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Dobson v Kenbrell ....

Posted: 7/7/2014 7:56 AM

Dobson v Kenbrell .... 


Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins to battle for starting wide receiver position

submitted by dana draper on july 6, 2014
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New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson is expected to be the starter opposite of Julian Edelman this season, however, his foot injury has opened the door for Kenbrell Thompkins to make it a competition in training camp.
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Thompkins has had an excellent offseason, while Dobson remain sidelined recovering from a lingering foot injury from the 2013 season.
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"He's [Thompkins] built some nice momentum in spring camps, and Dobson now has to try to do the same in training camp," via CBS Sports.
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"Among the many competitions on the roster, that should be a fun one to watch. Dobson was drafted in the second round last year for a reason; they are expecting big things from him."
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Posted: 7/7/2014 11:24 AM

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They must have forgotten that LaFell was acquired and Joyce has has looked good in the drills.

 

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Posted: 7/7/2014 12:47 PM

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Awaits for handful of negative Nancy's to tell us how much a rookie dropped passes last year and how they are both garbage
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Posted: 7/7/2014 1:18 PM

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No one worth keeping ever drops a pass - right??? ... wink
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Posted: 7/7/2014 1:58 PM

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Thompkins dropped a lot due to double clutching or letting them hit his body.  Dobson's drops seemed to be more awareness issues or body positioning.

All correctable stuff.

There is a line in Jerry Rice's wikipedia page about him struggling and dropping passes his rookie season.

It is the NFL...Not a knitting class.
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Posted: 7/7/2014 2:30 PM

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Wait ... you mean BB hasn't lost the season for us already?
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Posted: 7/7/2014 4:13 PM

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Gronktastic wrote: Awaits for handful of negative Nancy's to tell us how much a rookie dropped passes last year and how they are both garbage
Not to mention Dobson had 4 drops his first game which skewed his numbers. I think Dobson will be a solid #2 WR for years. He was on pace for 800 yards before getting injured.

 

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Posted: 7/7/2014 6:25 PM

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We have reached that time of year where I'm just starving for football, so I spent some time this weekend watching NFL Network's replays of various games from last season.  One of the games I watched was the Pats-Saints game.  I noticed in that game that Aaron Dobson actually made several plays where he looked like a very talented receiver, including one outstanding pattern and catch on the last play of the first quarter.  Of course, he also had two drops in the game so that's all that most people remember.  It was Thompkins that made the big game-winning catch but from watching that game it was evident, to me anyway, that Dobson really is a lot better player than Thompkins is.  Hopefully he'll improve on the drops numbers this year and just keep on getting better.
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Posted: 7/7/2014 7:05 PM

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By season's end Brady had developed a lot of trust in Dobson. He was going to him on crucial downs.
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Posted: 7/20/2014 5:26 PM

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Gronktastic wrote: Awaits for handful of negative Nancy's to tell us how much a rookie dropped passes last year and how they are both garbage
That would be me. I just dont see what people are seeing in Dobson. I saw him stretch the field twice all season, and he dropped one of those passes. I never saw him make a tough catch or even play to his size. I think he caught the passes he did because he was one of the only options due to injury. ( see R. Caldwell, 2006) I also watched him replaced in critical situations with Collie and Thompkins at the end of the season.

I think that if Gronk and Danny A are healthy then Dobson will be forgotten. I think Lafell will be the guy in side the 20 and Dobson will simply be another receiver and will end up being depth. I know I am in the minority, which is good, because if 99% of the people think he will be good then that's good for the Patriots.

Also, I dont understand the hype for Harmon either. We heard the same thing about Wilson and we all know he stinks. I do like Ryan as the second safety and to replace McCourty who I think will not play with the Patriots past this rookie contract.....Thats my bold prediction along again with Roy Finch making the most impact of any of the rookies the Patriots have this season.

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Posted: 7/20/2014 5:32 PM

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Dobson's young - has a lot to learn & with the Pats he will. ... He shows a lot of courage in tight spots & isn't afraid to take a hit to make a play ... I think he has a decent future with the Pats.
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Posted: 7/20/2014 7:34 PM

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There is an interesting game by game analysis of AD and KT's 2013 season over at NEPatriotsDraft highlighting both their struggles and areas where they improved over the course of the season.  I'm sure not giving up on Dobson already.  I look forward to a good season from him this year.  I think AD will be a much better player than KT long term.



Year of Growth: Revisiting the Rookie Seasons of Patriots Wideouts Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins



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Posted: 7/21/2014 3:03 PM

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Throw more button hook type routes to these young ones so they can catch the ball using basic fundamentals.. Their confidence should increase by making productive plays.
TFB should still have quick enough feet to shift in the pocket and find these quick timing routes with little risk.... especially with his experience and vision.
Can Tommy get them the ball consistently in stride deep anymore???  hmmm
Maybe we'll see a healthier WR crew not on info overload as much....
Hope so..biggrin
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Posted: 7/23/2014 2:27 AM

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I never agree with vinny but I really have doubts with dobson as well.Thompkins is what he is.He cant get any separation.I just wonder about putting all your eggs in the basket with these sophomore wrs.I know what to expect from amendola but he wont be that deep threat.Our offense over the last couple of years has basically been everything down the middle.Very predictable.I really hope I am wrong and these guys deliver and show promise.
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Posted: 7/23/2014 8:54 AM

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dokgonzo wrote: By season's end Brady had developed a lot of trust in Dobson. He was going to him on crucial downs.
Yep.  If Dobson is healthy, he sticks.  I don't see Thompkins making the team myself.  He's just too slow.
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Posted: 7/23/2014 11:28 AM

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brett wrote:
dokgonzo wrote: By season's end Brady had developed a lot of trust in Dobson. He was going to him on crucial downs.
Yep.  If Dobson is healthy, he sticks.  I don't see Thompkins making the team myself.  He's just too slow.
A healthy Dobson makes this team so much better, Thompkins will be fighting for a spot but I still think he makes it.
The time has come..... Here's to the 2014 Season.
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Posted: 7/23/2014 1:02 PM

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From what I've seen on the feeds, Boyce has the edge on Thompkins now. I don't see Dobson losing his job unless he really starts messing up.
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Posted: 7/24/2014 9:14 AM

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dominicanthug wrote: I never agree with vinny but I really have doubts with dobson as well.Thompkins is what he is.He cant get any separation.I just wonder about putting all your eggs in the basket with these sophomore wrs.I know what to expect from amendola but he wont be that deep threat.Our offense over the last couple of years has basically been everything down the middle.Very predictable.I really hope I am wrong and these guys deliver and show promise.
You never agree with me Dom??? What? No way!!!....Man that must stink to always be wrong then!!  biggrinbiggrineekeek...yes, I had to say it.
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Posted: 7/24/2014 6:41 PM

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I've only been wrong once.  And it was that time I THOUGHT I was wrong, but I wasn't.  wink
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