Even bona fide NFL superstars commit penalties from time to time.
But rarely do they so clearly and explicitly draw the wrath of the coach after the fact, as they did with titans star wide receiver Julio Jones and coach Mike Vrabel.
Early in the game, Jones was tagged for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that saw the Titans go from a third and 1 situation to a much less manageable third and 16 while shooting 10-0 in the first quarter. .
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It was just the start of a poor performance for both Jones – who made three catches for just 29 yards – and the Titans, who lost to Arizona 38-13 and allowed Chandler five sacks. Jones.
“It was absolutely nothing that we were training or teaching,” Vrabel said of Jones’ penalty, which he said “hurts the team.”
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Jones was brought in from the Falcons in exchange for a second-round pick in 2022 and a fourth-round pick in 2023. Offensive units from a year ago.