Re: And then Brady said...
posted at 9/17/2013 9:39 AM EDT
In response to zbellino's comment:
I don't mind the drops, if they get on top of them. OR the routes, because (presumably) those will fix in time.
It looked like they were losing Dobson mentally out there last game (the play where he wasn't even looking for the ball).
That is something to think about. It tells you something about a guy when he uplugs while the going is tough.
Does it mean I know exactly why he did that? No. But that is what it looked like. It's very rare that a WR isn't looking for the ball at the termination of his route. And when the do, it looks like they are going through the motions.
After all is said and done, I think that bears monitoring.
Maybe you're right. OTOH on the second to last drive, Dobson caught a ball over the middle, converting on 3rd down. With about 6 or 7 minutes to go that was a really good time to step up. I get that he dropped some passes, but I like to look at his performance with my rose colored glasses on. And with those on, I see 3 receptions, 56 yards, 1 TD, and another converting on 3rd down. This from a guy playing his very first game in the NFL, after having been hampered for some time with a minor injury, and knowing
there was Edelman , Thompinks, himself and nobody else
, with the best QB in the history of the game under center. Talk about pressure.
Those receptions were important in winning the game. Now, I'm not saying he was MVP of the game, but I think a lot of people are throwing Dobson under the bus way, way too fast. There is talent there.
The problem with the situation isn't who is playing and who is not playing af WR. It is the total lack production in the passing game from RB and TE (after the loss of Vereen).