After Sunday evening’s loss to the Dolphins, Patriots quarterback Mac Jones made a remark that was deciphered by native sports activities radio discuss present hosts as calling out his teammates.
Jones stated after the 24-17 loss, “Definitely got to play better and learn from it and be here early and leave late and do it together. I think that’s the biggest thing. If a couple guys are doing it, it’s not good enough, clearly.”
Jones was requested about these feedback on a kind of exhibits that had been studying between the traces, WEEI’s “Jones and Mego with Arcand.” Host Adam Jones requested Jones if he was implying that there’s a scarcity of effort on the Patriots.
“No,” Jones stated emphatically. “I imply it’s no. I’m speaking about being shut so, no matter you’re doing, simply do extra. It’s not prefer it’s rocket science. If you watch half-hour of movie, watch an hour. If you carry for 45 minutes, carry for an hour and a half. Just no matter you are able to do so what after we’re on this scenario – for me, that’s how I really feel higher about every thing. You can solely put in a lot work.
“There’s 24 hours a day, you have to sleep for 8-to-10 of them. All of the other hours have to be about work.”
Jones was additionally requested what he was serious about within the moments after the sport when, almost 20 minutes after the ultimate whistle had sounded, the Patriots quarterback was nonetheless sitting at his locker in full uniform with a towel over his head.
“Mostly just reflection,” Jones stated. “Just attempting to be the place your toes are. Realize it’s an awesome sport we get to play however on the identical time, you need to win as a result of it’s not as enjoyable whenever you don’t win. Just attempting to collect my ideas earlier than I obtained to the rostrum or one thing like that.
“But really just how can I lead the team throughout the week really the next week is what I’m thinking about. What can I do better? What can I do better? It starts with me as a quarterback. I know we have a great group of guys. It’s now about that. It’s just a couple unlucky breaks here or there and we’re 2-0. Just have to keep pushing.”
The Patriots have had an opportunity to win or tie late in each video games to date this season and have come up brief. They’ve additionally handled early turnovers which have led to early deficits.
They’ll must keep away from these pricey errors Sunday in opposition to the Jets in what appears to be like like an early must-win.