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NFL Analyst Sees On-Field ‘Disconnect’ Between Mac Jones, Patriots Wideouts


ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky has made it known how he feels concerning the Recent England Patriots offense and the dramatic step back its taken this season.

Orlovsky doesn’t wave the finger at second-year quarterback Mac Jones for the unit’s shortcomings, and continued to pinpoint the Patriots’ problems with their passing attack Wednesday during “NFL Live.”

Orlovsky went through a terrific film review of just a few offensive plays from Week 9 win over the Indianapolis Colts, noting how there’s a whole lack of timing between Jones and his receivers resulting in a disjointed offense.

“If I used to be the Patriots along with their pass game that might be the main focus that I might have had within the bye week. Determining is the quarterback’s drop too fast? Are his hitches too fast? Are the receivers too deep of their concepts?” Orlovsky said. “There’s a disconnect with the syncing of it.”

Former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson wholeheartedly agreed together with his ESPN colleague. Johnson understands how the dearth of cohesion between Jones’ drop backs and the depth of the receivers’ routes is a monumental issue, going so far as to say “you can’t win football games” doing that.

Johnson believes he knows who in charge for the issue as well.

“Based on what Dan just showed us, that to me says that’s on the coaching,” Johnson said. “Unless Mac just isn’t doing what they’re telling him, and we don’t know that. But when we’re just that and people routes are being run and people guys’ helmets haven’t turned but he’s able to throw, that’s (on) the quarterback and that’s (on) the coach. That just isn’t the receivers.”

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