“Honestly, when that news came out, my brother sent it to me and that hurt more than anything,” Mayo said Tuesday. “In my opinion, I thought the timing was a little strange.
“And I feel like if that was the case, it would have leaked earlier. At the same time, I’ve tried to treat everyone the same and I’ve been thinking about it for a while. Let me also say this.
“When people talk about rubbing people the wrong way, sometimes it’s part of a leader’s job to rub people the wrong way. I always try to give feedback constructively and respectfully. Some people appreciate that transparency, others don’t. But at the end of the day, if you can’t rub people the wrong way, how can you be your best? Can we expect it to happen?
“I would say that every time change or something like that happens, it’s going to be painful. Someone is trying to rub you the wrong way. Look at every word and see what that person says. We must get to the essence of what we are doing.”
Mr Mayo said the report had caused a “period of self-reflection”. Mayo said perhaps rubbing people the wrong way is one of his blind spots, but this report angered him. He hopes people who feel that way will talk to him about it.
“I went through an emotional cycle where first I got angry,” he said. “I’m angry because I feel like I always treat people the same way. I haven’t changed much in that regard, but I’ve evolved as a coach and I’ve evolved as a man in my mid-30s. In the future, I hope that those people will have the opportunity to explain things to me and get on the same track.
“But at the end of the day, some people are going to like you and some people aren’t going to like you, and I’m okay with that.
“At the end of the day, I think the players understand that we, as a coaching staff, are trying to put them in the best position possible to perform their best. From a coaching standpoint, I only want people around me who will tell me the truth.”
Now that the final week of the season has arrived, the offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien They were asked to reflect on what went wrong with the crime.
New England enters Sunday’s matchup with the Jets averaging a league-worst 14.6 points per game. bailey zappe He threw three interceptions against the Bills last Sunday. mac joneslost his starting quarterback position at the beginning of the season, but never threw more than two interceptions in a game this season.
Zappe’s play has been inconsistent throughout his five starts. He has five touchdown passes and one interception in the two wins. He has thrown four interceptions for one touchdown in the three losses.
O’Brien said consistency is an issue across the board.
“We’ve got to do a better job of finding consistency, and a lot of that is coaching,” O’Brien said. “I think turnovers were the problem. We were inconsistent.
“We’re running the ball too much, and that was definitely evident in this game last weekend. We’ve been inconsistent in our protection, blocking up front on the run. We’ve been inconsistent in the passing game. It lacked sex.
“Again, I accept that responsibility. It comes down to coaching better. I hope to coach better this week and get our players ready to go.”
special teams coach cam accord he said he was unable to give the appropriate amount of praise to Matthew Slater Available with one press.
Slater, 38, has played in more games than anyone with the Patriots. tom brady. Acord was asked what Slater’s career means to him, as Sunday could be Slater’s last game.
“If I could create a football player as a coach, the person I would create is Matt Slater,” Acord said. “He’s going to be a leader in the locker room. He’s going to stay the course and push everyone. He’s going to bring in young guys.
“He’s going to push the older players to be great on the field. He’s going to push them off the field to be great people and great fathers. Even with a coach. , he’s had multiple coaches come in, but he’s the first one he’ll listen to. He’s going to see, ‘What’s your point of view?’
“I’m never going to get combative with him. And the competitiveness he shows there is unparalleled. I know you guys interact with him a lot off the field, but always with a smile. On game day, all he has is just fire. That switch clicks for him.”
Khari Thompson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.