Mac Jones went through “full audit” of his play during bye week

Indianapolis Colts v New England Patriots
Getty Images

The Patriots had their bye in Week 10, which allowed quarterback Mac Jones the time to do some self-scouting.

At 5-4, New England is in the thick of the postseason chase — currently the No. 7 seed in the AFC. But the team’s offense has left something to be desired. The Patriots are 14th in points scored but just 26th in yards gained.

Jones’ touchdown rate is down from 4.2 percent as a rookie in 2021 to 2.4 percent. His interception rate has gone up from 2.5 percent to 4.2 percent. So, the bye came at a good time to evaluate everything and make some adjustments

“I think a lot of us are working on different things every day, and the bye week’s a great time to do that,” Jones said Wednesday, via Zack Cox of NESN.com. “So for me, just making sure my feet and eyes are in the right place and continue to go through my reads and continue to improve in the weight room, nutrition, all that stuff. It’s a full audit of yourself, I guess you could call it. Kind of look at yourself and see what you can do better.”

Jones didn’t go into specifics about changes he hoped to implement, though he did say the week off “definitely helped” his ankle. And he feels good about the progress New England has made.

“At the end of the day, we know what we want to do,” Jones said. “We need to score more points and eliminate the turnovers and negative plays. That’s kind of where we’re at. From there, we just grow together — coaches, players, everybody. I feel like we have good effort and energy and all that stuff, so we’re kind of controlling those things, and the results are going to come here soon.”

29 responses to “Mac Jones went through “full audit” of his play during bye week

  1. When is the audit of the two “offensive coordinators” and the guy who created this ridiculous situation

  2. I hope that the Patriots also did a “full audit” of Matt Patricia’s play-calling. It’s totally predictable. Stop calling run plays when the other team is stacking the box, for example. They KNOW it’s coming! How can Belichick allow this to go on? Patricia has got to go.

  3. What I take from Mac Jones’ comments are, (A) the extent of his ankle injury and its effect on his game. He mentions working on his eyes and feet, going through his reads and improving through the weight room, food etc. But (B) there was no mention of working with coaches and learning aspects of the game a young player needs to in order to develop. It can’t be done simply on natural ability. One doesn’t usually get better in school on their own. The process requires knowledgeable and effective teachers not ones that are effectively brand new and trying to learn on the go themselves. What can a teacher like that teach a student? In football as in other areas of life we need credible guidance in order to grow and improve. Without it we can easily flounder.

  4. Fat Matt was a mediocre defensive coordinator and has no business running an offense.

    Maybe he should go back to rocket science.. although I dont think that industry needs him.

    For the record.
    If you have a beard. It’s because you are too lazy to shave.

  5. What a weird thing to say. This guy was a starting QB in college right? He’s talking like he isn’t familiar at all with the position.

    I’ve been harsh on him but I don’t really give him all the blame. More of the blame should go to the coaching staff for creating this mess. Hopefully it’s not too late for Jones.

  6. Orlovsky had a great breakdown about how completely out of sync the offense is between Jones and his receivers. Jones throws and the receivers are still mid route not even looking in his direction.

    Maybe the Patriots should replace the two bozos coaching the offense with Orlovsky. Upgrade.

  7. J E T S JETS JETS JETS Week!

    Looking forward to number 14 in a row come Sunday. Second half surge, here we come.

  8. As well as this team has shown it can run the ball at times and with no pass catcher that requires double coverage, them being like 29th in play action percentage says all that needs to be said about these 2 bozos calling offensive plays

  9. A lot of good energy being reported from Patriots practices this week. The coaching situation is what it is for 2022. Mac is a good QB. Time to sling it.

  10. I hope that the Patriots also did a “full audit” of Matt Patricia’s play-calling. It’s totally predictable. Stop calling run plays when the other team is stacking the box, for example. They KNOW it’s coming! How can Belichick allow this to go on? Patricia has got to go.

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

    How can Belichick allow this to go on? because he knows less about offense than Patricia, that is why.

  11. Speaking of flounder 1dayatatime, that reminds me of two things. The character from Animal House (RIP sir) and the flounder calling the NEP offensive plays.

    One was lovable and charming, the other not so much. You decide.

  12. Either Jones didn’t have it to begin with or pats coaches are bungling big time. Doesn’t this fall on belichicks feet

  13. What I find to be hilarious is how all the Patriot fans were saying that Jones was a better QB then Tua. At no point has Jones been a better QB. What does surprise me is that BB is allowing Matt Patricia to destroy the little bit of offense that the Pats have.
    NE will be there at the end of the season and hurt some feelings but they will not make the playoffs. They will just make it so a few teams miss the playoffs.

  14. Macaroni Jones is getting the shaft by horrible coaching! The decade of dominance begins now and 31 other teams have been warned!

