Patriots won’t “turn the offense on its head” without Mac Jones

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The Patriots have not said how much time they expect quarterback Mac Jones to miss as a result of the ankle injury he suffered in last Sunday’s loss to the Ravens, but reports about the severity of his high-ankle sprain suggest they will need a new starter for the near future.

Brian Hoyer and Bailey Zappe are the in-house options to take over while Jones is out of action and quarterbacks coach Joe Judge said on Tuesday that the team will tailor what they do to the quarterback’s strengths. That tailoring will not lead to a completely different looking offense than the one they run when Jones is under center, however.

“Obviously, Brian’s done a lot of things in his career that maybe we implement, maybe we don’t. We don’t want to go ahead and completely turn the offense on its head,” Judge said, via Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. “We feel like we were making some progress. But at the same time, we’re going to make sure we put guys in a position to succeed. There are things we could do different with Brian vs. Mac vs. Bailey. Absolutely for all three of them. But does that mean we’re going to change our identity, what we’re trying to build towards? Not necessarily.”

Given the offensive results of the first three weeks, staying the course isn’t exactly a cause for celebration but there’s not much other option once the season is underway.

19 responses to “Patriots won’t “turn the offense on its head” without Mac Jones

  1. “Given the offensive results of the first three weeks, staying the course isn’t exactly a cause for celebration”

    It’s just the genius rope-a-doping the other teams until believing the Pats offense is incompetent. He plans to let them really play in week 15

  2. Exactly what identity would they change? They really haven’t established one, other than a mixed bag turnover prone offense.

  3. Matt Patricia and Joe Judge aren’t actually CAPABLE of designing a new offense. What they had been running previously was dumbed down from last year because of their shortcomings as coaches. The Patriots fail, and will continue to fail, BECAUSE of the inferior coaching staff.

  4. Good plan…

    Especially since High Schools in Massachusetts are running more sophisticated offenses.

  5. Can’t wait for people to use this comment section to complain about how the patriots will never be good anymore and brady made Belichick. Their starting QB is already hurt.

  6. Honestly, he’s no Josh Allen, Pat Mahomes, or even down to Tua ..so easily replaced by Hoyer with no drop off. .

  7. george1859 says:
    September 28, 2022 at 9:11 am
    Honestly, he’s no Josh Allen, Pat Mahomes, or even down to Tua ..so easily replaced by Hoyer with no drop off. .

    And as we saw AGAIN last week J Allen failed when the moment was too big

  8. flash1224 says:
    September 28, 2022 at 9:31 am
    george1859 says:
    September 28, 2022 at 9:11 am
    Honestly, he’s no Josh Allen, Pat Mahomes, or even down to Tua ..so easily replaced by Hoyer with no drop off. .

    And as we saw AGAIN last week J Allen failed when the moment was too big

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    The moment was big in that playoff game last year too. Who failed Mac or Josh?

  9. They will beat the Packers if Belichick focuses on defense. Hoyer is a veteran who should be able to manage the game without Belichick’s input.

  10. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    September 28, 2022 at 10:20 am
    flash1224 says:
    September 28, 2022 at 9:31 am
    george1859 says:
    September 28, 2022 at 9:11 am
    Honestly, he’s no Josh Allen, Pat Mahomes, or even down to Tua ..so easily replaced by Hoyer with no drop off. .

    And as we saw AGAIN last week J Allen failed when the moment was too big

    ————-

    The moment was big in that playoff game last year too. Who failed Mac or Josh?

    Mac has no weapons. He’s throwing to Mcdonald’s cashiers while Allen last year had gabe davis, stephon diggs, emmanuel sanders, and cole beasley.

  11. It’s all part of Belichick’s plan. He’s going to lull the rest of the league into a false sense of security, then break out the chess board.

  12. “flash1224 says:
    September 28, 2022 at 9:31 am
    george1859 says:
    September 28, 2022 at 9:11 am
    Honestly, he’s no Josh Allen, Pat Mahomes, or even down to Tua ..so easily replaced by Hoyer with no drop off. .

    And as we saw AGAIN last week J Allen failed when the moment was too big”
    __________________________________

    Allen is one of the most clutch QB’s in the league. He scored with 13 seconds left – he didn’t blow that game.

    And week 3 isn’t a “big moment.”

  13. Allen is one of the most clutch QB’s in the league. He scored with 13 seconds left – he didn’t blow that game.

    And week 3 isn’t a “big moment.”

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    It will be if it is the difference between Bills having home field advantage in the playoffs or going on the road. We’ll see.

  14. And week 3 isn’t a “big moment.”

    A week 3 division game IS. a big moment because division record is the first tie breaker if it comes to that at the end of the season.
    All division games are important regardless of the week they are played.

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