Re: Patriots Release Leigh Bodden
posted at 10/28/2011 1:06 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Patriots Release Leigh Bodden
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Patriots Release Leigh Bodden : Amen, brother. BB's silence speaks volumes. As I stated months ago, over some heavy criticism by certain koolaiders, Bodden couldn't be counted on. He was overrated, and injury prone. Ras-I Dowling can play. His ability to stay healthy will go a long way towards how successful the Pats will be this season.
Posted by TexasPat3[/QUOTE]
He may have been overrated on this forum a little. But that was only after a very good his first season here. That had people talking about him like he was Ty Law part deux, which was not the case.
But he missed last season ... as we know. And wasn't even close to the form he was in in that first season this year.
He missed the Raiders game. And lost playing time to Molden in the next couple games. I think the re-addition of the players that BB brought in to replace the JAGS from last season (AH for instance) probably had more to do with the improved defensive performance ... but Molden has not been blowing coverages.
If his performance is equal to Bodden's at a cheaper price ... that is the reason for the move.
In the end, this is one more player from the 2009->2010 defense that is now gone. Right now the only guys that remain as starters are Mayo, Wilfork, Chung, Spikes, Arrington, and DMC. Guyton is still on as a sub that sees heavy action.
The turnover is tremendous. Though, judging from their work against Dallas, it looks like it might be paying dividends.