The grace period for Mac Jones to make mistakes in New England seems to have ended.
Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien displayed evident frustration during the Pats’ game in London, vehemently addressing Jones as New England trailed 7-3 in the third quarter.
Twitter erupted with reactions to O’Brien’s outburst, with one user pointing out concerns about his playcalling and another expressing agreement.
Dave Dameshek humorously noted Jones adopting a calm customer service demeanor, while Danny Kelly questioned whether the quarterback’s frequent sacks on third down contributed to O’Brien’s reaction.
Matt McCarthy welcomed the accountability for Jones, emphasizing the absence of a need to handle the third-year quarterback with kid gloves.
Despite Jones’ impressive completion rate, having been sacked five times, the Patriots were behind by one as the final quarter commenced. The growing sentiment among fans suggests that it might be prudent for the Patriots to contemplate a Plan B for the quarterback position.