The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!

  1. This post has been removed.

     
  2. This post has been removed.

     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from sportsbozo1. Show sportsbozo1's posts

    Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!

    In Response to Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!:
    According to Bleacher Report he signed with Washington http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1157008-brandon-bolden-to-team-video-highlights-analysis-and-scouting-report Do you have a different link?
    Posted by Rocky
    I was reading NEPatriotsdraft.com and I rechecked and he is still listed on their UDFA signed list,as of 5/02/2012 at 3:01pm
     
  4. This post has been removed.

     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from Pats7393. Show Pats7393's posts

    Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!

    Don't sleep on Kettani, he's my surprise pick for the season.
     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from bgomez. Show bgomez's posts

    Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!

    In Response to Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!:
    Don't sleep on Kettani, he's my surprise pick for the season.
    Posted by Pats7393


    We could put him at fullback, saving space for Bolden.
     
  7. You have chosen to ignore posts from taljr. Show taljr's posts

    Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!

    Always need depth at RB. Minus Faulk there may be room for him.

     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from TexasPat. Show TexasPat's posts

    Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!

    In Response to Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!:
    He's a pretty good back, wonder why a guy like him goes undrafted while vereen and ridley are 2nd and 3rd round picks. Is there that much of a difference? Baggage? I don't know, just curious. 
    Posted by sporter81


         This from ProFootball Weekly on Bolden:

         "...Played 10 games in 2011, starting four, and rushed 96 times for 462 yards, averaging 4.8 yards per carry...added 14 pass receptions for 147 yards (10.5 yards per catch) receiving. Suffered a hairline fracture of his left ankle in season opener against BYU...Was suspended for the Alabama game, due to a violation of team rules: http://mississippi.scout.com/2/1117246.html; and http://www.thedmonline.com/article/thursday-football-notebook-bolden-apologizes-suspension

         "Team captain. Has 8 fumbles in 562 touches and a 5.4 yards per carry average....Summary: A solidly built, strong, competitive, upright RB, Bolden hasthe ability to be a #2 RB in the pros. But concerns about his character, maturity and commitment may affect his draft value. ...played second fiddle to RB Dexter McCluster as a sophomore. Endured injury, suspension...and split carries with sophomore Jeff Scott as a senior." 

         Then, there's this:  http://www.rookiedraft.com/?p=6298; and this:  http://www.nfldraftscout.com/members/ratings/profile.php?pyid=81978
     
  9. This post has been removed.

     
  10. This post has been removed.

     
  11. You have chosen to ignore posts from bredbru. Show bredbru's posts

    Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!

    In Response to Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!:
    Don't sleep on Kettani, he's my surprise pick for the season.
    Posted by Pats7393



    73 ive asked twice before, with no reply by anyone who has seen him play/ or video. have you or anyone seen him play? evaluations?
     
  12. This post has been removed.

     
  13. You have chosen to ignore posts from Pats7393. Show Pats7393's posts

    Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!

    In Response to Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!:
    In Response to Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden! : 73 ive asked twice before, with no reply by anyone who has seen him play/ or video. have you or anyone seen him play? evaluations?
    Posted by bredbru


    Played for Navy averaged 5.2 ypc, rushed just under 1,000 for that season as part of a 2 headed monster attack with Shun White (not the snowboarder lol).  They led the nation in rushing that season, Kettani didn't fumble in his last two seasons (205 carries between both seasons)

    He has mid 4.5 speed at 6' 230+lbs, not a ton of experience catching the ball but did had 7 catches his senior season.  Played both FB and RB in college, tough, hard working kid who will play any position the Pats put him in.

    Watched him in his last game of his college career against Utah and he went nuts including a 30+ yard rush.  He took the game over.

    He can play on any down on short yard situations or FB, and play special teams.  When Navy played Wake Forest a few years ago when they had a nice D including Aaron Curry Kettani punished them.  Here's something Kettani said about curry and what Curry told him, Curry might not be a beast LB in the NFL but was the best LB in college that year.
    "Linebacker Aaron Curry -- I mean, he's going to go in the first round of the NFL Draft -- and he said I'm one of the best fullbacks or running backs he's ever played against,"

    Added, found the TD against UTAH
     
  14. This post has been removed.

     
  15. You have chosen to ignore posts from Pats7393. Show Pats7393's posts

    Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!

    In Response to Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!:
    7303, are u talking about Kettani? I thought this thread was about Bolden. Anyone comfirm yet if he actually signed w/us?
    Posted by patsfan76


    Not at all, thread was about Bolden but I mentioned by surprise pick would be Kettani and I was asked to give a my evaluation.

    I'm dead serious about the kid.  
     
