Re: BOLDIN or BLOUNT?
posted at 4/28/2013 12:47 PM EDT
Boldin isn't that powerful. Yes, he runs north to south, but that is because he isn't elusive. YEs, most of his runs are between the tackles, but that is because he can't turn the corner. He's just a running back, that is all, a guy who can spell other people -- he isn't a power runner, a smash mouth runner, or anything like that. Just a runner.
Please people, learn how to categorize running backs. I thought this was over when BJGE (who also wasn't a power running back) left. It seems like people here like to take the most mediocre back on the roster and just call them "power" because all they do is run forward.
Blount is a power back of the highest order. I mean he is pushing 250. He smashes through LBer tackles. HE doesn't juke folks because he is highly effective at breaking tackles and running through second level defenders.
The only way I see these guys competing is that they are the last two runners on the depth chart. Blount has *value* because he brings a different dimension to NE, one that is power running. Boldin brings nothing but a fresh set of legs.
They are entirely different classes of runner.
Here is Blount at 28s ... this is a "power" run: http://youtu.be/FkT3pv9zZGI?t=28s
Here is Bolden just running: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpNEu_aFVYw
Bolden couldn't do what Blount does if he wanted to .... because he isn't a power runner. He is just an average 5'11" 220 lb running back. Vanilla. Plane jane.
Bolden is a JAG (learn what it looks like) from Mississippi. Blount is a troubled but (once?) talented, power running back, a kid who might have been a day one pick if he didn't spend his entire college career punching people. He's continued that after the NCAA. This is likely his last chance.