Adam Jones doesn’t care for Terrelle Pryor. We know this because the Bengals cornerback would only discuss the Browns wide receiver, who was limited to one catch and three yards on Sunday, during his postgame media session.
Jones’ position was clear.
“Pryor suck,” he said. “Suck. What else?”
Then, in the ultimate move of disrespect, Jones picked up a trash can and searched for Jones, asking “you in there?” as his teammates laughed.
If you’re going to call someone garbage, may as well drive the point home with some prop comedy.
The issue between Jones and Pryor seemed to have started from a remark Pryor made to Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther after a game. Pryor told Guenther that his play would get Jones cut.
“He told my coordinator that he’s going to cut me after the game,” Jones said. “For a guy that’s been a slouch around the league at quarterback, played decent this year for his first year at wide receiver. I’m saying all this facade, all the fake hard [stuff] that he plays out on the field. That ain’t Terrelle. I checked his background. He’s a suburbs kid from Pittsburgh.
“Terrelle Pryor was right there the whole game,” he continued, “right there in the garbage can. Next question.”
This is an impressive amount of thrown shade surrounding a game between teams that are a combined 5-20-1 on the year. Maybe this chippiness will have a happy ending in the form of Jones getting a trash bag sponsorship or something.