  15. I read Patriots threads and think envy is the equivalent of a poison or an addiction. Sports should bring the viewer the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, but both should be tempered by appreciation of the game and the participants.

    The Celtics won a game in Atlanta last night with three starters hurt. They won by 25. After the game the opposing players were showing camaraderie. You see the same after most NFL games. NFL fans should learn by their example.

  16. wmnf says:
    November 17, 2022 at 10:51 am
    Speaking of flounder 1dayatatime, that reminds me of two things. The character from Animal House (RIP sir) and the flounder calling the NEP offensive plays.
    One was lovable and charming, the other not so much. You decide.
    ————————————————————————
    Touché wmnf!
    You have a good memory. I just googled flounder. As you mentioned, there’s the late actor Stephen Furst from Animal House and Flounder, Ariel’s best friend from the Little Mermaid. Unlike the OC, both loveable and charming.

  17. Tremendous job of coaching to get this ball club turned around after a 1-3 start. I’m looking forward to the tight afc east horse race down the back stretch.

  18. Angel Valle says:
    November 17, 2022 at 12:48 pm
    Tremendous job of coaching to get this ball club turned around after a 1-3 start. I’m looking forward to the tight afc east horse race down the back stretch.

    ***********************************************

    4-1 after the 1-3 start, and the loss was in OT with a 3rd string QB (who is now 2nd string due to his performance). The competition level goes way up from here though. The right number of division wins (3 of 4 games at home) and wins in conference games (Las Vegas and Cincinnati) will help NE maintain a tie breaker advantage they currently have, which is going to be a factor in making the playoffs as well as playoff seeding. They are going to have to beat some teams that are currently considered better than them. At least they have the chance to meet these teams face to face and change the narrative themselves, rather than have to rely on qualifying with a weak schedule. They need to show they are ready and able to handle teams at a higher level. Lucky for them, the schedule gives them that chance to prove that they belong before entering a playoff tournament. Confidence is critical at that level, and you can’t wait to find it in the playoffs. Everything is in front of them, and all things considered….and there have been a lot of them….it’s not a bad place to be.

  19. Angel Valle says:
    November 17, 2022 at 12:48 pm
    Tremendous job of coaching to get this ball club turned around after a 1-3 start.

    —-
    Not possible. The Patriots were never getting to .500 ever again without Brady.

    Or so we were told. lolololol

  20. The right number of division wins (3 of 4 games at home) and wins in conference games (Las Vegas and Cincinnati) will help NE maintain a tie breaker advantage they currently have, which is going to be a factor in making the playoffs as well as playoff seeding. They are going to have to beat some teams that are currently considered better than them. At least they have the chance to meet these teams face to face and change the narrative themselves, rather than have to rely on qualifying with a weak schedule. They need to show they are ready and able to handle teams at a higher level. Lucky for them, the schedule gives them that chance to prove that they belong before entering a playoff tournament. Confidence is critical at that level, and you can’t wait to find it in the playoffs. Everything is in front of them, and all things considered….and there have been a lot of them….it’s not a bad place to be.
    —–
    Biggest game of the season on Sunday. Win and they grab a 2-1 division record and the all important tiebreaker with the Jets. I think the odds of a playoff spot go up by quite a bit if they get the W. They’re at home so really there’s no excuses to not get it done.

  21. For those blaming Matt Patricia for the offensive struggles, remember Bailey Zappe looked very good in this same offense in his two starts. His struggled coming off the bench but that is to be expected for any backup. Mac has been struggling since coming off the bye last year and that was with Josh McDaniels. At some point we can’t keep blaming the coordinators and offensive line and blame the QB.

  22. tigerlilac says:
    November 17, 2022 at 12:33 pm
    I read Patriots threads and think envy is the equivalent of a poison or an addiction. Sports should bring the viewer the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, but both should be tempered by appreciation of the game and the participants.

    The Celtics won a game in Atlanta last night with three starters hurt. They won by 25. After the game the opposing players were showing camaraderie. You see the same after most NFL games. NFL fans should learn by their example.
    _____________________

    I’d love to see that. In the context of the internet, it just doesn’t happen. We get just as much toxicity on Bills articles these days (kind of a new thing for us – we used to max out at about 8 comments).

    And, as we’re always reminded, we haven’t even won anything yet. I’m sure it will get worse if/when we do.

  23. The Pats have a rough stretch of games coming up. This will make or break their season right here. Mac Jones was one of the most hyped young QBs coming into this season and it’s been pretty flat for him. Watching him and seeing his decision making along with attitude makes me think he’ll never be as good as Jimmy G. He’s not a second coming of Brady which some taking heads and fans bought into. He’ll never get into a tit for tat with Mahomes or Allen. He won’t carry a team. He’ll always rely on coaching and it has failed him this year.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.