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Jakobi Meyers notes ‘growing pains’ with new Patriots offense look


“Forget everything you know.”

Jakobi Meyers talks to reporters during training camp. Steven Senne/AP Photo

The Patriots’ transition to a “simplified” offense hasn’t necessarily been seamless, according to wide receiver Jakobi Meyers.

Meyers, speaking to Mike Giardi and Scott Pioli on NFL Network, said change and perfection are “a tough mix.” The Patriots want everything to be perfect, and it’s no secret that it hasn’t been that way so far in training camp.

“It’s definitely something to get used to,” Meyers said. “But it’s like they say, with the slightest change, any change is a bit difficult. There’s going to be some growing pains, and I think we’re going through that stage.

At the same time, Meyers says, it’s a “great learning experience,” and he believes the fact that they’re all going through it together should help in the long run.

Meyers, who led the team in receptions and receiving yards last season, called it “ego control.” He said it was best to “forget everything you know” and ask yourself where they are now.

It’s clear that they’re changing their attack, but it’s unclear exactly what that entails. Kendrick Bourne noted that the terminology has changed.

The Patriots have done things a certain way before, Meyers said, but it’s not about that anymore.

“You have to be really able to throw your ego out the door,” Meyers said. “We had a conversation about this the other day.”


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