FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones wasn’t a fan of his team’s offensive play-calling in their Thursday night loss to the Buffalo Bills and he appeared to make that clear during a sideline rant.
In the waning moments of New England’s 24-10 defeat, Jones was caught on camera expressing frustration with his team’s performance in what was a pivotal AFC showdown.
Lip-readers interpreted Jones’ statement as, “Throw the f*****g ball! F******g quick game sucks! F**k!”
Jones’ tirade happened after the Patriots offense generated a measly 61 rushing yards and 195 passing yards.
When asked about the viral moment after the game, Jones said he was upset with the decision to focus on short passes versus dialing up bigger plays through the air.
“I obviously let my emotions get to me...We were kind of playing from behind,” Jones explained. “It’s the short passes that we kept going to, which was working, but I felt like we needed the chunk plays. I shouted that out to kind of get everyone going.”
Jones went on to say that he didn’t direct the comments at any one individual.
The loss dropped the Patriots to 6-6 on the season, leaving them stuck in last place in the AFC East with five games remaining on the schedule.
The Patriots will look to bounce back next week in a road contest against the Arizona Cardinals.
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