FOXBORO — Quarterback Will Grier acquired further alternatives when the Patriots ran observe otherwise throughout the bye week.
Offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien stated Grier, together with Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe, all bought work with the first-team offense final Wednesday. Head coach Bill Belichick stated the Patriots gave gamers who haven’t acquired many snaps this season extra work in that observe for the reason that crew was operating their very own performs, not scout-team work.
“It was great,” Grier stated. “I came in at a tough time as far as reps go. So it was good to get some. Even the scout team reps I get when we do scout team are good. Just good to play ball. You’ve seen guys around the league like Josh Dobbs. It’s awesome to see what he did, man. At the end of the day, you’ve just got to play ball. And he’s obviously a testament to that theory that I believe in wholeheartedly. If I get the opportunity, I’m just going to go play and win.”
Grier signed with the Patriots in late September off of the Bengals’ observe squad. He spent the summer season with the Cowboys earlier than being waived at cutdowns.
Dobbs can also be on his third crew this season. He’s 1-1 as a starter for the reason that Vikings positioned Kirk Cousins on injured reserve with a torn Achilles.
Grier acknowledged that it was troublesome to achieve comfortability within the offense after lacking coaching camp and the preseason with the Patriots however wouldn’t use it as an excuse.
“I don’t know how comfortable or not comfortable, there’s not really a scale for that,” he stated. “Whether you’re comfortable or not, you get called on, you’ve got to go play and figure out a way to win. That’s the mentality for me. I don’t know what’s going to happen. Injuries happen. You’ve seen around the league a lot of guys have had to step up and play. If I’ve got to step up and play, I’ll be ready to go.”
The Patriots haven’t disclosed who will begin at quarterback Sunday towards the Giants. Jones and Zappe threw throughout a interval open to the media.