Now that it’s apparent Mac Jones isn’t the guy in New England, the only thing that’s left to do is wait for the inevitable hit pieces. A tradition in Boston along the lines of belting out Dropkick Murphys in between fits of vomiting, an exit skewering for Bean Town’s disgraced professional athletes is well known. And the bigger the disappointment, the juicier the details.
It’s an ongoing joke on the Bill Simmons Podcast that all you have to do is give local Boston media members the go-ahead, and they’ll empty a treasure trove of dirt on any athlete. Seth Wickersham had such a backlog of Patriots gossip that he turned it into a book — and Tom Brady didn’t even leave “disgraced.” (At least not in the eyes of an objective third party; I can’t speak to Sully and Mick’s personal grievances.)
So imagine how enthralling the Jones’ piece is going to be? I can’t wait to read that he fat-shamed not only his offensive linemen but also Matt Patricia. This just in, Mac Jones berated new offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien to the brink of tears while Bill Belichick cradled him and screamed, “It’s not his fault!”
The heir to Brady’s throne has been so deplorable that the leaks have already begun.
The Boston Herald’s Andrew Callahan reported that “at least 80 percent of the Patriots’ locker room is out on Jones.” Another source had that number at a “vast majority,” which aligns with that 80 percent number.
That makes you wonder who’s the other 20 percent because .200 also is Jones’ winning percentage this season. After 10 games, he’s 2-8 with 10 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and probably as many benchings. Belichick has been mum on whether he’s going with Jones or Bailey Zappe under center, but the chances are they’ll take turns firing picks to the opposition until Robert Kraft threatens to castrate Belichick’s eldest boy.
I would just like to remind folks in the New England area that two training camps ago Jones was given a standing ovation for walking onto the practice field.