The Washington Football Team’s defense has been a colossal disappointment through the first two weeks of the season. After ranking second in total defense in 2020, they’ve fallen all the way down to 17th.
The numbers are alarming, but let’s not disregard the fact that there’s a ton of new faces learning to play together especially in the secondary. The group as a whole should improve once they get more games under their belt.
One of those newcomers is William Jackson III, whom Washington signed to a three-year, $42 million deal in free agency this offseason.
After an electric debut that included recording an interception, Jackson came back down to earth (and then some) in Week 2 vs the Giants.
We’re not going to kick a guy when he’s down. Jackson knows he didn’t perform up to snuff and we expect him to rebound. However, don’t tell that to Adam “Pacman” Jones, Jackson’s former teammate in Cincinnati.
After calling out Jackson for his performance on Instagram, the former teammates found themselves entangled in a fiery back-and-forth. Fair warning, things got personal and some of the language was vulgar.
William Jackson and Pacman Jones have some beef to settle.
For fans confused as to what ignited this IG war, Jones got things started when he blasted Jackson for his performance.
“Act like y’all didn’t see Will Jack get killed last night,” Jones said on Instagram. “I think like 280, 200 yards on him. Je—Ch—-. Field day.”
Jackson wasn’t about to let that slide, and he uncorked a perfect comeback by reminding Jones that he took his job with the Bengals.
"“Supposed to be OG’s out here hating on these young bulls, man. When I was in Cincinnati I took yo job,” Jackson responded. Then on top of that I always kept it G. I don’t got no hard feelings …”“It’s football. We played on a Thursday night, quick turnover. Bad footwork at the line. It ain’t like he just outran me, unlike some people I know … Since you want to be relevant, keep watching me play on Sunday’s.”"
That brings us to the above tweet. Luckily for fans (like us) who found this interaction wildly entertaining, it continued. In a provocative response, Jones said Jackson almost “lost the game” — which, truth be told, is accurate — and told his former Bengals teammate that he’s going to watch him closely from here on out.
That escalated quickly!
Jackson and Jones were teammates in Cincinnati for two seasons (2016 and 2017), and it’s clear they aren’t fond of each other.
We’re not sure what kickstarted their beef, but somethings tells us this could be a prevailing storyline throughout the season if Jackson doesn’t get things turned around, or, of course, Ron Rivera caught wind of this and instructed his $42 million cornerback to pay no mind to Jones, who was notorious for stirring the proverbial pot during his playing days.