Patriots' Bill Belichick denies Aaron Dobson had argument with coach

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Friday October 3rd, 2014

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick denied that wide receiver Aaron Dobson had a confrontation with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels or any member of the coaching staff.

The Boston Globe reported this week that Dobson was deactivated for games against the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs and the reason for his deactivation may be because of a loud disagreement with McDaniels.

Belichick said Dobson was deactivated for those games because of "football reasons."

"In my year and a half with Aaron Dobson, he has always been respectful to me and to the rest of the coaching staff. He has never once been argumentative or confrontational,” Belichick said in a statement. "The suggestion and reporting that his playing time was in any way the result of a ‘loud disagreement’ with a coach is completely false." 

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Dobson has one catch for 13 yards in one game this season.

Dobson, a 2013 second-round draft pick, had 37 catches for 519 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games during his rookie season. He was limited in training camp after having offseason foot surgery.

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