Official website of the New England Patriots

replay
Patriots Replay Fri May 29 | 12:00 AM - 11:58 PM

Aaron Dobson Media Availability Transcript

[wysifield-embeddedaudio|eid="344466"|type="embeddedaudio"|view_mode="full"]Q: What do you want to show the coaches?

AD: That I can play – I'm here trying to make plays and do what I can do as a receiver. 

Q: Do you feel pressure?

AD: No, I don't feed into any of that. I'm just out here trying to have fun. I'm out here playing football. It's a game, so I'm trying to have some fun and make some plays. 

Q: Is it safe to say it is fun because last year you missed all of this?

AD: It's always fun. It's always fun. Football is always fun for me. It's a game I've always played since I was little, so it's always fun.

Q: How much more comfortable do you feel this offseason compared to last year?

AD: I feel that the longer you're in a system, the more comfortable you're going to get. The more repetitions you get, the more comfortable you get. This is my third year being in the offense so I'm just getting more comfortable as time goes on.

Q: How do you tune out the noise whether it's something that's written about you or stuff involving Tom Brady?

AD: You just ignore it. You just don't feed into it. Whatever is said is said. I've just got to take what I can do and do what I can control.

Q: Is there any added motivation this year after a disappointing ending to last season for you?

AD: Last season was last year. This is a new year, so I'm just trying to do my best this year. 

Q: In this new year, what have you changed about your conditioning and preparation physically?

AD: I've just got to run. You've got to run routs. You've got to get yourself in shame. I know what to expect now coming into my third year. You've got to come in in shape and be on top of it.

Q: Were you training with Devin McCourty and Darrelle Revis and all those guys out in Arizona?

AD: Yeah there were a couple of guys out there.

Q: Were you able to work one-on-one against them?

AD: We did a lot of work out there, so I feel like it benefitted me a lot. I liked going out there.

Q: What was it like going against Revis in the offseason?

AD: He's definitely one of the best corners in the NFL, so it's good to get some good work around him.

Q: Is Malcolm Butler a guy who likes to talk? We've seen him kind of going at it. Is he a chatterbox out there?

AD: There's always a lot of chatter out here. It's all fun out here. We're all teammates, and we look at this as a competition.

Q: Does that kind of get you amped up for practice when there is that chattering competition?

AD: I guess it helps some guys. It takes some guys out of their game, but it's all fun. Some guys talk, some guys don't.

Q: Do you?

AD: Sometimes. It just depends.

Q: When it's appropriate?

AD: Yeah, when it's appropriate.

Q: What have you seen from Tarell Brown so far?

AD: I don't feel like it's really my job to do that. I'm going to leave that up to the coaches.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content

Advertising