Mac Jones: Disciplined diet, workouts have led to significant strides this offseason

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One of the most common observations out of the Patriots’ offseason program is that quarterback Mac Jones is in noticeably better shape than he was as a rookie. Jones says that’s the result of plain old hard work.

Jones told Phil Perry of NBCSportsBoston.com that he is working hard and eating better, and the results speak for themselves.

I made significant strides,” he said. “Fixing my body, feeling comfortable, feeling healthier and better. At the end of the day, you’re still a human and you want to eat what you want to eat, but you have to be disciplined.”

The Patriots were very pleased with Jones’ performance as a rookie in 2021, although there was some talk that he was fading down the stretch, and perhaps being in better shape in 2022 will allow Jones to play his best football when it matters most.

92 responses to “Mac Jones: Disciplined diet, workouts have led to significant strides this offseason

  1. Think he faded down the stretch last year. Wait until Grimace the offensive coordinator gets ahold of him… 🙄

  2. Great so now can he put more zip on those throws to the flat and sideline? Teams knew they can defend that well last season and it showed. Win or lose this is what I wanna see this year. Nice start but now it’s time to build on it.

  3. Mac can eat all the avocado ice cream he wants he is never going to be Brady.

  4. Rookies frequently hit a wall later in the season. The NFL season is far more taxing than college.
    However, to imply that The University of Alabama didn’t have numerous nutritionists on staff, or that nobody on the Patriots was paid to monitor what Jones ate is complete and utter BS.
    Jones wasn’t mentally or physically prepared for the demands of his first year of work after college. Most 20-somethings aren’t. Why these guys just can’t tell the truth about something so simple and obvious is baffling. What is the possible benefit from these sort of nonsense statements? Why do so many athletes feel it necessary to be so transparently disingenuous, and why do NFL journalists and fans lap it up?


  5. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    July 16, 2022 at 8:26 am
    Mac can eat all the avocado ice cream he wants he is never going to be Brady.

    No one is expecting him to. TB was one of the greatest, if not greatest football players of all time. Who would expect a rookie/second year quarterback or anyone to replace him?

  6. fartsmella says:
    July 16, 2022 at 7:49 am
    Think he faded down the stretch last year. Wait until Grimace the offensive coordinator gets ahold of him… 🙄

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    And?

    He had one of the best rookie years ever. Lol

    The fear coming from people who can sense BB working with a legit
    prospect like he had with Brady everyday. is absolutely hilarious.

    Brady is Bobby Orr. Mac will be Ray Bourque but with a much better organization.

  7. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    July 16, 2022 at 8:26 am
    Mac can eat all the avocado ice cream he wants he is never going to be Brady.
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    And thank goodness for that. One cheating QB here is one too many.

  8. Brady is Bobby Orr.
    ——
    Brady is more like Lance Armstrong and Marion Jones.

  9. Mahomes, J Allen, Herbert, L Jax, Burrow, Carr, R Wilson, M Ryan. Not to mention TLawrence, Tannehill, ZWilson and Tua. So where does Mac stand in that AFC QB pecking order?

  10. Once again, a big THANK YOU to the 14 QB NEEDY teams that passed on Mac in tithe draft & ALL THE OTHER QB NEEDY teams that weren’t smart enough to move up & get him before the Pats could!!!!!
    Pats didn’t even have to trade away any draft capital to get him either like other teams did & so often do in hopes of landing a QB like Mac…
    As I said earlier, THANK YOU!!!!!

  11. touchback6 says:
    July 16, 2022 at 9:26 am
    fartsmella says:
    July 16, 2022 at 7:49 am
    Think he faded down the stretch last year. Wait until Grimace the offensive coordinator gets ahold of him… 🙄

    63Rate This

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    And?

    He had one of the best rookie years ever. Lol

    The fear coming from people who can sense BB working with a legit
    prospect like he had with Brady everyday. is absolutely hilarious.

    Brady is Bobby Orr. Mac will be Ray Bourque but with a much better organization.
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    I believe the Pats were 3-7 against teams that finished last season with a winning record. Congrats on padding those stats against the Jags, Panthers and Jets.

