Jimmy Garoppolo says he’s not changing his approach

AP

As it stands now, the first month of the season will be quite different for Jimmy Garoppolo.

But that doesn’t mean this month has to be.

The Patriots backup quarterback, who would be the starter for the first four games if Tom Brady’s suspension is upheld following his appeal, said today he wasn’t changing much.

Asked if he followed the #DeflateGate saga more closely because of the immediate impact it would have on him, Garoppolo gave as perfect a Patriots answer as he could.

No different than I usually would,” he said, via Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com. I just went about my business, tried to get prepared for this season, got in the playbook a lot, got out there with some of the guys and threw it around, so it was a good offseason.”

He took a few more reps than normal, splitting them close to 50-50 with Brady. And while said he spent some time training in California with some of his receivers, he otherwise seemed unmoved by the attention coming his way.

“It’s nice to be back out here, I missed the guys and missed the team,” he said. “I just have the mindset I’m trying to get better. That’s all you can control at the end of the day.”

I’m not sure what the OTA rules are for brainwashing, but that’s about as Belichickian as it gets, without saying he’s “on to Cincinnati.”

39 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo says he’s not changing his approach

  1. As a close friend of the organization, I would like to allude to the excitement among my peers in the FO seeing Jimmy playing some significant games

  2. He’ll change his approach the moment he gets stomped behind that line. Last year they were one of the leagues worst in pass protection!

  3. Don’t tell me Tommy’s gonna leave yet ANOTHER understudy to absorb the beatdown he would’ve had coming, like when the Steelers smacked around poor Cassel in Foxborough back in ’08.

    Say it isn’t so, Tommy, say it isn’t so!

  4. skawh says:
    May 29, 2015 3:11 PM
    He’ll change his approach the moment he gets stomped behind that line. Last year they were one of the leagues worst in pass protection!

    The pass protection was so bad your seachickens couldn’t stop Brady in the 4th Q.

    Your team lost, get over it guy!
    It’s a new season. All your trolling won’t change what happened.

  5. I’ve seen him throw and the kid can play. It would be funny if the anklebiters got Brady benched only to start losing to this guy. Riddle me this — if you change the rules every offseason, punish the coaches and staff, ban players for being generally aware of the laws of physics, ignore rampant cheating by lesser teams, and still consistently lose to the Patriots for nearly two decades at a certain point doesn’t the fault likely lie with you?

  6. butwhatabouttheintegrityofthegame says:
    May 29, 2015 3:26 PM

    2ND BEST QB IN THE LEAGUE

    ONLY BEHIND TB12

    LET THE DYNASTY CONTINUE FOR DECADES
    =============================================
    “I’m only going to say this once son. If you want to continue working here, lay off the drugs.”
    -Cleo McDowell

  7. I hope they go 3-1 or 4-0. That will give the Patriots organization something long and hard to think about when it comes to the QB position.

  8. weepingjebus says:
    May 29, 2015 3:23 PM
    I’ve seen him throw and the kid can play. It would be funny if the anklebiters got Brady benched only to start losing to this guy. Riddle me this — if you change the rules every offseason, punish the coaches and staff, ban players for being generally aware of the laws of physics, ignore rampant cheating by lesser teams, and still consistently lose to the Patriots for nearly two decades at a certain point doesn’t the fault likely lie with you?

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    You, sir, win the Internet! Best comment I have seen all day😄

  9. Pats fans are still having difficulty wrapping their minds around the fact they didn’t win any Super Bowls as the clear unambiguous evidence shows that this organization has an established pattern and practice of cheating. Pats=Pete Rose. Forever Asterisks. The other teams should bring racketeering charges against the Pats and sell the team to investors in London. Call them the England Patriots. Come down as hard on them as the Feds did in 1950s on fraudulent quiz shows otherwise the NFL is a jai lai – a big joke. You go after FIFA but Brady, Belechik, and Kraft have yet to be indicted?

  10. skawh says:
    May 29, 2015 3:11 PM

    He’ll change his approach the moment he gets stomped behind that line. Last year they were one of the leagues worst in pass protection!

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    and yet Brady scorched the Seahawks’ defense, leading the Patriots to two late TDs to take the lead and win the SB

  11. “skawh says:
    May 29, 2015 3:11 PM
    He’ll change his approach the moment he gets stomped behind that line. Last year they were one of the leagues worst in pass protection!”

    xxxxxxx

    The Patriots pass protection was pretty good in the fourth quarter of the super bowl, wasn’t it skawh!

  12. Pats fans are still having difficulty wrapping their minds around the fact they didn’t win any Super Bowls

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    do you actually know any Pats fans? you couldn’t be more wrong!

  13. skawh says:May 29, 2015 3:11 PM

    He’ll change his approach the moment he gets stomped behind that line. Last year they were one of the leagues worst in pass protection!

    ———————————-

    And look where it got them. So bitter. So awesome.

