Patriots QB Mac Jones disagrees with Belichick, says arm strong enough for Hail Mary | Jobs Vox


Bill Belichick didn’t think the Patriots were in a position to throw a Hail Mary late in Sunday’s game in Las Vegas.

Mc Jones disagrees.

After the Patriots’ disappointing loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, Belichick was asked why the quarterback chose to run the ball instead of trying a 45-yarder with three seconds left. The coach’s response raised eyebrows as he replied, “We couldn’t throw it that far.”

The Patriots were 55 yards from the end zone and would probably need to throw 60 yards to reach the end zone. Belichick’s suggestion that Jones couldn’t reach the end zone sounded like a dig at the quarterback’s arm strength. During his appearance on WEEI’s “Merloni, Fauria & Mego” show, Jones disagreed with the notion that he couldn’t throw the ball that far.

Asked if he agreed the distance was too far for the Hail Mary, Jones said, “No,” and said coach Belichick had a plan for the Patriots at that point.

“I think obviously we have a plan in this situation,” Jones said. “You have to think about everything in that situation and that’s what he did. This is his job and he has 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 tell myself no matter 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.”

On WEEI’s “Greg Hill Show” Tuesday morning, Belichick was asked again about his comments. The coach replied: “I said it’s too far. It’s too far to take this game to this situation.

Jones practices Hail Mary attempts during the week and is seen throwing the ball 55 to 60 yards before each game. He said he knows the exact distance of how far he can throw, but didn’t divulge that inside information.

“Yeah, I know my number,” Jones said.

Asked if it was 60 yards, the quarterback said, “I guess we’ll see.”


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