Commanders’ William Jackson dragged by nemesis Pacman Jones after woeful Week 4
By Jerry Trotta
The Washington Commanders defense wasn’t the problem in Sunday’s listless loss to the Dallas Cowboys. While Jon Allen, Daron Payne and Kam Curl came to play, others, like William Jackson III, looked way off the pace in this rivalry game.
That’s been a consistent theme for Jackson since he signed a $43.5 million contract, including $21 million guaranteed, with Washington last offseason. A former first-round pick of the Bengals, Jackson was a quality man corner over this three-year run in Cincinnati, but he’s proven to be a woeful fit in Washington’s zone scheme.
Sunday was once again a struggle for Jackson, who had the pleasure (sarcasm) of matching up against CeeDee Lamb for most of the game.
According to Pro Football Focus, Jackson allowed five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. He was flagged for three penalties, including one that negated an interception, and surrendered a 138.1 passer rating.
Following the game, Jackson’s longtime nemesis Adam “Pacman” Jones took to Twitter in NSFW fashion to drag his former Bengals teammate.
Commanders’ William Jackson roasted by Adam “Pacman” Jones after the corner’s forgettable Week 4 performance.
The hits just keep on coming for Jackson and the Commanders.
Jackson and Jones have a long-standing beef that dates back to their Cincinnati playing days. Teammates for two years with the Bengals, Jones took a shot at Jackson following Washington’s 30-29 win over the Giants last season. While Washington won, Jackson struggled and allowed a long touchdown to Darius Slayton.
“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. (Expletive). Field day.”
To the best of our knowledge, Jackson hasn’t replied to Pacman this time around. But he unleashed an awesome comeback last year.
"“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.”"
While a great response, Jackson should probably lay low and let his future play do the talking this time around. Not only did the Commanders lose to the Cowboys, but Jackson might’ve been the team’s worst defensive performer in the game.
This TD allowed to Lamb was an awful look for the cornerback.
Jackson noted postgame that he was expecting safety help. That still doesn’t excuse the porous effort he gave on the play. Did he really expect Lamb to make a beeline for the pylon for a potential over-the-shoulder catch? The Cowboys wideout recognized he had Jackson on his heels and made a simple cut into acres of space.
That’s not to say we approve of Jones burying Jackson on social media — you certainly won’t find Pacman praising Jackson’s highlights — but it’s also hard to defend the Commanders defender after that performance.