07-31-2011, 06:44 PM
2nd Team Getting Their First Start
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mansfield, Ma
Re: The Return of Leigh Bodden
Originally Posted by PatsBoy12
I know it has only been a few days of practices and one can hardly glean anything truly groundbreaking (positive or negative) about anything at this point. However, anything positive that one hears/reads about is still cause for optimism, and it puts a smile on my face. I can't help but feel very good about some of the things that are being said about individual players.
Specifically, I read two very interesting little tidbits about Leigh Bodden that make me feel that, barring anything catastrophic, the Patriots should have one of the best CB tandems in the league.
He seems to be rebounding very well and the reports earlier in the offseason seem to have been very accurate in regards to how well his rehab went. Bodden/McCourty is what we were all excited about before losing Bodden to injury. Our secondary looks like it could be really good this year as a whole. I'm very excited thus far.
I remember that play where Bodden got the pick over Gronkowski. I think it was Brady who threw the pass. It was probably a bad idea to throw it in the first place. Gronk had poor position to make the catch and Bodden was a little farther down the field. After catching it, Gronk proceeded to jump on Bodden to try to pry the ball from him. Then Chung swooped in to the rescue to subdue big 'ole Gronk.
Nate Solder (6'8" 320 lbs)
Seabass (6'8" 320 lbs)
Rob Gronkowski (6'6" 265 lbs)
Jake Ballard (6'6" 275 lbs)
Logan Mankins (6'4" 320 lbs) (100% recovered)
Dan Connolly (6'4" 320 lbs)
Marcus Cannon (6'5" 340 lbs) (Switch to Guard??)
RB: Ridley, Vereen, Washington, Bolden