If many people are wondering why the New England Patriots didn’t try a Hail Mary on the play that ultimately cost them Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Bill Belichick believed it was too far to pass. . Mc Jones disagreed with this assessment.
In his weekly interview with WEEI’s “Merloni, Fauria, & Mego,” the Patriots quarterback said no when asked if the Hail Mary on that play (which would have been from the Patriots’ own 45-yard line) was too far. shoot for him. However, he expressed confidence that Belichick had “a plan for that situation.”
“You have to think about everything in that situation, and that’s what he did,” Jones said. “It’s his job and he’s been doing it for a long time.
“But whatever the play calls for, I’m going to run it and make it the best I can. If it was a Hail Mary, then it was a Hail Mary. If it was a run, it was a run. This is what I always say to myself, regardless of the situation: “What is my job and how do I do it?” I try to keep it really simple. Take this away, throw it away or run away. I have three options. I think it’s one of those things that we have to learn from and see what we can do better. A lot goes beyond the shooting itself.”
In his press conference after Sunday’s game, Belichick said Jones “couldn’t throw it that far.” He appeared to clarify that comment in an interview with WEEI’s “Greg Hill Show” on Monday. He was saying “I said it was too far, too far to play in that situation.”
Jones usually throws passes from midfield into the end zone with relative ease during warmups. In fact, he threw a pass 50 yards down the field in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game and didn’t really retire his throw in this game.
– We couldn’t throw it that far.
Someone might want to show Belichick at 7:39 4Q
Dumped from NE17 to LV33.
Not a math major, but apparently 50 doesn’t step into it. pic.twitter.com/ss02o133D7
— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) December 20, 2022
Mack Jones said “I know my number” in terms of how far he can throw it, but wouldn’t say what that number was.