FOXBOROUGH — When Aaron Dobson is standing on the field in his Patriots uniform, muscles bursting out of his 6-foot-4-inch frame, it’s hard to remember that he’s just a fresh-faced 22-year-old kid from West Virginia.
So yes, his first NFL game two Thursdays ago against the Jets, under the bright lights of national television, probably was a little much for him to handle. He caught a touchdown, but he also had three bad drops as he worked through his stomach butterflies.
Everyone saw Tom Brady screaming up a fit that night when his receivers weren’t in the right spot. But they don’t see how a little parental advice, and a quick chat with Brady, helped calm him down before Sunday’s 23-3 win over the Buccaneers. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.