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What are you expecting from Mac Jones this season?

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VJCPatriot

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Doubtful Gisele even goes near Brady without the rings....

So I guess Lombardi was nothing without Bart Starr since he won zero super bowls as Redskins HC...
And Bill Belichick didn't win any titles with the Patriots until he started Tom Brady at QB. So Tom Brady is responsible for Belichick's successful love life! *rolls eyes* This line of argumentation is ridiculous. Let's focus on the football. Fact is TB12 has won a Superbowl without BB and BB has not done the same. Any response to that, none? That's what I thought.
 

MAC10

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And Bill Belichick didn't win any titles with the Patriots until he started Tom Brady at QB. So Tom Brady is responsible for Belichick's successful love life! *rolls eyes* This line of argumentation is ridiculous. Let's focus on the football. Fact is TB12 has won a Superbowl without BB and BB has not done the same. Any response to that, none? That's what I thought.

Actually Bill won 2 super bowls without Tom and has more rings than him...sorry to burst your bubble,
 

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We're still on this BB vs TB theme? Once again, can we please get back on topic and discuss any thoughts on Mac, don't want to have to start banning posters from this thread.
It doesn't take much to derail any thread. This one is about Jones, which then brought Brady into the discussion and Belichick soon followed. It seems like a natural progression. Maybe there should be a Bill vs Tom thread. That might help keep that discussion in one place.
 

ashley1992

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It doesn't take much to derail any thread. This one is about Jones, which then brought Brady into the discussion and Belichick soon followed. It seems like a natural progression. Maybe there should be a Bill vs Tom thread. That might help keep that discussion in one place.
You're absolutely right, it doesn't take much. lol

We had a BB vs TB thread about two years ago and it didn't end up well, got carried over to other threads and forced Ian to create a separate TB forum. It's unfortunate it's gotten to this point where there has to be comparisons, but I guess it's natural comparing the GOAT QB and the GOAT Coach is inevitable. It's a shame when posters start disparaging both of their great accomplishments.
 

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You're absolutely right, it doesn't take much. lol

We had a BB vs TB thread about two years ago and it didn't end up well, got carried over to other threads and forced Ian to create a separate TB forum. It's unfortunate it's gotten to this point where there has to be comparisons, but I guess it's natural comparing the GOAT QB and the GOAT Coach is inevitable. It's a shame when posters start disparaging both of their great accomplishments.
Ash,
It's your boi Mac10. He does this in every thread w/o consequence because he claims to be a Belichick supporter. He loves trolling the forum while eating his McD fries. Lol

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sb1

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I think not being use to the cold is only a factor for players who play in warm cities. Sure Jones is from FL and played in AL, but he should get used to the cold by playing and practicing in it every day. People get acclimated to the climate they live in. It isn't like you are born with a gene or are totally conditioned to only be adaptable to the climate you were raised in.

It would be different if he was the Dolphins QB and had to travel to Foxboro, NJ, or Buffalo for games and not being acclimated to the cold.

Brady is a great cold weather QB because of his playing style and skill set. Not because he he can handle the cold better than others. Although being in a cold weather area made it easier for him to handle the cold. And I wonder if he is as good as he used to be in the cold now playing in Tampa. The only game I can remember him playing in the really cold since he moved to Tampa was against the Packers in the NFCCG and he had three INTs and only completed 55.6% of his passes in that game (he did have three TDs although one was an eight yard drive). Last year, he got the Jets in NJ in an unusually warm day in the mid 50s in December.
Definitely matters if you're not used to it. The Patriots have dealt a lot of punishment over the years to teams who weren't prepared for it. The 59-0 Titans game in the snow and blowing the doors off the soon to be NFC Champion Cardinals in December in 2008. On the flip side we've struggled in heat in Miami and altitude in Denver.

Looking for QB splits in the cold but can't find any that aren't paywalled. Got the impression Mac struggled when it got cold a lot more than when it wasn't.
 

1960Pats

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You're absolutely right, it doesn't take much. lol

We had a BB vs TB thread about two years ago and it didn't end up well, got carried over to other threads and forced Ian to create a separate TB forum. It's unfortunate it's gotten to this point where there has to be comparisons, but I guess it's natural comparing the GOAT QB and the GOAT Coach is inevitable. It's a shame when posters start disparaging both of their great accomplishments.
Oh yeah, that's right. We (the fans) had a chance to do it right and we failed.
 

