The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

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The Patriots had a failed coach as their offensive coordinator. A failed coach guy who has never coached offense before. Literally the worst of both worlds.

What Belichick did this year is inexcusable. And, because of that, the offense looked like it was being coached by a guy who failed as a coach.

edit - all of this to say, the Patriots had a chance to make the playoffs easily this year and they blew it because the offense had no chance.
Agreed that Patricia's lack of offensive pedigree and skill seems to have been a huge problem.

This "failed coach" horse that you're flogging is a bit weird though. Belichick was a failed coach by your definition when Kraft hired him as HC. That seemed to work out.
 

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Agreed that Patricia's lack of offensive pedigree and skill seems to have been a huge problem.

This "failed coach" horse that you're flogging is a bit weird though. Belichick was a failed coach by your definition when Kraft hired him as HC. That seemed to work out.
There's different manners of "failing" though. By all accounts, Patricia lost his locker room in Detroit literally on day 1. He took over a 9-7 team and it got progressively worse. He failed to the point where it seems highly unlikely anyone will ever give him a head coaching gig again.

That wasn't Bill's kind of "failure".
 

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Agreed that Patricia's lack of offensive pedigree and skill seems to have been a huge problem.

This "failed coach" horse that you're flogging is a bit weird though. Belichick was a failed coach by your definition when Kraft hired him as HC. That seemed to work out.
Patricia was 13-29-1 with the Lions, including a 3-12-1 season. And was never within a miles of the playoffs.

So, no, Belichick's tenure with Cleveland (which including a playoff appearance) was not close to as awful as Patricia was. And Patrica had a pretty solid QB at the time of his coaching debacle.
 

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There's different manners of "failing" though. By all accounts, Patricia lost his locker room in Detroit literally on day 1. He took over a 9-7 team and it got progressively worse. He failed to the point where it seems highly unlikely anyone will ever give him a head coaching gig again.

That wasn't Bill's kind of "failure".
That's fair. But the lost of guys who sucked as head coaches and were excellent coordinators is long. Hiring a shitty ex head coach as a coordinator shouldn't be considered some kind of huge miss. Even hiring a guy who failed as HC somewhere else, like Belichick or Pete Carroll, as HC. Depends on the guy and the job.
 

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There's different manners of "failing" though. By all accounts, Patricia lost his locker room in Detroit literally on day 1. He took over a 9-7 team and it got progressively worse. He failed to the point where it seems highly unlikely anyone will ever give him a head coaching gig again.

That wasn't Bill's kind of "failure".
That’s one version of the story. There are conflicting reports, however, and so it’s not clear how much stock we should put into those “lost locker room” stories.

Lots of “failed” head coaches have become excellent coordinators.
 

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Yeah, I think a guy's HC performance has little to do with his ability to coach in other roles, for another example from the Belichick tree... Josh McDaniels didn't even last 2 full seasons with the Broncos... he was still a great OC.
 

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That's fair. But the lost of guys who sucked as head coaches and were excellent coordinators is long. Hiring a shitty ex head coach as a coordinator shouldn't be considered some kind of huge miss. Even hiring a guy who failed as HC somewhere else, like Belichick or Pete Carroll, as HC. Depends on the guy and the job.
Totally agree. If BB had brought Patricia back to be DC I'd be fine with it.
 

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I suspect Patricia has a very useful football mind but is more prone to failure when asked to engage in extensive communication with human beings.
 

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He may have been distracted this year. Apparently he’s the suspect in at least 4 murders according to the FBI’s BAU:

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I'm going to go ahead and apologize and give Mac the benefit of doubt considering the things that are coming out about what a damn s#@t show this coaching staff was this last year.

Bill looked like a guy just mailing it in last season to me, going through the motions, and now from this recent article today it sounds like he did too.
 

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I'm going to go ahead and apologize and give Mac the benefit of doubt considering the things that are coming out about what a damn s#@t show this coaching staff was this last year.

Bill looked like a guy just mailing it in last season to me, going through the motions, and now from this recent article today it sounds like he did too.
What recent article?
 

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I'm going to go ahead and apologize and give Mac the benefit of doubt considering the things that are coming out about what a damn s#@t show this coaching staff was this last year.

