Mac Jones: My play was “super embarassing” on Sunday

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The Patriots snapped a two-game losing streak by routing the Jaguars in Week 17, but the regular season finale found them back on the wrong side of a final score.

Miami scored the first 17 points of the game and wound up 33-24 winners at home. Six of those 17 points came when Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard picked off Patriots quarterback Mac Jones and returned the ball 37 yards for a score.

Jones would wind up 20-of-30 for 261 yards and a touchdown to go with that interception, but he also lost a fumble and gave himself a scathing review when he took the podium for his postgame press conference.

“It’s super embarrassing, from my point, how I played,” Jones said, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com.

The Patriots are waiting to find out if they are going to be in Cincinnati or Buffalo when Jones makes his postseason debut in the Wild Card round. Wherever they wind up, they’ll be looking for a cleaner performance from the first-round pick.

40 responses to “Mac Jones: My play was “super embarassing” on Sunday

  1. He’s not wrong.

    The pick 6 and then the fumble was obviously a 14 point swing. Ever loss this year is simply NE making bizarre errors almost like they’re half asleep in those spots, handing games away.

    When you play down to the competition, that’s a bad sign. It shows some immaturity, but there are still plenty of vets on the team to avoid that from happening.

    Overall, a great rookie year, one of the league’s best ever, certainly better than Peyton Manning and numerous other QBs at their start of their careers, and he makes some simply gorgeous throws at times, but he’s still a rookie.

    He and the rest of the team will likely get bounced next week unless they can stop with the mindnumbing errors.

    I won’t get into the officiating, as that’s something Pats fans are well accustomed to. This just proves you can’t make such gaffes when you have opportunities on a silver platter.

    Oddly inconsistent team this year where it appeared before the Bye those things were behind them.

  2. If his play is “super embarrassing “ how does the Special Teams coach define his season? I’m not one to fire people, but he needs to go. I think this is the “clown show” Joe Judge was really talking about.

  3. Don’t feel too badly Mac. Everyone knows that the Patriots losing to the Colts, Bills and Dolphins is nothing more than just BB playing chess, folks!!!

  4. Rookie and the Pats are in the playoffs. We are proud of you. I bet money with a family member that the Pats are going to the SB. That’s after watching two games. I don’t have much money to throw around, mind. But I believe what I saw and seeing. Go Pats!!!

  5. I hope the Pats stick with Jones, in 5 years he may be a serviceable QB. Well, probably not.

  6. The underlying issue is that the Pats, despite their Free Agent haul STILL can’t stop the run. If I’m playing the Patriots, I’m cramming the run down their throat. They can’t stop it. Brutal. Maybe the two gap system needs some reconsideration? Because despite the upgrades in that area…. We stink!

  7. Mac has done some good things as a rookie, and winning 3 more games than last season, making the playoffs and having a young foundation for years to come is something I’m pleased with. That said, outside of the Cleveland and Jacksonville games, Mac was really inconsistent since the second time they played the Jets this year. He needs to cut down on the bad decisions if they want to win in the playoffs. Long term, he’ll have to improve his mechanics and get stronger in order to make more downfield, game changing throws.

  8. At this point BB and McDaniels need to let the kid sling it. It’s almost like they have him playing with a stick up his butt.

  9. bluenoser12 says:
    January 9, 2022 at 8:58 pm
    If his play is “super embarrassing “ how does the Special Teams coach define his season? I’m not one to fire people, but he needs to go. I think this is the “clown show” Joe Judge was really talking about.

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    Easily the worst special teams of the Belichick era. If Judge is fired as the Giants HC, I’d expect the Patriots to try and bring him back to coach the special teams again.

  10. touchback6 says:
    January 9, 2022

    Overall, a great rookie year, one of the league’s best ever

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    You said the same thing about Jarret Stidham after last preseason

  11. Yeah you sucked but cmon kid we heard this kind of talk all season from Cant last year and it got old.

    Just learn from it put it behind you and get ready for next week.

  12. nhpats2011 says:
    January 9, 2022 at 9:12 pm
    touchback6 says:
    January 9, 2022

    Overall, a great rookie year, one of the league’s best ever

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    You said the same thing about Jarret Stidham after last preseason

    1 3 Rate This

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    Ummm, no I didn’t.

    You lying continuously won’t change the facts. Manning had 26 TDs and 28 horrendous INTs in his rookie year.

