December 4, 2023


Jones defined what occurred on his “dangerous throw” that led to a Jalen Ramsey interception late.

Mac Jones threw two touchdowns and an interception within the Patriots’ 31-17 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

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The Patriots had a possibility to showcase an improved offensive movement on Sunday after lastly clicking in final week’s victory over the Payments.

There have been instances the place the offense discovered a rhythm — leading to an early landing for Kendrick Bourne and a protracted scoring drive within the fourth quarter — however Mac Jones and the Patriots reverted to their sample of inconsistency in a 31-17 loss to the high-flying Miami Dolphins.

“I at all times talked about [how] each week is totally different and the sport plan adjustments, and like I stated, we simply want just a little bit extra manufacturing from me and from all people,” Jones stated. “It begins with the quarterback, and I could be cleaner on my reads and all that stuff. You’ve acquired to be actually sharp in opposition to a group with a very good offense.”

Jones accomplished 19 of 29 move makes an attempt for 161 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with 9 totally different pass-catchers. However he additionally threw one ill-timed interception to star defensive again Jalen Ramsey, who made his Dolphins debut after recovering from a knee damage.

Jones credited Ramsey for his expertise and consciousness on the play, however stated he additionally merely made a poor determination.

“I knew the protection, I knew every little thing — simply made a foul throw actually late,” he stated. “Didn’t actually drive it, and that’s what occurs on that play. The man both takes it and it’s a landing [for the receiver], or the man falls off and that may occur. However I can’t do this as a quarterback — simply throw it out of bounds or take the test down, and transfer on.”

Miami’s protection once more restricted New England from making large performs; the longest offensive good points had been Bourne’s 24-yard landing catch and one other 24-yard reception from Pharaoh Brown.

“It’s one of many large issues they do effectively,” Jones stated. “It’s straightforward to do with the scheme, however then you will have actually good gamers as effectively, and also you get each. They acquired each over there, and like I stated, it’s an excellent soccer group with plenty of expertise in every single place, actually. Veteran guys who play plenty of soccer, so respect to them. They’d our card in the present day.”

Jones acknowledged that New England discovered success within the fourth quarter with some hurry-up calls and a sooner offensive tempo. The group’s final landing, a 3-yard completion from Jones to JuJu Smith-Schuster, capped a 13-play drive that lasted 5:17.

“I feel our tempo performs are good and one thing we will develop on as an offense,” Jones stated. “However like I stated, you don’t need to be in that place. It’s exhausting for everyone and exhausting for the protection after we go three-and-out, and so they have to return on the market in opposition to that nice offense. We need to simply have longer drives, and have explosive performs, and throw the ball downfield, and all that stuff.”

The loss and subsequent 2-6 file threaten to erase any momentum from New England’s upset of the Payments. Jones additionally noticed two of his high targets go down with accidents in Bourne (knee) and DeVante Parker (head). To Jones, it’s again to the movie room for each him and the group.

“And it’s exhausting, proper?” he stated. “You don’t need to be right here. You don’t need to be on this place. However on the finish of the day, we’re enjoying soccer, and we’ve acquired to go on the market and determine it out.”