41 pm
    davew128 says:
    July 31, 2018 at 4:16 pm
    vaphinfan says:
    July 31, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    Remember when Belichick traded this guy (2017 sack leader) away for a ham sandwich?
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    You mean the ham sandwich that is the starting right guard and #4 receiver on the Pats roster?

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    Uhh I hate to break it to you but one Average and one below average player isnt a fair trade for an Elite NFL Pass rusher that leads the NFL in sacks among all OLB/DE’s since both 2013 & 2015.

    Secondly, You do realize the Patriots lack of a pass rush is one of the major reason’s they lost the Super-Bowl right? Foles was untouched in that game and was allowed to sit back with all the time in the world to carve up the NE secondary. I believe he even took a lunch break back there between the daggers he was throwing all night long. Had New England of had Chandler Jones last season, The Patriots would have another Super-Bowl trophy in their trophy case. Atleast they had Joe freaking Thuney and some crappy WR who’s name I forgot though.

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    You forget that he was also a coming cap hit that was going to hurt the team. You are harping on just one superbowl while ignoring that they have made it to both superbowls since that trade and won one of them, and are the odds on favorite to do the next one too. Meanwhile the Cards paid the man, got great play out of him, but overall have not bern able to build a roster to even sniff a Superbowl or really anything great in the regulat season. So harp away on cherry picked details while ignoring the big picture. Denigrade the players on the Pats to your hearts content. Because none of that changes that the roster they built without having to shell out for jones is certainly blowing the doors off the roster that was built with what was left after shelling out for Jones.

  10. ariani1985 says:
    July 31, 2018 at 5:01 pm
    Billidunce got fleeced again!
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    Yeah, he got himself stuck with a roster that has been to every superbowl since that trade and is favored to go again.

  11. yodaddycrapper says:
    July 31, 2018 at 3:56 pm
    That was Dominant and Nasty … from a die hard Jags Fan …

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    Still your own guy owns the badass move of the past year. Signalling the defender to come get some during that carry remains the winner. Im a Pats fan but I was admiring it.

  12. Coffeehog is apparently one of many tylawpicsixs handles. So your telling me the Patriots didnt have cap space to pay Jones because they certainly did.

  13. vaphinfan says:
    July 31, 2018 at 5:27 pm
    Coffeehog is apparently one of many tylawpicsixs handles. So your telling me the Patriots didnt have cap space to pay Jones because they certainly did.
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    No they didn’t. See thats the thing mental giants like you don’t comprehend about the NFL. You can’t pay premium salaries at every position. Or rather you can, if all 22 starters can play every snap and never get tired or injured.

  14. vaphinfan says:
    July 31, 2018 at 5:27 pm
    Coffeehog is apparently one of many tylawpicsixs handles. So your telling me the Patriots didnt have cap space to pay Jones because they certainly did.
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    At the time the Pats could have paid Jones, Hightower, or Collins. They chose Hightower, the player that caused the key turnover in the comeback against Atlanta.

  15. patsbrat says:
    July 31, 2018 at 6:01 pm
    vaphinfan says:
    July 31, 2018 at 5:27 pm
    Coffeehog is apparently one of many tylawpicsixs handles. So your telling me the Patriots didnt have cap space to pay Jones because they certainly did.
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    At the time the Pats could have paid Jones, Hightower, or Collins. They chose Hightower, the player that caused the key turnover in the comeback against Atlanta.
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    Oh yeah, Hightower is also the player who stopped Lynch on the 1 yard line the play before Butler’s Super Bowl winning interception. 2 key plays needed to win 2 championships – I really wanted Jones to stay a Pat, but time has proven they made the correct call on that one.

