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Bill Parcells hopeful Jacoby Brissett can live up to “One Snap” nickname

New England Patriots' Jacoby Brissett (7) winds up for a pass during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) AP

Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells has been keeping tabs on Jacoby Brissett since he was a teenager.

And now that his young protege is about to make his NFL starting debut (we think) against the Texans on Thursday, Parcells’ nickname for Brissett has become a prophecy.

According to Jenny Vrentas of TheMMQB.com, Parcells has referred to the Patriots rookie as “One Snap” when they text back and forth since he was drafted in the third round, referring to the amount of time any non-starter has to prepare to be thrust into a responsible role.

“That’s a message. He understood it,” Parcells said of Brissett. “I was trying to put his ears up like a German Shepherd. Put your ears up; you are only one snap from playing. Sure enough, it happened.”

It’s perhaps not an accident the Patriots drafted Brissett, because Parcells-protege Bill Belichick shares many values with his old boss. Parcells said he felt like an “expectant father” awaiting Dwyer’s chance to start. Parcells first met Brissett when he was playing at Dwyer High in Florida (near Parcells’ winter home in Jupiter), and the legendary coach took an immediate liking to the quarterback, saying: “He is tremendously dedicated, tremendously committed and he is smart.”

Now, he gets to prove it, on a short week for one of toughest taskmasters in the league. But that’s how Parcells wants it for Brissett.

“I am glad that he is with Bill Belichick,” Parcells said. “Because I know that gives him the best chance for success. I’m not going into an exposé about that. I’m just telling you I’m glad he is there, and I think Bill gives him an excellent opportunity to be successful.”

He’s already proven to be able to respond in a snap once, but the challenge for Brissett will be much different this week.

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32 Responses to “Bill Parcells hopeful Jacoby Brissett can live up to “One Snap” nickname”
  1. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 20, 2016 2:42 PM

    If Brissett comes out and carves up the Texans there are going to be a lot of hater heads imploding.

    If you saw the movie Kingsman it will be like the end of that movie lolz.

  2. weepingjebus says: Sep 20, 2016 2:46 PM

    It’s nice to have famous coaches as our voluntary scouts. Funny how everyone that truly loves football glory and excellence in its pursuit loves Bill Belichick. He and Jimmy Johnson go fishing every year on a boat specially reinforced to carry all those rings.

  3. marcuswelby1 says: Sep 20, 2016 2:53 PM

    weepingjebus says:
    Sep 20, 2016 2:46 PM
    It’s nice to have famous coaches as our voluntary scouts. Funny how everyone that truly loves football glory and excellence in its pursuit loves Bill Belichick. He and Jimmy Johnson go fishing every year on a boat specially reinforced to carry all those rings.

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    And the haters will just keep on hating, LOL!

  4. mannyiac says: Sep 20, 2016 2:58 PM

    Brissett will be fine.Brady is going to inherit a 4-0 club when he returns.

  5. MiamiDolphinsNation says: Sep 20, 2016 2:58 PM

    Does the smelly old tuna ever go away?
    Talk about has been and overrated.

  6. scrappler says: Sep 20, 2016 2:59 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Sep 20, 2016 2:42 PM

    If Brissett comes out and carves up the Texans there are going to be a lot of hater heads imploding.

    If you saw the movie Kingsman it will be like the end of that movie lolz.

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    but not the brady haters. it’ll be like christmas for them. success for brissett makes it more a little more likely it was belichick all along.

    tough to argue brady as the goat if any old brissett can be pulled off the heap with no prep and perform.

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 20, 2016 3:05 PM

    At Florida he was one snap from being replaced by Jeff Driskell, a younger quarterback drafted in the sixth round, and forced to transfer to get playing time.

  8. citizenstrange says: Sep 20, 2016 3:05 PM

    Stop the presses! PARCELLS THINKS CHEATING HELPS!

  9. vuudu says: Sep 20, 2016 3:07 PM

    Imagine Rex Ryan coaching him up? Parcell is hinting at some type of “ism” but I am not sure what it is. “Buffoonism”?

  10. gofor2with3pointlead says: Sep 20, 2016 3:09 PM

    Haters don’t hate Belichick or the Patriots, or even the players, well some hate Tom Brady. They hate bloviating, self-righteous NE fans with impenetrably thick skulls who haven’t figured that out.

  11. chrisk61 says: Sep 20, 2016 3:11 PM

    i think the string of young QBs tearing it up stops here.

    hou leaves NE 3-0.

