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Josh Boyce Conference Call Transcript

Posted Apr 27, 2013

Patriots wide receiver Josh Boyce addresses the media during his conference call on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Q: Were you surprised to get the call from New England?

JB: Not too much. I was just happy they gave me a call and I get a chance to play for a great organization.

Q: How many pre-draft connections did you have with New England?

JB: I have a couple of them because me and Tom [Brady] have the same agent so that worked out great.

Q: So you go from Robert Griffin III to Andy Dalton to Tom Brady at quarterback?

JB: It’s great. All three of them are great guys, great quarterbacks. I’ve been blessed to play with great quarterbacks my whole career.

Q: How is your foot? Is it healed up?

JB: Yes, just day-to-day. I’ll be ready to go.

Q: You had a foot injury at the combine and you ran a 4.38. Is that right?

JB: Yes sir.

Q: Do you feel like your combine performance brought you into the national spotlight a bit and drew interest from more teams?

JB: I think it did because I know a lot of people that day didn’t run as fast as I did. I think the combine helped me out a lot.

Q: Would you have run faster with a healthy foot?

JB: Probably but you never know. I’m just glad it worked out.

Q: Did you work out for the Patriots?

JB: No sir. I took a visit but I didn’t work out.

Q: What went into your decision to come out early?

JB: I had my degree already – that played a major part. Then I could have gotten injured or you don’t know what is going to happen so I just came out.

Q: What is your degree in?

JB: Sociology.

Q: Other than your relationship with Tom Brady’s agent, do you have any connections with guys who are already on the team?

JB: I worked out a little bit with [Julian] Edelman and then Marcus Cannon and Malcolm Williams, I played with them at TCU.

Q: Where did you line up on offense – inside, outside?

JB: I played both – inside and outside.

Q: Are you comfortable playing both?

JB: Yes sir.

Q: Did you consider yourself to be a deep threat?

JB: Some people call it that. I just think I’m a receiver. Whatever they need me to do, I can do.

Q: Are you able to gain separation downfield?

JB: Yes sir.

Q: Do you realize they’re looking for someone like that here?

JB: Yes sir.

Q: Do you know Aaron Dobson at all?

JB: I don’t know him like that. When I went to visit the Patriots I met him, but I don’t know him as far as a personal basis

Q: Did you do a lot of in-route adjustments at TCU?

JB: Yes sir. You see different coverages and adjust the route according.

Q: What do you feel is your strength as a player?

JB: I’m really smart so I think I can pick up things pretty quick. I see a lot of things before they happen, so I think my mind is what’s working for me a lot of times.

Q: Do you have any history returning kicks or punts?

JB: Yes sir.

Q: Extensively?

JB: I did it when they needed me to. If that’s what they need me to do then I can do it, no problem.

Q: What do you do away from the field?

JB: Just relax, hang out with my girlfriend, hang out with my family. That’s about it.

Q: Were you watching the draft with your family?

JB: Yes I was.

Q: What was their reaction?

JB: They were really excited. They were just happy that all the hard work finally paid off.

Q: How about yourself? You seem like a pretty even-keeled guy.

JB: I don’t think it’s sunk in yet. I’m excited but it hasn’t really sunk in yet.

Q: Do you have any experience playing in cold weather?

JB: Yes sir. I played at Air Force and I played at West Virginia this year, played up at Boise, so I’m pretty comfortable in cold weather.

Q: Are you excited to catch passes from Tom Brady?

JB: Yes, I’m excited just to be a part of an NFL team but it’s great, talking about a great quarterback like Tom Brady.

Q: I know you share an agent, but have you met Tom Brady yet?

JB: I met him on the visit and when we were introduced I told him we had the same agent and everything, so yeah, I met him there.

Q: Have you met any other players on the team yet?

JB: Not besides [Julian] Edelman, Marcus Cannon and Malcolm Williams.

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