New England Patriots center and captain David Andrews had a strong message for cornerback J. C. Jackson, who reportedly got into trouble with the team last week for performance issues and missing curfew.
Jackson subsequently sat out the first two series of the Week 9 game against the Washington Commanders. New England lost the game by a 20-17 margin. Things didn’t get much better after the loss with Jackson being sent home and ruled out for Week 10 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Things are seemingly snow-piling on the Patriots at a point when they have the worst record in the AFC division. Andrews reiterated the message of team, and sent a message to Jackson in the process as well, per NESN.com’s Zack Cox.
“I don’t make those decisions or really know much about it, but I think the biggest thing is being committed to the team,” Andrews said. “I think that’s always something I’ve tried to preach and live by — the team comes first.
“Sometimes it comes first, and whether it be your family or things like that, I try to find that balance. That’s hard. But I think the team always will come first. That’s the most important thing in this game. It’s the greatest team game.”
We’ll see if the team can rally together at its lowest point in Sunday’s meeting with the Colts.