  12. grant35 says:
    July 16, 2022 at 10:00 am
    Mahomes, J Allen, Herbert, L Jax, Burrow, Carr, R Wilson, M Ryan. Not to mention TLawrence, Tannehill, ZWilson and Tua. So where does Mac stand in that AFC QB pecking order?

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    You have Lamar about 8-10 positions too high

  13. He had one of the best rookie years ever. Lol

    The fear coming from people who can sense BB working with a legit
    prospect like he had with Brady everyday. is absolutely hilarious.

    Brady is Bobby Orr. Mac will

    Lol ok bro. Josh Allen isn’t afraid of bb…now they add James cook and give more reps to gave Davis? Dawson Knox leveled up? You’ve got no lb that can cover Knox or cook. Judon faded down the stretch. You didn’t resign Jc Jackson bc for the amount of money he wanted he couldn’t cover diggs at all.
    And they’ve added von miller who would be the greatest pash rusher in Pats history? Forget the downside of his career, he was still very effective. In every comment you talk about this cap room. Ne isn’t a destination anymore so they will have to overpay.

    Bro… bb the GM is has lost game,set, match to Brandon Beane. Draft record since 2017 proves I’m correct.

    I’m not here tk trash NE. What they did for 20 years was amazing but yiu are a complete embarrassment to other pats fans with the crap you spew about delusions of grandeur

  14. The key for Mac will be that O-line. New England has always been smart about prioritizing protecting their QB.

    When Jones had time last year, he threw well. When he was pressured, not so much. That’s true of all QB’s, but he doesn’t have that same ability to improvise when things break down.

  15. This is what happens when you have the best coach in all of football. It has just been easier to accept that fact than hate. I am sure the Pats will get every bit of talent possible out of Mac Jones.

  16. Btw, it should be mentioned in the counting of the only thing that matters — Championships — its NE 1 Buffalo 0 since 2017. But, yeah, your guy is a stud.

    OJ. Wide right. 13 seconds.

  17. yeahbut says:
    July 16, 2022 at 11:21 am
    Btw, it should be mentioned in the counting of the only thing that matters — Championships — its NE 1 Buffalo 0 since 2017. But, yeah, your guy is a stud.

    OJ. Wide right. 13 seconds.
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    Eh. 47-17. 7 for 7. Hopefully the team is a lot more competitive against Buffalo this season

  18. Linebackers don’t cover TEs. And the Pats may have the deepest safety group in the league. Beane’s been an outstanding GM. Get back to me when he puts together a team that wins something important. Otherwise it’s just the 90’s Bills all over again. Good, but not good enough

  19. grant35 says:
    July 16, 2022 at 10:00 am
    Mahomes, J Allen, Herbert, L Jax, Burrow, Carr, R Wilson, M Ryan. Not to mention TLawrence, Tannehill, ZWilson and Tua. So where does Mac stand in that AFC QB pecking order?

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    Jones outplayed a bunch of those guys last year. And why do folks keep mentioning Lawrence and Zack Wilson? Jones already outplayed both of them last year and how well are they going to do playing on the two putrid rosters? Lots of folks are chirping about the Jet’s draft and we will see, but find me someone who thinks the Jags are going to be good this year.

  20. “We have championships and you don’t” is a bit schoolyard, but fair.

    Personally, I’m just looking forward to the day that retort turns into the “1-year dynasty” thing that Chiefs fans hear all the time.

  21. I love seeing the Tommy fan club talking down Mac Jones lololol. Talk about insecure. Isn’t your boy supposed to be GOAT? Why are you measuring him up against a guy who just finished his rookie season? 😂

    It’s hilarious seeing comments from them like Mac Jones being 3-7 vs winning teams- like their hero Tommy didn’t get to benefit from playing almost 20 seasons in the worst division in pro football and maybe all of pro sports over that time. 😂😂😂

  22. Mac was much better than I expected. However, where is his improvement going to come from. The game is more and more about what you do when the play breaks down. Kurt cousins is a good example of QB limitations. With all due respect to brady, has any QB ever had a better WR trio than AB, Evans, and Godwin. Plus all the other weapons. That’s what it takes to win a SB as a pure pocket passer. You don’t just need some weapons. You need all the weapons.

