Jones had already begun the mind games on Thursday afternoon by suggesting that Wales outhalf Rhys Patchell's lack of global experience would count against him, with the Scarlets man having lined out for Warren Gatland's side on just a handful of occasions.
"It's just my gut feeling with Joseph", Jones said.
"He can do a job for us from the start and Ben will come on and give us power and impetus, just as he did last week".
"I can remember 18 or 24 months ago someone at the Rugby Football Union, whose name I don't recollect at the moment, coming in and saying 'you play Italy on Sunday and Wales on Saturday, it that ok?'".
And although the roles they played in Auckland that day have been reversed, something remains unchanged for Care a decade on: his self-belief, and undeniable love for the game.
"Patchell is surrounded by players from his own region [Scarlets] and that familiarity under the pressure of worldwide rugby. hopefully his game will stand up". He's a young guy, he's inexperienced and is their third-choice 10. "Although Halfpenny got a couple of tries under his belt last week, both are not as good as they used to be at bringing the ball back", the Land Rover ambassador told Omnisport. It will be different to playing against Scotland. "We'll find out on Saturday", Jones said of six-cap Patchell.
The England coach was in vintage form as he ramped up the pre-match hype, mentioning Patchell several times in his news conference on Thursday a few hours after naming an England team with two changes from the side that swept past Italy 46-15 in Rome.
I will look back at that game in the World Cup and other games in the Six Nations to see if I can pick up any traits.
"We were very happy with Te'o last week, but it's also his second game back and, in my experience with players in their second game back from a long injury, it's always the most hard game".
They have named an unchanged side with seven of the starting XV having never played an global at Twickenham before.
Wales will cause England problems if they can maintain their performance levels from last weekend's 34-7 win against Scotland, according to Jason Robinson. Everyone has been telling them how well they played. Warren Gatland's been talking a lot this week.