Mac Jones: Bill Belichick has done a great job explaining what we want to do offensively

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As Patriots training camp gets going, some of the mysteries about the team’s offense are beginning to be solved.

Multiple reporters on the team’s beat said senior football advisor/offensive line coach Matt Patricia was clearly relaying plays to quarterback Mac Jones via walkie talkie during Wednesday’s practice. That’s in line with what has been indicated by multiple reports, that Patricia will handle those duties in 2022.

Jones is obviously a big part of executing those plays. Head coach Bill Belichick said this week that he’s seen “dramatic improvement” in Jones as the quarterback enters his second season. Jones said on Wednesday that he’s liked how the Patriots’ staff has collaborated to teach this year’s scheme.

“I think obviously coach Belichick has done a great job kind of explaining exactly what we want to do as an offense,” Jones said, via Zack Cox of NESN. “And Matty P’s seen so many different defenses, along with coach Belichick, so they combine their knowledge of how to attack the defense, and that’s something that’s really stood out to me. They’re great guys — and [quarterbacks] coach [Joe] Judge — and they all bring this different energy to the room when they’re presenting.

“They all are trying to get us to work together, and that’s the most important part, that we’re all on the same page regardless of who’s talking, who’s making the decision on the play and whatnot, which I love.”

Jones went on to add that he’s grateful to have some input on how the offense takes shape.

“At the end of the day, the players play and the coaches coach, and you want to listen to the good coaching you can get from three coaches who all have been head coaches,” Jones said. “They’ve seen a ton — a ton — of football, and that’s what I’m just trying to take in.

“But I feel like they’re listening to the players. ‘Hey, we kind of like this concept.’ ‘All right, let’s try it.’ And then if they want to put in something else, they explain the ‘why,’ and that’s the important part for me: understanding why we’re doing something. And then from there, as a player, my job is to go execute the plays.”

Jones had a solid rookie season, completing 67.6 percent of his passes for 3,801 yards with 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. The Patriots will need more out of Jones to be a true contender in the competitive AFC. Time will tell if Belichick’s unorthodox method of building his 2022 offensive staff will work out.

48 responses to “Mac Jones: Bill Belichick has done a great job explaining what we want to do offensively

  1. Tom Brady has a 70 career passer rating against Belichick. That’s literally lower than Tim Tebow and Brian Hoyer’s ratings against Belichick. Yikes!

  2. Hey Pats fans saying ” will be Top 5 offense” w/ Mac Daddy at the helm. Does that mean top 5 in NFL, or top 5 in their division?

  3. Maybe this is the year posters from Northern NE(supposedly), can explain those redundant posts about stopping the Bills in 1 playoff game have to do with the Pats offense

  4. Mac Jones cannot throw into the tight windows necessary to play with the big dogs. He’s got a pea shooter for an arm.

  5. Belichick: Listen up, guys…what is going to happen on offense is, we need a really, really good punter. Maybe we can work out a trade for that stud the Bills drafted.

  6. grant35 says:
    July 27, 2022 at 4:02 pm
    Hey Pats fans saying ” will be Top 5 offense” w/ Mac Daddy at the helm. Does that mean top 5 in NFL, or top 5 in their division?

    They were 6th in the league in scoring last season with a rookie QB
    Nice try though

    Notice how it’s fans of teams (this guy a Titians fan) that have never won anything that do the most trash talking?

  7. My god, this is getting more more pathetic.

    Tell your QB what you want from your QB but not put the required talents around him? (And if QB was still able to do it, you took the credits?)

  8. Tom Brady has a 70 career passer rating against Belichick. That’s literally lower than Tim Tebow and Brian Hoyer’s ratings against Belichick. Yikes!
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    Embarrassing.

    Belichick should have put more talent around him in Tampa.

  9. William Lee says:
    July 28, 2022 at 9:59 am

    My god, this is getting more more pathetic.

    Tell your QB what you want from your QB but not put the required talents around him? (And if QB was still able to do it, you took the credits?)

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    You don’t need a loaded offense to get it done. You need a well balanced team in all phases which Belichick provided for Brady and hopefully will provide for Mac Jones.

    Do Belichick haters ever stop to think if Brady would still be playing at age 45 if he played say behind the Colts offensive line which required Manning to have 4 neck surgeries and Andrew Luck to retire early?