  23. Mac “dad bod” Jones is in the best shape of his life… just like everyone heading into camp except Eddie lacy

  24. GoodellMustGo says:
    July 16, 2022 at 11:28 am
    yeahbut says:
    July 16, 2022 at 11:21 am
    Btw, it should be mentioned in the counting of the only thing that matters — Championships — its NE 1 Buffalo 0 since 2017. But, yeah, your guy is a stud.

    OJ. Wide right. 13 seconds.
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    Eh. 47-17. 7 for 7. Hopefully the team is a lot more competitive against Buffalo this season

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    Umm, they beat Buffalo in Buffalo.

    And, you can drop the “I am a Pats fan” routine.

  25. Umm, they beat Buffalo in Buffalo.

    And, you can drop the “I am a Pats fan” routine.
    ——
    Just kinda lame to chirp a team that’s had our number lately. 3 out of the last 4 games were not competitive and let’s face it probably would have been 4 out of 4 if that game last December in Buffalo was a nice evening for football.

    We used to laugh at our division rivals fans for doing stuff like that.

  26. Mac Jones…. Meh
    Not likely he’ll be in the category of Mahomes, Burrow, Allen, Wilson, Watson, Herbert, Brady, Rodgers, Stafford – franchise QBs. Don’t see it in him. He’ll be a decent QB – just like Jimmy G

  27. Kind of glad that this wonderful young player needed to tweak his diet and train harder. Being in better condition will only accelerate his development as an NFL quarterback – Go Mac Jones!

  28. It’s funny how Mac is constantly hyped yet the other young QBs get dragged. Anyone see how vanilla this offense was last year? How well the coaching staff schemed players open? Everyone acting like Mac was threading the needle on all these throws. The coaches staff made him look very competent but everyone saw his shortcomings as soon as that same coaching staff had him throwing the ball less than 10 times in a professional football game. But it’s ok though, Matt Patricia’s in charge now. SMH.

  29. mrnegativity says:
    July 16, 2022 at 9:17 am
    Garoppolo 2.0

    *************************

    68% Winning Percentage
    4-2 in the post season
    2 Conference Championship Game appearances in 4 seasons (maybe more if not injured)

    I can think of a lot of teams that wouldn’t mind those kind of results. The Jimmy G bashing is non-sensical. Only a handful of guys can sprint 20 yards and throw a frozen rope 50 yards down field in the last seconds of a Super Bowl. Everyone else has to play by the laws of Physics. It’s either that or you tank for draft picks until one of these physical freaks falls into your lap. What would the Saints do with Jimmy G? Or Seattle? Or even Cleveland? What sucks for Jimmy is he likely won’t have an off season to prepare with a new team because of the stupidity and greed of the 9ers. They should have flipped him back to NE for a 3rd and a 7th before the Patriots drafted Mac, since the Patriots gave them such a bargain in the first place. They got high on their own fumes thinking they could recover one of the first round picks they gave away for Lance, which was compounded by the fact that they had picked a QB that was far from ready to play in the NFL. He hardly played in college. So Jimmy is caught in the middle of all this. Jimmy was #2 in Yards Per Attempt last season behind only Joe Burrow, and waaaay ahead of Rodgers and Mahomes and Brady. His arm is plenty good enough to win. Were he on the Patriots, they may have ended on a better note last season. I’d want him back in NE were it not for the fact that NE needs to see how this thing with Mac Jones plays out since they let him take over and he didn’t crash and burn. It’s all a pickle….created by the 9ers mistakes, which they seem to be compounding. Someone will get a good QB here. The Browns, Saints, Dolphins, Lions, Texans, and Giants should all be interested in how this plays out. With the new coach in Miami, Garappolo would be a major boost. Hopefully they don’t figure this out, because they have the cap space to create a new contract, and the opportunity for Jimmy would likely lead him to agree to a contract that works for both sides. That would suck. It would suck more if they traded the 3rd round pick they got from NE to the 9ers for Jimmy. But hey, don’t do it Miami. Noodle arm. Made of glass. But muh Tua! But Brady is coming! Just sit tight. 9-8 is almost within your reach.

