Mac Jones being coached in 'atypical' fashion by Bill Belichick, per report
Mac Jones has seen his fair share of struggles in the NFL.
The former Alabama, current New England Patriots quarterback has now spent 2 seasons in the league, starting 31 games for one of the best football franchises in history. He’s not explosive or game-changing, but he’s also not quite at the “give up hope” level for New England.
Jumping from Nick Saban to Bill Belichick is quite the move, too. Neither coach is known for their soft and fuzzy demeanor, though both are known for winning. But according to a report from Jeff Howe of The Athletic, shared by NFL writer Dov Kleiman, Jones is being coached in an “atypical” way by Belichick.
According to the report, Belichick instructed coaches to not be too hard on Jones last season, something not typical with how he approached coaching Tom Brady.
Report: Bill Belichick instructed #Patriots coaches to not to be too hard on QB Mac Jones last season, via @jeffphowe
“That’s atypical. Belichick used to loudly chew out Tom Brady in an attempt to set the tone for the rest of the team.”
2nd report this week reporting this. pic.twitter.com/hNmDU3KVRK
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 3, 2023
Let’s get right out in front of this and say it: it’s real tough to compare Mac Jones and Tom Brady.
They’re different people and different quarterbacks with a vast amount of experience and expertise inbetween them. It’s also a different time period for Belichick and the Patriots. He has new strategies for helping his team win compared to having the greatest QB of all time on the roster in the 2000s and so on. Is this slightly out of character for Belichick? Sure.
But he knows the game of football pretty well, we’d say.
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What is he… trying to win the pee-wee league?! Chew him out, and if he can’t take it, spit him out. GenZ…
There are more effective types of leadership. It all depends on the individual and the situation.