I would have Fine/Pipkin compete in practice for #2 behind Dolegala. Pipkin would remain the short yardage guy regardless.
Upon Harris’ return, he’s on the roster, but whether 1 or 2 would depend on Dolegala’s momentum and performance. Fine to PR.
Next year, if (and this is a BIG if) Harris can play, he and Dolegala have a legit TC competition for the starter role, they are 1 and 2 or 1a and 1b. Fine and Pipkin released, and the young guy (name escapes me) who started as the short yardage guy this year keeps getting groomed at #3
I am not convinced he is the guy, He is to hot and cold, at this time, I am willing to see how he moves ahead, next week will be a good start. He throws some great balls, then blows the next few big time, but he has not thrown an int. yet. Lets see how he moves along before we make him the next guy!!
You’re probably right to be cautious or even pessimistic when it comes to Dolegala’s upside but holy crap… he’s actually starting to ‘get it’ according to Ben Grant who’s been following this prototypical NFL QB since his college days:
PARENTAL WARNING. VERY TECHNICAL FOOTBALL ARTICLE. INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT FOR IDIOTS.
I say there’s a problem in the league with respect to q.b. Pay. Average or below average q.b.’s should only be paid $2 to $300,000, unles you have a proven serious leader , the only ones who should be hitting the $500,000 /year mark are the top 2 or 3, and I think we know who the are. Without an oline, what’s the point of of paying someone $600,000/year and hobbling the rest of the team, untill you can truly protect the q.b. I would be very hesitant to be dolling out that kind of pay. Sad as it is, the cfl can’t pay exhobident salaries like I;m sure they wish they could.
Why would the GM sign Pipkin and also Travis and not have made sure he
can sign Dolegala. Better watch out because the Patriots are about to depart
with Mac Jones and Belechick signed Dolegala on three different occassions.
Not saying anything would happen but best keep your eyes on the Patriots. It
appears both Mac Jones and Baily Zappe may be finishing out the season but
will be gone by Spring.