If last night was any indication, it sure seems like Aaron Dobson will make the New England Patriots final roster after all.
The first thing Tom Brady did when he relieved Jimmy Garoppolo last night was finding Dobson over the middle for a 37-yard gain. Here it is:
Notice how Dobson immediately knew where to be when Brady stepped into the game. It seemed like Brady was going to Dobson from the time the ball was snapped, and Dobson did his part, making the snag in traffic and immediately dodging two would-be Carolina Panthers tacklers before scampering until Luke Kuechly chased him down.
Look, this isn’t to say that Dobson will make the Patriots’ final roster solely because of that play. But the important thing to realize is that there are a number of factors working in Dobson’s favor as we enter the final week of preseason.
Let’s dive into each one, starting with…
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