Invoice Belichick should have forgotten that he’s not the one soccer luminary who has been Mac Jones’ head coach. Jones performed school soccer for Nick Saban — arguably Belichick’s best scholar. Keep in mind, “One band, one sound,” from the film Drumline? That line is Alabama soccer. Each particular person completely rehearses a task in order that when the entire staff comes collectively on Saturday, all of them play and transfer as one unit.
Jones labored in that kind of atmosphere for 4 years, so in a brand new one, he’s going to note disorganization — a phrase that aptly describes the 2022 Patriots’ offense. Longtime offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels left to be the top coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. To switch him, Belichick let Joe Decide and Matt Patricia run the offense. Neither had earlier expertise as an offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach. Jones was so pissed off through the 2022 season that he reportedly reached out to his school offensive coordinator, Steve Sarkisian, for assist.
That transfer infuriated Belichick, and NBC Sports activities Boston’s Tom E. Curran is reporting that Belichick is still highly upset. Professional Soccer Discuss’s Mike Florio is reporting that Belichick took a look into trading Jones.
“Disloyalty in Invoice’s thoughts is sort of worse than dangerous play,” Curran stated final week on WEEI’s Jones and Mego present.
That’s wealthy coming from Mr. “On to Cincinnati.” Sure, Jones going outdoors of the staff for assist, particularly to a school coach, could possibly be seen as displaying up the present Patriots’ teaching employees. Nevertheless, if Jones did that he did so for a purpose. One thing was amiss within the quarterback room in New England and went elsewhere for higher solutions. His aim was to change into a greater soccer participant, so went again to his earlier dwelling the place he skilled larger construction than his present one.
If Belichick is actually all concerning the work. If bettering steadily each single day is his life ethos, then Jones pulling out all the stops to try to save a season through which his efficiency was regressing at a fast fee ought to have been complimented. As an alternative, it seems that face that hardly strikes is a masks that hides the ego that has been reported on in recent years.
Jones comes from one of the best construction that there’s in school soccer. That group was led by somebody who Belichick is aware of personally. Due to that background, though Jones is younger he observed that he wasn’t getting the solutions he wanted from the Patriots.
It pissed Belichick off in all probability as a result of it identified early the error that he made in giving two of his buddies a job who didn’t deserve it. A mistake that he was pressured to appropriate by firing Decide and hiring Invoice O’Brien from Alabama to be his offensive coordinator.
That is what occurs when folks imagine that the band is all about their very own drum. Anybody who challenges folks for performing in such a approach is taken into account a traitor as a substitute of somebody making an attempt to enhance the band.
Belichick wouldn’t desire a participant who has by no means been challenged, and coached by yes-men his total life. But within the later years of his teaching profession, he seems extra involved with preserving his authority than what’s finest for his staff.
One band, one sound Invoice. Should you lose that, you’ll proceed to lose to Cincinnati and others.