Mike Giardi on Mac Jones and his ‘dumb decisions’: ‘It’s time to move on’
The New England Patriots experienced another setback in their challenging season, falling to a 2-8 record after a 10-6 defeat against the Indianapolis Colts in Frankfurt, Germany. The game notable lowlights was in the fourth-quarter interception by Patriots’ quarterback Mac Jones.
In the aftermath of this disappointing loss, Mike Giardi from Boston Sports Journal took to the airwaves during the morning show to share his candid thoughts on Mac Jones’s performance. Giardi didn’t mince words, expressing concern over Jones consistently making what he deemed “dumb decisions” on the field, despite the quarterback’s reputation for intelligence.
Giardi’s critique extended beyond the current season, reaching back to the previous year. He attributed Jones’s struggles to a combination of factors, including coaching changes, turnover in offensive coordinators, and a deficiency in quality personnel, notably citing issues with the offensive line.
“He’s making more dumb decisions for a supposedly smart quarterback than I can ever recall, and we’re not just talking about this year; it goes back to last year as well. So, like I said, there are a million reasons you can cite when you question how we got to this point with Mac Jones – the coaching last year, three offensive coordinators in three years, and not having enough quality personnel around him, especially in the offensive line. This, that, and the other thing— it doesn’t really matter; whatever the thing is, because you’re there now. You can cite all those reasons that you want, but he hasn’t been able to elevate at all in the last two seasons. He has now shown you what he is, and what he is, is not the guy. It’s time to move on.”
While Giardi acknowledged the myriad reasons that could be cited for Jones’s performance, he stressed a central point: Jones has not demonstrated improvement over the last two seasons. In Giardi’s assessment, Jones has revealed his true capabilities, falling short of the expectations for a franchise quarterback that the Patriots sorely need.
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Nick Gemelli is a Producer for the Toucher and Rich program and contributor for 985thesportshub.com. you can follow Nick at @NickGemelli on Twitter.