29/05/2022

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The Sport Effect

Carolina Panthers’ Brian Burns wishes NFL DEs ‘happy hunting’ vs. New England Patriots’ Mac Jones

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers defensive stop Brian Burns isn’t really acquiring Mac Jones’ clarification that the New England Patriots quarterback was seeking to deal with and not injure him following a sack Sunday at Financial institution of The usa Stadium.

He all but put a target on the fifteenth pick of the 2021 draft when questioned how he wanted the scenario, getting reviewed by the NFL for a probable wonderful, to transform out.

“It would be great to have an apology, but it can be not likely to take place,” Burns reported Wednesday, the initially time he has dealt with the engage in. “Having said that the NFL handles it, it can be on them. I would just like to engage in them all over again.

“I would like all my fellow D-stop brothers happy searching. That is all.”

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Jones was questioned Wednesday no matter if he thought about achieving out to Burns to apologize.

“I by now dealt with that scenario,” he reported. “I’m just wanting forward to participating in in this activity with the guys we have on our workforce this 7 days. So we’re by now sort of relocating forward and all set to engage in this 7 days.”

The engage in transpired close to the stop of the initially quarter of Carolina’s 24-6 loss. Right after Burns took Jones down on a strip-sack, the quarterback grabbed Burns’ ideal ankle and held on as the stop tried using to escape.

With Burns down on the subject keeping his ankle and with Carolina linebacker Frankie Luvu recovering the fumble additional than 10 yards away, Jones got up and walked away.

Jones reported on Monday in his weekly job interview on WEEI radio in Boston that he thought Burns experienced the ball and that “it can be my career to try out to make the deal with.”

Carolina edge rusher Haason Reddick named the engage in “absolutely filthy” Sunday. Burns, following looking at the replay and then researching it from each angle readily available, agreed.

“I thought it was some bull at initially for him to get my ankle in the initially spot,” Burns reported. “Right after looking at the movie and … him just walking away, everything didn’t look ideal about it. I’m down there in soreness he just appeared at me and walked off like he did his career or some bull like that.

“Right after observing that, which is when I recognized, ‘Damn!'”

Burns later in the activity rolled the ankle all over again and experienced to be helped off the subject a next time. He did not apply Wednesday, and his position for Sunday’s activity at Arizona is in question.

Mentor Matt Rhule reported his edge rusher would be a activity-time final decision, but Burns expects to engage in.

Burns laughed when questioned no matter if he experienced listened to from Jones or Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

“No,” he reported. “Not at all. They’re not likely to hook me up.”

Burns also hasn’t listened to from the league.

“They can do what they remember to with the movie,” he reported. “It truly is distinct to see he held on to my ankle, swept my leg, twisted my ankle, whatsoever you want to call it.”

Even Carolina functioning back Christian McCaffrey, who normally avoids controversy, questioned Jones’ motives.

“I thought it was really suspect,” he reported.

Since Sunday, Burns was reminded that Jones “nudged” just one of his American Heritage teammates following Burns sacked him in a higher faculty activity. Each players grew up in Florida, Burns in the Fort Lauderdale place and Jones in Jacksonville.

“I didn’t even know I played him in higher faculty,” Burns reported with a giggle.

Burns is not going to neglect Jones following Sunday.

“As before long as I sacked him, he grabbed my arm,” he reported. “And my arm was trapped. Once I got my arm absolutely free and tried using to operate, of course he grabbed my ankle. At that level I just remember likely down with my ankle hurting.

“Everyone else ran earlier us. If I experienced the ball, will not you feel I would be getting tackled or your teammates would assist? I will not feel it can be cool.”

ESPN’s Mike Reiss contributed to this report.