FOXBORO — Apparently Bill Belichick isn’t simply conserving the Patriots’ beginning quarterback resolution a thriller to the media.
When requested if gamers know who will begin at quarterback in Week 12 towards the Giants, Bailey Zappe answered, “no.”
Jones and Zappe each took reps at quarterback in entrance of the media this week. Jones, Zappe and Will Grier took first-team reps throughout the bye week. Rookie Malik Cunningham informed the Herald this week that he hasn’t frequently practiced at quarterback since Week 6.
Zappe was requested if he finds it uncommon that Belichick hasn’t informed the crew.
“That’s Coach Belichick’s decision,” Zappe stated. “He’s the head coach for a reason. He makes those decisions, and we just play football.”
Jones informed the media this week that his plan was to start out. What’s Zappe’s plan?
“Yeah, my plan every week is just to be prepared, take every rep like it’s a game rep,” Zappe stated. “If my number’s called to start this week, then it’s called, if not then I’m going to do my best to help the team win.”
Zappe has struggled in three reduction appearances this season, going 10-of-25 for 104 yards with an interception. When he changed Jones within the two-minute drill Week 10 towards the Colts in Germany, Zappe threw a decide. The different two instances he performed this season got here when the Patriots had been getting blown out by the Raiders and Saints.
So, does Zappe consider he’d play higher with a full week of follow?
“I mean, who knows? Whenever I get the opportunity, those opportunities, I’ve got to go in there and do my job,” Zappe stated. “Haven’t done that to the best of my ability so when the next opportunity comes, whenever it is — this week, next week, whenever — I’ll make sure I take advantage of that opportunity and just try to go out there to help the team win.”
Zappe was 2-0 as a starter as a rookie final season. His struggles began in coaching camp and preseason earlier than he was waived at roster cuts. He initially signed to the Patriots’ follow squad earlier than being promoted to the energetic roster forward of Week 1.