Mac Jones Explains Latest Blowup With Patriots Coaches

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Getty Mac Jones of the New England Patriots.

The New England Patriots were victorious against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 14, but that didn’t mean getting the 27-13 win was smooth sailing.

With New England’s offense struggling once again, quarterback Mac Jones had multiple blowups. In one incident, after being forced to call a timeout, he screamed an expletive so loud that it was caught on ESPN’s Monday Night Football telecast.

“Mac Jones just dropped what might be the most aggressive f bomb in sports TV history, ” Sports Illustrated’s Jimmy Traina tweeted.

Later in the second half, Jones dropped another expletive.

“Not sure who this Mac Jones F-bomb (which was different from the other Mac Jones F-bomb) was directed at,” NESN’s Zack Cox tweeted.

Jones also was caught on camera apparently dismissively waving off the Patriots coaches on the sidelines.

Jones threw for 268 yards, failing to reach the end zone but tossing an interception. He faced an uphill battle with Jakobi Meyers inactive and DeVante Parker leaving the game early with a head injury.

What Did Jones Say About the Tirades?

After the win, Jones was asked about the viral moments.

“No,” Jones said when asked if he was frustrated. “I think the biggest thing for me is not letting it affect my play and bringing the best out of my guys. Today, I thought we all did a good job with trying to play the next play, play the next series.

He offered his support for offensive playcaller Matt Patricia, about whose relationship with Jones has been called “awkward.”

“Matty P did a great job. He’s trying to call the game so we can win,” Jones said. “Sometimes it might be this thing that people don’t know about, like the quick passes — for whatever reason. That’s our game plan. We knew that’s what we had to do to win, and he called a great game, stayed calm. Matty P is a very calm person, very stoic. We’re just going to continue to grow together and do what we can to win games.”

Was Jones Pleased With his Offensive Line?

Though Jones appeared frustrated on the field, he said he was pleased with his offensive line. He praised the unit and talked about how great it was to see guys smiling after the win.

“It’s great,” he said. “That’s what we want to do, just try to win the game however we had to do it, and those guys made some great plays. The offensive line gave them the big holes and the receivers got the blocks on the outside. That’s how we want to play offensive football in the run game. We have to watch the film and see where we can do better. But that’s a good defense, [the Cardinals] blitz a lot from different places to try to confuse you and you just have to stick to your rules, so props to those guys.”

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick also praised the offense.

“Offensively, [we] played better,” he said. “A tough break on the interception. Mac got his arm hit, but I thought we did some things better, but we still got a long way to go. Had some young players step up and make some significant plays in the game. It was good to get contributions from everybody. A short week here with Vegas, and we’ll keep grinding and try to be ready to go on Sunday.”

Week 15 will be an important matchup for New England, as they play the Las Vegas Raiders, who are coached by Josh McDaniels, one of Belichick’s proteges.

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