Josh McDaniels praises Mac Jones for leadership, competitiveness

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Patriots quarterback Mac Jones said after Sunday’s loss that the team wasn’t good enough, starting with Jones himself. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels likes the way Jones is holding himself accountable.

McDaniels said the drive to play well and win, day after day, is a big part of what the Patriots like about Jones.

“I think he’s a very competitive guy. He wants to win at everything that he’s doing. He wants to perform his best every single day on every single rep,” McDaniels said, via the Boston Herald. “I think that’s a great trait and a great quality to have, not only as a football player but as a human being. We’re fortunate that he feels that way. “

McDaniels thinks Jones has everything you want in a leader.

“I think relative to pushing himself and demanding the most from himself, I think that’s obviously the No. 1 way to lead – you show everybody else that you’re going to hold yourself to a very high standard, and then you’re going to try to bring others along if you see the opportunity to do so,” McDaniels said.

There may never be another Tom Brady when it comes to leadership and competitiveness, but the Patriots hope Jones can help the Patriots get back to the way they played for so many years with Brady at the helm.

16 responses to “Josh McDaniels praises Mac Jones for leadership, competitiveness

  1. Jones played well enough for the Pats to win, the RBs fumbled the game away.

    Now Mac and the team have to bounce back against a weak Jets team. And that will merely be a sign they can win the games they are supposed to win.

  2. Belichick has done it again in the draft. Brady Garrapolo Jones. And you fools criticize his GM moves. What idiots. All he has done that last 20 years is build rosters that were in 9 SB or every other year. Belichick is GOAT

  3. Its like the Packers loss if they lose the Lions (not likely). if the Pats lose to the Jets that spells trouble. But based on past history, they will be fine….

  4. rfkimball says:
    September 15, 2021 at 11:25 am
    Belichick has done it again in the draft. Brady Garrapolo Jones. And you fools criticize his GM moves.

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    Assuming Jones pans out he will be BB’s first 1st round success since Gronk. A lot of 1st round whiffs in between

    Interestingly, BB does seem to have a knack finding some great players in later rounds

  5. If Mac’s track record is any indicator, he is doing his part to clean up errors from week 1. I can guarantee you that when he faces the Dolphins again, he will be a much different and much stronger QB. It is going to be fun watching a good young kid grow into a top tier NFL QB. (Not saying Brady like, just a top tier guy)

  6. nhpats2011 says:

    Assuming Jones pans out he will be BB’s first 1st round success since Gronk. A lot of 1st round whiffs in between

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    Gronk was drafted in the 2nd Round in 2010:

    1st rounders from 2010 until now
    Devin McCourty, Nate Solder, Dont’a Hightower, Chandler Jones, Dominique Easley, Malcolm Brown, Isaiah Wynn, Sony Michel, N’Keal Harry, Mac Jones. He really only missed on Harry and Easley (injury prone). That is a pretty good draft record there.

  7. I’m not a McDaniels basher, I think he’s a great OC. But, I think the mistake he made against Miami was trying to be too conservative with Jones. Maybe he was even surprised at how poised and in control MJ was. If he turned him loose a little more, it might of helped the Red zone problems.

  8. First off: FACT-There will NEVER be another Tom Brady on ANY team, the dude’s an enigma.
    Now on to Jones, it appears that yes he might have a good future. If the kid gets one SB ring with the Pats and Belichick, he will have fulfilled his first round selection worthiness.
    This team now has a future, as part of the Pats Nation, yes the future is now, but there’s also a thing called reality when a rookie QB takes over your team. Marino made it to the SB in his first year, then never again. As a Pats fan, I’d like to see Mac Jones avoid that stat. Lol

  9. If the kid gets one SB ring with the Pats and Belichick,

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    He will, AFTER Belichick is forced to resign.

  10. It was time for the Pats to move on from Tom Brady. They needed the cap space to rebuild the team and they needed to get their QB for the future. It will work out for the team and obviously has worked out for Brady.

  11. mixjuan says:
    September 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm
    nhpats2011 says:
    Assuming Jones pans out he will be BB’s first 1st round success since Gronk. A lot of 1st round whiffs in between
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    Gronk was drafted in the 2nd Round in 2010:
    1st rounders from 2010 until now
    Devin McCourty, Nate Solder, Dont’a Hightower, Chandler Jones, Dominique Easley, Malcolm Brown, Isaiah Wynn, Sony Michel, N’Keal Harry, Mac Jones. He really only missed on Harry and Easley (injury prone). That is a pretty good draft record there.
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    2018 draft overall was horrible. Isiah Wynn can barely get through a half season and has played in 19 of 49 potential games. Then he took the wrong Georgia RB by taking Michel over Nick Chubb.

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