July 16, 2024


“I feel that was simply teaching within the second. That is sort of the way in which I coach.”

Invoice Belichick, Invoice O’Brien and Mac Jones. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Employees
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Through the Patriots’ loss to the Colts on Nov. 12, TV cameras captured a frustrated-looking offensive coordinator Invoice O’Brien yelling at Mac Jones on the sideline.

On Monday, reporters requested O’Brien what the screaming was about. Was he pissed off with the way in which Jones was enjoying within the second? Or, was it a construct up of issues which have occurred over the course of the season?

“I feel that was simply teaching within the second. That’s sort of the way in which I coach. Typically, the way in which to get a degree throughout is to be very demanding and really intense about it. That’s simply the way in which I coach. That’s simply who I’m. That’s how I’ve at all times coached.

“Typically that rubs gamers the fallacious manner,” O’Brien continued. “Typically gamers need that. I don’t need to converse for Mac, however I feel Mac desires to be coached. He desires to be advised: ‘hey, look this may be higher.’ I look for a similar factor from the gamers, ‘hey coach you’ve obtained to elucidate that higher’ or no matter it could be. So, you understand, that’s simply the way in which I coach and that’s simply teaching in my view.”

The Patriots have but to announce whether or not Jones would be the starter for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Giants. Bailey Zappe completed the Colts recreation. Will Grier, who can also be on the 53-man roster, has but to seem in a recreation this season.

It’s Invoice Belichick’s determination to make, O’Brien stated.

“The opposite day at apply, Mac took the first-team reps,” O’Brien stated. “Bailey [Zappe] rotated in there. Will Grier rotated in there, you understand, so we’ll see. I feel what I’m saying that’s actually essential – and folks could scoff at this – however, like one of many causes I actually take pleasure in teaching right here is you need to earn it on the apply subject.”