New England quarterback Mac Jones stunned the Patriots’ offensive linemen with Christmas presents on Friday after observe, and the rookie’s effort impressed left guard Ted Karras.
“He did an excellent job,” Karras said. “We bought a giant haul over right here. I’ll let him clarify every part that he bought, nevertheless it’s a myriad of things each cooler than the subsequent. It’s among the finest efforts, particularly by a rookie, to point out appreciation and want us a merry Christmas. I’m very grateful to him and really glad to be his teammate right here on this Christmas season. …
“We walked in after observe right here simply moments in the past. Large crowd across the O-line space. Everybody sort of jealous. Some actually cool stuff, and he’s clearly been an enormous a part of our season and only a nice particular person and chief and somebody I like and actually take pleasure in blocking for.”
In accordance with Bitcoin Journal, Jones’ presents to the Patriots’ 12 offensive linemen included the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
“I’ve been finding out Bitcoin for some time now,” Jones said. “This yr, I simply knew I needed to give some Bitcoin to my teammates, so I reached out to Bitcoin Journal and requested for assistance on find out how to give Bitcoin as a present.”
In making his choice, Jones labored with Bitcoin Journal CEO David Bailey, who, just like the quarterback, is an Alabama alumnus.
Jones, Karras and the Patriots are making ready to play the Buffalo Payments in one other showdown on the high of the AFC East. New England has a 9-5 report, and the Payments personal an 8-6 mark.
The Patriots won in Buffalo 14-10 on Dec. 6, when Jones threw solely three passes on a chilly and windy evening at Highmark Stadium.
However New England squandered a few of its lead within the division by getting back from its bye week with a 27-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 18. The Patriots nonetheless would clinch the AFC East title and its accompanying postseason berth in the event that they beat Buffalo on Sunday and the Miami Dolphins lose to the New Orleans Saints on Monday evening.
“I believe you simply need to preserve shifting ahead and perceive what we’re about to face in a very good soccer crew,” Jones said. “It comes all the way down to controlling what you’ll be able to management, and that’s your perspective and your effort. We’re attempting to do this each day, and, ultimately, we’ll stack days collectively and we’ll get an opportunity to play, like I mentioned, towards a very good crew who’ve numerous proficient gamers, however they’re additionally actually well-coached.”
The Patriots and Payments are scheduled to sq. off at midday CST Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Milder conditions are anticipated this time for the groups’ recreation, with a temperature round 40 levels and eight mph winds.
Mark Inabinett is a sports activities reporter for Alabama Media Group. Observe him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.