Childs Walker of the Baltimore Sun had an interview with Patriots draft pick Cyrus Jones and Jones didn’t allow himself to take credit for the Patriots’ 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51.
A matter of fact, he was pretty hard on himself.
“I’ll never take credit for something I don’t feel I contributed to,” Jones said. “I was part of the team, but I didn’t feel a part of it.”
“I honestly felt cursed,” he said. “I reached a point where I didn’t even want to play. I just didn’t have it. … What I did this year was not me. I don’t care how anybody tries to sugarcoat it. Yes, I was a rookie. But I feel I should always be one of the best players on the field, no matter where I am.”
“But honestly, it pisses me off,” Jones told Walker. “You can say shut it out or don’t listen, but I know people are talking, and it’s negative. I’m not a dumb guy. It definitely affects me. What it should do is piss me off in a way that I want to shut them all up.”