ArchAngel007

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I'll reiterate I want and expect more game winning drives/comeback wins from Mac this season. That's truly what separates the elite QBs from the rest.
 

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Definitely matters if you're not used to it. The Patriots have dealt a lot of punishment over the years to teams who weren't prepared for it. The 59-0 Titans game in the snow and blowing the doors off the soon to be NFC Champion Cardinals in December in 2008. On the flip side we've struggled in heat in Miami and altitude in Denver.

Looking for QB splits in the cold but can't find any that aren't paywalled. Got the impression Mac struggled when it got cold a lot more than when it wasn't.

But it was his first time in the cold. He probably wasn't used to it, but he will over time. And there were rumors he suffered a sprain on the joint in his shoulder of his throwing arm later in the season. If true, that might have just coincided with his struggles especially since he did struggle inside against the Colts (at least in the first half) and down in Miami. His struggles later in the season weren't specifically for cold weather games.
 
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PP2

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and yet BB is top 10 all time for drafting pro bowl players


hahahahahahahaha that article gave me a good laugh.

What it should have said is that the Cowboys are the best at drafting pro bowlers in SPITE of having JJ at the helm.

JJ was bent on drafting Johnny Manziel, and his own son literally ran up and snatched the draft card out of his hand. He was forced to draft Zack Martin instead.
 

upstater1

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I keep coming back to the fact that Drew Brees and Peyton Manning are HOF QBs who both played pretty well in this decade.

They are both pocket passers with medium strength arms.

Excellent touch both of them, but more importantly, they make the right reads.

I'm not saying Mac is a HOFer or on par with these QBs but anyone who dismisses a QB based on athleticism and arm strength also dismisses 2 bonafide QBs like these two.

I didn't include Brady because Brady actually has a much stronger arm than Manning and Brees, though he lacks Brees' athleticism.
 

MAC10

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But it was his first time in the cold. He probably wasn't used to it, but he will over time. And there were rumors he suffered a sprain on the joint in his shoulder of his throwing arm later in the season. If true, that might have just coincided with his struggles especially since he did struggle inside against the Colts (at least in the first half) and down in Miami. His struggles later in the season weren't specifically for cold weather games.

I think Mac got hurt in the Dallas game when Randy Gregory leveled him...

 

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I keep coming back to the fact that Drew Brees and Peyton Manning are HOF QBs who both played pretty well in this decade.

They are both pocket passers with medium strength arms.

Excellent touch both of them, but more importantly, they make the right reads.

I'm not saying Mac is a HOFer or on par with these QBs but anyone who dismisses a QB based on athleticism and arm strength also dismisses 2 bonafide QBs like these two.

I didn't include Brady because Brady actually has a much stronger arm than Manning and Brees, though he lacks Brees' athleticism.

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Brees' lost arm strength may well have cost his team multiple Super Bowls (he won ZERO in the 2010's and 2020s) and eventually resulted in his retirement. Manning's lost arm strength resulted in him having QB battles with a complete stiff, being carried to a SB win, and his need to retire.
 

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Brees' lost arm strength may well have cost his team multiple Super Bowls (he won ZERO in the 2010's and 2020s) and eventually resulted in his retirement. Manning's lost arm strength resulted in him having QB battles with a complete stiff, being carried to a SB win, and his need to retire.
While his arm strength played a part, their predictability on offense I think was more of their downfall especially during the Michael Thomas/Alvin Kamara years. Teams would routinely slow down their best player and then Brees wouldn't know who else to throw to. In fact, every playoff loss looked the same with them looking shell-shocked how they suddenly couldn't move the ball like they were in the regular season. They'd be throwing their arms up in the air in frustration when their drives kept stalling.
 
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upstater1

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Brees' lost arm strength may well have cost his team multiple Super Bowls (he won ZERO in the 2010's and 2020s) and eventually resulted in his retirement. Manning's lost arm strength resulted in him having QB battles with a complete stiff, being carried to a SB win, and his need to retire.
Brees NEVER had a strong arm. Never.

What was Manning's arm strength like when he threw for 5500 yards and 55 touchdowns?
 

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