Mac Jones explains two bucket approach he's taking as rookie with Patriots


Being a rookie in the NFL, quarterback Mac Jones knows he's going to make mistakes and have some bad days.

Speaking Thursday following a Patriots OTA session he explained a two bucket approach he's taking when it comes to those mistakes.

“You can’t have too high of an expectation and put too much pressure on yourself," Jones said. "Like I said, I’m very hard on myself. You have to stack good plays together and keep moving forward. I have to be able to do it faster and be more confident and be louder and that will come with reps. So every day I’m just trying to get better and learn from the guys that have already done it and have been through it. So it’s the two buckets – one of them is good, one of them is bad, and you have to improve on the bad and keep the good in the good. That’s pretty much how I’m going about it.”

And how will he go about improving the bad bucket?

“I think it’s just problem solving," Jones said. "That’s all life is about. Yeah, you can be mad for a couple minutes. And I’m going to be mad about it, but I have to move on and figure out what works, what I did wrong actually from a schematic standpoint. That’s how every good problem solver works. Yeah, pretty much that’s it.”

The rookie is part of a crowded quarterbacks room that includes Cam Newton, Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer.