In the Starting Line-Up
There’s a subsection of NFL fans who believe “weapons” are the answer to everything.I have a great deal of faith in Jones as a person and a player, but it’s on Belichick to get him the help he needs, and if he doesn’t that’s where I’m going to place the blame. The only caveat to that would be if Jones didn’t do the work to get better and that was obvious. But I believe he will do that work. Belichick is going to have to make philosophical changes to team building, snd place more emphasis on skill players to get them back on top.
Execution doesn’t exist in these people’s minds. Scheme, blocking, the opposing D… none of these things matter. It’s a ridiculous take. This is real world football we’re talking about with real humans, not a Madden simulation.
The weapons weren’t a problem last year. Blocking, scheme, turnovers/fumbles, a rookie QB… these things were.