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[Social Robotics] [default] The Colts have their backup quarterback.

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Brian Hoyer has signed with Indianapolis http://www.patriotslockerroom.com/authentic-trent-brown-jersey , with multiple reports calling it a three-year, $12 million deal with $9 million guaranteed. The three-year term of the contract is somewhat surprising, and it is of course quite possible that Hoyer, who turns 34 next month, won’t actually spend three years with the Colts.But Hoyer is there for this year, where he’ll open the season as Jacoby Brissett‘s backup. Brissett is heading into the final year of his rookie contract, so the Colts aren’t invested in him long-term. If Brissett struggles this year, the Colts may be looking to draft a quarterback next year Duron Harmon Jersey , and they may see Hoyer as the kind of veteran backup they’d want behind a young quarterback next year.Andrew Luck‘s surprise retirement sent the Colts scrambling for someone to back up Brissett, and after the Patriots cut Hoyer, he immediately became their first choice.The Colts are Hoyer’s eighth NFL team; he has previously played for the Patriots, Steelers, Cardinals, Browns, Texans, Bears and 49ers. Although the Patriots are off to a fantastic start Womens Tedy Bruschi Jersey , one player in particular has taken some criticism: Sony Michel, the starting running back, who is averaging just 2.4 yards per carry.Patriots coach Bill Belichick, however, says Michel doesn’t deserve that criticism. Belichick put it on the offensive line and the coaching staff to put Michel in better positions to produce.“I think he’s had opportunities and he’s done pretty well with those,” Belichick said. “There’s been times where he hasn’t been able to get started and that’s always a problem with the running game. If you can’t get them through the line of scrimmage, you can gain some yards, but it’s hard. There are things he can do better. Certainly we can block better and coach better so we’ll try to do those and improve in every part of our offense http://www.patriotslockerroom.com/authentic-lawrence-guy-jersey , not just the running game but play-actions and passing game and everything else.”There’s surely some truth in what Belichick is saying, but No. 2 running back Rex Burkhead is playing in the same offensive system, behind the same offensive line, and is averaging 4.7 yards per carry — almost twice Michel’s average. If the blocking and the scheme are good enough for Burkhead to find holes, Michel needs to find those holes, too.
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