Re: Dobson Shows Signs Of Improvement?
posted at 11/1/2013 1:46 PM EDT
In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:
In response to TFB12's comment:
I must admit that I didn't know a single thing about Dobson coming out of college. When the Pats drafted him this place was filled with all the great stories of how he never dropped a pass and the pictures of his great one handed end zone catch, people even brought up Randy Moss's name when talking about Dobson, lol! So yeah, I bought into they hype, big time. So my disappointment could be due to the expectations were so high based on these stories and pictures and talk posted here before he even stepped on the Patriots practice field.
But I must say that I don't understand what is going on. Who will get more snaps, more passes Sunday vs the Steelers, Dobson or Thompkins? I think Thompkins has looked better then Dobson, why was he not used last weekend?
Did you ever think that Brady's throws, many of them lacking touch at times or the right traectories, are why these supposed "drops" are happening?
A circus catch not completed are not "drops". Period. I don't care how the metric is judged. I know what I see. Dobson and Thompkins have had some rookie nerve type drops like all rookies will, but that's it.
Those will dwindle in time.
They key to ANY rookie is progression throughout the season. It appears all the rookies are progressing, even if at varying rates.
NO! Drops are catchable passes that should have been made.
Circus catches where a receiver gets a fingertip on the ball are not drops.
Gronks one handed miss was not a drop although he ran a bad route.
Those (as there are many drops and bad routes) are called receiver errors and not on the QB.
Of course you don't. Every single player drafted by BB in his tenure is the bestest, other than TB, that is.