How bad was Landry Jones during the preseason? So bad he could provide an endless variety of "yo' mamma" style jokes. In August, I wondered if I had inadvertently cyberbullied Landry Jones by being overly critical about his performance in preseason games. Or, maybe I was just being honest when I gave him a rating of Bring out Boyd (remember him?)
Nobody thought Landry deserved a place on the team:
The Landry Jones Era is over. It's time to admit it was a poor draft choice. It happens... Time to give others a chance. #steelers— Steel Dad (@SteelDad) August 15, 2015
Goodbye Landry Jones. The experiment is over. The Steelers need to cut their losses now and let Boyd and Murphy get reps.— Ahmad (@BigARashad) August 15, 2015
@BigARashad I want the Landry Jones experiment to end already. It should have been done last year IMO.— Marc Bowers (@marcbowers7) August 25, 2015
The response was quite different after a dismal first quarter with Mike Vick at the helm against the Cardinals.
Please please please put in QB Landry Jones. The Mike Vick experiment has got to end.— Tobin Daily (@bigtobe52) October 13, 2015
The Steelers WIN!!!!! and so it begins....The Landry Jones Experiment!!!! #SteelerNation— D-dot (@DDotAngelettie) October 18, 2015
Enthusiasm for Jones only increased after after heroic performance in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals that resulted in a win for the Steelers. The Steelers named him Player of the Week, and fans changed their tune.
*The year is 2037 my grandson: Papa why is Landry Jones wearing that gold jacket on that stage? "Well boy let me tell ya a story......."— (Brandon) (@Bentzburgh) October 19, 2015
@LandryJones12 Your cool points went off the charts today! Wonder how many new followers you acquired today (me included).— Rollon2or8 (@Rollon2or8) October 19, 2015
"hi I'm Preseason Landry Jones and I have cable" "HI i"m regular season Landry Jones and I have DirecTV"— Chad....... (@MadChad412) October 18, 2015
Jones was not without critics today. Nobody was a fan of his outfit. In his defense, he probably had no idea he would end up in front of the cameras. Neither did fans.
#Steelers QB Landry Jones: "I can't believe I got to play" We can tell by that shirt you're wearing— Samuel Njoku (@Ravens_Examiner) October 18, 2015
Landry Jones shirt game https://t.co/Ce6WXr1zoi— Andrew Fox (@FoxOnABox_) October 18, 2015