Bill looked like a guy just mailing it in last season to me, going through the motions, and now from this recent article today it sounds like he did too.
A weird thing is that this only happened on offense and ST.
 

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A weird thing is that this only happened on offense and ST.
I think pretty clearly we are getting confirmation on what was the biggest problem with the Patriots this past season: Patricia and Judge (specifically in the roles they were in). It was a disaster, but thankfully it only lasted one season.
 

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I'm going to go ahead and apologize and give Mac the benefit of doubt considering the things that are coming out about what a damn s#@t show this coaching staff was this last year.

Bill looked like a guy just mailing it in last season to me, going through the motions, and now from this recent article today it sounds like he did too.
So Mac has zero culpability and ownership in how he played and acted? There's a lot of blame to go around, he's not completely off the hook. Things started to stabilize toward the end of the season and while he looked better, he still wasn't very good.
 

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Its rough

This is why Jones was constantly making adjustments at the line

A lot of guys would ask, ‘Well, what’s going to happen if (the defense) does this?’ And you would see they hadn’t really accounted for that yet,” one source said. “And they’d say, ‘We’ll get to that when we get to that.’ That type of attitude got us in trouble.”

Eventually, the staff’s approach ran counter to the reason they had pivoted in the first place.

“By the end, they were just making 1,000 adjustments instead of building them in at the beginning,” one source said.
As reported by NBC Sports Boston, the Patriots reorganized their pass protection from a numbers-based system to a word-based system. The rules created confusion among the offensive linemen and put Jones under a daily barrage of pressure in the summer. He began anticipating pass-rushers or ducking at the first signs of danger during preseason games, habits that undermined the offense the rest of the year.
As Patricia came under outside fire as the face of the offense, Judge drew increasing criticism from within. Belichick would blast him in practice, and it wasn’t uncommon for Judge and Jones to trade profanity-laced outbursts. Jones’ trust in his position coach was effectively non-existent.

“Mac didn’t like him,” one source said. “At all.”

“(Judge) would speak extra loudly in meetings, trying to project like he was the guy,” another source said. “And I think that kind of rubbed people the wrong way.”
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So Mac has zero culpability and ownership in how he played and acted? There's a lot of blame to go around, he's not completely off the hook. Things started to stabilize toward the end of the season and while he looked better, he still wasn't very good.
Players still need to make plays. Even if a play call is terrible, if Mac has an open receiver and air mails the pass, that's on Mac. There's plenty of blame to go around. But here's the thing. It sure seemed like much of Mac's problems were due to not doing a good job with progressions, and having a hard time when being pressured. But those two things - from this article anyway - go back DIRECTLY to the coaching. The scheme and the protection issues were directly related to MP and JJ. The line literally wasn't being coached in how to do pass pro in play action (apparently). It makes it really really hard on a QB (and an entire offense). Totally out of sync.
 

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I don't know how I feel about Patricia, except to say that I don't want him doing anything with the offense. Maybe he's a good football mind, I don't know how to quantify that.

For me, the Herald article really just cements the fact that Joe Judge is an incompetent clown that shouldn't be allowed to coach anybody about anything on this team. The line about other position coaches having to wait until he left, then correct his "talking points" that he gave to skill players should get him fired. Not being able to work together with the QB while your job is literally to coach him should get him fired. Looking at his stupid fucking face day in and day out should be enough to get him fired. Talking loudly in meetings to project his authority was good for a laugh though, and fits perfectly with his wannabe tough guy thing that he seems to revel in.

Him getting reamed out by BB at practice isn't a, "BB treats everyone the same," thing like it was with Brady. The guy is a joke. Put him in a Bronze Bull and let his screams serve as the soundtrack for this year's mini camp.
 

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I'm going to go ahead and apologize and give Mac the benefit of doubt considering the things that are coming out about what a damn s#@t show this coaching staff was this last year.

Bill looked like a guy just mailing it in last season to me, going through the motions, and now from this recent article today it sounds like he did too.