    Mac Jones had a better rookie year than Peyton Manning in 1998. Simple facts.

    Today, he made some costly errors to help lose the game. Again, more facts. Not lies, not myth or conjured up statements you trolls claim were said.

    BB and McDaniels have molded a good looking prospect in impressive fashion.

  13. Embarrassing😅

    Wait until the playoffs start.

    That’s when you’ll really see embarrassing!!

  14. Ummm probably not a good time for the rookie QB to hit the wall that all rookies do … and right before the playoffs too … some half decent play calling and running game will take some pressure off the probable one and done as they await two tough opponents and frankly even making it this far was a bonus as this the second year of a multi year rebuild as we prepare to say goodbye to some long time serving vets … as after all only #12 can beat father time !! ….. ; )

  15. touchback6 says:
    January 9, 2022 at 9:18 pm
    nhpats2011 says:
    January 9, 2022 at 9:12 pm
    touchback6 says:
    January 9, 2022

    Overall, a great rookie year, one of the league’s best ever

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    You said the same thing about Jarret Stidham after last preseason

    1 3 Rate This

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    Ummm, no I didn’t.

    You lying continuously won’t change the facts. Manning had 26 TDs and 28 horrendous INTs in his rookie year.

    Mac Jones had a better rookie year than Peyton Manning in 1998. Simple facts.

    Today, he made some costly errors to help lose the game. Again, more facts. Not lies, not myth or conjured up statements you trolls claim were said.

    BB and McDaniels have molded a good looking prospect in impressive fashion.
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    He put Mac Jones in the same sentence as Manning….hahaha.

    Jones has been managed by Belichick. He’s nothing special. 9ers should have definitely taken him over Lance.

  16. I remember last month when the Pats fans said the team would go 4-0 the last 4 games.

  17. January 9, 2022 at 9:12 pm
    touchback6 says:
    January 9, 2022

    Overall, a great rookie year, one of the league’s best ever

    ———-

    You said the same thing about Jarret Stidham after last preseason

    1 3 Rate This

    —————–

    Ummm, no I didn’t.

    You lying continuously won’t change the facts. Manning had 26 TDs and 28 horrendous INTs in his rookie year.

    Mac Jones had a better rookie year than Peyton Manning in 1998. Simple facts.

    Today, he made some costly errors to help lose the game. Again, more facts. Not lies, not myth or conjured up statements you trolls claim were said.

    BB and McDaniels have molded a good looking prospect in impressive fashion.
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    He put Mac Jones in the same sentence as Manning….hahaha.

    Jones has been managed by Belichick. He’s nothing special. 9ers should have definitely taken him over Lance.

    2 2 Rate This

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    We heard the same garbage about Brady from 2001-2004. I remember someone telling me Brady was like a Phil Simms. I laughed. I still laugh. It’s mortifying to be that wrong on a piece of analysis.

    The bottom line is, BB has a track record with grooming QBs and it’s quite good. Probably the best in history. Bill Walsh is another. Joe Gibbs another. It’s rare company.

    Don Shula? Not so much. Not winning a SB with the greatest pure passer ever is kinda embarrassing.

    Mac Jones will only get better with who his coach and GM is. Only a child or a person with a severe learning disability would think somehow differently.

    I love how the Bungles lose to Cleveland and somehow the Pats losing to Miami becomes this huge thing as if it somehow alters anything. The team who plays better wins the game and Mac Jones like a Brady in a SB vs the Giants for example, had a huge impact on the loss.

    Overall, Jones had a great rookie year and there’s really nothing a jealous troll can do to change the reality.

    Today wasn’t his best game, that is for sure.

  18. Anyone notice all these QB’s seem to have “bad days” against the Dolphins? Maybe put 2 and 2 together here? Might be a common causation somewhere on this.

  19. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    January 9, 2022 at 9:36 pm
    I remember last month when the Pats fans said the team would go 4-0 the last 4 games.

    3 1 Rate This

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    I admit it. I thought 3-1 at the least. They lost to inferior teams at least on paper. Indy, home vs BUffalo who they beat in Buffalo, and now Miami. 2/3 teams didn’t make the playoffs because their QBs aren’t very good and they play SBs vs the Pats in the regular season.

    That said, the Pats did this to themselves. If it was a veteran team, I’d think they have a chance to flip a switch, but this team is newish in terms of the people in the room and the veteran leadership has been disappointing.

