Aaron Dobson has had a strong camp so far this training camp. (FILE:USA Today Images)
Before Tuesday’s joint practice session in Philadelphia head coaches Chip Kelly and Bill Belichick apparently informed their players that any scuffle between the two teams would mean they’d be removed for the balance of practice.
It seems they weren’t kidding, and for the Patriots it was wide receiver Aaron Dobson who found himself getting punished along with Eagles cornerback Cary Williams following a scuffle between the two.
According to Field Yates the two were removed after being matched up against eachother Tuesday but it was Dobson who walked away with a little bit more dignity after making a highlight-reel-one-handed grab against Williams, which may have led to the altercation.
Dobson has had a terrific camp so far and after watching him up close it’s going to be interesting to see him Friday night in actual game action. It’s obviously a little early to read to much into what a player has done in preseason, but after what Dobson has accomplished so far as well as having seen his physical capabilities, it’s tough to not be intrigued by what he could potentially do in this offense.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told reporters on Tuesday that he’s proud of what he’s seen from Dobson as well as the other young receivers.
“He’s done great,” Brady said of Dobson. “I’m proud of all of those young players for coming in – we’ve thrown a lot of stuff at them. I said the other day that it’s not like we’re backing off because that’s not the way our offense is.
“We’ve got to keep putting the pressure on everybody, whether it’s Aaron or Josh [Boyce] or KT [Kenbrell Thompkins] or Zach Sudfeld. Everyone’s who’s out there is expected to go in there and execute at a pretty high level.”