Mac Jones: I’m going to figure it out

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The Patriots’ decision to avoid naming an offensive coordinator while putting Joe Judge and Matt Patricia in prominent offensive coaching roles despite a lack of experience on that side of the ball has been the subject of much discussion this offseason.

That discussion hasn’t died down in training camp. Dispatches from Patriots practices have painted a picture of a confused and disjointed unit being led by second-year quarterback Mac Jones.

Monday’s session was reportedly one of the low points of the summer, but Jones told reporters on Tuesday that he’s confident that everything will come together for him and the rest of the unit as they learn the new system.

“I’m going to figure it out,” Jones said, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. “I always have. I always will. At the end of the day, you’re going to have your ups and downs with anything new, but I’ve learned a lot of different systems and the guys around me have too. We know what football looks like, we know what a good play looks like. . . . It just needs to be more consistent. We all trust in each other at the end of the day. When there’s 10 people that look into my eyes, I know they’re going to trust me to do the right thing on game day.”

Jones’ progress came up often among coaches and teammates leading into training camp, but the story on offense in New England is now trending in another direction. Thursday night’s game against the Giants will offer a chance to see at least some of the pieces of that offense in action for the first time.

51 responses to “Mac Jones: I’m going to figure it out

  1. Anyone shocked that Matt Patricia, eire apparent to Belichick, is overseeing a confused and disjointed offensive unit? No, I didn’t think so.

  2. What this article ignores is that the Patriots have been doing an offensive scheme change all offseason which is the cause of the struggles, especially in the blocking schemes. The Oline should be one of NE’s strengths yet Mac has been getting pressured constantly in practice with missed blocking assignments and no run game. We’ll have to see how it translates to the season.

  3. The QB of Yesteryear’s team is going to figure it out. I’m betting it won’t stop them from finishing deal last in the AFC east

  4. yeahbut says:
    August 9, 2022 at 3:29 pm
    You gotta love Mac. #Leader #Winner


    Easy to like and cheer for. Now that’s a real humble guy. The guy before Cam Newton wasn’t. Oh yeah and that other guy cheated too.

  5. While other teams dabble in positionless players, Belicheat & Co. are innovating with positionless coaches.

  6. Mac Jones vs Bucs week 4: 100 rating
    Cheatin’ Tom vs Patriots that same game: 70 rating

    Numbers don’t lie. Any questions? Didn’t think so.

  7. Bwahahahaha…. Jones will figure out that he’s a 3rd player drafted by a guy who knows nothing about offense and has put defensive guys to coach him. Basically they can show him how to tackle after throwing an INT.

    Lol!!

  8. By all accounts and much like everyone else saw last year, Mac Jones ain’t it! Going to have a blast watching the pats get smoked all season! Hah! Cheers!

  9. Epic bust in the making. Already sick of hearing from this guy.

    —————–

    Tell me what he is supposed to say when asked questions then ?? …. “I can’t answer that question because some people don’t like my responses!!”

  10. cobrala2 says:
    August 9, 2022 at 3:41 pm
    While other teams dabble in positionless players, Belicheat & Co. are innovating with positionless coaches.

    ***********
    Genius comment

  11. ‘I’m going to figure it out”? Maybe the alleged “chess-master” BB will be able to teach Mac something other than checkers.

  12. At least to the press, the coaching structure is out of whack. I doubt it is in as much disarray as we are hearing. This team has to overcome the rest of the league poaching (and even tampering with) players every year. How will the season start? As they saying goes, we’ll see…

  13. new england is a disgraced, talentless, irrelevant joke. No QB, no playmakers no defense. Tom Brady couldn’t wait to ditch them and bb is Jeff Fisher without him. Not to mention the constant cheating and guys like Kraft and Hernandez.

  14. Patricia reminds me of the bearded character in “Rudolph”. I wonder if he thinks things taste like peppermint too.

  15. GoodellMustGo says:
    August 9, 2022 at 3:42 pm
    Mac Jones vs Bucs week 4: 100 rating
    Cheatin’ Tom vs Patriots that same game: 70 rating

    Numbers don’t lie. Any questions? Didn’t think so.

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    Not a Brady fan. But what was the score? Those numbers are the most important. Aren’t they?

  16. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    August 9, 2022 at 6:05 pm
    GoodellMustGo says:
    August 9, 2022 at 3:42 pm
    Mac Jones vs Bucs week 4: 100 rating
    Cheatin’ Tom vs Patriots that same game: 70 rating

    Numbers don’t lie. Any questions? Didn’t think so.

    ————

    Not a Brady fan. But what was the score? Those numbers are the most important. Aren’t they?
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    19-17 Bucs. Lavonte David won that game with a great defensive play on 3rd and short otherwise Jones hits a wide open Meyers for the first down and likely ballgame. I tip my cap to that.

    The outcome had absolutely nothing to do with Brady of course. Brady was totally rattled by the presence of his ex coach and got outplayed by a kid playing his 4th game of his life. Only a 70 rating against the one and the very same defense that got depantsed in the playoffs by Buffalo. Yikes.

