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Tom Brady shares thoughts on Phillip Dorsett, Jacoby Brissett following weekend trade

Ryan Hannable
September 04, 2017 - 5:17 pm

Although Jacoby Brissett was only with the Patriots for a little over a year, he was one of the most liked players on the team, especially in the quarterbacks room.

Over the weekend, he was traded to the Colts for receiver Phillip Dorsett. On Monday, Tom Brady talked about Brissett and what it was like being with him in the time they shared together.

"I mean, he’s a great young player," Brady told reporters. "I loved my time with him. He was a great person, friend, teammate. He always will be. I want nothing but the very best for him."

Dorsett was a first-round pick two years ago out of Miami, but didn't really ever each his full potential in Indy. It's unclear exactly how he will fit with the Patriots offense, but it will likely be with go-routes to best utilize his speed.

"I mean, I just met him yesterday," Brady said. "I don’t know much about him, so we’ll see. I think he’s a young player and he’s trying to learn our system, but he’s just coming in, trying to work hard and figure out what to do."

The Patriots may seem as fast as ever on offense, but Brady was quick to point out it doesn't mean anything unless they are all on the same page.

"I think really it just comes down to whatever your different skillsets are, it’s still a matter of execution," he said. "You know, fast, quick, tall, smart – I mean, you’ve got to put it all together, and you’ve got to put it together on every play. Offensive football is really important that every player is on the same page. You can’t really have one part of the chain that’s not connected. Everyone’s got to be focused on what their responsibility is.

"So, those guys that can present problems with speed, that’s what they’ve got to do, and then when they get the ball, they’ve got to play that way. And the quick guys and the tall guys and the strong guys, it’s just everyone’s got different skillsets and it’s really a matter of how everyone comes together within our style of offense and how we can execute in order to get the ball down the field."

The Patriots will host the Chiefs Thursday night to kick off the 2017 season.