  16. This post has been removed.

     
  17. This post has been removed.

     
  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from Pats7393. Show Pats7393's posts

    Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!

    As off 18 hours ago on the Redskins site they did not have Bolden as having signed as an UDFA

     
  19. You have chosen to ignore posts from Pats7393. Show Pats7393's posts

    Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!

    In Response to Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!:
    Ok 7393, I think Kettani can do some things as well. Its nice to see we have the necesarry backs to compliment all this WR help for Brady. Its really all about IF they want to utilize it now, but our running game can be devastating agian with the use of a fullback and the young talent we have now.
    Posted by patsfan76


    Reason I would give an edge to Kettani even though Bolden might be a better athlete is the IF question.  Kettani is bigger, one cut back with similar speed to Bolden but no character concerns.  You get a Vet type work ethic in a rookie.  With no true Vet right now Bolden is not the type of player I like to have with two other young players.  Kettani is a bit older 25 I think, and will do what ever he's asked to do.  No fumble history, between the tackel runner who has decent speed. 
    I can't deny Bolden's ability but if I had to choose one over the other I take Kettani right now.

    I can't find anything about Bolden signing with NE.  Rotoworld its pretty good at announcing all signings but nothing.
     
  20. This post has been removed.

     
  21. You have chosen to ignore posts from sportsbozo1. Show sportsbozo1's posts

    Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!

    I liked Kettani when he played at the Naval academy good tough tackle to tackle runner.He's been out of the game for 3 years so his coming back will be a tougher road to hoe.As for Bolden he's just a jag at this point in time and he will have stiff competition for the one remaining job in the backfield including Joseph Addai and the three FB's the Patriots signed during the off season and you can be sure that Larsen will have a head start because he's already been indoctrinated into the Josh McDaniels offense having played for Josh in Denver,and he also plays more than one position as he can play the H-back and some LB as well..
     
  22. You have chosen to ignore posts from bredbru. Show bredbru's posts

    Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!

    In Response to Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!:
    In Response to Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden! : Played for Navy averaged 5.2 ypc, rushed just under 1,000 for that season as part of a 2 headed monster attack with Shun White (not the snowboarder lol).  They led the nation in rushing that season, Kettani didn't fumble in his last two seasons (205 carries between both seasons) He has mid 4.5 speed at 6' 230+lbs, not a ton of experience catching the ball but did had 7 catches his senior season.  Played both FB and RB in college, tough, hard working kid who will play any position the Pats put him in. Watched him in his last game of his college career against Utah and he went nuts including a 30+ yard rush.  He took the game over. He can play on any down on short yard situations or FB, and play special teams.  When Navy played Wake Forest a few years ago when they had a nice D including Aaron Curry Kettani punished them.  Here's something Kettani said about curry and what Curry told him, Curry might not be a beast LB in the NFL but was the best LB in college that year. "Linebacker Aaron Curry -- I mean, he's going to go in the first round of the NFL Draft -- and he said I'm one of the best fullbacks or running backs he's ever played against," Added, found the TD against UTAH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zs0ZvVg9uo
    Posted by Pats7393

    much appreciated pats.
    has he got a burst?
    a 2nd gear?
    capable of breakaways?
    not much pass catching?
    intersting collection of backs we have.
    is boldent the best potential all purpose back or is that riddley.
    i dont think you can let bolden go.
    we need a potential all purpose guy behind our potetnial all purpose guy (riddley).

     
  23. You have chosen to ignore posts from sportsbozo1. Show sportsbozo1's posts

    Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!

    For the inquiring minds this years camp is looking like an all out war! Fight for your job or be gone!! They have so much depth it isn't funny!! 11 receivers fighting for 7 jobs,3 FB's fighting for 1 job,5 TE's for 3 jobs,6 QB's for 3 jobs (I included Edelman and Roark as QB's because they need the extra qualifications just to stay in the hunt for any spot)4 RB's for 3 jobs(it could be 5 if they allow Faulk to compete),15 OL fighting for 10 jobs,9 LB'S for 6 jobs,9 OLB's/DE's fighting for 4 jobs, and 9 DE's/DT's fighting for 5 jobs. Thats a lot of competition!!!!!Then of course the other 3 guys are solid Gotkowski,Mesko and Aikens,though BB even brought in a kicker to give Gotkowski some competition Koepplin from U-Mass.
     
  24. You have chosen to ignore posts from mia76. Show mia76's posts

    Re: The Patriots just signed Brandon Bolden!

    I think Koepplin is there to take some of the load off Gost. during camp and as a favor to give the guy an exhibition for other teams. But the rest of the competition will be fierce. It will even been fierce at DB though I am a little unsure of the quality there, as opposed to the other positions.
     
Sections
Shortcuts