Patriots 6-foot-5-inch, 230-pound QB Kevin O’Connell, a third-round pick last year, possesses a strong arm and excellent mobility. He acknowledged that in his second camp he expects more out of himself and so does the team, but he has been a little inconsistent during the first four days of camp.
Belichick said Friday that with the quarterbacks working with different receivers, running different plays, and seeing a variety of coverages early in camp that the timing was not going to be there. He said O’Connell progressed during the offseason.
“I think he certainly understands the offense better than he did last year,’’ said Belichick. “He’s got to continue to work on the execution. The offense demands a lot of different things and has a lot of different elements to it. Multiple receivers, multiple tight ends, play actions, spread offense - all those kinds of things. I think Kevin’s come a long way in terms of being under center, which is something he did very little of in college at San Diego State. Most of the time he was in the shotgun, so some of the things under center are mechanically a lot better than they were last year.’’