FOXBORO, Mass. — For years now, rookie and veteran wide receivers have come to Foxboro and had difficulty picking up the Patriots’ playbook. Fortunately, rookies Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce and T.J. Moe have heard how tough the playbook can be to learn, and they’re prepared.
Maybe it’s just naivety from the new Patriots rookies’ part, or maybe they can break the curse of the newcomer at wide receiver, but all three players seem to be confident that they can pick up the complex system. That’s something Patriots draft picks of the past, like Taylor Price, Chad Jackson, Brandon Tate and Bethel Johnson couldn’t do in Foxboro. Even wily veterans like Joey Galloway, Chad Ochocinco and Torry Holt had difficulty with it.
“I just feel like you gotta get accustomed to the playbook,” Dobson said. “It’s gonna seem different just because every playbook is different that you get into. As long as you stay in and get comfortable. I’ll be fine.”
Dobson heard from coaches that it’s a tough playbook to