Where Mike Reiss saw the most promise from the Patriots in Week 1
Mike Reiss of ESPN joined Zolak and Bertrand on Tuesday and explained where he saw the most promise from the Patriots following their Week 1 loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles. Reiss also touched on the accountability shown by Jones in the loss and why the third year quarterback was so willing to bare the brunt of the responsibility for his team.
Promising signs on offense or defense?
“Offense because of how bad it was last year. And and what you saw in the second quarter from Mac was what he can be if he can be consistent. So I thought to me if I had to pick one thing I would say second quarter Mac. Can he be that instead of first quarter Mac? The pick six which was a bad throw in fourth quarter Mac at the end of the game which wasn’t all on him, but look you’re the quarterback and you get two opportunities to lead your team to victory and he was hard on himself after the game and you know, he needs to get over the hump.”
Why was Mac Jones so accountable after the loss?
I think he believes in what they’re doing. Like it was a good plan that they had offensively a lot of empty. They put the I mean, he threw the ball 54 times. He’s never thrown it 54 times before. My point is, I think he really believes in what they’re doing. And and so I think it’s easier for him to come out and be accountable like he was.