Bill O’Brien takes share of blame for Patriots offensive struggles

Coming off an offensive efficiency like Sunday’s, it might be straightforward for individuals to start out pointing fingers and blaming one another for every thing that went unsuitable. Mac Jones specifically can be ripe for criticism for his quite a few miscues and poor choices, however offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien stated the efficiency wasn’t all on Jones and that he and the coaches deserved their share of blame as properly.

“We’re all in it together, we’ve got to do a better job of coaching up some things with him a little better, he’s got to do a better job of making good decisions for us, he knows that. He takes a lot of ownership, you guys saw that after the game, he blames himself,” O’Brien stated. “The game wasn’t lost because of one guy, the game was lost on our part because of how poorly we played and coached in the game. Mac is here today, he’s working very hard to get back on the right track and we have a lot of belief in Mac.”

Jones endured arguably the worst recreation of his NFL profession on Sunday, going 12 for 21 with 150 yards passing and no touchdowns together with two interceptions and a misplaced fumble. O’Brien acknowledged that Jones performed notably poorly and that a lot of his choices have been uncharacteristic, however they aren’t chalking it up as “a bad day at the office” and plan to look at what went unsuitable and the way they might help Jones keep away from repeating these errors sooner or later.

“I think we can do a lot of things to help Mac’s decision making,” O’Brien stated. “He can do things himself to be better, I’m sure he’d be the first to tell you that, so we’re going to work hard on that this week.”

Once the sport was properly out of attain Jones was pulled in favor of back-up quarterback Bailey Zappe, who didn’t make the preliminary 53-man roster and frolicked on the apply squad earlier than ultimately incomes again his spot as Jones’ understudy. O’Brien praised the second-year sign caller, saying he’s improved loads over the previous month.

“I thought when he got into the game he did some good things,” O’Brien stated. “Obviously the game was not very close at that point in time but he did some good things and for him that’s definitely something to build on and he’s a guy that works very hard, a great guy to coach.”