Matt Judon explains how Patriots pick up Mac Jones when he’s mad

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With the New England Patriots riding a three-game winning streak, things are beginning to trend upwards for the team. As Mac Jones continues to take the reins under center, his fellow teammates are praising his competitiveness and work ethic.

Speaking on “The Rich Eisen Show” on Monday, Patriots linebacker Matt Judon had high praise for his teammate. Jones showcased his competitive spirit during the course of training camp, and that’s something that has not gone away. The Patriots find themselves in the midst of a playoff race after a difficult start to the season. Judon has been impressed with the way Jones has handled himself.

“The efficiency that he has, and just the spirit that he takes coaching with, I don’t think he ever shows bad body language or poor anything,” Judon told Eisen, who asked him to expand on that further, via WEEI. “… I haven’t seen him mad, you know. Honestly. I’m not with him as much — you’ve got to dig in some offensive guys for that — but I haven’t seen him mad yet. I’ve seen him upset that he wasn’t playing as well, but his anger hasn’t been toward anybody besides himself and that’s what you like to see.

“He [doesn’t] like pointing blame at anybody or anything, and if he does something bad, he’d be like, ‘Yeah, that’s my bad,’ or something like that. And we’re like, ‘Hey man, we’ve got your back.’ That’s what the team is for and so he’s a really good QB to have.”

With 2,135 yards, 10 touchdowns, and seven interceptions, Jones has slowly eased himself into NFL life. He has now thrown for a touchdown in four out of his last five games, including two back-to-back two-touchdown performances on October 17th and 24th.

As New England looks to find stability under center, Jones is finding his way.

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