Patriots Receiver Aaron Dobson Turning the Corner by Turning Cornerbacks Around

November 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It was the fourth quarter between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers, 1st-and-10 on New England’s 19-yard line.
Aaron Dobson lined up along the left sideline. He noticed the alignment of Pittsburgh’s defensive backs and made an adjustment. Quarterback Tom Brady was also aware of the Steelers’ alignment and anticipated that he and Dobson were on the same page.
By the time Dobson caught the pass 41 yards downfield, he was five yards behind Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor. With safety Ryan Clark giving chase, Dobson ran away from both defenders to complete the 81-yard touchdown pass.
And that’s why the Patriots drafted Dobson.
Immediately after receiver Wes Welker signed with the Denver Broncos, I demanded the Patriots should draft a big receiver with the speed to get behind the defense. After the annual meat market and rookie free-agent signings, New England had four rookie receivers on the roster.
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