6 rings: Paul Perillo joins the show to discuss the change (and how much of it) we will see in Foxborough this offseason
We're now less than a week away from the Patriots' Week 12 matchup against the Giants, and they have yet to name a starting quarterback.
"For me, I basically get everybody ready to play," New England's offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien said during his Monday morning press conference. "At the end of the day, Bill [Belichick] will make that decision."
He was then asked if it's fair to say whether or not he knows who the quarterback will be on Sunday, or if the're simply keeping it in house for now.
"The other day at practice Mac took the first team reps. Bailey [Zappe] rotated in there, Will Grier rotated in there," O'Brien explained. "You know, so we'll see. I think what I'm saying is, that's really important... one of the reasons why I really enjoy coaching here is you have to earn it on the practice field. You earn it on the practice field by quality reps. Really, you have to strive for perfection on the practice field. You're not going to reach perfection on the practice field, but you're gonna strive for it and try to execute at a high level, and then hopefully that leads to good execution in the games."
"Right now," he continued. "We haven't had consistent enough execution enough in the games, obviously, and so we'll see what happens down the road here. But we've got to have a good meeting and walkthrough today, practice tomorrow, practice Wednesday. We have to have a good practice and then we can all determine, at every position, who should play the most."
It sounds like the decision is still very much up in the air.
Of note, O'Brien also said of Mac Jones' struggles this season that, "everything's fixable... I think it's really important to point out that there are 10 other guys on the field [and coaches on the sideline]... I don't believe in yips. Mac has played well and Mac will play well again."