    The late Bye seemed to backfire and I am not sure you can just flip a switch with so many younger players on the team.

    Honestly, I will myself into a coma if Buffalo loses next week. They’re not that good. They’re not some kind of a juggernaut that the media and their fans think they are.

  20. lot of D players out today for NE…. couldn’t have helped.

    the momentum-critical 4th down unsportsmanlike call on a non-contact “hit” was just atrocious. Then, to have to listen to the marble-jumble coming out of a former official…. was a turd sandwich.

    undisciplined play will bite you

  21. Straighten up Rook. You looked terrible in the first three quarters. This is the pros, not college. There are $Billions on the line. Since the Bye you have been pretty bad.

  22. The bottom line is, BB has a track record with grooming QBs and it’s quite good. Probably the best in history. Bill Walsh is another. Joe Gibbs another. It’s rare company.

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    touchback is always good for a laugh. Belichick’s track record of drafting/grooming QBs:

    2000, Round 6, Pick 199: Tom Brady, Michigan
    2002, Round 4, Pick 117: Rohan Davey, LSU
    2003, Round 6, Pick 201: Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech
    2005, Round 7, Pick 205: Matt Cassel, USC
    2008, Round 3, Pick 94: Kevin O’Connell, San Diego State
    2010, Round 7, Pick 250: Zac Robinson, Oklahoma State
    2011, Round 3, Pick 74: Ryan Mallett, Arkansas
    2014, Round 2, Pick 64: Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois
    2016, Round 3, Pick 91: Jacoby Brissett, North Carolina State
    2018, Round 7, Pick 219: Danny Etling, LSU
    2019, Round 4, Pick 133: Jarrett Stidham, Auburn

    Which one other than the first is even a pro-bowl player. Belichick’s track record of drafting developing QBs is abysmal. Lucky for him he didn’t have to until now. We’ll just have to wait and see how Mac Jones turns out. Most people expect him to be a safe low ceiling guy. Good luck playing every year behind Josh Allen and Bills.

  23. Pats are BAHHHHHHHHK!!!
    Enjoying the tears & negative comments, just puts a WICKED BIG smile on my face
    Cheers

  24. Yeah, they looked like garbage at times in this one, but there were three atrocious calls that went against them that led to points. That personal foul on Bolden was garbage. You can’t flag for intent. The “roughing” on Tua was garbage. That PI on an uncatchable ball when you look back to make a play on it is trash. As it turns out, the game result has little bearing on things since the Jets were never winning in Buffalo. They have to clean up some stuff to win next week. The Bills are beatable. You just can’t let Allen run wild. Keep hitting him hard when he runs.

  25. If anyone thinks Mac just had a “bad day” against a decent Defense, think again. There’s a reason BB had him throw 3 passes vs Bills. Wind seemed to be a good excuse at the time. It seems that Mac has “bad days” against “lucky” defenses. Yeah, that’s it.

  26. At the start of the season I thought the Pats would struggle to get 7 wins and wasn’t even dreaming of the playoffs.

    So to get in as #6 seed, meaning that the Pats would have got in even in the normal shortened season, well exceeded my expectations.

    I’m happy with Mac Jones and people still need to remember that he’s a rookie. He isn’t going to be the finished article yet.

    The Pats will probably get bounced out by the Bill’s next week but this season will have still been way better for me than I had hoped for.

    Haters can troll away, as that seems to be all they are good for in life, but I’m pleased with what I’ve seen from New England and Mac Jones this season.

  27. Dont get to hard on yourself mac you have had a great rc year and led the franchise back to the postseason. The fans are behind you have a great week of practice and go up to buffalo and get that win nobody believes in the Pat’s and I love it that way.

  28. Patriot fans hate losing to Miami, and Jones had to hate losing to Tua twice.

  29. You said the same thing about Jarret Stidham after last preseason
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    But he passed the eye test – in preseason.

  30. He’s a middle of the road game manager with an outstanding OL. The Pats win and lose based on the defense and run game, not Mac Jones.

  31. It took a pick 6 AND a pick 3 (18 point swing) for them to squeeze back the chargers in a fluke 4 pt. win earlier….as well as the fluke 4 pt. win over the Bills earlier. The Pats are a .500 caliber team at best who do not belong in the playoffs. The Bills will bounce them quickly, and while Mack is a good qb, the league has seen enough now to make any needed adjustments. This means bb will continue with the losing record he’s always had as a head coach without Brady moving forward.

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