  16. vaphinfan says:
    July 31, 2018 at 5:27 pm
    Coffeehog is apparently one of many tylawpicsixs handles. So your telling me the Patriots didnt have cap space to pay Jones because they certainly did.
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    Aw come on, not even close. TLP6 would have gotten all personal and zingy with you. Called you a millenial. I simply gave you the facts. And the facts are it matters not if they could have let other players go to clear that space. Maybe not pay Hightower. But that would not have been smart cap management. And smart cap management is what the Pats do, they spead their cap space over multiple positions. The results do speak more loudly than their critics. And those results are that, they have not missed a SB since that trade. And won one. Meanwhile the Cards have been enjoying tremondous play at that one position during what have been losing seasons. So which choice was the smart one drpends on whether you want tremndous play at one osition even if that means stocking lesser talent in other positions, or if you prefer consistently winning football games and contending for champion ships while all your critics tell you how they know better.

  17. Lol, the Patsies have the 31st worst defense in the NFL and are in too much denial to admit it. Anyone who is remotely good at fantasy football knows to start your players if they are facing the Pats. What’s even more telling about that is that BB is a great defensive coach, but man, they sure have a subpar product on the field these days. Blake freaking Bortles was a pass away from going to the Super Bowl against them. I’m not impressed. Once Brady hangs em up, NE will be relegated to the ACC.

  18. El Guapo says:
    July 31, 2018 at 9:24 pm
    Lol, the Patsies have the 31st worst defense in the NFL and are in too much denial to admit it. Anyone who is remotely good at fantasy football knows to start your players if they are facing the Pats. What’s even more telling about that is that BB is a great defensive coach, but man, they sure have a subpar product on the field these days. Blake freaking Bortles was a pass away from going to the Super Bowl against them. I’m not impressed. Once Brady hangs em up, NE will be relegated to the ACC.

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    The point you are missing is that this “subpar” product is a team that won its way to the superbowl. Because if losing in the superbowl is subpar then the only thing that could be acceptable is beating not just 30 but all 31 other teams to be crowned champion. So what you are saying is that by Patriot standards anything short of winning the superbowl is a bad year with a “subpar product”. And lets face it, you are right. They are so consistently a top contender that this is where the bar gets set for them. No other team can come close to making such a claim nor have critics that can call a superbowl loss a bad year by a “subpar” product. The fact is that the guys ripping on them for losing in the Superbowl pay them greater homage than their fans do.

  19. Actually, what I’m saying is that their defense is a subpar product. You know, because it’s ranked in the bottom 10% of all defenses.

    Then their fans put Chandler Jones on blast, because they can’t admit that the Patsies may have lost a trade.

    My point is that it’s 110% illogical and hypocritical to whine about a Super Bowl loss where you gave up 41 points to a backup QB, only to turn around and blast the great league-leading defender who . . . wait for it, listen carefully now . . . could have helped you win the Super Bowl.

  20. El Guapo says:
    August 2, 2018 at 12:19 pm
    Actually, what I’m saying is that their defense is a subpar product. You know, because it’s ranked in the bottom 10% of all defenses.

    Then their fans put Chandler Jones on blast, because they can’t admit that the Patsies may have lost a trade.

    My point is that it’s 110% illogical and hypocritical to whine about a Super Bowl loss where you gave up 41 points to a backup QB, only to turn around and blast the great league-leading defender who . . . wait for it, listen carefully now . . . could have helped you win the Super Bowl.

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    You are trying to make an argument but its really just a single cherry picked detail attached to a lot of speculation. Sure Jones is good, real good. But he is also expensive. And the damage giving him that max contract would have done to their cap space is a factor you are leaving out. Its also not speculation but fact that the Pats would have had to make tough decisions in other areas in order to pay that much for Jones. In fact one of the big payouts that likely would no longer be possible would have been the one for Hightower. I dont think removing Hightower to add Jones increases their chances of winning this Superbiwl. Plus another detail you leave out is that the trade was two Superbowls ago not one like you imply. And that first one does not get won without Hightower in that game. It was also touch and go to keep Amendola both of the last two years and he too was a key factor. So really your argument is based on an idea that Jones would get dropped in for free alongside everyone else thats already there. But the reality is to add Jones you need to sacrifice other stuff. And before you say they could have cut depth and future players to make that room, its because the Pats maintain that drpth and the younger next men up is why they have sustained for 16 years not just flashed for one or two like most teams.

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