You Have to LOVE This Bolden Kid!!!

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  1. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member Supporter

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    From just a few hours ago in the Pats lockerroom:

    New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

    "......Bolden, however, isn't thinking that far ahead.

    "Blinders. Not worry about last week," Bolden said when asked about the key to staying focused. "Last week happened, now we're getting ready for Denver, we have them coming here. Just forget about it. It was a game, see it, yeah, yay, yippie, everybody was happy. It happened, it's in the past, and now we're moving on......."

    This kid is a good interview AND he gets the BB mentality. Can you even imagine a NY Jet saying something like that after putting up similar numbers?
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  2. Reckedtrek

    Reckedtrek 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Sometimes I think the Pats should just draft firsts and seconds and then sign tons of UDFA's! I'm just kidding, of course, but it's amazing how the Pats hit on an UDFA (sometimes two) nearly every year. If Bolden keeps this up, he and Ridley will be the AH/Gronk of the Pats RB's. Complete turn over and drastic improvement in 1-2 seasons.
  3. SwedishPat

    SwedishPat Banned

    The biggest problem I have is trying to imagine a jets player putting up similar numbers.
  4. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

  5. DarrylS

    DarrylS Supporter Supporter

    There is something about the UDFA's who make an impact that warms the ****les of my heart...
  6. Wax Frog

    Wax Frog In the Starting Line-Up

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    We should all have warm ****les :p


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  7. The Gr8est

    The Gr8est In the Starting Line-Up

    With the NFL naming Chandler Jones as their defensive rookie of the month, I thought I'd take a look at the Great Blue North Draft site and see if he won their "Rookie of the Week" award.

    Unfortunately he didn't win it, but it wasn't a complete disappointment.

    Guess who DID win it.


    Week IV

    Normally, when one thinks of New England piling up yards and points one thinks of Tom Brady and the Patriots’ dynamic passing attack. And normally, when one thinks of a rookie RB dominating an NFL game, one tends to think of an early round selection. Normal was out the window in Buffalo on the weekend, though, when the Patriots rallied from 14 points down early in the second half to a crushing 52-28 win over the Bills. Brady and company got in their shots, but the key to the Patriots comeback was a punishing ground game led by undrafted rookie free agent RB Brandon Bolden. Bolden, who played collegiate at Mississippi, ripped off 137 yards on the ground on just 16 carries that included a 27-yard TD run on the day to ignite the Patriots’ offense. That earned Bolden this week’s GBN Rookie of the Week award. Bolden, though, was the only Patriots’ rookie to contribute to the win as both DE Chandler Jones and LB Donta’ Hightower, New England’s two first-round picks this year, had sacks in the game."
  8. RelocatedPatFan

    RelocatedPatFan In the Starting Line-Up

    You know, I envision that this may come together real well by the last quarter of the season. Just in time for the gauntlet of SF and Houston.
  9. Perfection08

    Perfection08 On the Roster

    Trying not to get too excited, as the Bills have really sucked up front this year. Still, Bolden and Ridley have created a nice punch, and the line is opening up huge holes for them. If they can continue to control things on the ground, it can mask some of the problems in the defensive backfield. Not all (nothing can do that except finding some safeties!), but certainly some.
  10. brdmaverick

    brdmaverick In the Starting Line-Up

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    I love posts like this that spark a recollection challenge.

    Let's assume that by 'undrafted rookie' let's take that to mean that they were drafted by us (or were we including players like Wes Welker).

    So by my recollection we have.......

    Brandon Bolden in 2012
    Benjarvis Green-Ellis in 2008
    Randall Gay in 2004

    damn my memory is poor, help me out here guys
  11. DarrylS

    DarrylS Supporter Supporter

    Kyle Arrington???
  12. RIpats88

    RIpats88 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    yup, also Kyle Love, danny woodhead also went undrafted
  13. Patriot_in_NY

    Patriot_in_NY Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    I tell ya, I like this Bolden kid. At first I was hard to warm in him. I don't know, call it a BJGE "pissed that he left mojo"...... But I am REALLY starting to warm to him. We all knew that Ridley had it, we all just knew that like a good piece of meat, he just needed some seasoning......... But there i something from within this Brandon kid that was hard to see at first....... But I like it.
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  14. Armchair Quarterback

    Armchair Quarterback In the Starting Line-Up

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    UDFA on this years rosters, reserve lists and practice squad.

    UDFA signed by Patriots:


    B. Herman

    UDFA signed by other teams:

  15. BradyFTW!

    BradyFTW! Supporter Supporter

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    Guyton in 2008 and Love in 2010 jump to mind, but I think that about covers it.
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  16. Armchair Quarterback

    Armchair Quarterback In the Starting Line-Up

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  17. Alfred

    Alfred Banned

    They can not allow this thought of using the running game first when the strength of this team is still the passing game, and if they are to be successful this season and have a good shot at getting back to the Big Show.... deal from strength....THROWING THE FOOTBALL FIRST ..... RUN SECOND.....

    Trying to establish and perhaps, over use the running game early, can put them into situations in which they have to come from behind.....and that is never an easy task in the NFL, no matter who is throwing the football.
  18. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    I'll post this again. When I saw this, I said this guy could have an NFL style. I might have been the earliest booster, I don't know..

    "Let the bodies hit the floor"


    lol. Just realized it's high school.
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  19. That's as impossible as Lindsay Lohan putting down the crack pipe.
  20. Why not play situationally? Take what they give you, and if they are coming with good DEs and a nickel package then steamroll the effers. I'm supposed to feel sorry that they ran all over them and turned them to mush?
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