Mac Jones addresses viral sideline outburst
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Mac Jones admitted he got a little bit too emotional during Thursday Night Football. During the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills game, the cameras caught Jones frustrated on the sideline and yelling to "throw the f------ ball." Also, it appeared that Jones was indicating that "the running game sucks."
In the end, the Patriots suffered a 24-10 defeat and now they stand at 6-6.
“Throw the fucking ball!
The running game sucks!”
Mac Jones has had enough of Matt Patricia pic.twitter.com/eez9QEucwT — Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) December 2, 2022
The Patriots led 7-3 after the first quarter but then collapsed in the rest of the game. “Obviously, just kind of let my emotions get to me but we’re kind of playing from behind. What I said was about throwing it deeper in the short game.
I got to execute that part better. But it’s the short game we kept going to, which is working. But I felt like we needed chunk plays. I shouted that out to kind of get everyone going. That’s emotional. That’s football.
I’m passionate about this game. Obviously, you don’t want to let your emotions get the best of you. But yeah, I think that’s pretty much it. It wasn’t directed at anybody. Just emotion coming out and we kind of needed a spark," Jones explained, per Pro Football Talk.
Jones did not want to publicly call out Matt Patricia
Many felt that Jones' frustration was directed at Patriots offensive play-caller Patricia. But after the game, Jones didn't want to mention anyone directly or call out anyone.
“Yeah, I think it was just me at that point in the game like, ‘all right, we’re playing catch-up here, let’s go for it, let’s be aggressive, let’s take those shots, just go down fighting.’ Matty P.
was on the same page. We kind of did it there at the end and moved it a little bit more. At the end of the day we have to execute the plays and do a better job. Sometimes you’re just so competitive, right? You want to go out there, ‘hey, let’s get a 50-yard gain.’ Sometimes it doesn’t happen, but we might as well go down trying, and try to make it work," Jones said.