FOXBOROUGH — Marcus Jones offered the crescendo to probably the most memorable win of New England’s season to this point.
Knotted in a 3-3 rock struggle the place neither the Patriots nor Jets offense might get something moving into early November, Jones fielded a punt at his personal 16-yard line and winded 84 yards to pay dust for what was primarily a walk-off landing. It’s been the spotlight of the 12 months to this point.
“No! Means!” normally-reserved Bob Socci bellowed on the radio broadcast, as Gillette Stadium rose into an ear-splitting roar.
The soundtrack to a win isn’t the one music Jones likes to create: The third-round choose can also be an aspiring hip-hop musician who goes by Elliott.J.
Making music has been a lifelong ardour for Jones, who quietly launched an eight-song album on Apple Music final fall. When Jones was younger, his father, Marc, had turntables in the home. He says he began messing round with them at 4 years previous, and actually began to take music extra significantly in highschool.
“Ultimately, I simply obtained into producing and began making beats and recording myself and every thing like that,” Jones stated. “Studying easy methods to engineer and it simply went on from there.”
He shortly discovered making music to be each fulfilling and stress-free.
“It’s a pastime that I at all times love to do,” Jones stated. “I like to make stuff from scratch and make it change into a phenomenal undertaking on the finish. I wish to make vibes. I wish to have folks feeling some sort of method after they take heed to it. Whether or not it’s completely satisfied or unhappy.”
Jones tabs The Weeknd, Drake, and Troy Lanez as his largest musical influences — “loads of totally different feels,” he says — and has an in-home studio at his place.
Throughout the bye week, he went again to Alabama to go to his dad and mom, however didn’t spend any time with the turntables making new music. Throughout the season, it’s all soccer. That’s how he is aware of it needs to be to search out success in New England. However when issues wind down, he plans to leap again into the studio.
“Throughout the season I don’t actually have an excessive amount of time to fiddle with it,” Jones stated. “However within the offseason, I’ll undoubtedly get into it.”
Ultimately, he’d wish to file in a fair greater house and “choose folks’s brains,” however for now the in-home studio and a laptop computer are all he wants. Jones introduced 65,000 folks to their toes together with his punt return expertise. The rookie hopes he can join with folks the identical method by way of his music.
“It’s a calming factor,” Jones stated. “It’s only a nice feeling, since you really feel such as you make music that individuals may also relate to.”