Mac Jones had high praise for his following teammates and coaches following what many are calling the New England Patriots’ best win of the season.
“For the offensive line to do what they did was incredible,” he said. “They deserve all the credit in the world, and Josh for calling the plays that he called, knowing the environment, and knowing that (we were) going to run the ball. The running backs ran hard: Rhamondre (Stevenson), Damien (Harris), and (Brandon Bolden). You couldn’t ask for a better effort from those guys.”
Jones was criticized for only throwing the ball three times, but the quarterback did not seem bothered by the game plan or lack of pass attempts.
“It was difficult…I haven’t seen that much wind, probably ever,” said Jones. However, the rookie quarterback seemed to embrace the experience, seeming happy to get a win by any means necessary.
“I’ve never been a part of something like that, so that was really cool,” Jones added. “I’m just trying to win so it was good that we scored more than the other team, we did a great job on offense.”
While this game may hurt Mac’s rookie of the year case, this could end up being one of the most consequential games of the season for the AFC East, and the AFC as a whole. Jones showcased his ability to leave his ego at the door, and be a team player and what was ultimately one of the team’s most impressive wins in some time.
“At the end of the day, you just get more points than the other team and it’s a great day,” Jones said.
Luckily for Jones and the offense, they will likely be able to showcase their full playbook in their next matchup with Buffalo, which could potentially open up the run game to an even greater degree.
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