  30. Brady is Bobby Orr. Mac will be Ray Bourque but with a much better organization.

    You are too young to have seen either Orr or Bourque play so once again you are just blowing smoke. Mac had a good year against the easiest schedule in the league and wet the bed against the Bills when it counted so not what you drink or smoke won’t change that….lol.

  31. billshistorian says:
    July 16, 2022 at 11:55 am
    Mac was much better than I expected. However, where is his improvement going to come from. The game is more and more about what you do when the play breaks down. Kurt cousins is a good example of QB limitations. With all due respect to brady, has any QB ever had a better WR trio than AB, Evans, and Godwin. Plus all the other weapons. That’s what it takes to win a SB as a pure pocket passer. You don’t just need some weapons. You need all the weapons.
    ******************************************************************************************

    Ladies and Germs, I present to you the 2022 Super Bowl Champion…..pocket passer…Matt Stafford.

    And the QB for the team the Rams beat, Joe Burrow, isn’t exactly Mahomes or Allen.

    Over the last 12 years, only once (Mahomes) did the modern “can he make a play when the play breaks down” QB win the Super Bowl, and were it not for a late INT that would not have happened either. Over the last 23 years, it’s happened only twice (Mahomes and Wilson). It’s been a steady stream of Brady, Manning, Stafford, Flacco, Eli, Brees, Warner, Roethlsompthin’, Brad Johnson, and Trent Dilfer! The running QB has rarely won the Super Bowl. But that’s just history. What does history know?

  32. And just for the record with the way NE reloaded in the off-season last year Cam Newton would’ve gotten them to the playoffs. Heck with a terrible roster the season prior Cam got them 8 wins. Let’s pump the brakes on this hype train shall we? The fact that Mac got a call as an alternate for the pro bowl is null, he benefited from the fact that he probably has the greatest coach of all time and a very talented defense. Heck even Trent Dilfer won a Super Bowl but not one person is saying he was responsible for that.

  33. He may never be Tom Brady but with his accuracy he may be the next Drew Brees.

  34. Heck even Trent Dilfer won a SB

    +++++++++++++

    Yes, that is when opponents couldn’t even score more than 10 points, and the QB was never in critical times when his team needed him to make plays.

    Belichick’s defense was never even close to that good, and routinely needed plays from offense. That is why he is a garbage as a HC.

  35. William Lee says:
    July 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm
    Heck even Trent Dilfer won a SB

    +++++++++++++

    Yes, that is when opponents couldn’t even score more than 10 points, and the QB was never in critical times when his team needed him to make plays.

    Belichick’s defense was never even close to that good, and routinely needed plays from offense. That is why he is a garbage as a HC.

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    Yea, the greatest defensive mind or mind in general, with gameplans in canton whose last sb team allowed 3 points in a super bowl like it’s 1971, and always improved the Ds immediately in NY, NE, NY again and NE, fielding top 10 Ds almost annually in an offensive era, somehow is a “garbage” coach as the greatest coach in NFL history.

    How you and your buddies are even allowed to post about a sport you know nothing about, just spamming the board in your straitjacket, is beyond me.

  36. Lol, give me a reason why any of his game plan in any big game was better than Todd Bowles game plan against Chiefs in SB.

    It is like that a financial analyst who has predicted market collapse for decades, and he was right one or two times, and you claim he is genius. That is how his believers made the garbage look like a genius.

  37. So basically he’s doing his job? What every athlete should be doing? Eating well and working out? And he gets props for this? He wins mvp in July. Good for him.

  38. I’d be ok with Mac Jones turning out to be Jimmy minus the injuries. Two conference championship appearances, one conference championship. Winning record in the playoffs. Last season he also gave the Super Bowl champion Rams a tougher time in the playoffs than Tommy did. There’s a reason why Lance is going to have a harder time getting on the field than you think.

    I wonder if people would still have the same perception of Jimmy if he hit Sanders on that long throw in the Super Bowl.

