Brian Hoyer: Brady’s absence no distraction; “great opportunity” to lead team

AP

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick didn’t spend any time talking about Tom Brady on Tuesday, saying he’d only talk about players that are attending the team’s offseason workouts.

That group includes Brian Hoyer, who stepped into the role with the first team since rookie Danny Etling is the only other quarterback with the team right now. Belichick said that Hoyer is doing “a great job” and knows the team’s offense “inside and out” after returning to the team last season.

Hoyer didn’t get to run the offense during that span and he said Tuesday that he’s enjoying the chance to be in the spot usually occupied by Brady.

“For sure. I mean, I look at it as a great opportunity,” Hoyer said, via the team. “Obviously to get to know the guys that were here last year a little bit better and obviously get to know the new guys, too. I’ve been in other places where I’ve been the guy that’s responsible for leading, being that guy. So, for me, I come out every day and look at it as a great opportunity to get better.”

Hoyer was asked if he felt Brady’s absence created any distraction for the team as they go through OTAs. Hoyer said it wasn’t “in any way at all” because he’s just focused on his job, which is an answer that shows he knows more than just the way the offense runs in New England.

15 responses to “Brian Hoyer: Brady’s absence no distraction; “great opportunity” to lead team

  1. Just don’t tell him he’s going into the regular season as the starting quarterback. It’ll be like he’s never thrown a football in his life. He should pay back what didn’t earn with the 49ers.

  2. I love that he’s getting all these reps & taking full advantage of this opportunity….. I hope ETLING is working hard on the playbook & being a sponge off of Hoyer….. Not expecting too much of the kid at this stage but I really hope he’s putting in overtime right now….. as we’be all seen, heart & desire can be more important than mechanics at this stage…..the mechanics can be worked on, but you either have the drive or you dont, THAT can’t be taught
    Go Patriots!!!!

  3. .
    The Patriots have a “system” which turns any QB into Tom Brady. Once Etling learns “the system”, he’ll be a lock for the Hall of Fame.
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  4. When I read that Brady is at his TB12 Therapy center working out in the same complex, that struck me as being a little messed up.

  5. citizen x says:
    May 22, 2018 at 8:15 pm
    This franchise is crumbling, people are sick of playing for a tyrant, it’s over

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    You’re absolutely right. See you at the next Super Bowl! It’s New England’s God given right to be there!

  6. thewizardsrevenge says:
    May 22, 2018 at 7:33 pm
    When I read that Brady is at his TB12 Therapy center working out in the same complex, that struck me as being a little messed up.
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    Brady is out of town. It’s no secret that he and Gronk are very disturbed by Belichick’s treatment of Alex Guerrero. It’s amazing that this hasn’t been resolved yet one way or the other. Belichick can win with them or lose without them. If he deals them and the team goes down hill, blame will begin to shift from Brady/Gronk to Belichick. Make no mistake about it. Brady and Gronk have a lot of loyalty among players in that locker room.

  7. The New England Bradys are on a collusion course with disaster. Everybody on this team hates each other. Kraft is now ordering players to show up for work. What’s next? Another scandal probably.

  8. 6ball says:
    May 22, 2018 at 7:14 pm
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    The Patriots have a “system” which turns any QB into Tom Brady. Once Etling learns “the system”, he’ll be a lock for the Hall of Fame.

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    “If” he learns the system. Brady managed to go from Brian Griese’s backup, 199th draft pick to winning 5 SBs thanks to the system. I’ll never doubt the system.

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