If Cam Newton is to succeed Tom Brady as the quarterback of the New England Patriots, he will have to secure a job in training camp. Bill Belichick decisively reduced Newton’s naming of the team’s QB1.
In his first public comment after signing with the team, Bellistic said on Friday, “That place is the same as all other places on the team. We have a long way to go. We will see how things change.” “I can’t control how the players perform? It’s up to them. We’ll give everyone a chance and see what happens. I don’t know.”
Bellistic has been consistent with that type of approach in his 20 seasons as a Petticoats coach, though it was not in question that Brady took over the top job in 2001, starting at quarterback, having won six Super Bowl championships. Helped his first franchise.
Brady’s free-agent departure for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March has created a huge void that Newton – based on career résumé – is leading to fill after agreeing to a one-year contract with the club in late June Is a candidate.
“We spent a lot of time with Cam,” [had] Many different people, and many different conversations, are just trying to see how the fit will fit. It was very positive on our end. I’m glad it worked, “said Belichick.
Newton’s primary competition will be 2019 fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham, a fellow Auburn Alum. 11-year-old Brian Hoyer is also on the depth chart with Michigan State’s indirect free agent Brian Leveke.
Stidham served as the Patriots’ top backup last year, and he helped hold the seasons for several months with the receiver in suburban Boston. Once Newton officially joined the Patriots, he connected with some of the team’s pass-catchers in Los Angeles over the past month, such as Julian Edelman and 2019 first-round draft pick N’Keel Harry.
But Newton has ground to make up after the team missed a virtual offseason program during the Corton virus epidemic.
Belichick said, “The meetings were beneficial for all of us – for the players, the staff – like bringing things together. I felt like we could. We could. We got a lot from the opportunities we had.” Accepting that they were different from being able to practice on the field.
Regarding how the playbook would be produced without the Petriots naming the starting quarterback, Belichick said it would be the same as it was in the first 20 years of his tenure.
“You establish a common structure that you implement. Everyone needs to learn some basics and some basics. Every player, no matter how long he played – whether it’s two years or 20 years – There is still a basic progression for training camp in that player’s position, “Belichick said. “This is where we are going to start. In my opinion, what needs to be done is whatever the player is or whoever they play. …
“I don’t think you put triple-reverse, or double-reverse passes, or things with your football team in training camp that might uncover a particular player. Those are the kinds of things that come down. A little way. “
While the Patriots’ plan to replace Brady will be closely watched, so will how the team adopts the NFL-high six players out of the 2020 season, a group protected by linebacker Donta Hightower, safety Patrick Chung. And start right tackle Marcus Cannon.
When asked about his response to the opt-out, Belichick said, “I respect them all. I spoke to them and they stated their position. They had to decide which was best for them and I fully respect and support it 100 percent. ” . “
Belichick said he was unsure whether there would be more players who could decide to opt out of the season.
“Everyone has to make their own personal decisions on that. They have to make their own situation on their own,” he said. “Each one of us is unique and we all have lives, circumstances, families, environments and so forth and so on.”