The Patriots called Mac Jones to make the same mistakes

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If everyone is being honest, and that seems to be the case, New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones hasn’t been great this season.

For most of the 2021 season, Jones’ rookie campaign, he appeared to be a darling of the QB class that saw five signal callers taken in the first round. Jones was the latest pick in the 15th overall, but had the most success.

He helped lead the Patriots past the season with a 10-7 finish and finished second in this year’s rookie offensive to Cincinnati Bengals star receiver J’Marr Chase.

Because of his performance as a rookie, most expected him to have the leap in sophomore that many NFL quarterbacks enjoy above average. So far, Jones appears to have regressed rather than improved.

Karen Georgian from The Boston Herald Expect this before the season starts, which is something Ben Folin from The Boston Globe He wrote about it before the Patriots’ Week 3 game against the Baltimore Ravens in the New England Opening Game.

“As for what didn’t work, let me put it this way: I didn’t think I’d wonder if I needed to reset my expectations for McJones in two games into his second season in the NFL,” Folin assesses. “but me A.m I wonder, if not completely re-calibrated yet. The frustrating thing with Jones is that he’s not doing things well that he’s supposed to be able to do well.”

Jones has been described as an immobile quarterback with an average to slightly above average arm who would make up for his physical flaws with intelligence, hard work and accuracy. Now, the only thing we see is hard work. He’s made some mind-boggling decisions and hasn’t been publicized as to accuracy. He threw two interceptions in two games, and it would have been more if every foul found a defender’s arms.

Folin wrote, “Now, we know he doesn’t have a rocket/laser arm by NFL standards.” “Reminds me of Chad Pennington. It also reminds me that Tom Brady can throw rockets when he needs to. Maybe Jones will build arm strength. Brady definitely did. But there are a lot of improvements that can be made to his fastball.”

If Jones’ arm strength doesn’t improve dramatically, which seems like an unfortunate reality, he should get smarter with the ball and more accurate. Like many, Foleyn appears to be a little dumbfounded at what appears to be a backtracking on Jones.

“When it came to playing the most important position in sport, if not all sports, he seemed wiser than his experience would suggest he had any right to be,” Folin wrote. “Which is why it’s odd that Jones is making the rookie mistakes this year. He throws in tight, double coverage often, including an inexplicable decision to do so for Jonnu Smith in the second half of Sunday. There have been instances, like Minka Fitzpatrick’s interception on Sunday, where it’s as if Jones didn’t see a second defender.”

Jones seemed lost, frustrated, and conflicted at times. Patriot offense and lack of continuity may be an issue, but Jones has to take some of the blame as well.

“I think it’s also very dependent on Jacoby Myers,” Follen noted. “Myers is a good possession receiver, and he was effective on Sunday – nine goals on 13. But in the past, he’s been ineffective – he had 83 catches on 124 goals last season – and not a threat after the yards. Relying on Myers too much isn’t going to make attacking More dynamic. Nelson Agulur and Bourne should be involved.”

Jones casts the man who has to be the most reliable. However, it doesn’t help his cause when one of his best weapons – Bourne – is sidelined while Patricia apparently proves a point as he tries to establish himself as an abusive mind in the NFL.

Anyway, something must break for Jones. If it wasn’t for the roof he and Josh McDaniels raised last season, he would suddenly collapse.


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In case you haven’t seen the catch, take a look. It will probably give you some feedback from Odell Beckham Jr.

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Jim McBride from The Boston Globe The camera captured one of the most important moments of the party.

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