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The curious case of Aaron Dobson and his drops

Aaron Dobson's infamous drop against the Jets Photo by: Elise Amendola

Aaron Dobson’s infamous drop against the Jets
Photo by: Elise Amendola

Aaron Dobson didn’t drop a single pass his senior year at Marshall, but has had his fair share of drops, and then some his rookie year in the NFL.

A lot of fans have given him the nickname “Dropson”.

Ouch, not a nickname you want if you’re Aaron Dobson, but he has earned it.

I was a big supporter of Aaron Dobson when he was drafted and after his very bad, no good, horrible game against the Jets but now I’m waivering.

It is 6 weeks in and the drops are still happening in bunches and enough is enough. I know he is a rookie, but you don’t see a lot of very talented rookies do this every week in the NFL, and I’m talking about the number 1 or 2 rookie receivers in an offense unless they stink. So far, he has stunk it up.

A lot of people are like “well that first half wasn’t bad for Dobson” but then he goes back to his dropping ways in the 2nd half, and sure he shows flashes of potential, but so did Mark Sanchez every now and then in a few games.

Point is, he is very inconsistent.

Aaron Dobson

Aaron Dobson

People, even myself, have been asking why has he dropped so much when he didn’t drop any his SR year of college?

Well it seems like the NFL is too fast for him right now. His hands are never ready for a quick Brady pass, like it surprises him the ball has gotten to him so quickly, and the NFL speed is killing him. And, to be honest, I don’t see him catching up anytime soon.

After the Saints game I’m no longer defending him and on board with Dobson, and he will have to do a lot to get me back on board with him as a valuable player to this team because he is mainly bringing the drops.

If Amendola can’t go against the Jets and it is very likely he won’t then Austin Collie will step in, and if he has a good game against the Jets then it could mean less playing time and looks for Aaron Dobson.

Belichick and Brady praised what Collie did coming in late against the Saints and making big plays, and for guys like Belichick and Brady, that means a lot. I expect him to get more playing time even if Amendola plays against the Jets because there are 3 guys Brady trust the most right now on the team, Edelman, Amendola, and Collie. Yes, Collie, after 2 minutes in one game has already earned his trust over rookie Aaron Dobson.

If Collie has a good game and brings something to the offense then I could see New England at some point going with Amendola, Edelman, Collie, Thompkins, and one tight end in most packages. I can see them limiting Dobson to a package player and I know he is a rookie and needs time but at some point enough is enough, and if Collie does good, lets make Dobson the package player.

Collie, Edelman, and Amendola can get you up the field, and when Gronk gets back he can be the redzone threat, and Thompkins is improving over Dobson more and more. Plus I think after that game winning touchdown catch by Thompkins his confidence will be sky high and you’ll see a better player every week.

We will wait to see how Collie plays, but if does good he should earn his playing time over a guy who continues to look like a guy who should lose his.

I hope Aaron Dobson because that Marshall guy for New England at some point this season, but right now I don’t see it happening anytime soon.

 

 

 


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