Re: Tom Brady
posted at 5/18/2014 9:05 AM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to m. a. pat's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
I am not on board with the JG heir to the QB throne. Let's pump the brakes a bit. The Pats drafted a QB in the 2nd round whom they have hopes can develop into a good back up QB in 2 years. Perhaps, in 3-4 years, he has a chance to compete as the starter if TB steps away.
I really don't see JG playing a single snap this year. Assuming next year Mallett is no longer here, I would also assume JG gets some reps in preseason. Will BB play JG at all in year 2? Did he play Hoyer in year 2? Did he play Mallett in year 2?
I simply see this team in 2016 still having the talent and coaching staff to compete for a championship, and today cannot anoint JG as the QB of that team because he was drafted in the 2nd round.
Are you thinking Garappolo gets no preseason snaps this year or am I reading this wrong?
No, my comment was in reference to regular season. However, in preseason, game 1, I believe Brady plays the obligatory first series, Mallet goes the balance of the first, second and third quarters, and JG sees the fourth quarter. After that first preseason game appearance, we don't see JG again until preseason 2015
I would be quite surprised if that type of preseason scenario played out and here's why...Mallett knows this offense, he's been in it for three years, he gets lots of preseason reps in training camp practice...they know what he can do and he knows what's expected of him. We are talking about a guy who will not be here next season. So why have a guy like that play so much this preseason? I could understand if he just came in and didn't know the playbook, didn't know the players, hadn't worked under Belichick and Brady, had never worked with Josh, but he has for three years now. Mallett should be ready to replace Brady in a game by now, I don't think he needs to play 50% of these preseason games.
I'm not saying JG will be the second guy coming in, but I do think we will see him more than just the first preseason game. And if JG surprises early, I think we will see him more than we imagined. There is a little "saving face" that may go on behind the scenes with that pick - Belichick was heavily criticized locally for that pick, he would love to have this kid go out there and look like Joe Montana...and who knows? Going against scrubs he might.
Personally I think Garappolo will make the second quarter of preseason games more interesting than it ever has been around here...since the time Brady was the backup. When Brady was the backup I looked forward to watching him play - I remember his first preseason - our line was depleted and they put him in to start the second half against the Lions, and the first thing he did was avoid pressure and throw this laser beam 40 yards on a deep slant...boom! First down. Now keep in mind Bledsoe had done nothing that preseason...the line couldn't protect him, he was missing all sorts of throws...in comes Brady and the first thing he does is complete a pass Bledsoe couldn't do all preseason. It was fun to watch.