Bill Belichick Reacts To “Dirty” Play By QB Mac Jones

Bill Belichick has reacted to the “dirty” play by rookie QB Mac Jones. The Patriots are on a three game win streak and are looking like one of the better teams in the division. The Patriots were able to beat the Carolina Panthers 24 to 6 which is a huge confidence builder for this team. They were not looking to strong at the beginning of the season but have since bounced back in a big way.

But during the Patriots win, QB Mac Jones was accused or purposely twisting the ankle of an opposing player.

“I thought it was completely dirty. Hopefully, it’s something the league addresses,” linebacker Haason Reddick said of the play.

Here is the play in question:

Bill Belichick Reacts To “Dirty” Play By QB Mac Jones

Bill Belichick has responded to criticism of the play saying that it was intentional. It doesn’t seem like he was trying to intentionally hurt anyone. It seemed more like a heads up play that he was trying to keep him from getting the ball. Either way, Belichick does not think that it is a big deal.

“I think he thought Burns had the ball,” Belichick said.

He was also asked about it during his press conference.

“What I said on the radio [that Mac Jones thought Brian Burns had the ball at the time] is what I thought. I don’t know. Just telling you what I saw on the play.”

Regardless, it was a good win for the Patriots. The running game is a big change from what we saw at the beginning of the season. Belichick also talked about this.

“It all starts up front. The guys at the line of scrimmage, their consistency and their dependability give the linebackers an opportunity to be more aggressive and can attack the line of scrimmage better because they know exactly where the guys in front of them are going to be. When you don’t know where the guy in front of you is going to be, then you play with a little bit of hesitation, you’re kind of waiting to see where he is, and then where you go.”

“If the defensive line, if the guys on the line of scrimmage, including outside linebackers, if they consistently play things the way that the defense is designed, whether that’s in a gap or on a man or on a stunt or whatever it is, then the guys behind them can play aggressively and fit on it accordingly, and that goes to the secondary as well.”