Myles Jack lost his mind on the field yesterday.
The often soft-spoken linebacker got ejected from the Jaguars' week one loss, negating the teams' only sack of the day. The Jaguars' defense had their backs against the wall on third and goal when Josh Allen, Yannick Ngakoue, and Calais Campbell converged on Pat Mahomes, forcing the All-World QB to fumble. But just after the play, Myles Jack popped up and shoved Sammy Watkins.
Jack felt that Watkins crossed the line as the play was ending.
"In the heat of the moment I just felt like when Sammy Watkins ran a route that was not a route and came and hit me underneath my chin, I put my hands up and he stood over me and said something to me so I pushed him and next thing I know, someone pushed me from behind."
It was obvious after watching the replay that Watkins did indeed overstep and acted maliciously on the field. But as if often the case, it was the retaliation that caught the eyes of the officials. After Jack shoved Watkins, he was then pushed from behind by Demarcus Robinson. Jack didn't take kindly to Robinson pushing him in the back. After some quick words, Jack swung at Robinson and was then ejected from the game. The talented middle linebacker had to be restrained and escorted to the locker room.
It was out of character for Jack to lose his cool. He knows it. And I doubt this type of situation will happen again with Myles Jack.
"First and foremost, I have to apologize to my team and the city of Jacksonville because that is not how we conduct ourselves in any way," said Jack. "At the end of the day, I apologize for that, and it will not happen again."
The Jaguars need Myles Jack on the field. He wasn't the only Jaguars' defender to lose his cool, but his actions were egregious. He appeared to be contrite in his apology. Hopefully, for the Jaguars, tempers and temperatures will cool down next week in Houston.
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