Way to pee in the corn flakes, CD. I mean, I think it is right that Bedard is infatuated with Mac Jones now and that he was never a fan of Cam's ability to run the NE passing offense.Yeah, the Bedard quotes were silly. He makes it sound like Cam was missing things, but really Cam made the call he's supposed to, as did Mac (that's good) then Agholor tried to make sure the rook saw the blitz.... Agholor isn't going to make sure a 10+ year vet former MVP saw the blitz in camp. He did exactly what he's supposed to, pointed out the Mike, made the seam throw, on to the next one.
It's good that Mac looks like he knows what he's doing, but mostly this is selling smoke to the fanbase by making it seem like "wow I can't believe how much he knew" when really what I see there is a WR trying to help his rook QB, and the rook knowing what he was supposed to be seeing.
That said, Bedard's point is not that Jones did better than Cam on this meaningless spring OTA play. It is that he is flashing skills that 1) Cam, based on a legthy NFL career including last year in NE, simply lacks, and 2) are needed to fully unclock the Pats passing offense. It's a valid point if one doesn't leap off into hyperbole.
I'd like to hope that Jones can improve his arm, at least to some degree. I feel like Brady did, though I'm not an expert, I don't remember thinking he had a great arm at the very beginning of his career, though he damned sure did eventually. But I think it is more of a threshold question - does he have enough of an arm to allow the rest of his skills to play, or is he Steve Walsh 2.0.This is pretty much spot on. Mac’s mental processing needs to be top notch because he needs to do the little things correctly to succeed vs seeing a guy open and then ripping it into a closing window.
His deep ball hangs at times and can be off target a bit, but it doesn’t mean he can’t throw it deep. He will be fine.