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Folks laugh at this post - likely to indirectly express their rage at me that I dare to not think highly of Mac Jones - but I think it could have real merit.
The Patriots posted a video of their nutrition team. They have a head nutritionist, they prepare meals for the players, these meals are served to the team. I recall - perhaps wrongly - that they served the team a larger dinner before an evening game; I'd need to rewatch the video, it's been awhile.
Laugh if you wish but this stuff is real.
Your concern is unfounded conjecture, this kind of thing is tightly managed in professional sports where billions of dollars are at stake. Rest assured the players are getting optimal nutrition down to type of calories and exact time they're ingested pregame.
Bleacherreport article quote: ... having a good night's sleep—something that is usually vital to performing well the next day. Most teams schedule a time to break bread together the next morning. The team meal is vitally important because aside from water and Gatorade, that will likely be the last thing you take into your body until after the game. If your body doesn't have the proper amount of fuel to run on, you may end up getting embarrassed during the game.
I'm absolutely gobsmacked by the lengths folks go to defend Jones, as if he's earned the benefit of the doubt or has accomplished anything meaningful since joining the team that should earn him loyalty. He's certainly not the only problem, but the lengths folks go to prop him up are truly unbelievable.
It's not a matter of "defending" Mac Jones. It's a matter of understanding how things work and what factors impact the offense's functionality.