New England Patriots training camp is in full swing as the team prepares for it’s first preseason game a week from Friday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
There are many new players trying to make an impression in hopes of making the 53 man roster. Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce are looking to be impact players at the wide receiver.
“Dobson in particular has been very impressive, caught pretty much everything that’s been thrown his way, his route running seems to be at least at a good enough level to please Brady and McDaniels and I think beyond the physical because you don’t want to make too much of three or four days out there of what he’s doing, but just the fact he is out there working with Brady and Amendola and sort of that first unit is a great sign,” Andy Hart of Patriots Football Weekly told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich on Tuesday.
Hart continued to talk of Dobson mentioning that he thinks Brady may already have a level of trust with the wide receiver, “I know it’s just practice, but we’ve seen some balls where Dobson is covered by Talib or Dennard pretty closely and Brady just throws it up and gives him a chance to go get it. Most often he’s has gone and got it so far in camp.”
They also went on to discuss the addition of Danny Amendola as a replacement to Wes Welker, has Hart seen any similarities so far in camp?
“Certainly the quickness is there, they’re obviously a similar size, shorter slot receivers and he has the quickness, he catches most everything throw his way. I would say the difference is he certainly seems to have more top end speed.”
They also discussed WR Kenbrell Thompkins and why this player seems to be making an impression in camp. Tim Tebow and his possible uses were discussed and Hart believes that he’ll be part of the 53 man roster at the start of the season.