New England Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick, says he is focused on Jimmy Garoppolo.
Legend and normal starter, Tom Brady, has been suspended for his role in the deflation of game footballs, but Belichick made clear on Wednesday that there was no quarterback controversy.
“We had, finally, some definition with Tom’s situation, so our priority now is to get Jimmy [Garoppolo] ready for the start of the season, for the Arizona game [Sept. 11]. That will be, obviously, a comprehensive process,” said Belichick. “Tom will return as the starting quarterback when he comes back, but in the meantime, we have to prioritize the first part of our schedule, and that will be to get Jimmy ready to go.”
“It’s day-to-day. We’ll do what we think is best, that’s the priority,” said Belichick when asked what his plan was for the immediate future.
Patriots offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, was equally as non yielding when fielding questions from reporters.
“This is really the time of the year where we really try to provide everyone with their foundation for the whole year, so our philosophy really is going to remain unchanged for a while here, in terms of repetitions,” explained McDaniels. “We usually split them up pretty evenly. We don’t really put anybody in first and second groups, or third groups, at this point.”
“What we really try to focus on is getting everybody opportunities to work on their fundamentals and techniques, and to work with the different players on our team because we don’t know right now who’s going to be doing what six, seven weeks from now,” continued McDaniels.