RISE OF BRISSETT

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The first season without the GOAT Tom Brady was never predicted to be an easy transition for the Patriots but great coaching and quick player development has this team on a 6 game win streak.

It did not start pretty with the very first play of the season was a wild interception by QB Jacoby Brissett. The Pats in the first game of the season were dominated and embarrassed by the division Rival Buffalo Bills who won easily 24-7. The Pats offense was atrocious with only 88 passing yards and their best player Rob Gronkowski didn’t have a single catch. At this time fans were questioning if the coaching stuff made the right choice selecting Brissett at the QB to lead this team over Jimmy Garoppolo.

Jacoby Brissett and Jimmy Garoppolo in pre season battle for starting job.
Jacoby Brissett and Jimmy Garoppolo battle for starting job in Pre season.

” Sometimes the only way you can learn to become better is to learn through adversity and focus on your game and execute ”

Jacoby Brissett

Week 2 of the season didn’t look much better with 2 more interceptions for Brissett but the Patriots defense stepped up with 3 huge redzone turnovers over the Oakland Raiders on the road to pull out a 10 – 7 defensive match up. But then something changed after a few games under the belt and some hard practices Jacoby and the offense got it going  Week 3 vs the Miami Dolphins. Jacoby had 242 with 2 tds and more important they got their #1 target Gronk going with a solid day of 6 rec and 79 YDS.


Since then the offense has been clicking and one of the hottest in the league as the stats will show:

New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) passes against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an OBAfootball game Sunday.
New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) passes against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of Wk 3 in the OBAFL.
  • Week 5 vs KC Brissett 348 yds, 6 TDS   Gronk 9 Rec 127 YDS and 3 TDs
  • Week 6 vs NYJ Brissett 310 yds,  Dion Lewis 105 rushing, 2 TDs, Gronk 171yds TD
  • Week 7 vs Bills Brissett 419 yds 2 Tds, Fowler 120 YDS rec, Bennett 4 for 85 yds

 

New England Patriots remaining schedule.

WK 8 @ Panthers                 WK 13 @ Jets

WK 9 Saints                         WK 14 @ Falcons

WK 10 Colts                         WK 15 Chargers

WK 11 Broncos                     WK 16 Dolphins

WK 12 Buccaneers                WK 17 @ Ravens

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