  10. You need well balanced offense

    +++++++++++

    You think Peyton and Rodgers could play well balanced offense?

    If Marino hadn’t played for Don Shula, you would have claimed that he would have won 5 SB with Don Shula, wouldn’t you?

    If Marino hadn’t played for Jimmy Johnson, you would have claimed that he would have won 3 SB with Jimmy Johnson, wouldn’t you?

  11. BTW, didn’t you see how Titans played in playoff? Couldn’t score even 20 points, whole Brady had to score 24 or more in back to back playoff games to save Belichick’s arse. (Still think Belichick’s defense won the first 3 SB?)

    Balanced offense? Without QB’s ability of SEEing opportunities quickly and in advance, a balance offense still has no chance in playoff.

  12. You think Peyton and Rodgers could play well balanced offense?
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    2020 Packers

    24th pass attempts, 9th passing yards
    12th rush attempts, 8th rushing yards

    #1 offense, 2020 NFC Title Game

  13. You need a well balanced team not just a well balanced offense to win SBs. It’s also amusing you credit Brady for rushing TDs and FGs for the first 3 SBs.

  14. The reasoning of Belichick believers : the reason that a racecar driver won F1 formula with a $40,000 car was because of the greatness of the car owner who gave hime the car.

    (The reason that it is so hard to build balanced team is because of salary cap.)

    You came with with this reasoning again. The reason Belichick could build a balanced team was because he had Tom Brady, who had skills to turn some cheap slot receivers into top playmakers.

  15. TLIM,

    The more balanced an offense is, the more field opponent defenses have to cover.

    Will Packers have a chance if Rodgers’s big plays are taken away?

  16. Bills fans might want to be careful, and not underestimate the loss of Brian Daboll at OC. For all the talk about who is calling plays for New England, there is also a change n Buffalo. Dorsey is a first time OC. There are bound to be some bumps in the road. You can fall back on athleticism, but if that becomes the norm, results will be erratic. There may actually be more consistency in NE at least from the coaching perspective. Time will tell. But I can see a group of highly focused players with a ton of buy in and ownership of the system outdistancing a group that finds itself relying on athleticism and perhaps having some play calling issues themselves. I can also see things going awry in NE with so many things that need to go right. I expect growing pains, but I also expect them to dial it in later in the season when it matters most. That’s been the norm there. We shall see. Worst case scenario is the Patriots have to limit themselves to 3 passes in each game and sweep the Bills. Lulz.

  17. Tom Brady has a 70 career passer rating against Belichick. That’s literally lower than Tim Tebow and Brian Hoyer’s ratings against Belichick. Yikes!
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    Tebow and Hoyer also had 0 TDs thrown between them in 3 games against the Pats. Brady at least had 10 combined TD passes in those games to lead the offense and a Pats victory – one being a playoff blowout. Tebow and Hoyer might have had a higher rate but the Brady led Bucs got the W. We know it eats you up because you post about it a few times a week. Just facts.

  18. “Bills fans might want to be careful, and not underestimate the loss of Brian Daboll at OC.”
    ___________________

    I love what Daboll did for the team & Allen, and I’m pulling for him in his new HC gig.

    But he had way too many designed runs for Allen. I’m looking forward to seeing how the new OC handles things, but I’d wager we’re going to see a more traditional approach to the QB position, and more focus on protecting Allen.

    Fans don’t have to be careful. They’re fanatics. They can be crazy.

  19. Now it’s a balanced team? What happened to the ‘logical argument’ that BB invested more on D? Because, as usual, it’s baloney mixed with no knowledge of NFL FB. MJones explained it best. BB explained how he wants opposing defenses attacked. That’s how it’s always been. Belichick’s system. NOT Brady’s. Weis and McDaniels were allowed to add their touches, pending BB approval. But BB has final say involving anything Patriots. Always has and always will. Until he walks away. On his own terms’

  20. Tom Brady, who had skills to turn some cheap slot receivers into top playmakers
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    I won’t go as far as saying Welker invented his position. But he’ll be the standard bearer for the foreseeable future.

    I hear Pats fans here talk all the time about Edleman being a Hall of Famer.

    Your math really doesn’t add up here.

