In response to wozzy's comment:
Are we really going to pretend Dobson hasn't been improving game by game, what was Brady yelling at him three weeks ago for, not being able to stop on the outside back shoulder throw on the streak, he caught a long one tonight beautifully, he dropped nothing easy. This guy has all the tools.
No. Forgotten here? It took them three tries to connect on tha one ... the final try was the TD. Dobson is having some kind of problem knowing when to look for it.
The posters telling us that Brady was given the worst tools of his career when many of us suggested patience with the rookies look like fools.
In a manner of speaking, to start the season, he was given the worst tools. This isn't offensive turnover we are talking about ... it's been pure offensive flux. The only guy to start and play every single game on offense this season (from a skill position) is Brady. Every singe week its been a different cast of characters. At the beginning of the season, they were basically playing with a bunch of rookies.
Stop and consider that.
Dobson does look better ... what looks a lot better though is Brady, Gronk and Amendola actually having a couple weeks to practice together.
Thus Dobson's misrun routes and drops (a couple of the former, another of the latter) don't pile on top of Thpmkins', that pile on Boyce's, that pile on Hooman's inability to consistently work himself open, that piles on Boyce's disappearing act ...
It creates an atmosphere that is hostile to precision. Yes Brady wasn't sharp, especially in the middle games. It's basically impossible to be sharp with a different set of guys each week, all of them making major fundamental errors on a repeated basis.
Does it mean they are terrible now and forever? No.
It's what being realistic about being forced (by attrition and a couple poor managment decisions) to play through rookie issues looks like.