Brent Jones is not pleased with what’s going on in the booth during Monday Night Football. Specifically, his ire is directed at former defensive lineman turned color commentator Booger McFarland, and his critical comments of Jimmy Garoppolo’s play during the 49ers’ win over the Browns on Monday night.
Jones voiced his displeasure to Tolbert, Krueger & Brooks Tuesday afternoon, and, well, let’s just let Brent take it from here.
“The Garoppolo thing has me a little fired up,” Jones told KNBR. “I really am frustrated with Snot Nose, or Loogie, or Booger or whatever the guy’s name is. I try not to throw people under the bus most of the time, but you’re a very, very average defensive lineman your whole career.
“If I could pick anybody on a team that knows less about what’s truly going on offensively and defensively, it would be a defensive lineman. Rush the passer, stay in your lane, play your gaps, tackle the guy. That’s it. You don’t care what coverage, you don’t care what linebackers are going…you don’t know pass patterns, you don’t know what running backs are doing, you don’t know anything.
“I get it, he was a guy that was left over because Jason Witten didn’t make it, but don’t come and bring your quarterback analysis into the prime time of Monday Night Football, when you’re just a jag, when on a crappy team you’re just a guy. That got me fired up last night.
“You tell me about Jimmy Garoppolo and his mechanics and that he’s a bit off, while on the flip side Baker Mayfield, ‘Oh I like what Freddy Kitchens is doing, oh Baker Mayfield has had some ups and downs tonight.’ Really? Show me an up. There was no up. He got up after he was flat on his back.
“I was not happy with that analysis at all. I know he’s working hard, and he’s trying, but he’s a defensive lineman that doesn’t know anything about the game, and it’s a travesty that that’s Monday Night Football.
“Monday Night Football is legendary, and I’m sure he’s a good guy, but don’t bring your analysis in and throw guys under the bus when you don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Listen to the full interview below. For Jones on Booger, start from 7:00.