Mac Jones Is Our QB1

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Page 2? Muse, you ok? you sick and bedridden :)

Love what I'm hearing on Mac's performance.... although I hope that also isn't part indictment on our D? 🤷
I had doc appointments all day yesterday fro 8:45 am to 1:15pm and from 2:45-3:30 pm. I was run down from it . I failed Mac.:)
 

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Love what I'm hearing on Mac's performance.... although I hope that also isn't part indictment on our D? 🤷
Doesn't sound like it to me:

Sometimes a quarterback makes a play that the defense simply cannot defend. For the first two days of New England Patriots minicamp, quarterback Mac Jones has hammered the defense with that kind of play.

Specifically, Jones and receiver Tre Nixon have been unbeatable on a deep post.

On three separate occasions, Jones had dropped the ball into a bucket to Nixon for a 65- or 70-yard pickup. Nixon has come from the slot across the field for a deep post route — so deep he has ended up on the left side of the field. That’s where Jones has found him for three massive completions over the first two days of minicamp. Nixon beat cornerbacks Jonathan Jones then Shaun Wade and then Jones again. On Day 1, Jonathan Jones and Nixon went to the ground but Nixon nabbed it. On Day 2, Jones hit Nixon perfectly in-stride early in practice, then found Nixon for a one-handed grab over Jon Jones hanging like a cape in coverage.

It has been that kind of minicamp for the young quarterback. Mac Jones looks mighty comfortable in this offense. And, somewhat surprisingly, he has looked mighty comfortable throwing to slot receiver Nixon, a seventh-round draft choice in 2021. There were exceptions, including a misfire and ensuing interception to cornerback Malcolm Butler. All in all, it was a good day.
 

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more tidbits on QB1:


QB Mac Jones

I try not to make a big deal of quarterback stats and performances in minicamp where the passer doesn’t even have to throw over his own offensive line — let alone a pass-rush. But Jones’ command of a “streamlined” offense with new terminology has been extremely impressive. Add in his laser-point accuracy. THis absolutely looks like a quarterback on the rise. It was another impressive session.

  • Mac Jones is back to running routes for his wideouts to show them what he and/or Joe Judge want. After receiver Tyquan Thornton struggled to execute a route-running drill properly, Judge reset the drill to make sure the receivers were executing properly. Jones then pulled Thornton aside to show him how to run the route.

 

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Doesn't sound like it to me:

Sometimes a quarterback makes a play that the defense simply cannot defend. For the first two days of New England Patriots minicamp, quarterback Mac Jones has hammered the defense with that kind of play.

Specifically, Jones and receiver Tre Nixon have been unbeatable on a deep post.

On three separate occasions, Jones had dropped the ball into a bucket to Nixon for a 65- or 70-yard pickup. Nixon has come from the slot across the field for a deep post route — so deep he has ended up on the left side of the field. That’s where Jones has found him for three massive completions over the first two days of minicamp. Nixon beat cornerbacks Jonathan Jones then Shaun Wade and then Jones again. On Day 1, Jonathan Jones and Nixon went to the ground but Nixon nabbed it. On Day 2, Jones hit Nixon perfectly in-stride early in practice, then found Nixon for a one-handed grab over Jon Jones hanging like a cape in coverage.


It has been that kind of minicamp for the young quarterback. Mac Jones looks mighty comfortable in this offense. And, somewhat surprisingly, he has looked mighty comfortable throwing to slot receiver Nixon, a seventh-round draft choice in 2021. There were exceptions, including a misfire and ensuing interception to cornerback Malcolm Butler. All in all, it was a good day.

Yes. And this only bodes well for both Mac, the offense and the defense.

Great completion with the right understanding often provides great results.
 

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I wonder what we could get in a trade, His value may never be higher, Just Saying :jester: :stirpot:
 
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