Invoice Belichick Jokes That Scott Zolak Can Be Patriots’ Emergency Quarterback Choice This 12 months


By Michael Hurley, CBS dangolka

dangolka (CBS) — The NFL in 2020 goes to be very totally different. Maybe you had heard?

Among the many many distinctive circumstances within the league throughout this COVID-19 pandemic is a slightly peculiar setup in Philadelphia, the place the Eagles have signed Josh McCown as a observe squad quarterback. The 41-year-old gained’t be practising with the Eagles although; as an alternative he’ll be dwelling in Texas, making $12,000 per week, principally being on name in case a slew of accidents and/or infections sweeps by means of the locker room. Actually, although, with the NFL opening observe squad spots to gamers with limitless NFL expertise, McCown is basically a video convention mentor for his youthful QB brethren in Philly.

On Tuesday morning, Patriots head coach Invoice Belichick was requested if he’s contemplating doing one thing related in Foxboro. He responded with a joke — or at the least, we suppose it was a a joke.

“Properly I believe we received Scott Zolak proper across the nook if it actually involves that,” Belichick mentioned of the previous Patriots backup-turned-radio commentator. “So hopefully he’ll be able to go if we want him.”

Scott Zolak releases a bomb towards the 49ers in 1998. (Picture by John Mottern/AFP/Getty Pictures)

When reminded that at Zolak’s ripe age of 52, it is likely to be arduous for the gunslinger to get his arm free in a rush.

“Uh, Scott’s an enormous sturdy man,” Belichick replied. “I don’t suppose it would take too lengthy.”

(Zolak stepping to the road and barking out pre-snap calls like, “Unicorns! Present ponies! The place’s the meat?” echoing round in an empty stadium can be some great theater, all of us should admit.)

Then, in a second that has probably by no means occurred earlier than, Belichick was politely requested to give up joking round through the press convention and to reply the query critically.

“Yeah I imply, everyone’s in the identical boat on this, and there are actually simply a variety of unknowns,” a now-serious Belichick mentioned. “So you may take a number of totally different approaches. I don’t know that there’s a proper or unsuitable reply. I believe everyone’s going to do what they suppose is greatest based mostly on their scenario. We’ve talked about varied situations and how one can greatest preserve the depth and high quality of our workforce. However once more there’s a variety of issues that we are able to’t predict, so we’ve completed what we really feel like’s one of the best that we are able to do in that space, however I don’t know if that’s — once more, it would rely upon what occurs. So we’ll simply must see the way it performs out. I believe we’re able to do some issues if we really feel the necessity to do ’em. So if that occurs, we’ll react accordingly. At the moment, we really feel like we’re OK the place we’re. However that might change. So we’ll simply must see.”

Scott Zolak in 1995 (Picture by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Pictures)

Studying between the strains there … it’s in all probability time for everybody to drag these dusty Zolak jerseys out of storage. You realize, simply in case.


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