Mac Jones: I just let my feelings get to me

Mac Jones: I just let my feelings get to me

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After losing 24-10 to the Bills on Thursday night, there were questions for the Patriots players about offensive frustration.

The answer seemed obvious during the match. Quarterback Mac Jones could be seen on the Amazon broadcast yelling “throw the damn ball” on the sideline before adding that either the “running game” or the “quick game” sucks.

Jones’ postgame press conference began with a question about the video and what led to his outburst. Jones said it was tough to watch the defense play well and “not be able to give them anything back” during the night.

“Obviously, just let my emotions get to me, but we’re kind of playing from behind,” Jones said. “What I said was about throwing it deeper in the short game. I need to do that part better. But it’s the short game we went on to that works. But I felt we needed plays. I shouted it to get everyone going. It’s emotional. It’s football. I’m passionate about this game. Of course, you don’t want to let your emotions get the best of you. But yeah, I think that’s pretty much it. It was not directed at anyone. Just emotions coming out, and we kind of needed a spark.”

While Jones said his words weren’t directed at anyone in particular, he still faced several questions about the play that rang before his time at the podium was up. He called it “definitely a coaching issue” as to why the Patriots weren’t more aggressive earlier in the game while doing their best to prevent it from becoming a referendum on offensive play calling Matt Patricia.

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“Yeah, I think it was just me at that point in the game like, ‘okay, we’re playing catch-up here, let’s go for it, let’s be aggressive, let’s take those shots, just go down and fight.'” Matty P . were on the same page,” Jones said. “We kind of did it there at the end and moved it a little bit more. At the end of the day, we have to make the plays and do a better job. Sometimes you’re just so competitive, aren’t you? You want to go out there, “hey, let’s get a 50-yard gain.” Sometimes it doesn’t happen, but we might as well go down to try and try to make it work.”

There was no spark for the Patriots Thursday night, and the offense’s lack of one has been a problem all season. At this point, it’s not that realistic to think things are going to change during the season, and whether or not the Patriots can find their way to the playoffs will set up an offseason with big questions about the path to offense going forward.

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