  14. stevejjones says:May 29, 2015 4:41 PM

    Pats fans are still having difficulty wrapping their minds around the fact they didn’t win any Super Bowls as the clear unambiguous evidence shows that this organization has an established pattern and practice of cheating. Pats=Pete Rose. Forever Asterisks. The other teams should bring racketeering charges against the Pats and sell the team to investors in London. Call them the England Patriots. Come down as hard on them as the Feds did in 1950s on fraudulent quiz shows otherwise the NFL is a jai lai – a big joke. You go after FIFA but Brady, Belechik, and Kraft have yet to be indicted?

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    Where are these asterisks you speak of? I can’t seem to find them anywhere. I must be looking in the wrong place. Oh, what’s that you say? They’re in Joe Clownshoe’s basement. My fault.

  15. stevejjones says:
    May 29, 2015 4:41 PM
    Pats fans are still having difficulty wrapping their minds around the fact they didn’t win any Super Bowls as the clear unambiguous evidence shows that this organization has an established pattern and practice of cheating. Pats=Pete Rose. Forever Asterisks. The other teams should bring racketeering charges against the Pats and sell the team to investors in London. Call them the England Patriots. Come down as hard on them as the Feds did in 1950s on fraudulent quiz shows otherwise the NFL is a jai lai – a big joke. You go after FIFA but Brady, Belechik, and Kraft have yet to be indicted?

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    Steve J Jones is sad little man…

  16. “skawh says:
    May 29, 2015 3:11 PM
    He’ll change his approach the moment he gets stomped behind that line. Last year they were one of the leagues worst in pass protection!”

    ==========
    Yeah, the Patriots OL was so rotten that they were able to :
    Come from a 14 point deficit not once but twice
    Protected Tommy all day while un-shoeing the Colts by 47-7
    First team to come back from a 10 point deficit to beat the Seahawks who decided to “Pass” the Lombardi trophy to the Patriots.
    Yeah, their OL was so bad it was lousy!

  17. I touched a nerve. Pats fans hynie-hurt that every sports debate about their team ends with the following trump card being played: “yeah, but you CHEATED”. Boom, mushroom cloud, discussion over, crying in Sam Adams.

  18. Love all the Haters, what sad pathetic lives you lead. Patriots Greatest Dynasty of all time. Salary Cap Era. Other dynasties in order Pittsburg, then 49ers and Cowboys.

  19. skawh says:
    May 29, 2015 3:11 PM

    He’ll change his approach the moment he gets stomped behind that line. Last year they were one of the leagues worst in pass protection!
    ———————————————————
    Gee ….. no wonder they didn’t win a Super Bowl.

    Oh, wait ….

    BWAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  20. steviejones, a little hysterical, are we? Have you ever exceeded the speed limit by even 1 MPH? Thought so. You should have your license revoked for life. your wife and kid’s licenses as well. Your house, car and all possessions sold at auction. you should be given 2 tickets for every day you have had a drivers license in your life. Just imagine, all any team had to do to win the SB was let a little air out of the football!! Who knew?

  21. I don’t blame any professional athlete for giving innocuous answers to media questions. Belicheck
    undoubtedly tells his players “Don’t give the sharks anything to feed on.” Just keep them at arm’s length and don’t say anything that they can twist into a controversy.

  22. In a comment about Barkley and Butt Fumble in Philly I noted how Kelly said Tebow is not a camp arm but both his QBs have countered what he said and that shows lack of respect and control. Shift to the backup QB in NE and what does he do, he says exactly what his coach said. Why, because in my comments I said coaches like Bellicek know how to take control of a team and Kelly does not. That is why the Patriots had far less talent than Philly yet they won the super bowl. Well, there was the cheating stuff too but the point is, Kelly isn’t going anywhere running an NFL team like the local JC and not being a good enough coach to coach men not boys. This shows by not knowing how to work with men and get them to respect you enough to not contradict the coach to the media. That’s easy with college boys not so easy with NFL men.

  23. stevejjones, your statement is as petty and moronic as they come. To compare the Patriots to FIFA is like comparing the”1919 Black Sox” to a pitcher caught doctoring a baseball. When someones hatred blinds them to reality, they tend to lose touch with it.

  24. tigerlilac says:
    May 29, 2015 4:44 PM
    The Patriots starting QB against the Steelers will be Tom Brady.
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    Wow I hope so. I can still hear the whining from Pats fans after their beatdown in Foxborough back in ’08.

  25. It’s worse than FIFA! They harbored Hernandez as long as they could with a clear idea of who he was… Anything to win. Appreciate the acknowledgement they cheated tho. Pine tar is cheating on the field, an organizational conspiracy to deflate balls, film practices, employ gang members who probably committed multiple homicides. Close this franchise down. Make an example of them. Do drug runners get to keep their cars. No. They are auctioned off.

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