ESPN: Mac Jones pass did not hit SkyCam wiring

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A video that made the rounds on Tuesday raised the question of whether the interception thrown on Monday night by Patriots quarterback Mac Jones struck the SkyCam cable. ESPN has issued a statement regarding the matter.

“The pass from Mac Jones did not hit ESPN’s SkyCam wiring,” ESPN said. “A video circulating created that false impression, but in reality the SkyCam wire was more than 15 feet above the ball and our SkyCam system followed all NFL protocols.”

Common sense suggests that, if a thrown football hits another object, the spin will be disrupted, in some way. The ball in this one doesn’t seem to move much, if at all. And so it appears to be simply just a not-great throw.

After the interception by Bears defensive back Jaquan Brisker, Jones was removed for Bailey Zappe. Coach Bill Belichick has insisted it was not a benching based on performance.

12 responses to “ESPN: Mac Jones pass did not hit SkyCam wiring

  1. Belichick should be benched after this performance. The problem is thatJudge and Patricia are worse

  2. Well the fact that the camera was 15 feet above the ball should have been all we needed to now about this matter…

    Mac Jones can’t throw the ball 15 feet.

  3. He’s a complete bust. Can’t make any more excuses for him. Fitting that the player he tried to illegally kick in the groin is the one who got the pick.

  4. The idea that this would even come up as a reason…unbelievable. Only for Mac Jones and the guy who drafted him are the excuses this out of hand.

  5. Desperately clawing for excuses for this pathetic last place team. All blame lies with the GM and coach who owes everything he has to Brady and is absolutely nothing without him.

  6. Mac throws a very catchable ball the problem is his passes end near DBs who pick them off.

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