Mac Jones focusing on each day with Tom Brady coming to town

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Tom Brady‘s return to New England is the biggest storyline of Week Four in the NFL, but it isn’t one that the Patriots’ current quarterback is looking to spend much time talking about heading into Sunday night.

Mac Jones made an appearance on WEEI on Monday and he avoided any discussion of his predecessor when it came time to talk about facing the Buccaneers. Jones said he was paying attention to the Alabama football team when Brady left New England for Tampa and that he’s going to be paying attention to his own team this week.

“I think just fixing the corrections from the game we just played is obviously really important and then moving on with the game plan for this week,” Jones said. “It will definitely be exciting. Tampa Bay is a great team and it is a new week. We’re excited and the only thing we can do is focus on each day and then when Sunday comes we’ll just go out there and play as hard as we can. It will be good.”

Among the corrections Jones wants to make after throwing three interceptions against the Saints is “getting the ball out quick and reading the defense quicker.” Both things would be steps in the right direction for the team’s chances of sending Brady back to Tampa with his second loss of the season.

12 responses to “Mac Jones focusing on each day with Tom Brady coming to town

  1. We saw what happened this past weekend if they don’t have Mac Jones just throw short passes. All these Patriots fans were proclaiming him to be TB 2.0 before the season. Soon they’ll be 1-3 with Mac. I wonder how long before the fans go silent like they did last year after claiming Stidham was TB 2.0.

  2. I don’t expect play action to fool Tampa’s front 7 so I would put Mac in the shotgun more to speed up his reads. Bourne, Myers and Henry have to get open and be looking for the football. Hard to trust Smith the way he has played.

    Sit Bolden. Play Taylor. The Bucs have difficulty with speed and quickness. Trent Brown better be playing because the right side of the OL has been a jail break.

    Special teams needs to play consistent football. Can’t give Brady the ball at the 40.

    The need to play a clean game and win the turnover battle which is unlikely.

  3. Tom Brady was 1-2 in his first three games as Patriots’ QB in 2001. He completed 52.2% of his passes for an avg. completion of 5.2 yds with 0 TDs and 0 INTs.

    Mac Jones is 1-2 in his first three games as Patriots’ QB in 2021. He’s completed 67.5% of his passes for an avg. completion of 6.1 yds with 2 TDs and 3 INTs.

    So, there’s still hope the kid could turn out to be a decent QB.

  4. wonder how long before the fans go silent like they did last year after claiming Stidham was TB 2.0.

    Yeah, no Patriots fan claimed Stidham was TB 2.0

    And maybe we can judge Mac Jones after the season not on 3 games.how did Rogers do against that Saints D a few weeks ago?

  5. flash1224 says:
    September 28, 2021 at 9:46 am
    wonder how long before the fans go silent like they did last year after claiming Stidham was TB 2.0.

    Yeah, no Patriots fan claimed Stidham was TB 2.0

    And maybe we can judge Mac Jones after the season not on 3 games.how did Rogers do against that Saints D a few weeks ago?

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    Justin Herbert says hi.

  6. Despite that fact that the Pats will be 1-3 [after Sunday night], Mac Jones is above where a rooky is expected to be at this point in his career. He’s doing fine. If the game plan doesn’t support his experience than that is on the organization and coaches. Where was the run game? Where are the TEs? They have been such non factors I almost don’t remember their names. Where was the protection? Where was the defense? The Pats had the benefits of a 19 year GOAT QB. Now we are seeing a rooky behind center. Dropping Newton kind of guaranteed that this was a learning year.

  7. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    September 28, 2021 at 10:20 am
    flash1224 says:
    September 28, 2021 at 9:46 am
    wonder how long before the fans go silent like they did last year after claiming Stidham was TB 2.0.

    Yeah, no Patriots fan claimed Stidham was TB 2.0

    And maybe we can judge Mac Jones after the season not on 3 games.how did Rogers do against that Saints D a few weeks ago?

    ————

    Justin Herbert says hi.

    Not sure how Justin Herbert relates to the comments but okay …

  8. The Patriots look just like last year. Hey, but at least they’re losing the right way now, lol.

  9. Brady was 1-2 in his first three games as Patriots’ QB in 2001. He completed 52.2% of his passes for an avg. completion of 5.2 yds with 0 TDs and 0 INTs.

    Mac Jones is 1-2 in his first three games as Patriots’ QB in 2021. He’s completed 67.5% of his passes for an avg. completion of 6.1 yds with 2 TDs and 3 INTs.

    So, there’s still hope the kid could turn out to be a decent QB.

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    When Brady became the starter in 2001 here were the league average QB stats you reference:

    Completion percentage 59%
    Yards per game: 206
    Yards/attempt 6.8
    TDs per game: 1.3
    INTS per game 1.1
    Rating: 78.5

    Compared to 2020:
    Completion percentage: 65%
    Yards per game 240
    Yards/attempt 7.2
    TDs per game: 1.7
    INTs per game 0.8
    Rating: 93.6

    Also, Brady went 2-1 in his first three starts with the following stats:
    618 yards
    2 TDs
    0 INTs

    Just stop comparing Mac Jones to Brady. He’s not Tom Brady and never will be. He might become a decent QB but the parallels with Brady are really just that they are both slow and white and played for big-time college football programs.

  10. The Pats were able to exploit an over eager Dolphins defense in week one and schemed their players open. Mac just had to complete the passes and he did. Week 2 he gets the Jets and at this point we all know what that means. Week 3 he gets a very well coached team and flops. He’s going to have his struggles. Can he be a playoff QB? Sure. Can he flop and the Pats try out Stidham or throw Hoyer in there? Sure. He’s young, give him time. But he should not be annointed the second coming of Brady no matter how bad the media and fans want it. He could literally not start by seasons end, we as fans can’t tell the future.

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