July 17, 2024

Morning Sports activities Replace

“Mac Jones handled adversity final yr, however he will have a great yr this yr.”

Mac Jones
Mac Jones throwing previous to the Patriots-Packers preseason sport. AP Photograph/Jeffrey Phelps

The Pink Sox misplaced to the Astros 7-3 on Tuesday, falling 5 video games behind the Mariners within the race for the ultimate AL wild-card spot.

The 2 groups play once more immediately at 8:10 p.m. ET.

Damien Woody’s tackle Mac Jones: After a powerful rookie season, Mac Jones (and the Patriots offense as a complete) took a step again in 2022. The workforce struggled to maneuver the ball with Matt Patricia calling performs.

In 2023, Invoice O’Brien is again with New England to revive Jones’s passing means and the Patriots’ offense.

Whereas it’s nonetheless early, the preliminary opinions are promising. Jones appears to be recovering his confidence, in line with security Adrian Phillips.

Projecting what this may imply for the common season, ESPN analyst (and former Patriots offensive lineman) Damien Woody thinks the O’Brien-Jones partnership will likely be a fruitful one for New England.

“Initially, they communicate the identical language,” Woody mentioned throughout a Tuesday episode of “NFL Dwell” on ESPN, referencing Jones and O’Brien’s tenures beneath each Invoice Belichick and Nick Saban.

“I count on Mac Jones to have an enormous time bounce-back yr, since you’ve bought an offensive coordinator who is aware of how you can coordinate an offense, who is aware of who to place guys in the proper positions to make performs on the market on the sector,” Woody defined.

Whereas the Patriots are at present seen as the largest lengthy shot to win the AFC East, Woody is assured that one in every of New England’s essential items on the quarterback place will ship.

“Mac Jones handled adversity final yr, however he’s going to have a great yr this yr.”

Trivia: There have been 19 examples in NFL historical past of a quarterback throwing no less than 40 landing passes in a season. Ten quarterbacks accounted for these 19 seasons. Are you able to title the seven quarterbacks who recorded a number of 40-touchdown move seasons?

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Trace: The universities they performed for have been: Tennessee, Michigan, Texas Tech, Purdue, Cal, Georgia, and Pitt.

Extra from Boston.com:

A’ja Wilson tied a report: The Vegas Aces star scored 53 in a 112-100 win over the Atlanta Dream. The mark tied the WNBA single-game report, set by Liz Cambage in 2018.

On at the present time: In 1903, the Boston People swept the St. Louis Browns in a doubleheader, 5-3 and 4-2. The day was notable for Boston turning a triple play within the second sport to assist escape a late-inning jam.

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Each day spotlight: Alek Thomas made an amazing early learn and sprinted all out to make an exhilarating catch within the Diamondbacks’ 6-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Trivia reply: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, and Dan Marino