  21. Welker wasn’t cheap. They traded a 2nd round, plus a late round pick for him. And then signed him to a fat new contract. Belichick’s offensive system revolutionized the slot receiver position.

  22. Who invented receivers who receives balls in front of defenders? Nobody.

    They just won’t be very efficient, especially at getting YAC, if their QB can’t throw the balls to them on time.

  23. I hear Pats fans here talk all the time about Edleman being a Hall of Famer.
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    Yeah Edelman is a Patriots HOFer and that’s it.

  24. Edelman is not an NFL HOFer, but his postseason numbers, clutch play and as a late round QB drafted by the Pats that just had to find a spot and find a way to hang on to the roster will never be lost on this Pats fan. Give me 53 Edelmans. All day long. The epidome of the Patriots Way

  25. Yeah Edelman is a Patriots HOFer and that’s it.
    ==========

    Probably has a pretty good shot at the performance enhancing user HOF..

  26. Belichick offensive system

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

    Welker was much much cheaper than those top WR.

    Ya, giving his QB some slot receivers without a deep threat, leaving his QB no choice but had to move the chains little by little.

    It ruined Kosar, Bledsoe. And when Brady made it work, it became Belichick’s system.

    I guess you think that human beings knew how to make planes 500 years ago, because they had dreamed of flying, had version of flying.

    Another reasoning by Belichick believers from another galaxy millions of light years, if not billions of light years away.

  27. Who invented receivers who receives balls in front of defenders?
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    Bill Belichick invented the forward pass.

  28. I saw the Belichick offense with cheap receivers work last year with a rookie QB. The offense looked similar to 2019 offense with Brady. The Patriots will be fine, they just need to improve defense that collapsed in the playoffs and special teams.

  29. Lol, in 2019, in last 8 games with tough schedule, with a 31 yr old injured slot receiver as #1 receiver, Pats were 4-4.

    Should be 5-3 if not because the defense of the “genius” collapsed against Dolphins in last game that cost Pats HFA. (Of course, Belichick believers either don’t know or don’t care)

    Would Mac Jones be able to do it with that squad? You already know the answer, with last 5 games 2021 season.

  30. 2019, in those last 8 games, Brady failed to score 24 5 times..

  31. Won the game. Scored 24 points, with a balanced offense.

    Aren’t these the reasons you praise Brady?

  32. You did? Then you should know how badly he struggled to score 24 points, even with excellent field positions.

    Brady in 2nd half of 2019, with an injured 31 yr old slot receivers? He wouldn’t even score 21 points.

  33. 37 passes
    34 runs

    90 rating, 2 tds, 0 ints, 1 sack

    Scored 24, dominated time of possession.

    Sounds like the other #12 was under center.

  34. Rodgers is 7-0 in games Adams has missed since LaFluer took over, FYI

  35. Rodgers didn’t throw unless there were “safe” throw, the reason he couldn’t score even 13 points against 49ers, the reason he couldn’t make back to SB.

    You brag about it, be my guest. 7-0? How many lousy teams of them? We all know he would have no chance in playoff without Davante Adams.

  36. Speaking of lousy teams.. tell me all about the AFC East……….

  37. Rodgers didn’t throw unless there were “safe” throw, the reason he couldn’t score even 13 points against 49ers, the reason he couldn’t make back to SB.
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    He’ll have to have 3 more such games to catch Brady (4)

  38. I love how the fan club gives all the credit to Tommy for his team winning 12 games in 2019 even with the 18th ranked passer rating in the league. 😂

    Here’s a fun fact:

    Tom Brady from weeks 4-17 in 2019: 82 rating
    Cam Newton from weeks 4-17 in 2020 with the same roster: 81 rating
    Huh. Who can elevate players again? 🤔🤔🤔🤔

  39. Was there a worse division in sports over a span of 19 years than the AFC Least when Brady was in NE? I can’t think of any.

  40. Should be 5-3 if not because the defense of the “genius” collapsed against Dolphins in last game that cost Pats HFA.
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    You misspelled Brady throwing a pick 6 to Eric Rowe costing the Pats HFA. That’s Eric Rowe not Deion Sanders. Same guy that Nick Foles took to school in the Super Bowl.

    If Brady is good how come he’s only 1-7 against the Manning brothers and Nick Foles in Super Bowls and conference championship games?

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