Benjamin Watson wanted to give his little brother Asa time to settle in, get his feet wet and start to carve his own path in Foxboro before jumping in and making a fuss about the rookie tight end.
After all, he knows the drill and all that comes with being a Patriots rookie. He lived it once. He just wanted Asa to have his own experience without butting in at the start. So Benjamin Watson held off talking to reporters.
But now that a little time has past, with organized team activities and minicamp just completed, the former Patriots tight end was happy to provide a little insight into Asa, and do what big brothers tend to do: brag.
“You know, I always say to him, ‘I want to be like you when I grow up.’ ” Watson said of his little brother, when reached by the Herald last week. “He’s very mature. He’s very in touch with who he is as a person. He’s in touch with who he is as a man.”
When Benjamin Watson, now a member of the New Orleans Saints, went to see Asa’s Pro Day at North Ca...