QB Bailey Zappe


Same question for you. How do you feel about things now that you've gone through training camp for a month basically over the course of three preseason games. How do you feel about where you are?

I mean, of course you can be in a lot better position every time you look back at film, look back at every game. There's always going to be things that you could have done better, you could have you know, fixed. Like today was one of those games for me. So, we'll get back tomorrow or whenever and kind of just learn from those mistakes and just move on.

You started the game, you came out, and then you went back in. What were the conversations like on the sideline?

Yeah, that was kind of, I think, head man's (head coach Bill Belichick) decision. You know, I just do what I'm told. Whenever they put me out, they put me out, and whenever they told me at halftime that I was going back in to start the third quarter, I was ready to go back out.

Around this time, its cutdown time. Obviously, you're going to make the team, but how hard is it for your teammates and some of the guys you got close to knowing that some of these guys aren't going to be here?

Yeah, I mean, it's hard. It's a sad thing to say it, but it's part of the business I guess. I mean, it sucks to say it that way because, like you said, we've been together for so long. We've built friendships, we've been together every day all day for the last however many months. It's really hard to see anybody go. But, you know, I really hope whoever does leave, whoever goes anywhere else, I hope they do the best they can. Hopefully they succeed. That's what I want for them and everybody.

Do you feel like it's frustrating at times juggling a bunch of different guys? Sometimes it doesn't allow you to sort of get that rhythm. Like you have your three like you'd love to throw to or the four that you'd love to protect in front of you. Do you think that gets frustrating at times?

I mean, it's football; stuff is going to happen. People are going to be switching in and out. It's my job, and a QB's job is to go out there and play football. Today there was some good, some bad, you know. Definitely could have done better at some of those things. But, you know, it doesn't matter who's really out there. It's just a matter of execution. That directly reflects on us as quarterbacks.

Felt pretty hot for us up in the press box. How do you deal with the heat?

I mean I'm pretty used to down where I'm from. I made a joke when I got off the bus that this is real weather. But again, I'm sure for like northerners, I'm sure they don't like it, but I was fine with it.

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