FOXBORO — They weren’t Jacoby Brissett’s last practice reps of the spring, but they were his last with reporters in attendance and they illustrated perfectly why Bill Belichick calls OTAs a “teaching camp.”
Class was in session.
The final few minutes of Tuesday’s practice were all Brissett’s because Jimmy Garoppolo was about 100 yards away doing some conditioning with other injured players.
Until that point, Brissett had put together a nice practice performance. He showed good touch on deep attempts. The ball came out quickly on short-to-intermediate throws.
But things unraveled a little for him at the end during 11-on-11s.
One attempt for Chris Hogan was broken up. Deep passes were overthrown. One screen attempt was fired into the dirt. Another incompletion seemed to be the result of Brissett’s leg getting stepped on or brushed out from under him. The last pass of the period was batted at the line of scrimmage and picked by undrafted rookie linebacker Harvey Langi.
One of Brissett’s few completions in that portion of practice came when Devin Lucien made a diving grab on a low fastball just before it hit the turf.
As Brissett has often done this spring, he hung back after the team ran The Hills, and he got in some reps with other down-the-depth-chart pass-catchers.
While he threw to some of his younger teammates, veteran receiver Danny Amendola stopped on his way into the locker room and shared some of his thoughts on where the second-year quarterback was in his development.
“I can tell he’s getting better,” Amendola said. “He’s getting stronger. He’s learning the verbiage and the…
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