The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

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Because it feels phony, forced, whatever.
Yes, exactly.

At first I didn't think I'd like him. Then I did. Then he threw the ball into the turf frequently. Now comes all these shitty nicknames. I'm tried of "Cam's a leader," "Cam has the locker room," "Cam has swag." Cool hats, swag, and half baked nicknames aren't cutting it for me. How about fixing your damn footwork so you can throw with accuracy for more than, like, a quarter of the season?

I've been trying to get down with the Cam Newton Experience, but it's felt wrong for a long while now.
 
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Since we're all coming out here, I have to admit that I do not like the stupid font and symbols or whatever it is he uses in his tweets. But I still do get a kick out of his outfits and do like him. (Not as our QB though)
 

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Yes, exactly.

At first I didn't think I'd like him. Then I did. Then he threw the ball into the turf frequently. Now comes all these shitty nicknames. I'm tried of "Cam's a leader," "Cam has the locker room," "Cam has swag." Cool hats, swag, and half baked nicknames aren't cutting it for me. How about fixing your damn footwork so you can throw with accuracy for more than, like, a quarter of the season?

I've been trying to get down with the Cam Newton Experience, but it's felt wrong for a long while now.
It just totally sucks and ruins my day hearing all these stories about how his teammates like him. And where does Belichick get off saying he likes him, too. Enough of that. Kraft has to put a stop to it.
 

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Wow, those Kicker/Snapper/Punter Guy monikers are pretty brilliant. Doughboy? Little Bud? Sorry but this all sounds like an entitled a-hole who's trying to be endearing ... and everyone goes along with it because Cam Newton.
You think pretty much every teammate in his career and other guys around the league are all putting on some front and they don't all really love this guy?
 

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It just totally sucks and ruins my day hearing all these stories about how his teammates like him. And where does Belichick get off saying he likes him, too. Enough of that. Kraft has to put a stop to it.
A guy is making millions of dollars to play a game, and he has the audacity to have fun while doing so.
 

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White Cheddar would be a better nickname. That's what I'm calling Mac moving forward.
If he's awesome and consistently leads the Pats to victory, I'm calling him MacGyver. If he sucks, I'm calling him MacGruber. Who do we have: MacGyver or MacGruber?
 

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People who know Cam like Cam. Wtf do I care if they are right to or not? That's good enough for me.

Not everyone can be good at everything.

Cam strengths:
* People like him.
* Likes fashion.
* Wealthy.

Cam weaknesses:
* Creative nicknames.
* Throwing a football.
* Not being Tom Brady.

Lettuce just chill & not be consumed by misplaced anger. It's not Cam's fault he's not the GOAT, just like it won't be Mac's fault & all the other QBs faults who come after him.
 

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Can’t he just grow a Prince Valiant haircut and sell ugg boots like a normal QB?

My concern is that calling people ‘snapper guy’ and ‘kicker guy’…does that imply that he doesn’t bother knowing their names? Not a big deal…maybe that’s not uncommon. I don’t know
 

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Wow, those Kicker/Snapper/Punter Guy monikers are pretty brilliant. Doughboy? Little Bud? Sorry but this all sounds like an entitled a-hole who's trying to be endearing ... and everyone goes along with it because Cam Newton.
My thoughts and prayers are with you through these difficult times.
 

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My concern is that calling people ‘snapper guy’ and ‘kicker guy’…does that imply that he doesn’t bother knowing their names? Not a big deal…maybe that’s not uncommon. I don’t know
I think that's the whole joke - he's poking fun at the idea of a QB who doesn't bother to learn the specialists' names.
 

