Why Brian Flores and the Miami Dolphins aren’t taking the Patriots lightly. Jones, Mac
MIAMI, Fla. — When Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Raekwon Davis thinks of New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones, he thinks of the Joker.
Davis couldn’t say which iteration of the famous comic book Supervillain Jones embodied, but he did say his former Alabama teammate was enamored of Batman’s chaotic nemesis during their time together in Tuscaloosa.
When the Dolphins goes to Foxborough, Massachusetts to play the Patriots in the season opener on Sunday, Davis wants to be the one causing havoc (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS).
It’s a fascinating battle for a Miami defense that led the NFL in turnovers last season, and it’s a chance to give the rookie a rough start in the league, but the Dolphins will be facing an unknown opponent.
Jason McCourty, a Dolphins’s safety, said that he simply believed there was no footage of him for them. He also stated that a coach once told him to prepare for a battle in a time of piece.
He shared his thought that people might say there’s a rookie quarterback and they have no clue what this rookie quarterback is going to do in Week 1 of the season.
they can tell he’s ready for the situation because he’s out there.
Jones, who spent time as a backup to Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa at Alabama, completed 78 percent of his throws for 4,500 yards, 41 touchdowns, and four interceptions as the Crimson Tide’s starter last season.
He was chosen No. 15 overall in this year’s draught by New England, and he battled incumbent starter, Cam Newton, all summer until earning the position outright last week. Newton was eventually let go.
Jones’ abilities to move opponents with his eyes and to make adjustments at the line of scrimmage have pleased McCourty, who spent the previous three seasons with the Patriots.
Under coach Brian Flores, Miami has played against two rookie quarterbacks in two complete seasons; last season, it was the only team to hold Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert to under 200 passing yards (despite three total touchdowns) in a 29-21 victory.
In Pittsburgh’s 27-14 win in 2019, Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph completed 55 percent of his throws for 251 yards and two touchdowns.
With only two weeks to prepare for a quarterback with little NFL experience, the Dolphins aim to repeat their success against Herbert last year by throwing as many looks as possible at Jones to exploit his inexperience.
Miami linebacker, Jerome Baker stated that if you wanted to surprise people, execute well, line up differently, and play that cat and mouse thing. He also said that you have no idea what they are up to.
The offense performs the same thing at the same time.
We have no idea what they’re up to.
They attempt to set up a man in a different way, bring him back in, bring him out, move quick, and get us out of personnel.
All they have to do now is to go in and execute, follow our guidelines, and work together.
Jones is “not your average rookie quarterback,” according to Baker, who also says he’s clever and has a “powerful, accurate arm.”
Safety Eric Rowe said the Dolphins were working out how to stop the quarterback power-run strategy that comes with playing Newton, but when the Patriots named Jones as their starter, they switched their attention to Jones’ pocket-passing approach.
Flores isn’t going to take the rookie lightly.
He says if [Patriots coach] Bill Belichick and [coordinator] Josh McDaniels appreciate him, then they respect him.
In college, he was a really excellent player. There, he accomplished a lot of amazing things.
Another thing Flores would argue is that this isn’t the Dolphins vs Mac Jones.
The Dolphins are up against the Patriots, who have a strong squad. They have excellent coaches.
They have a lot of talented players.
However, He believes Mac Jones is a terrific, youthful talent, and they’ll have their hands full with him.