Mac Jones Has Bizarre Reply To Query About Dan Orlovsky Texts

FOXBORO, Mass. — Dan Orlovsky had no downside with revealing he texts Mac Jones each week.

However the New England Patriots quarterback may’ve wished that data to remain non-public. Not less than, that’s the vibe he gave off throughout his Wednesday morning information convention.

In case you missed it, Orlovsky final week stated he recurrently texts Jones to supply factors on issues like footwork.

“I nonetheless don’t like Mac’s toes,” the NFL QB-turned-analyst stated on WEEI’s “Jones & Mego” present. “I textual content Mac that nearly each week. Like, ‘Your toes nonetheless … ‘ He’s gotta get higher at that. Even the game-winning landing, he’s falling away. So, on to the efficiency, I nonetheless consider in Mac Jones. However that will be the one factor that, simply since you win, you possibly can’t keep away from taking a look at (footwork).”

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It was an odd and unprovoked admission from Orlovsky. Nevertheless it additionally wasn’t shocking, contemplating he’s maybe probably the most passionate Jones supporter of any nationwide soccer pundit.

Every week later, Jones was requested what sort of assist, if any, Orlovsky supplies.

“Um, yeah, lots of people textual content me all through the week,” Jones stated. “Generally it’s arduous to get again. I don’t speak to everyone. However I do see some texts from individuals. And I at all times take recommendation, whether or not it’s gamers or coaches or no matter. However I’m probably not targeted on that. I type of concentrate on, ‘What are we doing within the constructing,’ proper? That’s the vital half. What can I do with my coaches to speak, be certain that we’re on the identical web page? And, you realize, I’m at all times gonna take recommendation. That’s what I do. I’m making an attempt to get higher. I’m at all times making an attempt to pay attention.”

Jones then was requested whether or not Orlovsky “makes the minimize” as somebody who will get a reply.

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“I imply, there’s a pair youngsters in my elementary class that in all probability textual content me and I don’t get again to,” a laughing Jones stated. “However he’s in all probability — it’s simply a type of issues the place individuals will textual content you, proper? On the finish of the day, we’re fairly busy, proper? I attempt to concentrate on my routine all through the week and staying current and being within the constructing. So, it’s type of arduous.”

So, was that affirmation that Jones texts Orlovsky? Was it a denial? Was it an instance of Jones watching his phrases after reportedly angering Invoice Belichick final season by looking for exterior counsel?

Actually, it’s arduous to inform. The one factor that’s clear is Jones wasn’t snug speaking about it.

As destiny would have it, footwork once more was a problem for Jones in final Sunday’s highway loss to the Miami Dolphins. The Patriots quarterback threw off his again foot earlier than getting intercepted by Jalen Ramsey on a game-changing play. It was one other instance of a nasty behavior Jones has developed since his rookie season.

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He’ll look to play a cleaner recreation this Sunday when the 2-6 Patriots host the 3-5 Washington Commanders.

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