New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 24: Mac Jones #10 of the New England Patriots reacts on the sideline during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium on October 24, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

On Monday’s edition of Zolak & Bertrand, Beetle admitted that Mac Jones is regressing but questioned if it’s really his fault.

  • The regression is undeniable... but who deserves the blame?

    Beetle: Is Mac Jones regressing? And I don’t mean to put that on Mac Jones. Right, I’m not saying this is on Mac Jones or it’s his fault. But his play, just grading out his level of play, it’s going in the wrong direction and I honestly don’t put a lot of it on him. But it’s not pretty. Thank you to @BostonSportsInf on Twitter. With Mac Jones at quarterback, the Patriots have scored only two offensive touchdowns in their last 31 drives. One of those touchdowns, of course, was a 2-yard drive yesterday after a great special teams play. The other touchdown was the no-huddle starting the second half against the Jets. 2 touchdowns in 31 drives.

    T-Bone: Is that good?

    Beetle: No, it’s not good. Not good at all. Arr guys getting open? I don’t think so. Does Mac have time to throw? I don’t think so. Are they going to run Rhamondre Stevenson into the ground this year? Probably. So as they go into the bye, I don’t know what we’ve truly learned that you point to and say, well, that’s what’s going to save this team in the second half of the season. This is why they’re going to be a better team. This is why they’re going to be a team that gets to the playoffs and might win a game. I don’t know offensively what to point too. I don’t know.

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