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  1. moejr

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    Where was Brandon Bolden tonight? He wasn't listed as inactive. He could have taken some reps too.
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    I was wondering the same thing. Guess he didn't come back ready to play.
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    By the time he would have seen the field, this was a Danny Woodhead kind of game.
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    Bolden should have been alternating with ridley right from the get go
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    How long til this thread is moved? 5, 4, 3, 2, 1,...... moved!?!?!?!
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    Prediction: Boldin

    I think Ridley's fumbleitis will end up leading to a much larger role for Boldin next week. He was very good before his suspension, and we all know how much Belichick HATES when his RBs cough up the football. I think Ridley's snaps will go way down and Boldin's will go way up.
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    Hope we look at Bolden next week - if you can't hold onto the ball you can't play.
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    So, are you reliable if you get suspended for 4 games?
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    Couldn't agree more Ridley Fumbled Last week too...i have seen enough time for Bodden!
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    I wonder why Bolden didn't play last night ? He did have a few snaps against the Texans last week , so curious to why not last night.
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    I don't understand the point of this statement. I'm talking about next week. Boldin is available to play next week. Ridley has fumbled a lot the past couple of weeks. I think, therefore, that Boldin will get a good long look next week.
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    I agree, ivan. Bolden should be given a chance (or maybe Vereen) as the RBs cannot be coughing up the football and taking points off the board. And his suspension this year has nothing to do with fumbling, as you said.
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    Boldin is on the Ravens. Bolden is the Patriot RB. I hope Belichick is not so reactionary as to sit Ridley. While I like Bolden, Ridley IMO is the only RB we have that can legitimately keep defenses honest.
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    Bolden was better than Stevan when they split the carries earlier in the season.
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    The context is labeling one guy unreliable and the other guy reliable. Belichick might not feel that either of them are reliable.
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    Vereen fumbled last night also...
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    Yes, the first of his career. At this point, he doesn't have a track record of fumbling. I don't think the Patriots should abandon Ridley as a RB but someone outside of Woodhead should be prepared to step in and carry the load should it happen again. I think someone should be given a chance next Sunday to see if they can be the primary back. Granted, JAC, is not a test defensively, but at least it's game work. Maybe it can be used as a chance to get Stevan some confidence, assuming he's lost any.
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    I hope he gets more carries but not because of the fumbles. Before his injury he was getting close to Ridley's workload and I thought he looked better than Vereen has as a runner. I'm suprised he wasn't used last night with Vereen/Ridley struggling but Woodhead was running very well.
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    Does Ridley's fumbling concern me? Yes.

    Is it a reason to "move away" from him? No.

    Maybe cut his workload down a bit, perhaps, but IMO he's still the best choice.
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    FALSE!
    And let's see how he performs post-suspension
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    That's like comparing apples and a really dumb internet post.
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    He might not. But this is apples and oranges. One guy has shown a disturbing lack of reliability in terms of holding onto the football while playing games in the NFL. The other guy apparently is unreliable in terms of staying on the field, but once on the field, he holds onto the ball.

    Since the guy whose unreliability is whether or not he even is eligible to play actually *IS* eligible to play, it then moves down to the next question: given that the two guys are eligible to play, how reliable are they *once they are on the field*?

    BB might not think any more highly of Bolden, but I suspect we'll see more of him this coming week.

    PS - Sorry for misspelling Bolden's name earlier in the thread. Terrible mistake!!!
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    Bolden did average more yards per carry.

    The only thing I can think of is either he was not ready/in game shape or...

    ...let's not forget the NFL's punishment for a crime does not mean it served' BB's sentence(if for nothing else, for being stupid and getting caught;))
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    Ridley and Vereen made young player mistakes against good opposition. Last week, Woodhead made a mistake and he's lucky the bounce of the ball went the Patriots way. It very easily could have bounced the Patriots way for Vereen and Ridley but it didn't.

    Let's keep some perspective here. This team is good, very good. The 49ers had all the luck (and flags it seems) last night and are a top 5 team in the NFL. They made the Patriots pay for their mistakes. That's all there is to it.
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    Re: Prediction: Boldin

    What's that have to do with him holding onto the football?
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    he averaged more ypc based almost entirely on the buffalo game. he was doing better than ridley in the Seattle game as well but overall ridley out-performed him. I like the two splitting snaps though...keeps ridley fresh...also doesn't put too much on his shoulders.



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    Ridley has fumbled four times and lost it twice so far in 2012. Is that a cause for some concern? Sure. But even Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch have the exact same fumble numbers and Chris Johnson has coughed it up five times and lost four. Fumbles happen. And to be fair, last night's game against the 49ers was played in slick conditions. His first fumble was after he was down and so wasn't a fumble at all and his second was caused by a perfectly placed helmet. I would argue that even the best backs in the league would have coughed it up in those conditions with a perfect helmet hit on the ball like that. It isn't like he was carrying it poorly, or hanging the ball out irresponsibly. It was just a perfect hit from a helmet and an incredible bounce into the hands of a defender. Yes, he should work on ball security, but in my opinion, he is the best option at running back. Last night's performance shouldn't get him benched or his touches reduced.
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