Mac Jones: Patriots players all know we can play a lot better

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The Patriots’ offense has been a major disappointment this season, but quarterback Mac Jones says there’s still time to turn it around.

Jones said today that there’s a lot of confidence inside the locker room about how the offense will play down the stretch, starting with Monday night’s game against the Cardinals.

“I think we all know that as players we can play a lot better, execute better, do all the things better,” Jones said. “You have the things you want to get better at and the plan to fix them or get better at them. It’s a constant grind and battle with it. A lot of it’s fundamentals. You’ve got to finish strong. We’ve got the guys to do it, we’ve got the coaches to do it, and it starts with this week.”

Realistically, it’s hard to believe the Patriots’ offensive problems that were on display for the first 12 games of the season are suddenly going to disappear in the last five. But the Patriots are certainly not out of playoff contention, and if Jones can start playing like he did early in his rookie year, this season can be salvaged.

14 responses to “Mac Jones: Patriots players all know we can play a lot better

  1. The OL looks like it’s gonna be another crap sandwich on Monday night with the injuries and Brown still sick, Wynn doing whatever it is he’s doing and McDermott who doesn’t belong in the league probably getting another start. Meyers also dealing with a concussion and Patricia and Judge are still employed.

    Might just not be our year folks. Hopefully next year is better.

  2. I’m tired of hearing these guys talk like we gotta do this and we gotta do that. Cam Newton also did that all the time when he was in NE. Just shut up and play better.

  3. I would have felt better about this guy if he had closed with – It starts with ME, but all he seems to do is pass the buck ala Lamar

  4. Mac Jones is still a very young QB, and the entire offense is still getting adjusted to all the changes on the coaching staff. Lots of people were giving up on Josh Allen, even after 2 1/2 years in the league. Allen is still improving. Hard working smart QBs always continue to improve. You might be wasting time and energy trying to find the problem in New England. You have to realize every team has problems. Some small. Some large. Tom Brady covered up a lot of problems for the last two decades. Nothing has changed except Brady left. Belichick is still the greatest coach of all time. He’s the greatest GM of all time. But the NFL is a QB league. The teams with the best QBs win the most games and championships. If Jones continues to improve, the team will win more games. Patriots fans should just be happy they had Brady all those years. Don’t hate on Mac Jones.

  5. The Patricia OC experiment has not shown progress. Hate to see the kid have three OCs in 3-years. But the body of work says that may be necessary.

  6. Jones had me a bit more optimistic until he said they had the coaches to do it….. THAT is so far from the truth it makes all his other comments obsolete….Patricia & Judge aren’t even close to being competent at their positions & the BUTT UGLY display of that fact has been present ALL YEAR long…..PLEASE, stop with the glass is half full we got a plan & our coaches will help us make it happen…. It’s TOTAL BS & anyone that’s been following the Pats knows this already!!!

  7. charliecharger says:
    December 8, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Nothing has changed except Brady left. Belichick is still the greatest coach of all time. He’s the greatest GM of all time.
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    Or-Tom Brady made Bill Belichick look the greatest coach of all time and covered up a lot of BB’s mistakes as a GM. Brady left, won 4 playoff games and a Super Bowl- at age 43. Belichick stayed and got crushed by 30 in a wildcard game.

  8. johnnylarue says:
    December 9, 2022 at 6:10 am
    charliecharger says:
    December 8, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Nothing has changed except Brady left. Belichick is still the greatest coach of all time. He’s the greatest GM of all time.
    ===========================================
    Or-Tom Brady made Bill Belichick look the greatest coach of all time and covered up a lot of BB’s mistakes as a GM. Brady left, won 4 playoff games and a Super Bowl- at age 43. Belichick stayed and got crushed by 30 in a wildcard game.

    Brady didn’t win sweet jack squat. His defense did. As always Brady is just along for the ride, nothing more. Like Dilfer. Like Alex Smith.

  9. There is always next year to have hope for? Hahahahahahahahahaha.

  10. You can be the GOAT and still in the current day be way below that level. We see that with players and it can also happen with coaches. Making a DC the OC is nuts. On the one hand, it says he must not have been all that good as a DC or he’d be missed in that role; and even if the offense looked good (which it obviously doesn’t) it would suggest they’d spent years having him a role that wasn’t the best use of his talents. This experiment would have been laughed down on any other team in the league. BB rightfully gets a lot more grace than that but everything has limits and the offense is going to need to get fixed with an actual OC for next season.

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