  12. nhpats says: Sep 20, 2016 3:17 PM

    gofor2with3pointlead says:
    Sep 20, 2016 3:09 PM
    Haters don’t hate Belichick or the Patriots, or even the players, well some hate Tom Brady. They hate bloviating, self-righteous NE fans with impenetrably thick skulls who haven’t figured that out.

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    Deep down insider #TheHaters dislike their own teams owners, management and coaches because year after year they put failing products on the field. The fact that they watch the Patriots continue to succeed at a high level despite injuries, personnel changes and Goodell’s misguided justice system only adds fuel to their fire!

  13. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 20, 2016 3:20 PM

    No reason this guy One Snap can’t come in and work the system like the other two interchangeable cogs in the wheel.

  14. jackedupboonie says: Sep 20, 2016 3:31 PM

    NE has more confidence in their 3rd and emergency QB than Seattle has in its back up. I’m starting to think Pete is more like the ‘ol ball coach’ and not very ‘buttoned up’. Seahawks give away wins every year now first half of the season, and then try like the Tasmanian devil to whip up a playoff team last half. I’m getting tired of it.

  15. dejc421 says: Sep 20, 2016 3:34 PM

    gofor2with3pointlead says:
    Sep 20, 2016 3:09 PM
    Haters don’t hate Belichick or the Patriots, or even the players, well some hate Tom Brady. They hate bloviating, self-righteous NE fans with impenetrably thick skulls who haven’t figured that out.
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    Think you’re right about that, have to consider the age group though. There’s a whole generation of fans that have only experienced excellence. Similarly to where I live that there’s a generation of Cowboys fans that have experienced the opposite for 20+ years.

  16. 345snarkavenue says: Sep 20, 2016 3:37 PM

    scrappler says:
    Sep 20, 2016 2:59 PM

    but not the brady haters. it’ll be like christmas for them. success for brissett makes it more a little more likely it was belichick all along.

    tough to argue brady as the goat if any old brissett can be pulled off the heap with no prep and perform
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    but if Brissett is a total failure, the haters will blame the coaching.

    bottom line is, it doesn’t really matter what they think.

  17. thelastwordyaheard says: Sep 20, 2016 3:43 PM

    As a Pats fan, I obviously hope the kid plays well, but I don’t understand the hype around him ..he was mediocre at best in college and could easily have been an undrafted FA had Parcells not been serving as his personal cheerleader.

  18. mmack66 says: Sep 20, 2016 3:45 PM

    chrisk61 says:
    Sep 20, 2016 3:11 PM

    i think the string of young QBs tearing it up stops here.

    hou leaves NE 3-0.
    ——————————

    Oh yeah? Is that crafty veteran Osweiler going to show him a thing or two?

  19. ranlgon says: Sep 20, 2016 4:00 PM

    Yes you can start almost any decent QB and they would win with the Patriots. Matt Cassel is a good example when he started for the Patriots in 2008 when Brady missed the whole year. Cassel went 11-5 which is a very respectable win vs loss total. The trouble is that is not up to Brady’s standards. 11 wins is below average and not only is it below average, the Patriots didn’t even make the playoffs. This was basically the same team that Brady took the year before to a perfect regular season and the only loss was in the SB.

  20. jag1959 says: Sep 20, 2016 4:14 PM

    MiamiDolphinsNation says:
    Sep 20, 2016 2:58 PM
    Does the smelly old tuna ever go away?
    Talk about has been and overrated.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    If it’s one thing a fish fan knows about it’s old, smelly overrated has been coaches but dissing Parcells just exposes you as a fanboy. As an exec Parcells even briefly returned Miami to respectability, they haven’t made the playoffs since he left. To call yourself a ‘Phins fan and knock Parcells is touting your own ignorance. A Dolphins fan is no position to rip Parcells, especially one that lauds Shulacheat. Those ’72 Dolphins you are so proud of faced an opponents regular season winning percentage of .357. How many SB’s did Shula win with Marino? 33 years as a HC and 2 SB wins, neither with Marino. Shula’s win total and longevity are a celebration of a good enough mentality on the part of the Robbies. In Miami he played it safe with 2 HoF QB’s, while Parcells sought out challenge after challenge and won 2 SB’s with 2 different QB’s, one of them being Jeff F Hostetler.

