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Patriots proud of the job “baby” Jacoby Brissett did

New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) scrambles away from Miami Dolphins defensive end Mario Williams (94) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) AP

He may have walked in with a big lead, and he may have mostly handed the ball off.

But Jacoby Brissett still impressed his teammates, after his last-man-standing routine against the Dolphins. Taking over after Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury, he was 6-of-9 passes in just over a half, and helped them hang onto a 31-24 win.

“He came in and he handled it well,” wide receiver Julian Edelman said, via Phil Perry of “He’s a baby, and it’s just funny to see him in the huddle and stuff. I’m proud of him. He handled it real well. He made calls. He made the right run checks and all that stuff. I’m sure there’s more we could do better, but he came in, and Jacoby handled it like a professional.”

The third-round pick from N.C. State is the only healthy quarterback on their roster at the moment, with Tom Brady suspended and Garoppolo leaving in the second quarter. And with a short week to prepare for the Texans on Thursday, it’s going to be hard to find someone who can come in and help, so he’s expected to get that start.

Brissett has made an impression on his teammates while running the scot team, giving them a degree of confidence in him.

“Obviously he has great ability to run and throw, but it’s his attitude,” safety Devin McCourty said. “When he’s out there on the look team he’s trying to make plays. He’s trying to have a good day out there. He’s not out there as a look-squad quarterback. Same thing similar to when Jimmy was out there. They’re out there trying to make plays, trying to get better as players and it gets us all better.”

This week, he’s going to have to make a whole team better, since he’s the last one left.

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14 Responses to “Patriots proud of the job “baby” Jacoby Brissett did”
  1. jojovie131 says: Sep 19, 2016 6:48 AM

    Good thing the patriots drafted a qb in second and third rounds! Hmm?

  2. ricko1112 says: Sep 19, 2016 6:49 AM

    Who is “scot” and why was Jacoby running his team?

  3. 6ball says: Sep 19, 2016 7:02 AM

    The irony is that Brissett is actually former coach Bill Parcells baby. He’s been mentoring Brissett since high school. It was Parcells who told Brissett to cancel workouts for other teams after he knew the Patriots were interested.

  4. chippysbinky says: Sep 19, 2016 7:37 AM

    Guessing the baby comments are more of an age (22) and experience than appearance thing. At 6’4″ and 235, that’s a big ‘baby’ by any standards. They really limited him, 9 total pass atempts, but McDaniels will have to take the training wheels off on Thursday, maybe then he’ll be ‘the kid.’

  5. lgw91s says: Sep 19, 2016 7:55 AM

    I am a die hard Pats supporter, but I understand the attempts to instill confidence in him.
    I am sure he will improve with time, reps, and game speed experience, but I think that ‘deer in headlights’ expression applied here. Remember how Al Pacino looked at Jamie Foxx when their backup QB went down?
    Well, Jacoby didn’t woof, so there is that.

  6. factpurveyor says: Sep 19, 2016 7:55 AM

    Today would be a good day for the NFL to finally release the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 season.

  7. Patskrieg says: Sep 19, 2016 7:55 AM

    He took care of the ball (I mean minus the one time he kind of didn’t). That was his job and he did it. Brissett has a lot of good tools. The biggest criticism of him in camp/preseason was that he stared down his receivers and didn’t go through his progressions. Didn’t see any of that yesterday in the few throws he made.

    It’s certainly not a guarantee but lot of people might be really disappointed (again) come Thursday when they don’t see the Patriots implode for the 3rd straight week.

  8. fartsmella says: Sep 19, 2016 7:56 AM

    “Brissett has made an impression on his teammates while running the scot team, giving them a degree of confidence in him.”

    Easy to get confidence when your playing someone wearing a kilt….

  9. dpdonny says: Sep 19, 2016 8:24 AM

    Patriots. The epitome of a professional organization.

  10. superpatriotsfan says: Sep 19, 2016 8:39 AM

    Yeah he sure made a difference smh

  11. tylawspick6 says: Sep 19, 2016 9:35 AM

    i will laugh my balls off if the pats win thursday night

    goodell will be on suicide watch, if he already isn’t

  12. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Sep 19, 2016 9:36 AM

    superpatriotsfan says:
    Sep 19, 2016 8:39 AM
    Yeah he sure made a difference smh

    Ah the bitter tears of a troll who’s once again looking up at NE in the standings. They are the water of life to a Pats fan. Why did it take until the 10th post for you to get here? What took you so long? We might have died of thirst waiting for you.

  13. churchofthehoody says: Sep 19, 2016 9:51 AM

    superpatriotsfan says:
    Sep 19, 2016 8:39 AM

    Yeah he sure made a difference smh


    What’s the matter sweatheart???? You seem a little salty this morning…. Need a snickers bar?

  14. me817 says: Sep 19, 2016 12:33 PM

    In a perverse way, this may be good for the Patriot’s. Before Jimmy got hurt, the entire team started to glide on their 24 point lead, instead of putting Miami away for good. The slow down was obvious. Taking Miami for granted isn’t smart in the NFL because anything can happen and usually does. Now we have Jacoby, a good QB who will be drilled for the next four days like he’s never been drilled before. Let Huston salivate over the prospect of kicking NE’s butt. No doubt Huston is better this year, but going into Foxborough is a challenge all of it’s own and they better not get too confident. The Pat’s are formidable at any time, explosive when against the fence.

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