Patriots’ defense credits Brian Hoyer for scout team preparation

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Patriots backup quarterback Brian Hoyer was the only active player who didn’t get on the field for New England in Super Bowl LIII. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t help the Patriots win.

In fact, Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty said after the game that Hoyer was a major part of the victory. McCourty said Hoyer did a great job of running the scout team, doing the things Jared Goff does to help the Patriots’ defense get ready. McCourty said Hoyer has been doing it all season, studying Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and others to mimic the way they play the game while facing the Patriots’ starting defense.

“He deserves a lot of credit for the way our defense has played in big games,” McCourty told Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report.

McCourty said the interception Stephon Gilmore got came on a play that Hoyer had run, as Goff, and that the Patriots were ready for it because Hoyer got them ready. Hoyer earned his Super Bowl ring, even if he didn’t get on the field.

21 responses to “Patriots’ defense credits Brian Hoyer for scout team preparation

  1. That’s awesome. Great job by Hoyer.

    Let’s not forget that Hoyer had the Browns on the cusp of the playoffs before team ownership/management descended into madness. He’s had his low moments over the years, but never got the respect he deserved for his upsides.

  2. Hoyer knows that offense quite well after spending time under Shanahan and playing the Rams while being in the 49ers.

  3. You mean it was hard work, film study, meticulous preparation, and a well-executed plan that made the difference? Not someone secretly recording every Rams practice the last 2 weeks?? Well, I’ll be!

  4. Lol he got the defense ready by being terrible and throwing picks like Goff.

    Just kidding. Hoyer is a solid dude and a nice player. I’m sure he contributed to the season and Super Bowl.

  5. Hoyer is really Matt Cassell, above average backup QB nothing more. Good for him to put his ego aside and do what’s best for the Patriots to help win the SB.

  6. Good for Hoyer making a good living, working hard and being a good teamate.He made 20/30 mil as an UFA, which the Pats excel at.

  7. joker65 says:
    February 4, 2019 at 3:37 pm
    Hoyer > Goff
    Nah Hoyer is terrible. No GOAT and the Super Bowl champs would have a top 10 draft pick.

  8. arclight1972 says:
    February 4, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    I wish they had given him 1 snap.
    Then he could say he played in a super bowl.

    What if he fumbles the snap because he hasn’t been in the game and doesn’t have the chemistry with the center?

    The Red Sox lost a world series game when they left a 1st baseman in the game after getting a lead in the 9th inning. That player was in the game for his bat. Should have been removed from the game for a player with a better glove & mobility. Coach probably wanted the player to be in the game for the last out for his ego. A slow roller to 1st base went through that players legs and into the outfield as the winning runs scored. That slow roller would have been the 3rd out for the win.

    Pro sports isn’t little league where everyone gets to play.

  9. Ha ha, Hoyer definitely qualified to do the Jared Goff imitation…he’s had many games like Goff’s on Sunday!

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