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Jacoby Brissett tells story of awkward meeting with Bill Belichick after trade to Colts

Jacoby Brissett tells story of awkward meeting with Bill Belichick after trade to Colts

Getting traded can be an uncomfortable experience for players. That especially can be the case when the head coach isn't a man of many words.

Former Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett had that experience in 2017 when he was traded to the Colts for wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. In Wednesday's episode of Barstool Sports' "Pardon My Take" podcast, Brissett detailed the awkward meeting in which Bill Belichick informed him of the deal.

“At the time Julian [Edelman] had got hurt, and we were looking for a receiver,” Brissett said. “That was pretty much it. I just froze sitting in front of him. I wasn’t talking, he wasn’t talking after he told me why, so I just got up and left. … Saw him at the [Kentucky] Derby and it was all good. But he was just like, ‘Yeah, good luck’ and I was like, ‘Alright, I guess. I don’t know what the hell is going on right now’ and then I had to get on a flight to go to Indy.”

Despite the awkwardness of his departure from New England, Brissett makes it clear he's still on good terms with Belichick along with several other former and current members of the Patriots, including Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo.

"We all meet each other there," he said. "The first year we did, my rookie year. Then last year because I was in Indy, and there were in Boston, I drove up because it was like a two-hour drive for me, so I drove up. It’s a great trip. You don’t remember it. You just go back and look through your text messages and see what the hell everyone was saying. It’s a great trip.”

With Colts QB Andrew Luck healthy, Brissett could find himself having another awkward conversation in the near future as the 26-year-old signal-caller is a valuable trade chip with the 2019 season approaching.

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Breakfast Pod: The Patriots defense has been awfully impressive

Breakfast Pod: The Patriots defense has been awfully impressive

Some takeaways from the Patriots' first three preseason games: a dominant defense, an up-and-coming rookie backup QB and Tom Brady's reluctance to go to young receivers.

1:11 - Tom Curran joins BST to discuss the success of the Patriots defense over these first three preseason games. The crew also gets into if we're starting to see some pieces being put into place for the next phase of the dynasty - specifically if Jarrett Stidham will in fact be the Tom Brady's successor.

8:31 - Andy Hart and Curran discuss the chemistry issues Brady and Jakobi Meyers seemed to be having Thursday night and if this is going to be a continuing problem for TB12 with young receivers.

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DEBUT OF THAT 617 LIFE POD: The Pats, Patrick Chung, and the Jay-Z/NFL partnership

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DEBUT OF THAT 617 LIFE POD: The Pats, Patrick Chung, and the Jay-Z/NFL partnership

In the premiere episode of "That 617 Life" podcast with Shanda Foster, Cerrone Battle, and Leroy Irvin, man do we have a lot to get through!

Off the top, we discuss the Patriots third preseason game against Carolina, including how Tom Brady looked, Jakobi Meyers with an uneven game, plus what to expect from Josh Gordon this season.

15:31: Shanda sounds off on the tattooed Larry Bird mural, Carmelo Anthony and the Lakers, and James Harden's magical beard powers.

21:51: Patrick Chung got in some hot water over a possible cocaine charge...lots to unpack of what happened at his New Hampshire house.

28:25: Cerrone's "Cold Cuts and Hot Takes" calls out Carmelo Anthony for not taking the hint and going away.

32:34: Jay-Z and the NFL announced a partnership this week, and there's been a lot of chatter on social media relating to Colin Kaepernick. A great discussion from the crew on this topic.

46:11: We finish out the show with "Playa's Call", including an unlikely choice from Shanda.

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