The New England Patriots lost the game to the Buffalo Bills and players made a few mistakes. Mac Jones talked about the mistakes N’Keal Harry made. Oh, yes, the wide receiver dropped two passes. Fans were a bit angry. There are also people who placed the blame on Jones for launching a pass in Harry’s hands twice.
The third-year wide receiver saw bigger role because Nelson Agholor has yet to clear concussion protocols. Well, Harry didn’t get the best of his opportunity.
“I think that type of stuff happens,” the rookie said Monday during his appearance on “Merloni & Fauria” on WEEI. “When you look at the route and all that, he ran a great route and he’s made that catch a lot of times. He dropped it. It’s part of sports. And I just told him to play the next play.”
Mac Jones defends N’Keal Harry although he dropped the ball twice
It happened twice. Bills A.J. Klein tipped the ball and sent it straight into safety Micah Hyde’s hands.
“We went back to him in that situation,” Jones said. ” … I don’t think it’s anything we’d want to do differently. (Klein) just tipped it and made a great play. … N’Keal’s been working hard, and I think he’s just got to continue to work hard, and he’s been practicing hard, doing all the things he can.
“I don’t think it’s an effort issue. He’s definitely trying to get better just like all of us are.”
Harry may be trying really hard but things don’t go the way he wants them to. Let’s see if Bill Belichick decides to keep him around after this game. These mistakes were just too much. The Patriots head coach never keeps underperforming players on his roster. Maybe this is the perfect time to move on from the receiver. Maybe he will perform better somewhere else.
Let’s not forget that Harry already requested a trade from the Patriots. He changed his mind and decided to stay with the Patriots for another season. Or something like that. This game will definitely affect Harry’s future with the Patriots. Jones may defend him as much as he wants, but NFL analysts won’t be too happy.