  39. Belichick’s defense was never even close to that good,
    ——
    Tom Brady was never close to as good as his fan club gives him credit to be.

    Not ONE Super bowl where he won it for his team. His teammates and coach carried him to all of them. All. Of. Them. Each. And. Every. Single. One. Take Tommy away from those games and his team still wins. That’s why he is just a nice little system QB with a little arm and nothing more. Well other than being caught cheating.

  40. Tom Brady was never close to as good.

    ++++++++++

    Don’t care what you say. Once Belichick is exposed in next two seasons, football world will realize that it was Brady’s system all the time, and Belichick just shamelessly took the credits he didn’t deserve. There’s nothing his believers can do about it.

  41. William Lee says:
    July 16, 2022 at 4:23 pm
    Tom Brady was never close to as good.

    ++++++++++

    Don’t care what you say. Once Belichick is exposed in next two seasons, football world will realize that it was Brady’s system all the time, and Belichick just shamelessly took the credits he didn’t deserve. There’s nothing his believers can do about it.

    —-
    My my. You sound frustrated. 🙂 u ok there chief?

    Maybe next time you hitch your wagon to a QB make sure he wasn’t made by his coach and doesn’t cheat first. Shouldn’t be that hard should it?

  42. GoodellMustGo says:
    July 16, 2022 at 4:16 pm
    I’d be ok with Mac Jones turning out to be Jimmy minus the injuries. Two conference championship appearances, one conference championship. Winning record in the playoffs. Last season he also gave the Super Bowl champion Rams a tougher time in the playoffs than Tommy did. There’s a reason why Lance is going to have a harder time getting on the field than you think.

    I wonder if people would still have the same perception of Jimmy if he hit Sanders on that long throw in the Super Bowl.
    ————
    Ok cool. You will be on pins and needles as to when Jones will throw an interception.
    I think niners fans might feel a bit better but the fact is that he didn’t. I’m not gonna diss him much. He did have game winning drive but niners fans also did not know which one will come. The guy who brought the niners back against the rams in week 18 or the guy who missed a wide open Aiyuk to blow the cowboys out and the throw an interception to let them in the game.

  43. After the Bucs game last season.. you know the one where the fan club was talking all that trash about 70 points and Tommy ended up with a 70 rating instead and outplayed by a rookie QB playing his 4th nfl game… Tommy was asked if that was his favorite win and he said no it was his least.

    😂😂😂😂😂

    A real GOAT of course would say that was his favorite win, no apologies and no regrets. What a beta male lolololol

  44. The Patriots live inside of the mind of every single fan base of every single team.

    Your team will never reach that level of relevance, so keep commenting on the team you love to hate.

    They will always be with you, and I thank you all for continuing to make a lot of money for a lot of us in the northeast.

    ‘Prece!!$$$

  45. I do believe Bill has NEVER taken credit for victories & ALWAYS heaps the praise on his teams players & when they lose he almost always blames it on poor coaching or a bad week of prep by the coaching staff….He’s the greatest for a reason & it’s not because of Brady, it’s because he understands the players & schemes them to take advantage of what they do best & exploit the weaknesses of the other teams players @ weaknesses they have as a unit…..He will build a line that protects Mac & get players on offense that will help Mac & the team reach their greatest potential…..

  46. When multiple HOF QBs like Brees, Montana, Peyton have good things to say about Mac Jones, I listen. They know the position better than anyone. Can’t wait to see what Mac does in year 2.

  47. You sound frustrated
    ++++++++

    Lol, are you high?

    I said before last season that those “easy” plays would be gone without Brady. How do you feel now?

  48. Belichick NEVER taken credits

    ++++++++

    His yacht named VII Rings? And let his fans talk about his system?

    The idiot obviously forgot how his defense allowed ravens leading 14 points twice, and didn’t realize that if Brady had scored only 24 points, Seahawks would have won with a FG.

  49. Actually it’s VIII Rings because that’s how many championship teams he’s been an integral part of. You?

  50. I like Jimmy G’s game. Had he stayed in New England, he’d be playing the same as Jones.

    They can plug & play just about anyone there. It’s a great system, and they know how to ease young QB’s into the league. I have almost no doubt that Lawrence, Fields, Wilson, et al. would have had similar rookie years playing there.

