One week ago Aaron Jones tweeted this out
My Mistake I’ll Correct it Glad to be here 🙏🏾
— Aaron Jones 3️⃣3️⃣ (@Showtyme_33) November 5, 2018
This was in reference to Aaron Jones’ fumble late in the 3rd quarter against the New England Patriots which stalled a what should have been Packers scoring drive and shut the book on the Packers chances of beating the Patriots in Foxbourgh. It is hard to be critical of Aaron Jones’ 2018-2019 campaign as he has a ludicrous 6.8 yards a carry and 4 touchdowns in 7 games this season. It is just unfortunate that the Packers fans had to see deja vu for 2 weeks in a row with games basically being decided by crucial fumbles by running backs against 2 of the best teams in the league.
Jones was well aware of his mistake and publicly owned up to it, said he would correct it and was glad to be in Green Bay after the game. This is a true professional way of handling the situation and that deserves respect from the Packers fan base. Not only did he act like a true professional, he did the best thing he possibly could and that was by having the best game of his professional career on Sunday.
Jones rushed the ball 15 times for 145 yards and 2 scores against the Miami Dolphins, he also showed some value receiving with 3 receptions for 27 yards. The Packers offense finally got off of life support this game, this is especially important since Geranimo Allison has been placed on injury reserve and Randall Cobb missed his 4th game this season with a hamstring injury. The Packers have been playing from behind way too many times this season, which has limited Jones’ ability to take over a game. This is a great example of what can go right when the Packers are not consistently playing from behind and execute their game plan.Thankfully the Packers have found a solid number 2 receiver to line-up on the outside with the emergence of Marquez Valdez-Scantling, who is a big play threat almost every play.
This Thursday is everyone’s favorite day of the week, with color rush Thursday, as the Packers take on the Seattle Seahawks. This is not nearly the Seahawks team of old, but still a team that plays tough in their home field and should not be taken lightly. The Packers remaining schedule is not too difficult, but this could be labeled as a trap game with it being a short week and an away game in a tough place to play.
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