I don't think "mailing it in" is accurate. There was a report mid-season where BB acknowledged things were not working but he also admitted that mid-season changes would take far too long to implement. At that point and the rest of the season, the Patriots were still in contention for a playoff spot. Placing blame is certainly warranted for the hires and how the season progressed but stating BB was just going through the motions seems wrong.

The Raiders and Bengals games happened after BB's acknowledgement. The team certainly played well enough to win both games.
 

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I don't think "mailing it in" is accurate. There was a report mid-season where BB acknowledged things were not working but he also admitted that mid-season changes would take far too long to implement. At that point and the rest of the season, the Patriots were still in contention for a playoff spot. Placing blame is certainly warranted for the hires and how the season progressed but stating BB was just going through the motions seems wrong.

The Raiders and Bengals games happened after BB's acknowledgement. The team certainly played well enough to win both games.
This is an excellent point.

I also think the report is overly dramatic and sensational. I'm sure there were issues, no doubt, but of course there was frustration, they weren't getting the results they wanted. How much of this is just sour grapes? If all of this was true, I would have expected both to be fired immediately after the Buffalo game, yet here we are.
 

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If they didn't like Judge being loud then O'Brien should be fun. We might have weekly physical confrontations between Mac and OB.

I'll take most of that with a large pile of salt though. Unnamed sources with unknown bias and motivation.
 

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This is an excellent point.

I also think the report is overly dramatic and sensational. I'm sure there were issues, no doubt, but of course there was frustration, they weren't getting the results they wanted. How much of this is just sour grapes? If all of this was true, I would have expected both to be fired immediately after the Buffalo game, yet here we are.
I think this is exactly right. It's just not particularly credible to think that consistently Joe Judge is saying something, walking away, and all the other coaches are saying that was wrong, do this instead. And there are a lot of unexamined things in there as well. So they introduced fewer plays than Josh did when he was OC--wasn't playbook bloat pretty arguably a problem? Mac Jones telling his coach to eff off a lot--isn't that a problem of coachability?
 

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I think this is exactly right. It's just not particularly credible to think that consistently Joe Judge is saying something, walking away, and all the other coaches are saying that was wrong, do this instead. And there are a lot of unexamined things in there as well. So they introduced fewer plays than Josh did when he was OC--wasn't playbook bloat pretty arguably a problem? Mac Jones telling his coach to eff off a lot--isn't that a problem of coachability?
What are the odds Kendrick Bourne was a source?
 

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I don't know how I feel about Patricia, except to say that I don't want him doing anything with the offense. Maybe he's a good football mind, I don't know how to quantify that.

For me, the Herald article really just cements the fact that Joe Judge is an incompetent clown that shouldn't be allowed to coach anybody about anything on this team. The line about other position coaches having to wait until he left, then correct his "talking points" that he gave to skill players should get him fired. Not being able to work together with the QB while your job is literally to coach him should get him fired. Looking at his stupid fucking face day in and day out should be enough to get him fired. Talking loudly in meetings to project his authority was good for a laugh though, and fits perfectly with his wannabe tough guy thing that he seems to revel in.

Him getting reamed out by BB at practice isn't a, "BB treats everyone the same," thing like it was with Brady. The guy is a joke. Put him in a Bronze Bull and let his screams serve as the soundtrack for this year's mini camp.
Judge really has that "ST coach is his ceiling" vibe.


Players still need to make plays. Even if a play call is terrible, if Mac has an open receiver and air mails the pass, that's on Mac. There's plenty of blame to go around. But here's the thing. It sure seemed like much of Mac's problems were due to not doing a good job with progressions, and having a hard time when being pressured. But those two things - from this article anyway - go back DIRECTLY to the coaching. The scheme and the protection issues were directly related to MP and JJ. The line literally wasn't being coached in how to do pass pro in play action (apparently). It makes it really really hard on a QB (and an entire offense). Totally out of sync.
To me the bolded is a great way to break out of the often-unresolvable argument of "is it the coaching or the player?" (In fact, it's one of the first I'v eseen that's helped me to do so). Going through the progressions" or "reading the field" or whatever is certainly a skill that some QBs have more of than others. But if the play itself or the scheme is such that it makes those reads and progressions even more difficult, then it's hard to place the bulk of the blame on the QB. At a minimum, it makes it very suspect to conclude today that Jones wont be a good NFL QB tomorrow.
 

