Darius Slay credited Mac Jones for ‘making nice performs’ in Patriots-Eagles


The Eagles cornerback stated that Jones responded nicely after early turnovers.

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Eagles cornerback Darius Slay throughout the first half of the season-opener in opposition to the Patriots. He intercepted Mac Jones throughout the first quarter. AP Picture/Greg M. Cooper

Mac Jones misplaced in Week 1, however he managed to win over a couple of followers regardless of the end result. The most recent endorsement got here from Eagles cornerback Darius Slay.

Slay, 32, returned Jones’s first quarter interception for a landing. But he credited the Patriots’ quarterback for making a high quality response to the early mishap.

“I’ve bought to present a shoutout to Mac Jones,” stated Slay in a video on his YouTube channel. “He had a terrific recreation.”

Although the Eagles compelled early turnovers, the Patriots’ offense finally bought going.

“We bought two of them,” Slay stated of the turnovers, “however [Jones] bought his groove going and he was making nice checks, making correct throws. he missed some throws, however he was simply making nice performs.”

Slay additionally provided some perspective on offensive coordinator Invoice O’Brien.

Speaking in regards to the Eagles’ line of defense, he famous that regardless of Philadelphia’s proficient go rush, the Patriots have been in a position to principally negate it due to O’Brien’s recreation plan.

“If you happen to watch the sport, they have been doing nothing however fast recreation all day,” Slay stated, referencing New England’s play-calling. “Fast recreation, getting [the ball] out of there, throwing the ball, little drop right here, little drop there. That’s the [way] to decelerate a rush: Screens, you realize what I’m saying?”

“They did a terrific job attempting to cease our go rush from getting there,” he stated of the Patriots.

“However,” Slay added, “we bought there twice. We might’ve bought there extra.”

The Eagles, now 1-0 as defending NFC champions, face the Vikings in Week 2, whereas the Patriots will host the Dolphins on Sunday Evening Soccer.