    All of those QB’s were asked to do so much more, with much worse supporting casts.

  51. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    July 16, 2022 at 5:25 pm
    When multiple HOF QBs like Brees, Montana, Peyton have good things to say about Mac Jones, I listen. They know the position better than anyone.
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    Yeah, I hear John Elway was desperate to draft Mac as well — so there’s that.

  52. The idiot obviously thought he was the main reason behind the 7 rings.

    I bet that the idiot didn’t even know that his defense played less than 20 minutes and still gave Bills a chance to win the SB.

    The idiot obviously didn’t think it was big deal that Brady scored 24 or more in back to back playoff games with the cheap squad by him, just like his believers.

  53. On NFL reporter Phil Perry’s most recent podcast he casually dropped this bomb: according to multiple NFL coaches Mac Jones is so smart offensively they believe he could right now be a successful offensive coordinator for an NFL team.

    Feel free to drop the obvious Matty P & Joe Judge jokes. While I say, it’s not like Charlie Weiss proved elsewhere he was some kind of offensive guru and yet those three rings happened.

  54. It’s AWESOME to be a Patriots fan….reading all this hate & frustration from other teams fans just PROVES to me that they are scared yet again that Bill has so quickly found another FRANCHISE QB & he didn’t have to give away 1 single draft pick to land him….. YUP, life is good & it sure looks like many out there aren’t gonna be able to handle it very well…..
    Season can’t start fast enough!!!!
    Go Pats!!!

  55. Pats articles on Jones 60+ comments

    Any other team you see 15-20

    Pats are still in your heads ! So funny

  56. Charlie Weiss some kind of offensive guru.

    ++++++++++++

    Then why give credit to Belichick the idiot?

    BTW, watch the first throw by Brady in SB 42 from own 3 yard line (after a 6:25 drive by Rams). I bet you have no clue at all of how Troy Brown got first down. Sorry, it was all Brady.

  57. Kissbillsbutt,..

    I don’t hate Patriots, you never saw I bashed Mac Jones, did you?

  58. “Pats articles on Jones 60+ comments

    Any other team you see 15-20

    Pats are still in your heads ! So funny”
    _______________

    So, when you comment repeatedly on Bills articles – it means they’re in your head?

  59. Belichick may just have gotten he best of the bunch in his QB class. Time will tell but how nice it must have been to see SF trade up to pick a kid who isn’t close to being ready and see Jones slide to them at 12.

  60. kissbillsrings says:
    July 16, 2022 at 6:26 pm
    It’s AWESOME to be a Patriots fan….reading all this hate & frustration from other teams fans just PROVES to me that they are scared yet again that Bill has so quickly found another FRANCHISE QB & he didn’t have to give away 1 single draft pick to land him….. YUP, life is good & it sure looks like many out there aren’t gonna be able to handle it very well…..
    Season can’t start fast enough!!!!
    Go Pats!!!

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    Yep.

    Bills fans seems to be the most affected with their blown chance last year and deepening AFC field in the middle of their zsro year dynasty.

    lmao

  61. I’m here for all the Pats fans love of their QB. I’ve got a good idea. Let’s all come together and petition to have the HOF change their requirements so Mac can get in right now. No need for a Super Bowl or long successful career. He’s obviously already worthy right guys? Lol

  62. 1rst offensive play of the 1rst Rams SBowl had nothing to di with Brady. It was a simple pitch and catch off a mismatch designed by Weiss. Clueless.

  63. Watch the pass from own 3 yard line, why was the defender one step too late to tackle Troy Brown?

    You are so clueless what was going on. Study it, you maybe able to know why Brady wanted his receiver “at exact spot at exact time”.

  64. The WR(TBrown) was lined up where Weis told him to line up. Nothing to do with Brady. The Pats came out in a 1-2 run formation against the Rams base D that was expecting run. Then the single back split out wide in an empty back formation. Sam LB Don Davis was left covering Brown in the slot. A mismatch He backed off knowing Brown would run right by him. FB for Dummies

  65. Completion % Yds TD Rating
    Brady 2001 63.9 2,843 18 86.5

    Jones 2021 67.6 3,801 22 92.5

    The kid might have a future if he keeps working.

