‘All of us have some confidence points’: What the Patriots mentioned about Mac Jones’s benching


“Undoubtedly not going to beat anyone good after I’m turning it over like that.”

Mac Jones struggled Sunday towards the Cowboys. Sam Hodde/Getty Pictures
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Mac Jones was benched throughout a disastrous loss in Dallas, however Patriots gamers are nonetheless backing him publicly.

“I’m very assured in Mac,” defensive lineman Deatrich Smart Jr. mentioned. “Pay attention, Mac is a employee. He’s a competitor. He tries to make gamers. Generally once you attempt to make performs, it doesn’t at all times go your approach. However he’s been right here three years, and he’s made some nice performs in his profession.

“This recreation is a kind of video games that simply occurred,” Smart continued. “We’re nonetheless behind him, and we’ll be behind him tomorrow, and the day after that.”

Tight finish Hunter Henry mentioned the Patriots have to carry out higher collectively, and that the blame can’t all be positioned on Jones after New England’s 38-3 loss in Texas.

“That’s my man, I’m going to help him,” Henry mentioned. “I believe everyone will. None of us are comfortable. All of us need to be higher. I must be higher. Each single man goes to need to look themselves within the mirror.”

It’s clear that the Patriots want enchancment in all phases of the sport after the collective beating they took Sunday. However there isn’t a doubt that they want extra manufacturing out of the quarterback place. Jones mentioned so himself.

“Undoubtedly not going to beat anyone good after I’m turning it over like that,” Jones mentioned.

Patriots coach Invoice Belichick mentioned that he didn’t see a cause to go away Jones within the recreation in the course of the blowout loss. He mentioned that Jones wasn’t benched primarily based on efficiency, regardless of Jones costing the group 14 factors with turnovers that had been returned for touchdowns.

“I don’t suppose any of us performed properly or coached properly sufficient to be aggressive as we speak. It’s everyone,” Belichick mentioned.

Offensive lineman David Andrews mentioned it’s extra than simply Jones who has points to appropriate after Sunday’s loss.

“I believe all of us have some confidence points after a recreation like that,” Andrews mentioned. “It’s a group recreation. I believe it’s all of us that need to look within the mirror and proper all the things. It’s not simply his fault, it’s a group recreation. We’ve acquired to do higher, and everyone’s acquired to carry up their finish of the discount. It’ll by no means be one individual’s fault.”

When requested about what his job standing can be going ahead, Jones mentioned: “I believe it will likely be take a look at, for me simply to remain targeted on what I can management, and that’s enjoying higher. Simply have to judge all the things. It wasn’t my day as we speak, hopefully there are higher days forward.”