New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones impressed a number of people with his toughness and drive to compete Sunday against a better Dallas Cowboys team at Gillette Stadium.
Just don’t expect FS1’s Nick Wright to be among them any time soon.
“It was a terrible pass,” Wright said of that touchdown throw to Bourne, which ultimately helped the Patriots take a 29-26 lead in the final two minutes.
“First of all, is because sometimes you make a terrible throw like this one and you score anyway because the defense screws up. This is a pick,” Wright said. “Mac Jones tried to go back-to-back picks to lose the game. The (Cowboys) safety just runs behind the play so the idea, but that’s why you take chances, that’s why you push the ball down the field.”
Wright, who had previously made fun of the Patriots offense for keeping the training wheels on the first-rounder, believes that was much of the same six weeks into the season.
“It was all spoon-feed nonsense, as it has been all year long because they are coaching as if the 100 passer rating is the goal,” Wright added. “Mac Jones had the ball with the lead with two and a half minutes left, needed two first downs to win it and threw a pick-6. They won the coin toss in overtime, couldn’t move the ball, Cowboys won.
“The 75-yard touchdown was not a good decision,” Wright said one final time.
It certainly hasn’t been a great start for the 2-4 Patriots, but Jones is not the reason for that — despite what the take-committed Wright seems to think.