New England Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones is easing into life in the NFL. Coming into the fold with a lot of buzz surrounding him, it would be easy enough for Jones to ease into things, and rest on his laurels a bit.
Instead, Jones is practicing and listening to all criticism he gets. In talking to the media on Thursday, he gave a little bit of insight into what it is like getting reprimanded by Josh McDaniels.
As Jones indicated, he is listening to what the coach is telling him. Similar to what Brian Hoyer said on Thursday, Jones is making sure he gets the little things down pat. He is soaking in as much knowledge as possible over the course of practice.
“Yeah, I mean, the past is the past, but here it’s awesome,” Jones said. “Josh is great. He teaches me exactly what I’m supposed to do, and I feel like I’m trying and starting to get to where we’re kind of thinking on the same page, and that’s how it has to be every day.
“When it’s (about) what I did wrong, sometimes he’ll yell at me, and that’s good because that’s what he’s supposed to do. His job is to make sure I’m doing what I’m supposed to do on every play. And for me, it’s just about listening to the message, so what did Josh tell me? Ok, got it. Fix it, and let’s roll. Because sometimes I’m hard on myself, too, so I can’t just beat myself down. You’ve just got to take the message and run with it, learn and just keep learning. Every experience is a learning experience, so I kind of want to go about it that way.”
As the Patriots head into training camp with a quarterback competition of sorts, Jones is trying to get up to speed with this Patriots offense.
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