Murray to Patriots fans: Mac Jones was never good and you were wrong
Mac Jones was pulled once again in the latest New England Patriots loss, this time against the New York Giants. On Monday’s Felger and Mazz, Big Jim Murray gave his thoughts on Mac Jones and how his career has gone with the Patriots.
Was Mac Jones ever good?
Jim Murray: I go back to that rookie season, I think that the book came out on him and I know that he put up big numbers against the sucky Jaguars, but that was that Urban Meyer season where he gets fired and they were a mess, and then the Jets…the Jets are the Jets. But the book was out on him after that 7 or 8 game winning streak that they had in that rookie season and he kind of turned into a puddle and he hasn’t really been great since. Now he wasn’t as bad in his rookie season as he is right now and the coaching and how they’ve screwed with his head has not helped. But I just think a lot of that was like “Patriot shine”, like “yeah, they’ve finally found the guy post Brady”. He was never that. He’s not accurate, he’s not mobile, he’s not big, he was just “meh” at best and now he’s “meh, who sucks” because his brain is broken.
Felger: So all you Mac people….
Jim Murray: Take the “L” on him. He sucks.
Felger: This is from Murray…”That’s right. It was all a big lie. It was a big lie. The way he played as a rookie and what he was when he came in the league was a big lie. Just admit it, people, says Murray. Take the L on the kid and move along. No excuses either like the “Pats ruined him” “Well, it doesn’t matter why he stinks now, but clearly it isn’t working”, nope, not good enough. Take the L and own up. Mac was never good and you were wrong”.
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Another way to lose a game: 8 takeaways from the Patriots' late loss to the Giants
The New England Patriots returned from their bye week on Sunday against the New York Giants down in New Jersey. Despite the week off, the team picked up right where it left off.
Sunday was yet another low-scoring, rock fight of a game for this 2023 Patriots team. They brought in the league’s 31st-ranked offense which ranked ahead of only – the Giants. Both teams played the game as such, with points at a premium.
It was the same things that did the Patriots in as well. While the defense did its part the offense struggled and put up just 4.2 yards per play. They turned the ball over three times, with both Giants scores coming off of giveaways.
Despite that, the Patriots were still in the game late. They got the ball at midfield with 3:15 to play in the fourth quarter, needed a field goal to force overtime or a touchdown to win. However they couldn’t escape another one of their year-long issues – special teams. Rookie kicker Chad Ryland missed a 35-yarder in the final seconds to seal the loss.
Now the Patriots sit at 2-9, and are guaranteed their second consecutive losing season. That will draw plenty of big-picture talk about Bill Belichick and his future with the team this week, but before we get to that lets take a look at what stood out on Sunday.