Pats offense: Ongoing discussion

Van Everyman

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I'd love to see the film of Mac out there by himself, drilling play calls and running through the offense with no one around.
Brings to mind that classic photoshop of David Carr during his rookie season without an O-line
As much as I love that David Carr photoshop, I'm not sure what parallel you're drawing. Is the argument that Mac has no talent around him? Because he has plenty, at both the line and skill positions even if the latter is mostly not top end talent.

I don't really get all the snippiness here. It's June, guys are sloooowly getting back into shape. Would you rather be debating how many more masseuses our QB may have assaulted?
 

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As much as I love that David Carr photoshop, I'm not sure what parallel you're drawing. Is the argument that Mac has no talent around him? Because he has plenty, at both the line and skill positions even if the latter is mostly not top end talent.

I don't really get all the snippiness here. It's June, guys are sloooowly getting back into shape. Would you rather be debating how many more masseuses our QB may have assaulted?
No, Mac was running through plays BY HIMSELF with no one else around
 

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No, Mac was running through plays BY HIMSELF with no one else around
So it is, according to the Howe tweet I myself posted.

A month or two ago; my daughter and wife had their reservation at an indoor athletic facility canceled because, as they found out, Mac had rented the entire place out. They peeked in and saw him doing some strength training.

i’m not sure it’s radically different than what any NFL quarterback who is starting does in the off-season. But Mac does seem to be putting in the work for this one.
 

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It's just minicamp. I get it. But I'm sorry. I'm irrational about this. I'm....pumped and jacked!
 

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Jones channeling his inner Brady today

View: https://twitter.com/McKennAnalysis/status/1534598551094939651


View: https://twitter.com/jeffphowe/status/1534597208451989504


View: https://twitter.com/MarkDanielsPJ/status/1534596294009921540

And for those who like to shit on minicamp stats/impressions, to me its very important that Jones take ownership of the offense and be the "expert" on it. That's what Brady learned to do over the years and a large part of why he was so successful.
Why are we conflating minicamp stats with impressions? Jones taking a more proactive role and going out of his way to show guys precisely what he wants and how routes should be run is meaningful information. Talking about how he went 8 for 11 in 7 on 7's or whatever isn't.
 

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I live near Rochester, NY, so I don't see most of the Boston media reports. This week, however, I'm visiting my family in New England, and so I picked up the Boston Globe this morning to read with breakfast. In his column today, Ben Volin complains that the Patriots staff won't tell him who will be calling the offensive plays. He warns ominously that if the team's offense sputters this season (but, of course, he is really implying "WHEN the team's offense sputters"), we can all blame Belichick for not hiring a traditional offensive coordinator.

I would like to thank all the posters here at SoSH for providing me with such excellent coverage of the NFL and the Patriots, so that I don't have to rely on writers such as Volin for basic (and not so basic) information. I appreciate your insights, and enjoy hearing the reasons behind your praise and criticism. Please keep up the good work!
 

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I live near Rochester, NY, so I don't see most of the Boston media reports. This week, however, I'm visiting my family in New England, and so I picked up the Boston Globe this morning to read with breakfast. In his column today, Ben Volin complains that the Patriots staff won't tell him who will be calling the offensive plays. He warns ominously that if the team's offense sputters this season (but, of course, he is really implying "WHEN the team's offense sputters"), we can all blame Belichick for not hiring a traditional offensive coordinator.

I would like to thank all the posters here at SoSH for providing me with such excellent coverage of the NFL and the Patriots, so that I don't have to rely on writers such as Volin for basic (and not so basic) information. I appreciate your insights, and enjoy hearing the reasons behind your praise and criticism. Please keep up the good work!
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