Nice article on Bodden

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  1. slash83

    slash83 In the Starting Line-Up

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  2. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

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    With the two vets and the three kids this group of corners has a chance to be really good. Hopefully they'll be more physical than EHIII (don't know if that was him or the coaches). With the Safeties also coming along, a good pass rush should be all that's stopping us from a very good pass defense downfield.
  3. slash83

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    I agree, if the pass rush is good just good this defense could easily be a top 10 D.
  4. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    It WAS a Top Ten Defense last year.

    Wth all the negativity, posters forget that piece of information. In spite of all the rookies playing; and of losing AD, Woods, Vrabel and Wheatly to injury and "Over the Hill itis". It won't take much to expect this D to be much better.:eek:
  5. Patsfanin Philly

    Patsfanin Philly Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    If you use points allowed as a measuring stick.
    Depends how you measure it. If you use 3rd down conversions allowed and red zone defense, it wasn't by a long shot.
  6. Box_O_Rocks

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    Which is what happens when your on-field experience/athleticism balance is lowered by rookies, second year men, transitioning ST's Specialists, and slowing veterans. There's still some of that, but the overall experience/athleticism balance has improved on paper, judging by the number of two-a-days in progress, BB using a grinding wheel approach to sharpening the sword.
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  7. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Patriots Bodden loathes losing; hungry ex-lion eager to man the corner for Patriots this season: by Glen Farley of the Quincy Patriot Ledger

  8. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Bodden has wins in mind by Ben Collins of the Boston Globe

  9. It was a combination of both. While Samuel layed some occasional hits, he and Hobbs weren't physical CB's. I'm assuming BB had them play off the line because they couldn't jam anybody. Now that Springs and Bodden are in the fold, get ready for more physical play at the CB position. I expect to see more jams at the line which should help the pass rush.

    It was great to hear he broke up a deep pass to Galloway. Keep up the good play Leigh!
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  10. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

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    I thought this quote from the Globe piece was illuminating:

    Bodden has wins in mind - The Boston Globe
    Usually "wanting to win" in portrayed in terms of competitiveness. It's interesting to think of it in terms of your personal life story. Imagine playing for a decade in the NFL and retiring with plenty of money...but ten years of bad memories.

    You want to make your family proud. You want to make yourself proud. You want to feel like you've accomplished something. Here's hoping that Mr. Bodden achieves those goals in a big way this year.
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