Colts have confidence in Jacoby Brissett

AP

The Colts resisted the temptation to trade Jacoby Brissett this offseason, putting a high price on their backup quarterback.

And while it’s probably too soon to panic about starter Andrew Luck‘s calf strain (Narrator voice: It’s never too soon to panic), they do feel good about the progress Brissett has made.

Via Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star, Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni said Brissett had a “firmer grasp” on the offense.

“I think any time a guy gets reps, a lot of reps, that’s huge for us as a team,” Sirianni said. “Obviously, yeah, you want Andrew out there, but when a guy’s getting some reps and getting the timing down with the receivers, the snap count and cadence, and the calls down with the center and the offensive line, that’s invaluable.

“What I think he’s really done is gain the trust of everybody in the offensive huddle. They have confidence in him that he’s going to get the job done.”

For his part, Brissett didn’t want to make a big deal of the extra work he’s getting while Luck’s recovering.

“I’m not worrying about that,” he said. “Just taking it one day at a time, you know, and just getting better at this time of the year. That’s the only thing I can focus on.”

Brissett’s experience as a starter (15 games for Luck in 2017) was helpful in its own way, and they hope they don’t need him that much. But in case they do, they think he’s in a better position this year.

11 responses to “Colts have confidence in Jacoby Brissett

  1. Keeping Jacoby despite offers in a high-demand, weak-draft offseason for QBs, tells you far more than anything those lying Colts ever say about Luck & their confidence in his health.

  2. Keeping Jacoby despite offers in a high-demand, weak-draft offseason for QBs, tells you far more than anything those lying Colts ever say about Luck & their confidence in his health.
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    Never mind that Belichick practically invented lying about injuries. Whatever makes you feel good, I guess.

  3. ……another QB from NE that is a flop …… every QB that plays in NE is well below average after : because it’s the system – it’s NOT anything other than that : little Tammy would flop ……

  4. I like Brissett a lot but his career stats with the Colts include a 4-11 record as a starter, a 59% completion percentage, an 81 passer rating and a sack percentage of 10%.

    Clearly not good, probably because he holds on to the ball way too long.

  5. Colts need a running back, Cowboys need a franchise quarterback. Straight up trade Zeke for Jacoby.

  6. Patriots will be fine for now with Hoyer and Stidham. Brissett is decent but at the time we needed a receiver in a big way. Dorsett has been okay. We’ll see if he can earn a roster spot this year.

    After we traded Garoppolo and Brisset we got Hoyer pretty quick. When you need a receiver and you can get one for a third string backup you do it, especially when there’s a serviceable journeyman veteran like Hoyer available.

    Colts don’t have a glaring roster need so it makes sense to hold onto a serviceable backup who knows their system.

  7. exinsidetrader says:
    August 1, 2019 at 9:11 am
    Pats traded him away too cheaply.
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    I don’t know about that? I’m not sure if you read the daily Patriots camp notes but so far in Pats camp Phillip Dorsett is the only WR catching the ball or running decent routs. It’s August so it’ no time to panic but the offense is struggling on a daily basis. I’m looking forwards to a joint practice to see if it’s just the defense is that good or is our offense that depleted at WR? Nobody can get open and when they do they drop the pass.

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