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Patriots coach Bill Belichick not overly concerned about play at right tackle



Patriots coach Bill Belichick not overly concerned about play at right tackle

Mac Jones felt some heat from the Jets pass rush, as he was sacked three times during Sunday’s win.

He was only sacked once against Miami, but absorbed at least nine quarterback hits while being pressured constantly by the Dolphins.

The good news?

Jones was only hit twice delivering the ball against the Jets, although pressure came fairly consistently from the right side.

Starting right tackle Yasir Durant had a pretty rough go, allowing all three sacks, before giving way to Justin Herron.

Durant was filling in for Trent Brown, who suffered a calf injury during the first series of the opening loss to Miami.

Durant had come on to replace Brown’s initial replacement, Herron, who struggled against the Dolphins before getting the hook.

In either case, both Durant and Herron have had some issues.

Bill Belichick, however, didn’t seem overly concerned about the situation when asked about it during his media call Monday, and still didn’t sound as if he would move Mike Onwenu over from left guard.

Perhaps Brown, who practiced toward the end of the week, will return against the Saints, which would help solve the problem.

“I think we’re alright here. We got three players that have played (right tackle). I think they’ve all done some good things. Trent, not very much in the last two games, but we know Trent can do a a good job over there,” said Belichick. “Yasir and Justin have both done a solid job there. We’ve had some breakdowns at really all spots on the line, all spots offensively, it’s just we lacked some consistency even though we have a lot of good plays, we move the ball, and put ourselves into positive field position.”

Even though it sure seemed like Durant was yanked during the Jets game, Belichick indicated the plan was to play both Durant and Herron.

“They both got some good experience. They both had a lot of good plays,” said Belichick. “So, we’ll see where we are this week and go from there.”


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