Re: Aaron Dobson is getting better...
posted at 10/29/2013 3:35 PM EDT
In response to TripleOG's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
I am told by good source that the Pats hope is to have 2 of 3 always on the field...Edelman, Collie and Amendola...that way they can continue to run the offense that they want, and not rely on young players making young mistakes...
I had said over the summer that the upside with Dobson was immense, ditto Boyce...but we were seeing the ceiling on Thompkins, and I think he is a nice #5 WR if they carry 6 (Slater)...I very much feel Dobson, Edelman, Amendola and Collie are taking snaps ahead of Thompkins. He is nice depth however.
I think of it differently I guess. Even if KT has reached his ceiling. A young Chad Johnson aint a # 5 option. He has the tools to be a decent # 1 or a very good # 2 imo. That doesnt change based on who Brady is throwing to. At the beginning of the season, based on Training camp I had said that KT was the clear # 1 with the leg up. Dobson was close behind and would likely pass him at some point when he picked up offense and Boyce would redshirt(I can go back and find it) but everyone was on me about it. So far its been true. Dont discount the rookie Wall factor as well. They should be using them one at a time to last the season and right now the focuz is more on Dobson. Joshy needs to get KT involved more but I have him graded better than a # 5.
This team has all the tools going forward but they need a legit Vet WR who is on the field, not Danny. Then the rest will fill complimentary roles as they should. How many teams count on 3 rookie WRs one season whom noone were 1st picks?? Probably none. Its not Ideal and its showed.
Thompkins has half the hands of Chad Johnson, and is a step to a step and half slower than Chad when he was with the Bengals. To compare Thompkins to Chad with the Bengals is an insult to CHad. Good route runner, slow, questionable hands, slow to grasp the offense. Not a young WR, as he is 26 years old I believe, not a ton of upside due to age