  66. Brady 2001 63.9% completions 2,843 yds 18 TDs 86.5 rating

    Jones 2021 67.6% completions 3,801 yeds 22 TDs 92.5 rating

    The kid might have a future if he keeps working.

  67. Look like you don’t even know defenders follow QB’s eyes after watching football for decades.

  68. It’s funny. Patriot fans are so similar to Yankee fans. Take 12 step course, go on a spirit quest, etc. Whatever helps you understand the Patriot dynasty is over. There are 8-10 AFC teams I’m more worried about than the Patriots.

  69. I love how the Tommy fan club wants us to think Brady is the only QB in the history of the NFL who tries to lead a defense with his eyes 😂

    Too bad he didn’t do that in the Eagles Super Bowl instead of fumbling away the game.

  70. Jones at 15 was a no brainer. But here’s a question for other Pats fans

    Would you have traded up to get Jones if it was clear another team like say SF was taking him?

    That’s tough for me. If they didn’t.. Can’t Newton is our QB and I couldn’t stomach another season watching him throw a football. Also probably means they reach for Mills which I wouldn’t want them to do. But if they did.. then I’d wonder if they should have given Lance or Fields a serious look… or a game changer on defense which Parsons obviously is…they’d probably also be missing draft assets that they could certainly use in this rebuild. Tough call.

  71. Brady did it three times in SB 42.

    Find three similar plays by Peyton or by Rodgers or
    by Brees or by Mahomes that they purposely FOOLed defender. I m waiting.

    I have paid attention to it for 5+ years, never saw Rodgers doing it even once

  72. This is the kind of work ethic I admire. Go back to 2018 and Josh Allen. I don’t think anyone is as dedicated to self-improvement in the offseason as he is. Will Mac ever be Tom Brady? No, but then, no one else is, either. But I like the drive he’s showing, and he is to be admired for it.

  73. grant35 says:
    July 16, 2022 at 10:00 am
    Mahomes, J Allen, Herbert, L Jax, Burrow, Carr, R Wilson, M Ryan. Not to mention TLawrence, Tannehill, ZWilson and Tua. So where does Mac stand in that AFC QB pecking order?
    =================================================================================
    Zach Wilson and Tua??? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  74. I do enjoy reading the fans that will point out that the Pats defense was the reason the Bills laid a whooping in the playoffs, and then in their next breath act like Mac Jones failed in the playoffs. What? Jones was fine in that game.

  75. Mac’s first year showed about as much as you could expect from the kid. QB is a weird position where you have to be in a certain type of shape that isn’t really the same for other positions. The discipline aspect I like about his offseason. He has a decent line, a great tight end, and some good receivers to work with and arguably the greatest coach of all time calling the shots. This dude is setup better than MANY QB’s in the league before him. Little to no excuses for the guy, as it should be.

  76. GoodellMustGo says:
    July 17, 2022 at 8:24 am
    I love how the Tommy fan club wants us to think Brady is the only QB in the history of the NFL who tries to lead a defense with his eyes 😂

    Too bad he didn’t do that in the Eagles Super Bowl instead of fumbling away the game.

    ————

    He got to the game. Can’t win’em all. Gotta risk losing the big one a few times to win 7.

  77. What? Jones was fine in that game.

    —-
    Eh. Only a 55 rating in the first half with 2 sacks. Did better in the second half when the Bills were up big and their defense let off the gas.

    That game told us nothing either way about Jones in the playoffs and that’s too bad. If all goes well this season maybe he’ll get another chance to show us what he’s got in January.

  78. grant35 says:
    July 16, 2022 at 10:00 am
    Mahomes, J Allen, Herbert, L Jax, Burrow, Carr, R Wilson, M Ryan. Not to mention TLawrence, Tannehill, ZWilson and Tua. So where does Mac stand in that AFC QB pecking order?

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    I’ll take a stab at it. Ninth? Certainly no higher than ninth.

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