Mac Jones began watching film of Jets immediately after Sunday’s loss

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Mac Jones didn’t take any time to look behind him after the 17-16 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. Instead, the Patriots rookie quarterback immediately began looking ahead.

Jones was so disappointed with the result of his first game that he started getting ready for his second game Sunday night.

Jones said he turned on film of the Jets to get a jump start on his preparation.

“I mean it’s not fun to lose, so just learning from what we could have done better is definitely just the only thing you can do really,” Jones said, via Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal. “You can sit there and feel bad for yourself for a little bit, because that’s your human [nature], and that’s what you’re supposed to do, or you’re in the wrong profession. But you’ve just got to move on. So the 24-hour rule – just after 24 hours. Some people it’s less, but for me after that, just move on and play the next play, play the next game. You’re only as good as your last game so we lost and that’s what people remember, so we just got to move forward.”

Jones completed 29 of 39 passes for 281 yards and a touchdown, but Damien Harris‘ red zone fumble with 3:31 remaining denied Jones a shot at his first win. The Patriots had two turnovers and eight penalties and scored 13 points in four red zone trips.

“I think we’re moving in the right direction,” Jones said. “Just take it day-by-day and obviously there shouldn’t be any focus on the past. We just got to focus on what we need to get better at. That’s kind of for me. Just fundamentally what can I do each day, extra or whatever, just to improve so that when I get to the game we just play fast and we play better than we did last week.”

23 responses to “Mac Jones began watching film of Jets immediately after Sunday’s loss

  1. There’s a lot to learn and a short time to learn it. Sunday action is a lot faster than Monday thru Saturday.

  2. Peyton Manning watched film(win or lose)after each game,college thru his pro career. Mac…you’re in good company.

  3. There’s always the question of whether or not he’s playing the media with having all the right answers but from what I’ve seen so far, he seems to be the real deal.

  4. sharpdressedfan17 says:
    September 15, 2021 at 8:42 pm
    Peyton Manning watched film(win or lose)after each game,college thru his pro career. Mac…you’re in good company.

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    Peyton also used to watch film getting ready for the pro bowl while Brady was getting ready for the SB

  5. He’s certainly mature for his age.

    Meanwhile, Zach Wilson took anorher photo of himself in the mirror right after his poor debut against a crap team.

  6. Only one start under his belt and Jones is already mixing cliches, metaphors, and coachspeak like a seasoned vet. No wonder Belicheat loves this guy.

  7. I really like this kid. He is still probably the third best QB from this past draft behind fields and TL. But I think all three players will be good at some point. The pats should have won that game. Imo they were clearly the better team..

    What’s really amazing to me of the three Alabama qbs that are starters in the NFL the worst of the three was the most highly regarded coming out and was drafted the highest. I think it’s pretty clear at this point both Hurts and Jones are better qbs than Tua.

  8. Seeing there is only one game of tape to study the Jets are also analyzing every second of Mac’s game tape

  9. Agree with me or not, over and over again this kid reminds me of a young TB12.

    Name another young QB playing today who reminds you of Tommy Bs work ethic, style of play and inner drive more than Mac-achusetts does.

  10. “Doesn’t every NFL QB watch film on their next opponent as soon as they can?”

    No they don’t actually.

    Brady was known for demanding that the coaching staff have film of the team they were going to face in the following game ready for him to watch on the flight home from the previous one. Few other QBs are known to have done so. Most usually destress on the way home and start on the next game the next day.

    Mac doing this is a good sign for the future.

  11. I’m not gonna compare him to Brady, he’s gone & I thank him for all he brought us….
    I’m just gonna watch the kid & hope he’s as good as advertised & watch him become who he is….& so far I LOVE what I see, especially after suffering through last year!!!

  12. darthhelmut says:
    September 15, 2021 at 10:13 pm
    Doesn’t every NFL QB watch film on their next opponent as soon as they can?….well except Cam.

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    Cam did too. There was nothing wrong with Cam’s work ethic. It was top notch. The problem was turning that into on field results.

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