National Slant: Confidence growing in receivers

National Slant: Confidence growing in receivers
October 4, 2013, 12:30 am
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Kenbrell Thompkins and the rest of the rookie receivers are starting to gain the trust of Tom Brady.

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It was evident in the game against the Atlanta Falcons that the Patriots’ offense is starting to get on the same page.

On Quick Slants, Tom E. Curran talked to Shaun King of the NBC Sports Network about the growth the Patriots’ young receivers have shown over the course of the season.

“It’s very important for the quarterback to feel comfortable that when he throws the football in tight spots that one of two things are going to happen, you are going to catch it or no one is going to catch it,” King said. “I think Kenbrell [Thompkins] has demonstrated that, specifically in the Atlanta game. He has gotten better as the year has gone on.”

King also said the rise in Tom Brady’s play has helped the young wide receivers become more productive over the past couple of weeks.

“Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce, and Thompkins, they don’t have a lot of experience playing at this level,” King said. “Patience, especially in the days age of social networking, people want results right now, it’s so hard to have that. But New England has exhibited it and by the end of the season I think they are going to really be impressed with how talented this group of receivers really is.”