It appears Mac Jones has lost the locker room, according to Andrew Callahan
Has Mac Jones lost the locker room?
Andrew Callahan, columnist at the Boston Herald, joined the show this morning and discussed a wide-range of topics surrounding the 2-8 New England Patriots. One of the topics he talked about was his latest column, which focuses on quarterback Mac Jones and how he’s lost the locker room.
Callahan mentioned that, according to two sources familiar with the team, there is a perception that the majority of players in the locker room have lost confidence in the 3rd year quarterback. He cited a rough estimate of 80-20, indicating the extent of how much of the locker room is out on Mac. Despite recognizing Mac as a hardworking individual, Callahan expressed skepticism about the quarterback’s performance and its impact on the team.
The guys also touched on the challenges faced by players who may be considering their future with the team given the current situation and the difficulty of showcasing their skills when the team is performing poorly. The overall sentiment conveyed was one of concern and uncertainty surrounding Mac Jones and the team’s performance.
Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald: “…Like I said earlier in the show, I talked with a couple of people last night just about Mac’s status. They haven’t made a decision, as Belichick said. But two people have told me that the majority of players are out on him in the locker room and one put it as 80-20. It was the figure from the guy and let’s say that that’s even a gross estimation. You still have a long way to get down to 50-50 from there. And so I know it’s a sense in talking to people around the locker room. You can have your best game defensively or you can run certain routes or you can get open or you can block or whatever it is. And it doesn’t matter if the quarterback is throwing the ball to the other team.
Ryan Johnston: Well, I mean, they gave up ten points the other day and they lost. I mean, it’s the first time it’s happened since Brady took over.
Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald: He doesn’t get knocked and he shouldn’t. He’s a good kid. He works his ass off. He was going to bed at 6 AM to get to Germany a week before they made that trip. But it’s just not happening and it’s not going to happen here. And guys and locker room go, ‘I need to get a job somewhere else or at least put enough good tape for them to keep me here. And it’s hard to do that when we’re 2-8’ and people go, ‘That roster’s the worst in the league.'”
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’s notable lowlights was in the fourth-quarter interception by Patriots’ quarterback Mac Jones.
It’s the team’s bye week. After that, they turn their attention to the New York Giants.
Nick Gemelli is a Producer for the morning program without an official name and contributor for 985thesportshub.com. you can follow Nick at @NickGemelli on Twitter.