The Patriots off-season discourse spiraled into the “just say something” phase REAL quick.
It’s early April, the Patriots are mediocre, and Bill Belichick was excessively tight-lipped in his most recent presser, so there’s little to get particularly excited about and plenty to get worked up over at this point in the year. But it’s easy to just drum up a controversy out of a crumbling leaf of information. It’s even easier to spread that leaf like a forest fire, because the fine psychos of the Internet will spark it for you.
The latest example of flimsy speculation spun wildly out of control comes courtesy of the Dan Patrick Show, in which the eponymous host suggested he had a source inside Gillette Stadium who basically polled the locker room to gauge the level of “support” for quarterbacks Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe. So, as if there wasn’t enough drama being manufactured around the Patriots’ principals – Belichick, Jones, and Robert Kraft, namely – we’ve got to do it between the two QBs and the rest of the locker room, too.