Last night New England Patriots fans witnessed one of the worst wide receivers debacles in recent Patriots history. With Danny Amendola Rob Gronkowski Zach Sudfeld and Shane Vereen all missing in action a lot was to be expected out of the rookie wide receivers most notably Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson and was this ever a disaster. But while it seems like they could not possibly have played any worse you need to be patient with these two potential stars.

In the Brady-Belichick era I have never seen two receivers struggle so much like Dobson and Thompkins did. Dobson started the game with a bang scoring on a 39 yard pass from Tom Brady. But after that things devolved into about as nightmarish a situation as you could’ve imagined. Dobson dropped a pass on an out then dropped what would’ve been a touchdown had he actually held on and maintained his balance. He dropped a third pass on the goaline that would’ve been another touchdown which caused in my opinion a completely warranted explosion of anger from Brady. Thompkins struggled as well still seemingly unaware of what he was supposed to do didn’t have the greatest game either a continuation of his terrible start against the Bills. He managed only two catches for 47 yards. He had a nice one down the sideline where he was wide open which he caught but proceeded to lose his balance and stumbled out of bounds. If Thompkins could’ve kept his feet under him something he has oddly struggled with the first two games it would’ve been a touchdown. The other notable play that Thompkins was a part of was a beautiful almost catch at the end of the half which was reviewed and ruled a drop.