Mike Reiss: It’s Time For a Change at QB
On Tuesday’s edition of Zolak and Bertrand, Mike Reiss of ESPN, joined the show to discuss the Patriots performance in the team’s 10-7 loss against the New York Giants and how the team might handle the QB position going forward.
You took it to the finish line…
Zolak: How do you feel?
Mike Reiss: I feel differently now, and here’s why. I actually think they did the right thing after the bye week. You got to go one more shot. You get the bye week, put your faith in the guy, give him a bye week practice. And I think there was hard coaching behind the scenes with Mac last week with Belichick. See how he responded to the idea that his job was dangling a little bit. And I do believe that Mac felt his job was dangling a little bit. I don’t buy this whole idea that it was Mac all the way and everyone knew that. I don’t believe that. See how he responses, and he didn’t respond. And so to me, to me at this point, like you took it to the finish line.
Bertrand: Yeah but so that second part of Robert, what do you think Robert should say right now?
Mike Reiss: Let him rest.
Zolak: Do what you want to do. Do as you see fit.
Mike Reiss: Do as you see fit. But if it’s my choice, let him watch a little bit. I think that’s probably the right decision. Yeah.
Bertrand: Okay. If he really wants the best for Mac Jones and wants there to be a future with Mac here, which again sounds crazy to us.
Bertrand: Now, he should say, you got to sit him down. You got to give him a break. You got to let him mentally relax for a moment.
Hardy: I think that’s the nice way of saying it. Either sit him down, let him rest, or him not responding to that week off next year. I think another way of saying it, and I’m not sure what’s right, is he doesn’t have it. He is not going to have it. It’s the third year and he doesn’t look like an NFL quarterback most of the time.