ORLANDO — Casey Hayward of the Rams intercepted Russell Wilson of the Seahawks, and the Pro Bowl fun began.
Hayward tossed a lateral to Reshad Jones of the Dolphins, who ran for 13 yards and flipped the ball to Jalen Ramsey of the Jaguars, who ran down the left sideline for 23 more.
A little playground football at Camping World Stadium .
“We said the first person to get a pick, we were going to form a relay,” Jones said after the game. “I saw Jalen in my rear and pitched it to him. And the rest was history. It was cool. It was fun. It worked for us. We said whoever got the first pick was going to make it happen. It was amazing.”
Jones has a lot of respect for Ramsey, the former Florida State star.
“He’s a big corner,” Jones said. “He’s long. He loves to press. He can play. He’s a good one. He’s going to be in this league for a while.”
Dolphins Hall of Famer Jason Taylor was saying after the game how impressed he was with Jacksonville’s talented young defensive players.
“Some of the young guys from Jacksonville are really, really cool kids to watch play,” Taylor said. “You realize how athletic they are, watching them practice, and run around in the game. Jalen Ramsey and Yannick (Ngakoue) and (Telvin) Smith and all those guys. Tremendous athletes. Tremendous young defense.”
Jones knows Miami’s defense needs to create more turnovers next season.
“We have to make make the opponent one-dimensional,” he said. “We have to stop the run and make them put it in the air. I think we have one of the best front sevens in football. And we have to handle our end on the back end.”
Miami’s representatives at the Pro Bowl were Jones and wide receiver Jarvis Landry. The two palled around all week. But does Jones think he’ll ever play a game with Landry again?
“The future will tell,” Jones said. “I hope so, man. He’s been with me for a few years now, so hopefully the Dolphins sign him back.”