Mac Jones: Our coaches have a lot of experience and know exactly how to attack a defense

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The story of the Patriots’ offseason and training camp has been what they’re doing with their offense.

Head coach Bill Belichick, offensive line coach Matt Patricia, and quarterbacks coach Joe Judge have all spoken a lot about how they’re using a collaborative process to put the scheme together and call plays. That collaboration apparently extends to the players, which quarterback Mac Jones talked about on Wednesday.

“I think the coaches have done a good job just kind of listening to us,” Jones said in his press conference. “If we don’t like something, it’s something that they’re going to listen to and tell us why we should do one thing or another. At the end of the day, they have a lot of experience and they know exactly how to attack a defense. And that’s something that we’ve kind of bought into. There’s a lot of knowledge and a lot of it is just making sure we’re all on the same page.”

Jones added that the Patriots have laid a foundation of what they want to do and the unit has “definitely bought into that.” But the coaches have been willing to listen to tweaks and additions from the players.

“There’s things that I’ve done in the past or things that I like and we’re trying to incorporate them,” Jones said. “Or things that coach Belichick sees on the film and he’s like, ‘Hey, what do you think about this?’ So, it’s very fluid.

“And for them to be able to take some of our thoughts, I think, is really important. I think the really good offenses in the NFL, you can tell that the play-callers and the quarterback are on the same page. I think we’re getting there and that’s the progress that we need and I’ve been really pleased with that.”

Patricia has called many of the plays during camp and Jones said that’s been “good,” touting Patricia’s experience in play-calling — though Jones didn’t mention that experience has been on defense. And when asked if Patricia will be the in-season play-caller, Jones deferred to Belichick.

“At the end of the day, I’m going to do whatever they tell me to do and do it to the best of my ability,” Jones said.

Time will tell if the Patriots’ new offensive approach will be a success. But it seems like a significant risk, especially considering Jones’ status as a second-year QB.

53 responses to “Mac Jones: Our coaches have a lot of experience and know exactly how to attack a defense

  1. Lucky to win six games in 2023. No receivers. No corners. Offensive line is weak. Belicheat cant win without Brady and LT or recording walkthroughs. Light work for Buffalo to work this team over.

  2. They may know how to attack a defense, but I feel like innovation/adjustments will be in short supply.

  3. Simple, Boom or Bust. If it’s Bust I can absolutely see Kraft and Bill mutually agreeing to part ways.

  4. A 2nd year QB is telling the coaches which plays he likes ad dislikes. Yikes!

  5. A 2nd year QB is telling the coaches

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    That tells you how clueless Belichick, Patricia and Judge are about new offense.

  6. I don’t have any questions about the coaching in New England. I do have some reservations about that roster though, beginning with the QB. I wouldn’t bet on them going back to the playoffs, but we’ll see.

  7. They know how to attack a defense, as long as they aren’t playing the Bills, Dolphins, Colts or some other playoff contender. Not winning anything without Brady.

  8. Imagine being a pats fan and the only way you can feel good is by saying rookie mAc Jones is better than rookie josh allen. That’s something to hang your hat on. I guess.

  9. Shula was considered a great at one time, but the game passed him by in the ’90s.

    BB looks like less of a GOAT w/ each season. Not saying that to be snarky. He’s just not feared anymore.

  10. Belichick does have a lot to prove. The fact is BB benefited from a cheating QB for almost 20 years playing in the AFC Least the worst division probably in all of pro sports over that time.

    Let’s see what he does with Jones. Has the potential to be a legit QB that doesn’t need to cheat to be good.

  11. Shula was considered a great at one time, but the game passed him by in the ’90s.

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    Come on, Shula and Jimmy both were around 55 when started being the coach of Dolphins.

    Dan Marino was the problem.

  12. Is there anything Mac Jones doesn’t whine about? I’m sure his coaches loved being thrown under the bus by this bozo bust. Will be great comedy relief to see Mac the hack Jones get obliterated all year.

  13. William Lee says:
    August 17, 2022 at 7:09 pm
    Shula was considered a great at one time, but the game passed him by in the ’90s.

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    Come on, Shula and Jimmy both were around 55 when started being the coach of Dolphins.

    Dan Marino was the problem.

    217Rate This

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    Yeah, awful GM Shula wasn’t the problem. He was pathetic getting Marino a run game and a defense like other GMs have been for Brees and Rodgers.

    If Marino only haf BB. He would have had many rings.

  14. Attacking a defense and putting up points are two very different things. Three yards and a cloud of dust can be considered attacking a defense through certain eyes. Problem is they don’t have the defense to back it up anymore. BB is much like Pete Carroll in the sense that they keep their teams competitive. Sooner or later Mac is gonna have to win some games on his own. They can’t scheme their receivers open after a year of tape on Mac. He can be rattled fairly easily. It’s funny Pats fans pointing to Josh Allen’s rookie year or Brady’s rookie year. The only way the Pats make the playoffs is if Mac puts them on his back for 5-8 games. I just don’t see it though.

