New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 25: Quarterback Mac Jones #10 of the New England Patriots looks onward during pregame at Gillette Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

On Wednesday’s edition of Zolak & Bertrand, Scott Zolak explained why he thinks Mac Jones will start against the Jets on Sunday.

  • You need to get Mac Jones past the hump

    Scott Zolak: I think part of this too is pushing it, like to push the player to get past the injury to get back in here. Remember (Tom) Brady’s return game. We talked about this the other night. The other day. Set your damn feet. What are you doing? Ball is sailing high. You’re fine. Set your feet. What do you mean? The one to Kevin (Faulk). Yeah, the one to Kevin. Set your damn feet. Throw the ball. He’s got to get that player past, I don’t want to say the shyness or, you know, sort of the cabin fever of getting hit, because I think Mac (Jones) the other night was looking to run a little bit if he was unsure of making the throw or if there were tight windows. Old Mac wouldn’t do that, I think old Mac would’ve tried to stick the ball in there and I think he did. And he got he got greedy on the one to Jonnu (Smith) down that right sideline into quadruple coverage. You don’t do that. So you got to get him past that hump. They got to get him over that hump. It’s like, you know, it’s like “Top Gun”. Get him back up and fly again. I do think they’re going to go with him this week. I do. I think it’s going to be Mac this week.

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