Chris Lengthy defined why he’s ‘low-key excited’ for Mac Jones and the Patriots

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“So from the Pats’ standpoint, I am fairly excited for them,” stated Lengthy. “Not like high-key excited, like low-key excited.”

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Mac Jones in the course of the Patriots’ season-opening loss to the Eagles. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Workers

Chris Lengthy’s tackle Mac Jones and the Patriots: Although the Patriots got here up quick towards the Eagles in Sunday’s 25-20 season-opening defeat, the crew’s efficiency — particularly that of Mac Jones — has drawn a couple of plaudits.

Former Patriots defensive lineman Chris Lengthy was impressed. Throughout a Monday interview with The Wealthy Eisen Present, Lengthy shared his ideas on each his former groups (he additionally performed with Philadelphia following his one 12 months stint in New England). Relating to the Patriots particularly, Lengthy was cautiously optimistic.

“From the Patriots’ facet, I feel you’ve acquired to return away somewhat bit inspired,” stated Lengthy. “I don’t know if that sounds bizarre to Pats followers, however Mac Jones seemed extra like Mac Jones. I imply that’s extra just like the man I do know.”

Lengthy conceded that not all of Jones’s efficiency was good (together with the interception he threw within the first quarter that was returned for a landing), however that he seemed higher than the 2022 model in general phrases.

“He threw some very nice tight-window balls over the center of the sector,” Lengthy added. “They’ve acquired to get again to that. The touchdowns had been good. He’s acquired an actual offensive coordinator, and I feel the stuff that Invoice [O’Brien] ran at Alabama, you may draw some issues from that. I feel Mac’s going to be much more comfy.”

Relating to his space of experience, Lengthy additionally praised the Patriots’ protection.

“I assumed that there’s one thing there with this protection,” he stated following the sport towards the defending NFC champions. “They stored the factors down, they took the center of the sector away. [Dallas] Goedert didn’t actually become involved.

“They heated Jalen up in key conditions, and actually you’ve acquired 10 factors that come off of the [Ezekiel Elliott] fumble, and the pick-six,” Lengthy defined. “So from the Pats’ standpoint, I’m fairly excited for them. Not like high-key excited, like low-key excited.”

Trivia: Chris Lengthy was the second general choose within the 2008 NFL Draft. What quarterback was taken third general that 12 months?

(Reply on the backside).

Trace: He got here from an ACC faculty.

Scores and schedule:

The Purple Sox and Yankees had been rained out on Monday. Consequently, the 2 groups will play a day-night doubleheader at this time. The primary sport begins at 1:35 p.m. with the second getting underway at 7:10 p.m.

The Patriots will probably be at house on Sunday for the second sport of the season, going through the Dolphins at 8:20 p.m.

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The most recent on Aaron Rodgers: Only some minutes into his first begin as quarterback of the Jets, Rodgers went down with an damage and didn’t return to the sport.

“Involved along with his Achilles,” stated Jets head coach Robert Saleh after the sport. “The MRI might be going to substantiate what we predict is already going to occur. So prayers tonight, however it’s not good.”

With out Rodgers, the Jets managed to rally towards the Payments and win 22-16 on a walk-off punt return from rookie Xavier Gipson.

On at the present time: In 2011, the Patriots defeated the Dolphins 38-24 within the season opener. The sport was highlighted by a 99-yard landing cross from Tom Brady to Wes Welker.

Every day spotlight: Garrett Wilson’s landing catch, with stay reactions from Eli and Peyton Manning (and Ryan Fitzpatrick).

Trivia reply: Matt Ryan