Bill Belichick: Mac Jones does things the way we want them done at a productive level

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The majority of Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s Wednesday morning press conference was spent fielding questions about the team’s decision to release quarterback Cam Newton, but there was also a little time spent on the guy who beat Newton out for the starting job.

Belichick said he didn’t want to discuss “the details or timing” of the call to go with first-round pick Mac Jones over Newton, but he was willing to talk about what he’s liked about Jones’ play this summer.

“First of all, he’s had a high level of production,” Belichick said. “I feel like he’s been able to show an ability to do things the way we want them done at a productive level. He’s young, I’m sure he’ll continue to learn and grow. We’ll see where that goes. That’s why we drafted him and I think he’s come in and performed at a level that supports that.”

Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels echoed those sentiments during his own press conference on Wednesday and added that Jones has been able to learn from mistakes in a way that’s allowed him to avoid repeating them. That learning process will continue in the regular season and no one in New England is likely to spend much time looking backward if Jones shows the kind of growth that his coaches suggested will come in the future.

 

17 responses to “Bill Belichick: Mac Jones does things the way we want them done at a productive level

  1. Belichick said. “I feel like he’s been able to show an ability to do things the way we want them done at a productive level

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    Has Belichick ever said that about Cam? and that’s why Cam was cut.

  2. I don’t care if Jones production is 1/2 of what I hope it will be this year as I’d NEVER look back & say it was a mistake in letting Cam go…. The kid is gonna make mistakes no doubt as he’s a rookie & in a very complex offense, however he needs the reps to learn & grow & the mistakes he makes will only help with that entire process & his ability to be a COMPLETE NFL CALIBER QB in today’s NFL are light years ahead of what Cam could bring to it these days…..I’m so happy to be excited about Patriots football again, last year was GOD AWFUL to have to watch!!!!
    GO PATS… LET THE MAC ATTACK ERA BEGIN!!!!

  3. Let’s hope BB has ended his long streak of 1st round whiffs. Things are looking up. The Bills 1-year crown as AFCE champs is looking like it may come to an abrupt end

  4. Bill Belichick has earned the length of his leash. He makes the call from a position of strength and confidence, buoyed by proven competence.

    That does not guarantee that he is right. He is only more likely to be right than any prognosticators, none of whom can hold a candle to his football intellect.

    In other words: get back in your armchair and watch the team play.

  5. Even had Cam been the player he once was in Carolina, his style was not a good fit with NE’s offense, you add that to the fact he was a shell of himself last season and with zero supporting cast, and you got the end results of last season. Total puke. I think Cam may have a bit left and he may of done better this season with the Pats, but I’d rather watch Mac Jones struggle as he gets better, then Newton struggle to play at a level he no longer can. It will be pure joy to watch Mac Jones avoid a charging defender by simply throwing a short screen to James White with touch that goes right where it should rather then two feet above his head or a foot in front of him in the dirt.

  6. This page keeps showing the pic of Jones with both hands up by his helmet.
    If the number was 12 and not 10, I’d swear it was Brady.
    Not a huge Patriot fan, but I do like them.
    I hope this kid has a great 8-12 years and can retire healthy.

  7. The rookie contract for a Round 1 pick lasts for 5 years. Might as well put him on the field now and let the learning process begin. The quarterback position gets very expensive after year 5 if the team has a good one.

  8. Cam is a big running back with the ability to pass the ball…poorly. He was never going to be a good fit for the highly structured and disciplined Patriots passing game. He was a needed temporary place-holder until they could find and secure their future QB. It seems that Jones is that guy. A QB in the Pats offense needs to have the mental agility / mental discipline to COMMIT to the passing game and not bail and run if the first look isn’t there. The QB needs to be a PASSING QB…not a running QB. Mac Jones looks to be that guy. Looking forward to a new era for the Pats.

  9. Pats fans guaranteeing the division crown for NE and that they’ll have the best QB in the division…should be fun to revisit a month or 2 from now.

  10. nhpats2011 says:
    September 1, 2021 at 9:05 am
    Let’s hope BB has ended his long streak of 1st round whiffs.
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    As any real Patriots fan will tell you, he’s not had many upper-1st round picks because he’s always had good results. But even if you add lower 1sts there haven’t been more than one or two: definitely Easley (29) 2014, very arguably Meriweather (24) 2007, quite possibly Harry (32) 2019 – but this year will tell for sure. And that’s it, in 20 years! Can’t count Michel as he was crucial in Pats’ last SB win. Who else has he picked in round one: Seymour, Wilfork, Graham, Maroney, Mankins, Watson, Mayo, McCourty, Hightower, Solder, Chandler Jones, Malcolm Brown, Wynn and now Mac Jones. That’s a way above haul for someone who’s only ever had 2 top-10 picks (Seymour and Mayo).

  11. Who else has he picked in round one: Seymour, Wilfork, Graham, Maroney, Mankins, Watson, Mayo, McCourty, Hightower, Solder, Chandler Jones, Malcolm Brown, Wynn

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    Meaning, Belichick can be a DC, but not HC material.

  12. The Patriots has been gearing their offense that fit Tom Brady’s abilities. That’s 20 years. They flirted with a running/mobile quarterback. It wasn’t a good fit. Now they have a QB that resembles Brady’s capabilities, maybe the intangibles too. Hopefully they can duplicate the success with Mac.

  13. “Meaning, Belichick can be a DC, but not HC material.”

    Is that what Coach drafting a lot of defensive players in the first round means? That he isn’t HC material?

    One of the funniest things I’ve ever read on the internet.

  14. They flirted with a running/mobile quarterback.

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    Mobile quarterback can’t control the timing of throw in a short time window, meaning, they had no clue what was going on with Brady.

  15. The Patriots have a very dangerous offense, they will run the ball down teams throats and when teams try to sell out against the run you will see the quick passing game. Teams will need to be good at all three levels of defense to slow them down. A team like Tampa and New Orleans to a lesser extent can do it.

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