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This is an excellent point.

I also think the report is overly dramatic and sensational. I'm sure there were issues, no doubt, but of course there was frustration, they weren't getting the results they wanted. How much of this is just sour grapes? If all of this was true, I would have expected both to be fired immediately after the Buffalo game, yet here we are.
Neither Judge nor Patricia are going to the East-West Shrine Bowl, so it's obvious that their roles on the team going forward are going to be very different (assuming they do have a role).

Agree that some points in the article should be taken with a grain of NaCl. But Mac was correct to be frustrated over the coaching staff not calling in plays in time, especially when the Pats were at the doorstep of the opponents end zone. During the summer I listened to a radio segment with Charlie Weis, and he mentioned that as OC you must have 2 or 3 plays in your head ready to go depending upon the most likely outcomes of the current play you just sent in. So there is definitely some fire mixed in with that smoke from that article.
 

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If they didn't like Judge being loud then O'Brien should be fun. We might have weekly physical confrontations between Mac and OB.

I'll take most of that with a large pile of salt though. Unnamed sources with unknown bias and motivation.
OBrien may be loud, but we have a sense that he's competent. I *think* Jones does, too. (I presume those Alabama guys all talk.) Once he became a HC, Judge showed himself to be a hardass just for the sake of it.
 

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This is an excellent point.

I also think the report is overly dramatic and sensational. I'm sure there were issues, no doubt, but of course there was frustration, they weren't getting the results they wanted. How much of this is just sour grapes? If all of this was true, I would have expected both to be fired immediately after the Buffalo game, yet here we are.
It's the Herald and Callahan, of course it's sensationalist, that's the whole brand.
 

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Neither Judge nor Patricia are going to the East-West Shrine Bowl, so it's obvious that their roles on the team going forward are going to be very different (assuming they do have a role).

Agree that some points in the article should be taken with a grain of NaCl. But Mac was correct to be frustrated over the coaching staff not calling in plays in time, especially when the Pats were at the doorstep of the opponents end zone. During the summer I listened to a radio segment with Charlie Weis, and he mentioned that as OC you must have 2 or 3 plays in your head ready to go depending upon the most likely outcomes of the current play you just sent in. So there is definitely some fire mixed in with that smoke from that article.
The performance of the offense, the hiring of a new OC, and (news to me) that neither of them are going to that Bowl are objective points.. The gist of that story seems far more likely than the alternative....that Jones's rookie year was a complete mirage, never to be repeated or approached.
 

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Neither Judge nor Patricia are going to the East-West Shrine Bowl, so it's obvious that their roles on the team going forward are going to be very different (assuming they do have a role).

Agree that some points in the article should be taken with a grain of NaCl. But Mac was correct to be frustrated over the coaching staff not calling in plays in time, especially when the Pats were at the doorstep of the opponents end zone. During the summer I listened to a radio segment with Charlie Weis, and he mentioned that as OC you must have 2 or 3 plays in your head ready to go depending upon the most likely outcomes of the current play you just sent in. So there is definitely some fire mixed in with that smoke from that article.
Nobody is arguing that there weren't issues. You had two guys essentially learning on the job. It didn't work out how BB envisioned and he made adjustments to correct it. My issue is with absolving Mac of any of his poor play. Both the coaching and the QB sucked, they both get blame.
 

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I dont know much about Andrew Callahan. Is he hack-y. Karen Guregian is, IIRC, pretty well-respected. But, yes, The Herald, to be sure.
I don't know him that well, more just that's what the Herald is, and from what I've seen he is a surface level guy. He's maybe better than Bedard, but he's not a Lazar who is actually looking at things in depth, my read from what I've seen is he's just looking for surface content.
 

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So Mac has zero culpability and ownership in how he played and acted? There's a lot of blame to go around, he's not completely off the hook. Things started to stabilize toward the end of the season and while he looked better, he still wasn't very good.
Wait… you don’t like Mac? When did this happen?
 

