Like it or not ” and I suspect most of you don’t ” Jones is the face of this franchise. It says a lot for the current state of the Titans.
So here he was, spending Saturday evening on the sideline, decked out in a blue Titans T-shirt, alternately watching the game and chatting with teammates while occasionally looking into the crowd.
At game’s ugly end, he made the rounds on the field, chatted up Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and eventually made it over to the northwest side of the field, where a man handed a child from the stands to Jones.
Later, he said the child is “my baby girl.” He took her into the locker room for a few minutes, exited with Coach Jeff Fisher and was brief in his comments about the events of early Friday morning that led to his arrest at a Murfreesboro nightspot.
“It ain’t right. That’s all I’ve got to say,” he said.
Asked if he would have preferred to play rather than watch, Jones said: “Of course.”
I couldn’t agree more. It seems to me that the proper punishment for Pacman’s latest wrong place/wrong time misadventure was to make him play every snap of this lousy preseason game, not to let him lounge on the sideline.
I read something the other day where a local psychologist and psychotherapist concluded that because of his stature (5-foot-10 and 185 pounds, according to Titans’ publications), Jones has a Napoleonic Complex.
This, the experts surmised, contributes to his problems ” anger management issues, conflict with authority, etc.
What a bunch of psychobabble.
At last check, there were seven other players listed on the current Titans roster who are no taller than Jones. Does that mean we should expect a re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo at practice this week?