May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) poses for a photo during the NFL Draft red carpet arrivals at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Garoppolo deflecting Brady successor talk

Jimmy Garoppolo is now part of the New England Patriots organization and the talk about him taking over for Tom Brady will begin. Everyone wants to know how he will deal with the new digs, but he is not going to just deflect the questions at this point:

“I haven’t thought about it too much to be honest,” Garoppolo told CSN New England. “My main thing is, I’m a rookie. I haven’t earned any stripes. I haven’t done anything on the field. We had our first practice yesterday, just the rookies. I still have a long way to go with that just to begin with.” –

So far he is doing a good job of not answering any questions. He will get his time in front of the camera for a little, but in the end he still is the backup to Brady and will just hide behind the clipboard until his time is up to take the football.

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  • David Kohl

    They are not helping Tom ( hello BB no TE in your stupid 2014 draft ) who was the only reason they were in the AFC Championship last year. Remember No Gronk, I was at the Dolphins-Miami game at the end of the year and for Amindola to get that ball swatted down by a practice player the 49′s cut tells you, the ball was there and if a 6 foot 5 inch guy was in the end zone it would have been game over , Pats win home field against Broncos and it would have been at least a better game (maybe a loss by 7 points) in the stupid Peyton Broncos Super Bowl joke bowl.

    • Amar S.

      They aren’t helping Tom? If you watched the AFC championship, you’d see a lot of interior pressure was given up. Not to mention, whenever we play a team with a good defensive line (Detroit or NYG for example) we get man handled. Drafting a center, guard and tackle were good moves. Yes we missed on a TE, but there’s still time to address that with Dustin Keller and Jermichael Finely still available.