    The tampering, Mud Bowl and forcing players to drug up don’t even need to be fleshed out except to say he was enough of a hypocrite to have taken part in them then call a better coach a cheat. Shula was/is a fraud and a hypocrite, at least Parcells admitted they opened the tunnels during opponents FG attempts at Giants stadium.

  21. pastabelly says: Sep 20, 2016 4:14 PM

    Hate Brady. Hate Belichick. Hate New England fans. I don’t get it, but if it helps you cope with being a sports fan, it’s all good. I suppose it’s no less rational than New Englanders hating the Yankees and Canadiens. It’s a respectful sports hate.

  22. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Sep 20, 2016 4:18 PM

    Given Osweiler is 1-0 against Brady, I’m pulling for Brissette to do a better job against Osweiler.

  23. mmack66 says: Sep 20, 2016 4:56 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Sep 20, 2016 4:18 PM

    Given Osweiler is 1-0 against Brady, I’m pulling for Brissette to do a better job against Osweiler.
    ————————–

    The first time that you type something that makes sense, and doesn’t reinforce your Jets fandom, will be the first time.

  24. mmack66 says: Sep 20, 2016 5:14 PM

    pastabelly says:
    Sep 20, 2016 4:14 PM

    Hate Brady. Hate Belichick. Hate New England fans. I don’t get it, but if it helps you cope with being a sports fan, it’s all good. I suppose it’s no less rational than New Englanders hating the Yankees and Canadiens. It’s a respectful sports hate.
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    Nothing wrong with hating rivals, but when you hate a player, coach, team, or organization only because you believe lies that Goodell made up about them, well, that’s when it is time for the guys in white coats to come and get you.

  25. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 20, 2016 5:16 PM

    mmack66 says:
    Sep 20, 2016 4:56 PM
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Sep 20, 2016 4:18 PM

    Given Osweiler is 1-0 against Brady, I’m pulling for Brissette to do a better job against Osweiler.
    ————————–

    The first time that you type something that makes sense, and doesn’t reinforce your Jets fandom, will be the first time.

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    Hey pot, meet kettle.

  26. jag1959 says: Sep 20, 2016 5:24 PM

    pastabelly says:
    Sep 20, 2016 4:14 PM
    I suppose it’s no less rational than New Englanders hating the Yankees… It’s a respectful sports hate.
    __________________

    Respectful sports hate, an interesting euphemism for what I experienced out of my Sox fan wife and her family for many years. Have to say it has certainly turned into that since ’04. The Giants hate thing (I slept in the guestroom after those SB’s) is getting better too since NE won their 4th but it has a long way to go before it gets to respectful, lol.

    And for the record, there is nothing irrational about hating the Canadiens.

  27. chippysbinky says: Sep 20, 2016 5:28 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Sep 20, 2016 5:16 PM

    Hey pot, meet kettle.
    ++++++++++++++

    Says the stove.

  28. mmack66 says: Sep 20, 2016 6:11 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Sep 20, 2016 5:16 PM

    Hey pot, meet kettle.
    ——————-

    Hello kettle.

    You must be confusing me for superpatriotsfan or patsfan4lifesbchamps.

    What have I ever typed that would give anyone the impression that I am a Jets fan?

  29. solo681 says: Sep 20, 2016 6:57 PM

    If Brisset does well and the Pats go 3-0, who will start Game 4 against the Bills ???

    Do they risk JG to a more serious injury?

    I am surprised Goodel did not suspend JG under the “Generally Aware” along with Brady since JG also participated some way some how in some type of a scheme that orchestrated the greatest diamond heist in SuperBowl History – or something like that.

  30. yesser12 says: Sep 20, 2016 7:20 PM

    One Snap Man wish he was One Punch Man.

  31. ibillwt says: Sep 20, 2016 9:20 PM

    Typical Parcells, trying to glom onto someone else’s success after the fact like he had anything to do with it.

    He made a career on Belichick’s coat tails. Losing career record and never won a playoff game without Belichick; lost head to head every time they played. Bounced from failure to failure after Belichick dumped his load and went to Foxboro. Just give Belichick the HOF coat before he retires Parcells, he earned it.

    Boston media complicit; every time someone has success they are a “parcells disciple”; if they fail temporarily they’re grafted to “Belichick’s coaching tree”.

  32. skawh says: Sep 21, 2016 8:40 PM

    Pat’s have been very fortunate to win 2 close games so far…I’d not put it past them to pull one out at home. This is how the NFL is…on a mere dice roll at the end, one team is 0-2, the other 2-0. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

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