‘The epitome of teaching malpractice’: Former NFL QB blasts Invoice Belichick’s dealing with of Mac Jones


“He actually overthought this and it has harm Mac Jones completely for my part.”

Invoice Belichick and Mac Jones. Jim Davis/Globe Workers
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Invoice Belichick harmed Mac Jones’s improvement, and the harm is perhaps everlasting, former NFL Offensive Rookie of the 12 months Robert Griffin III stated throughout a latest look on ESPN’s Get Up.

“For me, this comes right down to teaching,” Griffin stated. “In 12 months Two, Invoice Belichick tousled his younger quarterback. Once you give him a defensive coordinator and a particular groups coordinator as his offensive coordinator and he’s on his third coordinator in three years within the NFL, that’s the epitome of teaching malpractice.”

The issues have carried over into this 12 months, and the Patriots are asking Jones to do issues he isn’t good at, Griffin stated.

“Mac Jones will not be a creator, however they’re asking him to create. That begins with a scheme downside. Once you have a look at what he did in 2021, he had the No. 6 offense within the NFL. Who was his coordinator? Josh McDaniels. Top-of-the-line OC’s we’ve ever seen on this league.”

“Quick-forward to this 12 months, what’s the distinction?” Griffin continued. “In 2021, they had been doing play-action 27 p.c of the time. That’s the kind of participant that Mac Jones is. Proper now, they’re doing it 14 p.c of the time. Due to that, they’re asking him ‘we’d like you to exit and scramble a bit of bit, the play goes to interrupt down and also you’re going to do all these various things. That’s not who he’s.”

Griffin stated he nonetheless holds Belichick in high-regard, regardless of the coach’s dealing with of Jones. The Patriots benched Jones on Sunday after he threw two interceptions, had a fumble returned for a landing, and failed to steer any landing drives in a 35-point loss to the Cowboys.

“Invoice Belichick is without doubt one of the best coaches we’ve ever seen, Griffin stated. He’s arguably the best coach of all-time in NFL historical past. However, he actually overthought this and it had harm Mac Jones completely for my part.”