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Tom Brady via M&C praises Phillip Dorsett: I really love playing with Phil

Ryan Hannable
December 31, 2018 - 11:24 am

What Phillip Dorsett has been able to do this year has been really impressive.

The wide receiver was a major part of the offense in the beginning of the season with Julian Edelman suspended, but then after the team acquired Josh Gordon, he wasn't even getting 15 snaps a game. Now, with Gordon out of the picture, Dorsett is back having a key role and it showed Sunday against the Jets.

Dorsett finished with five catches on five targets for 34 yards and a touchdowns in the 38-3 win. Despite his role being changed, he did not lose focus. Since Week 5, Dorsett has caught the last 16 passes thrown his way.

Appearing on Mut & Callahan with Marc James and Greg Dickerson filling in, Tom Brady had a ton of praise for his receiver.

“So much and he has done it all season. Whenever he’s been called on, he’s come in and made plays," Brady said. "Whenever the ball is in his hands, he’s dangerous. He’s great running with the ball. He’s a really crisp route-runner. He can play all the positions and just so impressed with how he’s handled everything this year. I really love playing with Phil. He’s done a great job for us.”

Dorsett wasn't the only receiver to get more involved in the passing game against the Jets, as Chris Hogan had his best game of the season. Getting these two featured more will help the entire offense as it heads into the playoffs.

“It makes a big difference and I said after the game, they have to defend everybody and they have to defend everything," Brady said. "If they don’t have to defend certain things, it just again, makes everyone else’s job tough. I thought the guys played really well yesterday. The line blocked great in the run game and the pass game. The communication was really solid. It was just a great team effort.”

The Patriots will host their divisional round playoff game on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 1:05 p.m.

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