Bob Stoops fumes as QB Landry Jones throws three interceptions in first quarter of XFL game: ‘The guy’s all over him’
What made the Dallas Renegades an intriguing preseason option to be among the XFL's successful teams in the revitalized league's first season was rooted in the coach-quarterback familiarity between Bob Stoops and Landry Jones.
At the beginning of last decade, Jones played four years under Stoops at the University of Oklahoma. Many thought that connection, plus the combination of coordinator and Air Raid innovator Hal Mumme, would lead to plenty of points for the Renegades.
While the Renegades entered Week 4 at 2-1, Jones hadn't set himself apart from other quarterbacks in the league — unlike the undefeated Houston Roughnecks' P.J. Walker, for example.
And in the first quarter against Walker's Roughnecks on Saturday, Jones didn't do much to close the gap, as he threw three interceptions on Dallas' first three drives and caused his longtime coach some agita.
"No. Oh, my gosh," Stoops said following Jones' second interception. "I don't know why he's throwing it. The guy's all over him."
A mic’d up Bob Stoops tells you everything you need to know about how things are going for Landry Jones and the Renegades so far today ?
The @XFLRoughnecks continue to apply the pressure on Landry Jones pic.twitter.com/r4kvH1N8eU
Last week in a win over the Seattle Dragons, Jones completed 30 of 41 passes for three touchdowns, but also threw two picks and lost a fumble.
For Houston, safety Cody Brown started the pick party before Deatrick Nichols intercepted Jones the second and third times.
Jones missed the season opener, a loss to the St. Louis BattleHawks, with a lingering knee injury. He returned in Week 2 for a 25-18 victory over the Los Angeles Wildcats.
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