As my luck would have it, about 90% of my best college buddies are from the Boston area, all hard core Pats fans. Over the years, the NY-Boston chatter has gotten a little nasty now and then, but at this point it’s all in good fun.
Anyway, was out with 2 of them to watch the game last night, and trading texts with several others...a sampling of their take on Jones and the Giants from during and after the game:
“In a rare case of unbiased fandom, I have to say the Duke kid looks good.”
“You’ve got to be fired up, you guys have found your next QB”
“Your rookie has taken some shots, and keeps getting back up”
“I can’t name any of your receivers besides Tate, but were they any good Jones would have hit on a lot more plays”
“I think we got lucky Saquon isn’t playing”
Generally, they were all pretty amazed with how tough a game the Giants gave the Pats last night, and think the Giants are on the rise.
I know we’re all sick of moral victories and playing hard in losses, so whatever...but it was interesting to hear how impressed they were with Jones. Especially when he didn’t have that great a game.