Bill Belichick on OMF addresses defensive play-calling situation

Ryan Hannable
August 19, 2019 - 4:43 pm

One of the biggest topics with the Patriots this summer is who is calling the defensive plays with Brian Flores now in Miami.

Listen to your team news NOW.

Bill Belichick has admitted he's taking a bigger role with the unit, but when it comes to calling the plays Jerod Mayo has done it during training camp, and then Saturday night against the Titans it appeared Steve Belichick was getting involved, as well.

On with Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Monday, Belichick was asked directly if his son will be involved in calling plays this season.

“I am not going to get into the play-calling," Belichick said. "We have a good defensive staff. We all work together and there are a number of different things that could come up. We don’t have time to talk about all those right now. They are really management of the game and the team.”

Another big topic has been undrafted rookie Jakobi Meyers and how good he's looked. In the two preseason games, he's totaled 12 catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns.

“Jakobi has done some things really well and there are some other things he needs to work on," Belichick said. "I think he showed some improvement from Detroit to the Tennessee game. That is a good thing. We’ll see how that goes over the next couple of weeks or so, and we’ll try and evaluate that. He’s making progress."

Based on what we've seen so far, Meyers has a very good chance of making the 53-man roster.

The Patriots will host the Panthers in the third preseason game Thursday night.

Related: Julian Edelman returning highlights positive news from Patriots practice