Former NFL player Keyshawn Johnson raised his eyebrows last month when he got a bit of a joke speak that New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones “looked like macaroni and cheese with breadcrumbs on top” during last season. This comes after a season that cost Jones the loss of offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who became head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders.
New England head coach Bill Belichick features former NFL head coaches Matt Patricia and Joe Judge serves as a replacement for McDaniels in the regular season opening at least Sunday at the Miami Dolphins. The fact that neither had previously handled the traditional offensive coordinator duties coupled with the Patriots’ view throughout August could be understood by some fans, and Belichick addressed the words. Criticize Patricia and Judge while talking to Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe (h/t Pro Football Talk).
“I think both are good coaches,” Belichick said. “In the end, it’s my responsibility, as always. So if it doesn’t go well, blame me.”
In typical Belichick style, the 70-year-old suggested in his comments that he had mostly ignored what was said and written about his offense before Week 1.
“It’s their opinion,” Belichick commented. “I won’t argue with them. I don’t abide by that. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. There’s a lot of praise. When things don’t go well, I really don’t worry. worry about those things too One way or another. There’s a lot of publishing and broadcast time and blogs and everything else than there’s actual news. So there’s a lot of opinions and a lot of people. there’s a lot of things out there. I don’t know how valuable it is. That’s the world we live in.”
Jones complete 13 of the 21 passes were 132 yards long without a touchdown and one interception in his last outings pre-season. The 24-year-old second-year professional could do much to ease the minds of fans by setting fire to the Dolphins on Sunday.