Originally Posted by Rob0729
I didn't see Ingram, but Jones had 5 QB pressures. He would have had a sack if he wasn't held on one play and even then he almost sacked Brees along with his left tackle. He also probably could have had another sack because he had a clear shot at Brees, but tripped over the turf (there was no blocker within a yard of him). He also was a force against the run. For a first game for a rookie, it was very impressive.
It is only one game and preseason game no less, but Jones dominated Bushrod who is a pretty good LT. Bushrod has compared going up against him to going up against JPP (yeah, a little premature). He was completely out matched by Jones.
Who knows. That could have been a career game for Jones. But if it is any indication of how he is going to play this year, he legitimately will be a strong contender for Defensive Rookie of Year. He was that good last night.
In all fairness, I didn't watch the game, if you did, I'll take your word for it but alot of what you are saying - particularly Jones being a force against the run, sure doesn't show up in his 1 tackle/1 assist stat-line.
If he was that much of a force against the run, I would think he would have had more then 1 tackle & 1 assist.