Albert Breer: Why can’t Bill Belichick take blame for Mac Jones?
Going back to the J.C. Jackson drama…
Albert Breer: At some point the benchings have to mean something, right? At some point,when you sit a guy down, it has to has to mean more than just like, okay, we’re going to give you a restart. I don’t know how well you have confidence in the guy anymore. Like, I don’t know if the guy has confidence in himself, because you put him in a position now where and if in fairness to Mac, it’s like, how can he not go out there and think the first thing that goes wrong, I’m going to get yanked the hell out of here?
Scott Zolak: Well, he should right now.
Albert Breer: Right? How is a quarterback going to go out there and play at his best if he’s thinking that the whole time.
Scott Zolak: And that’s my point from last week like there was really no competition here where you’re splitting reps evenly and one guy gets the ones and the other guy gets the twos, flip days. That was all farce last week.If you’re the starting quarterback, name him. Give him the reps, let him prepare. Let the guys know on the team. This is our guy right now.
Albert Breer: So you guys know I went off a couple of weeks ago, right? Like about Bill basically doing the J.C. Jackson thing. Remember the J.C. Jackson thing, right? Bill leaked it out there right after his press conference. So everybody except for him had to answer for it.
Marc Bertrand: All of his players were left to talk about it and he was already done for the day/
Albert Breer: I thought that was a chicken bleep move to do that. Especially when the heat is turned up on your team. It’s your job to stand in there and take the bullets, right? Again, like with Mac Jones, like when he’s asked straight out like, was this your pick? He can’t say it. Why? The buck has stopped with him for 25 years.
Scott Zolak: Things started to change there Bert.
Albert Breer: This kid, you’re not giving the kid a chance, right? Because now, A. you’ve benched him four times, B. you’re basically like shirking responsibility for the pick. You know you could say Zo, what you could say if you’re Bill is even if it wasn’t your pick, you could say, I have final say on all football matters. It was my pick. But he’s throwing the word collaborative in there to open up and he knows exactly what he’s doing.