Matt LaFleur: No matter which QB plays, I don’t expect much difference in how Patriots will attack us

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While Patriots head coach Bill Belichick repeatedly said on Wednesday that quarterback Mac Jones is getting better “day by day,” it seems as if Brian Hoyer will be behind center when New England takes on Green Bay this weekend.

But Packers head coach Matt LaFleur isn’t taking anything for granted in potentially facing the backup QB.

On Wednesday, LaFleur said in his press conference he wouldn’t expect the Patriots to attack the Packers’ defense much differently with Hoyer as opposed to Jones. And LaFleur sees Hoyer as a fully capable quarterback.

“My brother was on that staff in Cleveland when [Hoyer] was the starter there, and they had him when he was in San Francisco, as well,” LaFleur said, via Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald. “I remember watching a lot of the cut-ups from the ’14 season, and you could make the case and take all his great plays that he made, and you [would have] thought he was one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

“So [Hoyer]’s been doing it for a really long time, and he’s going to know their system inside and out. That always presents some challenges when you have a veteran versus a more inexperienced player. Although I don’t wanna take anything away from Mac.”

Hoyer was 7-6 as a starter for the Browns in 2014. He completed 55 percent of his passes for 3,326 yards with 12 touchdowns and 13 interceptions — though he did lead the league with 13.7 yards per completion that year.

Jones did not practice on Wednesday and is reportedly not practicing on Thursday either.

7 responses to “Matt LaFleur: No matter which QB plays, I don’t expect much difference in how Patriots will attack us

  1. In 2014, Houyef was throwing to Josh Gordon at a time when he was chewing up every secondary he faced. Things are a little bit different in New England this year.

  2. GB will attack NE with running and passes at or behind the line of scrimmage. That offense is not capable of throwing downfield with those WRs

  3. “Matt LaFleur: No matter which QB plays, I don’t expect much difference in how Patriots will attack us” = SLOWLY BUT SURELY? With an average of 3.3 points per quarter, and a career clipboard QB, can we expect more?

  4. I hope for Hoyer’s sake he plays well in what could be his last NFL on field opportunity. However, if he plays Crappe, they must put in Zappe.

  5. The pats defense should play the packers tough but I don’t see the pats offense doing anything. 13-6 packers.

  6. What he actually means, if you read between the lines, is that no matter who starts they don’t have a chance

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