NFL fans came to the defense of New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones following a report that his outbursts towards coaches rubbed folks “around the league” the wrong way.
It wasn’t rare to see Jones screaming on the sidelines during games in what was a frustrating up-and-down year in Foxborough. And according to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington (via Dov Kleiman), Jones’ “drew a lot of criticism” over his cussing out of Patriots coaches.
But many fans came to the defense of the Alabama product, blaming the offensive coaches for putting Jones in a bad spot to begin with:
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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick made a curious call to make Matt Patricia and Joe Judge the co-offensive play-callers in 2022. Patricia and Judge had backgrounds on defense and special teams, respectively.
Also, Belichick’s decision to play musical chairs at quarterback in the Patriots’ Week 7 home game against the Chicago Bears — a humiliating 33-14 loss for New England — wasn’t the most effective way to show confidence in Jones.
Despite the up-and-down play on offense throughout the year, the Patriots stood at 8-8 heading into Week 18 and just needed a victory over the Buffalo Bills to get into the postseason. But New England fell 35-23 to Josh Allen and company, missing out on the playoffs for the second time in three years.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.