What current former Patriots said about Mac Jones’ last performance against Colts
Bill Belichick explained his decision to bench Mac Jones in the Patriots loss to Colts
Both Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft have publicly acknowledged that the Patriots’ 2-8 start has been disappointing.
Belichick has been asked about his employment status several times in recent weeks. Multiple reporters, including Ben Volin from The Boston Sphere and Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston have said Belichick is on the hot seat.
With the way this season has gone, along with his long and storied history with the franchise, it’s hard to say what Belichick’s future will be with the team.
After Sunday’s 10-6 loss to the Colts, a reporter asked offensive lineman David Andrews if he still believed in Belichick after the team’s dismal start.
‘May faith be in him. Without him I probably wouldn’t be sitting here,” Andrews said. “Not many people wanted me when I came out, except Bill. He was the only coach who came to train me, so I have a lot of confidence in him. I’ve had a lot of success. I believe in what he says and what he does because I know it has helped me in my career and become a better footballer.”
Andrews signed with the Patriots in 2015 as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia. He is now in his eighth season in the NFL and is a team captain.
“Sitting here in Germany, I never thought a kid from Georgia would be in Germany playing an NFL game,” Andrews said. “Coach gave me a chance when that’s all I wanted, and the Lord was good to me.”
Belichick has his share of supporters, including Andrews, as the Patriots are coming off the worst season of the coach’s 24-year career with the organization.
The results still stand. The Patriots simply haven’t been good enough to win much this season.
“We just have to finish, everyone has to do a better job,” Andrews said. “We all need to do our jobs better. See, it was the same thing I could say. We’ve had opportunities. We just have to finish it better.”
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