Mac Jones was set up to fail with the Patriots

March 11, 2024

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) The Patriots are trading quarterback Mac Jones to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a sixth round pick in next month’s draft. The Patriots drafted Jones with the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. At the time, I said that I liked the pick but Jones success hinged on the Patriots surrounding him with a talented supporting cast. They did not and Jones…


Pats trading Mac Jones after three rocky years in New England

March 10, 2024

Well, this was awkward. After a Pro Bowl rookie season (albeit as an alternate) that included a playoff appearance, Mac Jones was never the same quarterback in New England due to various circumstances and his relationships with coaches on staff and teammates ended up fractured. Now, he’s no longer a Patriot. The former first round pick is being traded to his hometown team, the Jacksonville Jaguars for a 6th round…


Patriots not expected to pick up Mac Jones fifth year option

January 30, 2024

According to Mark Daniels of Masslive, the Patriots do not plan to pick up Mac Jones fifth year option in May.  The news is not a surprise as it was expected that the Patriots would not pick up the option and would be looking to move on from the 2021 first round pick.  After a good rookie season in 2021, Jones regressed under the tutelage of Matt Patricia in 2022…


Future of Mac Jones adds to critical offseason for Patriots organization

January 8, 2024

As soon as the locker room doors opened to the media for one final time Monday morning during the team’s ‘breakup day,’ Mac Jones’ locker quickly became the first stop on everyone’s final tour of the room this season. About 35 reporters and cameramen and camerawomen flocked to and then huddled around it, waiting for the former Pats starting quarterback to appear and speak, possibly for one last time as…


Sunday’s loss proves that quarterback has to be the number one priority this off-season

January 1, 2024

Image courtesy of Timothy Ludwig/Getty Images Sunday’s loss to the Bills is further proof that the Patriots need to find a franchise quarterback this off-season. No offense to Bailey Zappe, but he isn’t it. It has nothing to do with the three interceptions. Two of the three were arguably not Zappe’s fault and despite the turnovers, he competed and gave the Patriots a chance to win.  That is the problem….


Bailey Zappe to get the start on Sunday against the Chargers

December 1, 2023

It is official. According to Jeff Howe of the Athletic, Bailey Zappe will start on Sunday for the Patriots.The news is not a surprise as Zappe has gotten the bulk of the reps at practice this week. Zappe replaces Mac Jones who has struggled mightily of late, forcing the Patriots to make the change. For the season, Zappe has completed 19 of 39 passes for 158 yards and two interceptions….


Bill O’Brien takes blame for poor offense, defends Bill Belichick

November 28, 2023

The Pats-Giants game last weekend may have set football back about 40 years and certainly won’t be going on any clinic highlight reels any time soon. New England’s offense is worse than it was last year with Joe Judge and Matt Patricia running the show and it doesn’t seem like there’s an easy fix anytime soon. With a mediocre offensive line, a well below average group of receivers and no…


Giants 10, Patriots 7 – Another new low as Pats fall to 2-9

November 26, 2023

Image courtesy of Al Bello/Getty Images Stunningly, things are actually getting worse for the 2023 Patriots. Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe combined for 136 total passing yards and three interceptions in an even-uglier-than-expected 10-7 loss to the Giants in New Jersey on Sunday. New England is now 2-9 for the first time since 1992 and just the fifth time in franchise history. Even though New York (4-8) only had 10…


Mac is back and no one should be surprised that he is starting today

November 26, 2023

Apparently benching Mac Jones during a two minute situation in Germany did not spell the end of his Patriots career. According to the Boston Herald’s Andrew Callahan, Jones is expected to start today against the Giants in New York. NBC Sports Boston’s Phil Perry reported on Friday that Jones and Zappe split starter reps this past week but no one in the building knew who was going to start today….


The Patriots are in a tough spot with Mac Jones. Want to or not, they will have to play him

November 24, 2023

When it comes to Mac Jones, the Patriots are in a tough spot. Like it or not, they have to play him. Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien met with the media earlier this week and said that all three quarterbacks are getting first team reps at practice. Does that mean that Jones has been benched? Not necessarily. Jones can still get the bulk of the reps and be the starting…