Head coach Bill Belichick is a man of a few words. He wouldn’t say more than necessary and that’s exactly what happened when Mac Jones got booed.
Fans booed Jones after he threw an interception in the loss to the Chicago Bears. It was an unexpected loss because everyone expected the team to win this one. Bailey Zappe stepped in as a replacement and yes, fans approved it.
Coach B appeared on The Greg Hill Show to talk about the win over the New York Jets. Hill asked him about the way fans treated Jones during the game vs Chicago. Instead of offering a response, Belichick started talking about the treatment he received at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
“I was really focused on the game yesterday. The Jets (fans) booed all of us,” Belichick said. “They booed me about six times. Walking out on the field, walking in after pregame, walking back at the start of the game. Walking in at halftime, walking back. I mean, there were some Patriots fans there and we had a good crowd. But they booed me in the parking lot. They booed me. I got booed all day.”
Mac Jones got booed, but Belichick ignored it
Hill mentioned Jones again, but Belichick continued talking about the game as always.
“That’s what it’s like on the road,” the Patriots head coach said. “I guess that’s a good thing. If they were cheering for you on the road, they’re probably happy to see you. I don’t think you want that. It’s the NFL. Don’t worry about it.”
One thing stands for sure. Fans booed Jones for nothing. Yes, he had a shaky start of the season, but he did a good job in the win over the Jets. The second-year quarterback completed 24 of 35 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown. Oh, there was an interception, too.
The Patriots did a good job in the win over New York and have already accepted another challenge. Jones and Zappe may compete for the starting job in New England, but Belichick is happy with his current starter.