  15. All the nice talk from the 2nd year QB cannot hide the fact that the cupboard is bare….

  16. @billsfan716- not a pats fan but a football fan. Talk trash once you actually win something. Don’t act like a colts fan and gloat over a conference title banner. I like your chances this year, however I liked your chances with Jim Kelly too.

  17. BB is desperate to prove he can win without TB and an OC. His ego is going to ruin NE this season

  18. If anyone’s been paying attention to the NFL for the last 50 years, and particularly the Patriots for the last 20 years, the guy calling the plays is exactly as good as his QB. Tom Brady has won regardless of who was calling his plays, yet those same exact coaches have all failed when they coached teams where Brady wasn’t their QB. Not picking on the Pats. I’m just stating an observation. It’s no secret. Joe Gibbs was an exception. He won with any QB, and none of his QB’s were elite.

  19. Bottom line, they are dominating the Panthers in those practices. Last weeks report they had to fix some things had pats critics saying that meant everything as proof the season was already over. Now that the reports out of camp are good you guys still think preseason counts for everything?

  20. BB looks like less of a GOAT w/ each season. Not saying that to be snarky. He’s just not feared anymore.

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    Meanwhile no one has ever feared Sean “13 seconds” McDermott. If the Bills win anything it will be in spite of that guy.

    Underestimate BB at your own peril Rebuilds take a few years.

  21. Come on, Shula and Jimmy both were around 55 when started being the coach of Dolphins.

    Dan Marino was the problem.

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    Shula was 40 when he started coaching the dolphins in 1970.
    And only on your mind was Marino ever a problem.

  22. Now that is funny. Not a coach on that team can run and offense and they have proven in practices with the constant fights that the so called rule of BB is a joke as well. Bunch of undisciplined head coach failures trying to run this team now.

  23. Meanwhile no one has ever feared Sean “13 seconds” McDermott. If the Bills win anything it will be in spite of that guy.

    Underestimate BB at your own peril Rebuilds take a few years.

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    Funny because pats fans never seem to say that about every other team.

  24. Meanwhile no one has ever feared Sean “13 seconds” McDermott. If the Bills win anything it will be in spite of that guy.

    Underestimate BB at your own peril Rebuilds take a few years.
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    Maybe your genius coach can try to force McDermott’s team to punt. That should be his sole focus this year

  25. Joe Gibbs was an exception. He won with any QB, and none of his QB’s were elite.
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    Yup. That’s why he absolutely belongs on the list of the all time greatest coaches. Also being an offensive innovator.

  26. Only on your mind was Marino ever a problem

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    You think a QB has all the skills if he can make some beautiful throws in which ONLY WR can see the balls, don’t you?

    QB like Marino, Peyton, Rodgers are extremely bad at making adjustments, not because they were born stupid, but because they were so good in what they loved to do in colleges, they never had to make adjustments when developing as a QB in college.

    Go rewatch the playoff games when they struggled in, IN ALL OF THEM, their big plays were taken away and they didn’t even know how to play football.

  27. BTW, Rodgers complained about the group of new receivers, this should tell the believers of Belichick the garbage how challenging it is to deal with new receivers every year.

    Get a clue why Belichick is a garbage on offense?

  28. BB looks like less of a GOAT w/ each season.
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    All time great but GOAT? For me, no and that’s ok. Imo.

    Not a huge stretch to say he is but for me too many arguments against it right now. For starters Bill isn’t the winningest coach of all time (Shula), he also doesn’t have the best regular season coaching record of all time (Madden) nor in the playoffs (Lombardi)….

  29. Ya get a clue

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    Ya, get a clue.

    If they had all the skills, they wouldn’t play that in playoff. There must be some skills they didn’t possess, that is COMMON SENSE.

  30. billsfan716 says:
    August 17, 2022 at 5:22 pm
    Imagine being a pats fan and the only way you can feel good is by saying rookie mAc Jones is better than rookie josh allen. That’s something to hang your hat on. I guess.

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    I have no idea why he hung his hat on that one either because there are many more cards. Sure they might still need more before beating Buffalo, but those predicting a total Pats demise are kidding themselves. This will be a very competitive team.

  31. “You get a clue, and you get a clue, and you get a clue. Everybody gets a clue!”

  32. Everybody gets a clue!

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    Football fans who watch football to get high in general don’t have clues about QB position.

    For example, most of them are not even aware that it takes less time to run 5 yards than to run 15 yards.

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