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Mac Jones is being challenged by the defense, and Dont’a Hightower returns: Patriots practice report – The Athletic

Mac Jones was 6 of 8 and was third in line for all but one period. However, Jones spent a lot of time on the field with the starters on offense and defense – definitely more than Hoyer, probably about equal to Stidham – and the defense gave him some challenging looks with sub-package personnel groupings.
It’s been clear, not just Thursday but in the prior viewing sessions, that Bill Belichick’s defense is not throwing vanilla looks at the rookie. That’s why he’s had some stretches of check-downs in previous workouts. It’d be more concerning if the defense was lining up in base with predictable coverages, but they’re working Jones pretty hard.
Jones only threw one check-down to Gaffney, but the rest were quicker reads than he made in the previous viewing session. Bourne beat J.C. Jackson on a crossing pattern, and Harry was open underneath a zone shell. Zuber beat Joejuan Williams on an out route. Both completions to Meyers were also out routes. The incompletion to Wilkerson was a drop on an intermediate pass in the soft spot of a zone. The incompletion to Stevenson occurred because Deatrich Wise flew into the backfield and disrupted the screen.

Overall, Jones was better Thursday than the previous practice in front of the media.
 

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And non-Mac Jones stuff:

Josh Uche practices with his hair on fire. He was disruptive once again, although he jumped offsides for the second consecutive practice in front of the media.
Ronnie Perkins had three really disruptive plays as a pass rusher. He stood out in a big way.
Aside from the drop, Bourne has had a terrific stretch of practices. He seems to always be open.
 

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And non-Mac Jones stuff:
Thanks.

It's so hard to get a read on this stuff. Paul Perillo of PFW is usually an ok observer (he's dense about a lot of other things but I find him pretty reliable about who was good and who wasn't on a field a given day) and he thought Bourne has not been particularly good.
 

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It’s gonna be a shame when Cam struggles but Jones doesn’t start amd there’s a bunch of conspiracy theories about it, and we start calling him Alex.

But while I’m optimistic, I’m not ready to drink the kool aid. Let’s hope Patriots Nation isn’t heading for Jonestown!
 

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"Aside from the drop, Bourne has had a terrific stretch of practices. He seems to always be open."

If Cam nicknames him 711, the forum will melt down.
 

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"Aside from the drop, Bourne has had a terrific stretch of practices. He seems to always be open."

If Cam nicknames him 711, the forum will melt down.
Maybe ‘Border Wall’?
Edit: now that I think of it, isn’t the Bourne always a mess on weekends? Let’s hope he doesn’t get nicknamed ‘Bridge’.
With all of these high completion percentages from pedestrian QBs and receivers always open I'm getting nervous about our defense!
Ok maybe that’s our D.
 

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The levels the Boston media is going to take banal activities and statements out of context to suggest that Mac is obviously better than Cam is really insane. That quote says literally nothing about whether "Mac Jones has the edge over Cam Newton."
 

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See if they signed him, he must have been doing awesome in all the drills!
 

simplyeric

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See if they signed him, he must have been doing awesome in all the drills!
Wonder what’s the highest draft pick that just had their team say ‘fuck it this guy is dogshit, we’re not signing him’.
I don’t mean mismatches on salary, or Eli fucking manning. I mean, a team just thinks the guys isn’t worth anything.
 

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That subtle little move drew two defenders to Gunner, who was running a shallow crossing route from right to left. That opened up the window for Harry.

Very nicely done.

Oh, and anyone questioning his arm strength needs to look at that throw. An absolute laser.
 

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This is a really nice subtle move from Mac. Veteran stuff.

View: https://twitter.com/nate_tice/status/1428516167782592512?s=21
Also check out how goddamned long Mac had to allow his receivers to get open. I just got a chance to watch the Thu 8/19 preseason game, and I was gobsmacked by how incredibly good the line looked. This isn't just about the line though - Mac's pocket movement was very natural on the plays where the tackles did have to move rushers around. He adapted to what they brought.
 

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Also check out how goddamned long Mac had to allow his receivers to get open. I just got a chance to watch the Thu 8/19 preseason game, and I was gobsmacked by how incredibly good the line looked. This isn't just about the line though - Mac's pocket movement was very natural on the plays where the tackles did have to move rushers around. He adapted to what they brought.
The patchwork Eagles D-line might have had something to do with that.