Matt Elam

UConn's Bobby Puyol, A Dolphins Fan, Finds Himself Rooting For Brissett, Patriots

Having grown up in North Palm Beach, Fla., UConn placekicker Bobby Puyol is a Dolphins fan, which means he has long harbored a certain disdain for the Patriots.

But Puyol now finds himself in a strange position. Jacoby Brissett, the third-string quarterback forced into action last week due to Tom Brady's suspension and Jimmy Garoppolo's shoulder injury, was a teammate of Puyol's at Dwyer High School.

"It was hard for me to root for the Patriots when they were playing the Dolphins, but when Jacoby came in, I was happy for him and I'm always rooting for him," Puyol said.

Brissett entered the Patriots' Week 2 victory over the Dolphins when Garoppolo was hurt....