    What was hilarious though is hearing Tommy after the game squeak that was his least favorite team to beat. Are you kidding me??? 😂 A real GOAT would say that was his favorite team to beat. No apologies and no regrets. Not Tommy! I guess Bill just owns him and he proved it in that game 🙂

  17. Imagine actually thinking a QB is GOAT when he’s 1-7 against the Manning brothers and Nick Foles in Super Bowls and conference championship games including the biggest loss in the history of pro sports in this country and outplayed in the biggest game of his life at Gillette Stadium by a rookie QB playing his 4th game. 😂

  18. Joe Montana first game vs Niners: 102 rating
    Peyton Manning first game vs Colts: 96 rating
    Tommy first game vs Patriots: 70 rating 😂

    One of these things is not and never will be like the others…not even close to their level or talent.

  19. Not a Brady fan. But what was the score? Those numbers are the most important. Aren’t they?

    +++++++

    He is trying to get under the skins of others.

  20. I’m sure they’ll figure it plus Patriots season usually starts in November. So they’ve got time.

  21. William Lee says:
    August 9, 2022 at 7:34 pm
    Not a Brady fan. But what was the score? Those numbers are the most important. Aren’t they?

    +++++++

    He is trying to get under the skins of others.
    —-
    Not saying anything that isn’t fact.

  22. You had better figure it out because filming another teams walk through so you can inconceivably win a game, say like a SB in 2001, likely won’t happen again.

  23. Jones last year: 44 rushes, 129 yards, 3.3 YPA and that includes the -1 yards on kneeldowns. That’s not bad at all for a non dual threat QB.

    I like that Jones isn’t afraid to move and run if he needs to and hopefully we see more of this. He was not a running QB at Bama and he will never be a dual threat like a Josh Allen but he is mobile and I saw enough last year to make me think he can be half decent at it if he tries. If they’re implementing a new offense in NE let’s see more designed runs bootlegs and rollouts for Jones.

  24. GoodellMustGo says:
    August 9, 2022 at 6:55 pm
    Imagine actually thinking a QB is GOAT when he’s 1-7 against the Manning brothers and Nick Foles in Super Bowls and conference championship games including the biggest loss in the history of pro sports in this country and outplayed in the biggest game of his life at Gillette Stadium by a rookie QB playing his 4th game. 😂

    ——-

    Archie + Peyton + Eli = 4

    Brady = 7

  25. The reports after Tuesday’s practice was that things went much better for the offense. Not “great,” but at least competent looking. Should be interesting to see what things look like on Thursday and combined practices/games with the Panthers and Raiders.

  26. goodellisaclown says:
    August 10, 2022 at 9:36 am
    The reports after Tuesday’s practice was that things went much better for the offense. Not “great,” but at least competent looking. Should be interesting to see what things look like on Thursday and combined practices/games with the Panthers and Raiders.


    Yes it did although it was a slower paced practice.

    Changing to a zone blocking scheme is a very big deal, it is major surgery on an offense and it cannot be done overnight. If they’re gonna stick with it the first few games might be a rough ride.

  27. According to his believers, Belichick must be super stupid that he gives up HIS magic system which gave Patriots two dynasties.

  28. It is still the same Patriots system. The run game will be better in the new blocking scheme if they can get it figured it out. Defenses had success shutting down their run game at the end of last season so it needed an upgrade.

  29. Lol, do you even know how often Brady threw the balls between 2002 and 2006?

    Belichick believers have no clue at all.

  30. Do you know Mac was a rookie in 2020 and put up similar numbers to Brady in 2019?

  31. All I can say is that Belichick believers are different species.

    It is now known that Belichick didn’t have a system and took the credits he didn’t deserve, his believers don’t feel a little bit embarrassed, 😳 that they were the driving force that drove Brady out.

  32. his believers don’t feel a little bit embarrassed, 😳 that they were the driving force that drove Brady out.
    ===========

    Sounded like a mutual separation from this side of the coast.

    Belichick didn’t want to commit huge money to an aging QB, Brady was content to move on.

    I found it interesting Kraft didn’t intervene on Bradys behalf. He could have told Bill to pound sand, and that Brady was going to stay at any price. Doesn’t that say anything to you?

  33. There’s no Belichick Vs Brady feud, Will.

    Nothing but Mutual Admiration Society quotes from each of them, anywhere and everywhere.

  34. Unless Mac Jones arm got a lot stronger he is still qb with a cap on his skill compared to the top tier qbs in the league right now and even tho I think Tyquan might get open deep some Mac wont have the arm to hit it sometimes in tight windows. In games where he can move the ball down the field consistently and his defense makes plays he will be enough to win most of the time but when he needs to put up 40 against the Bills I don’t think he will good enough to do that for a while or if ever. Without a huge offensive overhaul to a more Shannahan like scheme that can manufacture big plays without a qb that has a big arm unless Josh Allen gets hurt the Pats are not going to make the playoffs because their are only three wild cards and its hard to think the Pats are going to be better than the second place teams in the AFC West and North and may not even be second in their own division if things work out for the Dolphins because even tho Tua isnt top tier they have everything else.

  35. Without a huge offensive overhaul to a more Shannahan like scheme

    Funny you say that… that’s exactly what they’re trying to do. WE’ll see if it works.

    Pats will win 9-10 games and will at least be in the hunt for the playoffs right at the end. I don’t think they’re ready to set their sights higher yet but we’ll see.

  36. @texasmadegeek,

    How was Peyton’s arm after 4 neck surgeries? He still broke passing records and won a SB.

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