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Neither Judge nor Patricia are going to the East-West Shrine Bowl, so it's obvious that their roles on the team going forward are going to be very different (assuming they do have a role).
Yes, we'll see what role they might have. Atlanta's ST coach will be head coach. The OL coach will be OC and DC will be the LB coach. Their OC is going to Reese bowl instead and they have no DC at moment.


Agree that some points in the article should be taken with a grain of NaCl. But Mac was correct to be frustrated over the coaching staff not calling in plays in time, especially when the Pats were at the doorstep of the opponents end zone. During the summer I listened to a radio segment with Charlie Weis, and he mentioned that as OC you must have 2 or 3 plays in your head ready to go depending upon the most likely outcomes of the current play you just sent in. So there is definitely some fire mixed in with that smoke from that article.
Sure. Red zone was one of their biggest issues. They certainly had issues. No doubt. Calling plays in timely manner is probably the hardest adjustment. Mike McDaniel had a hard time this season as well.
 

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Nobody is arguing that there weren't issues. You had two guys essentially learning on the job. It didn't work out how BB envisioned and he made adjustments to correct it. My issue is with absolving Mac of any of his poor play. Both the coaching and the QB sucked, they both get blame.
Who’s absolving Mac for poor play?

I will continue to defend Mac for going off about not getting a play to call. But, yea, missing open receivers is on Mac. Except there is unlikely to be a suitable replacement for Mac next season, and now Mac will truly have no excuse going forward.
 

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OBrien may be loud, but we have a sense that he's competent. I *think* Jones does, too. (I presume those Alabama guys all talk.) Once he became a HC, Judge showed himself to be a hardass just for the sake of it.
We hope anyway. I just don't put much stock in them having a "relationship." We'll see. Mac seemingly had no issues his rookie year so I'm hopeful. On the other hand, people said OB was a hard ass as a HC as well.
 

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What are the odds Kendrick Bourne was a source?
Well they talk about thow the players with history in outside zone teams had a lot of problems with the offensive installation, heroically raised those to the coaches,and the coaches had no answers--and the list of players like that is, I think, Bourne Hoyer and Brown. I mean maybe Hoyer has decided to say fuck it, I'm a talentless third string QB making 2 million a year, I want to be deep throat and spill all (although could he be a guy who said "yeah Mac didn't like Judge"?perhaps--and maybe Brown is passionate about something other than custard--but Bourne is going to be right at the center.

I think Bourne's a source, I think Mac's agent is a source, I think Mac might be a source, I'm sure there are others. Judge or (less likely) Patricia might have been a source because there is a bit about how Jones was nervous about protection and played terribly early on, missing receivers and the like.

Someone somewhere has an interesting axe to grind because the "they ran outside zone but not a lot of complementary boot action" is some high shade from a knowledgeable source. I always imagine Chad O'Shea or Josh Boyer or maybe one of the vegas guys being up to trash the team's performance a little.



I also suspect some of the quotes about how bad the Pats performance was on the field are from either scouts or other organizations as they suggest early in the article "It was disheveled..they were always scrambling to get things done" seems like someone not on the team, so do "I just think [BB] didn't really understand how hard it was going to be" and "BY the end _they_ were just making 1,000 adjustments instead of building them in at the beginning")
 

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Players still need to make plays. Even if a play call is terrible, if Mac has an open receiver and air mails the pass, that's on Mac. There's plenty of blame to go around. But here's the thing. It sure seemed like much of Mac's problems were due to not doing a good job with progressions, and having a hard time when being pressured. But those two things - from this article anyway - go back DIRECTLY to the coaching. The scheme and the protection issues were directly related to MP and JJ. The line literally wasn't being coached in how to do pass pro in play action (apparently). It makes it really really hard on a QB (and an entire offense). Totally out of sync.
Lazar mentioned it in his latest podcast, and I posted in another thread, but apparently Patricia dialed back the pre-snap reads that would allow the QB to shift protections. So either players had to adjust without that call and if 2 read it differently, disaster. Or they didn't shift protection even when it was clear they needed to and...disaster.
 

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This is an excellent point.

