Mike Vrabel: Julio Jones’ personal foul in category of dumb s–t that hurts the team

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There wasn’t much to like about the season opener for the Titans as they lost 38-13 at home to the Cardinals after coming into the year with high expectations.

One of the reasons for those high expectations is the arrival of wide receiver Julio Jones, but the most notable moment of his debut wasn’t one of his three catches. It was a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness that turned a third-and-1 into a third-and-16 in the first quarter.

Jones shoved a Cardinals player at the end of a Derrick Henry run to draw the flag and head coach Mike Vrabel didn’t mince words when he was asked about Jones’ penalty on Sunday.

“That’s absolutely nothing we coach or teach. So that would fall under the category of doing dumb s–t that hurts the team. Right there in bold letters,” Vrabel said, via Turron Davenport of ESPN.com.

There was a lot of football left after Jones’ penalty, but much of it was just as frustrating for the Titans. That leaves plenty to clean up before they head to Seattle next weekend.

9 responses to “Mike Vrabel: Julio Jones’ personal foul in category of dumb s–t that hurts the team

  1. Not a Titans or Patriots fan, but I like Mike Vrabel. He has his players’ backs when it’s warranted, and isn’t afraid to call them out in no uncertain terms when it’s deserved.

  2. His coaching was schmidt … The covid protocols had to have affected some of the team but no excuses …

  3. Julio Jones is hardly “cooked” at least not in the NKeal Harry class yet. Give Julio time he is with a new team …he will be fine NKeal Harry….not so much just another Belicheat Wr BUST

  4. I said this guy was going to be the great player he was. I was completely wrong. He’s done. He has no interest in not getting targets and blocking all game.I’ll eat my crow.

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