I also think the report is overly dramatic and sensational. I'm sure there were issues, no doubt, but of course there was frustration, they weren't getting the results they wanted. How much of this is just sour grapes? If all of this was true, I would have expected both to be fired immediately after the Buffalo game, yet here we are.
I'm all for the assumption that reporting here (and, well most everywhere) is overly sensational. But your presumption that they would be fired immediately after the Buffalo game if it were true doesn't track. They were, in fact, immediately reassigned/demoted, basically the second that the team publicly announced a global OC search which they've never actually done before to my recollection. That's pretty telling. That said, if BFB respects MP and JJ for their football minds, putting them in a better position to succeed is the way to go. They sucked at the jobs that they had, to the point that things were dysfunctional. For all of the "shut up and play" chatter around Mac's sideline tantrums, it sounds like he was not alone in his unhappiness with the terrible coaching.

If they didn't like Judge being loud then O'Brien should be fun. We might have weekly physical confrontations between Mac and OB.

I'll take most of that with a large pile of salt though. Unnamed sources with unknown bias and motivation.
Loud and competent is different from loud and incompetent.


When the team announced that they were doing an OC search, it was a public declaration from the team that the guys doing the job didn't do the job. You can throw out every byte in this article and still know that.
 

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BB gets the blame for the staff, but it seems he noticed it wasn't really working early:

Around early October, when Jones was sidelined by a high ankle sprain, players began to see less of his position coach in meetings.

Joe Judge, they later suspected, was in a long process of being phased out.
I guess they just decided they didn't want to fire folks in mid-season.
 

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BB gets the blame for the staff, but it seems he noticed it wasn't really working early:



I guess they just decided they didn't want to fire folks in mid-season.
Well, and from what he said in November, it really was just too late to make a drastic change. I'm not 100% sure that's true, but it does make some sense on some level.
 

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Well, and from what he said in November, it really was just too late to make a drastic change. I'm not 100% sure that's true, but it does make some sense on some level.
Sure. You can disagree, but if you don't see how the other POV on that might be right you're not being honest. And I don't me YOU specifically. Just that you're deciding between 2 crappy choices.
 

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Sure. You can disagree, but if you don't see how the other POV on that might be right you're not being honest. And I don't me YOU specifically. Just that you're deciding between 2 crappy choices.
Yeah once they were there, it was kind of crappy vs. crappy. I'm just glad this season is behind us and we can look forward with optimism again.
 

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The article, assuming the general story is correct, confirms what most here suspected - that the coaching failures were likely a significant part of Jones struggles this past year.

Nobody is required to change their opinion of Mac going forward but it feels like he was essentially set up to fail from the jump. He may well not be someone they can win with but my inclination is to largely dismiss this year's performance and see what he does under BOB and hopefully with at least some weapons. I don't have high hopes for him but it doesn't feel overly optimistic to expect some of the growth we were hoping for this past season.

In short, I would almost look at next year as his second season in the NFL, at least developmentally.
 

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He will most assuredly look much better with an organized and cohesive offense. This is a 10+ win team with the defense and Mac playing like he did at the beginning of his rookie season.
When @FL4WL3SS is feeling optimistic about a team helmed by Mac, we know things are moving in the right direction.
 

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There was one game in the season where it seemed like the Patriots had put an absolute premium on getting to the line as fast as they could. I can't remember which game it was. I posted some about it in the game thread. I tried to find it, but apparently I'm a blabbermouth in those things so it's hard to find anything.

Anyway, Mac's success was so much better when he got to the line with 20 seconds. It was the smallest of sample sizes and clearly eye test stuff but it was pretty noticeable. I started paying attention to it all season. When the center got over the ball with 10 seconds or less, the Patriots success rate on the play was virtually zero. There was times when I knew the play had zero chance before it was run. It wasn't 100 percent. But it was bad.
 

Smiling Joe Hesketh

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He will most assuredly look much better with an organized and cohesive offense. This is a 10+ win team with the defense and Mac playing like he did at the beginning of his rookie season.
One thing I will say, he absolutely must keep better control of his emotions and outbursts. I don't care how competitive he is, I don't can how bad the coaching was. Mac was losing his shit every single week and multiple times a game and it cannot continue. It's a bad look, it's not helpful for leading his teammates, and he needs to be better. It showed a distinct lack of maturity and it was embarrassing.