Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

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    Re: Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

    In response to wozzy's comment:

    Agree I'd like to see a lot of Bolden and Ridely from this point forward... not like we haven't see a lot already, but it's time to start playing playoff football.



    +1

     
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    Re: Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

    In response to TrueChamp's comment:

    I agree and i hope we don't use the game plan we had for the Dolphins....Brady almost didn't make it out of that game and the Texans have the WATT. Need to run the ball even if it is not getting 5 yards a gain. Need to keep a very efficient Texans offense off the field and win the T.O.P battle. This is going to be a great game. I'd also like us to use Vareen in some matchups against their olb's. Speed!!! Now that we do not have Gronk, or Edelman we really need to utilize the RB's in the passing game. 35 shotgun snaps last week with only 3 runs out of the gun and I think 3 targets to a RB...Not good



    exactly

     
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    Re: Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

    In response to PatsEng's comment:

    Bolden is coming beack from injury and suspension (not sure it's even over yet) and was a spot runner used mainly when Ridley needed a breather or to close out games. I don't think Bolden is going to make a massive difference even if he does play.



    well i disagree completely. he did make a massive difference in the games they gave him good reps in. he bludgeoneed teams. it was wonderful to see them interchang him and riidley, both doing damage with their particular skill sets. as i reported here and elsewhere, the suspension is over and hes eligible to practice. they also have a week exemption for him to practice before they activate him.

     
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    Re: Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

    In response to rkarp's comment:

    thoughts on Bolden returning punts? With this depleted WR corps, I hate to see Wes back there risking further depletion



    i do not see nor would i put him in for that. 

     
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    Re: Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

    In response to NESportnut's comment:

    Yes, his suuspension is over. It would be nice to see him pound it a few times, but the game plan may be more like that of Miami than we like only because Houstons secondary is suspect due to injuries to staters. Pass protection needs to be there to open up the recievers and make them respect Brady's pocket presence, Houston also blitzes alot, and we all know who can shred a blitzing "D",I believe these factors will all play into liberal use of the no-huddle and more running play toward the end of the game to eat clock, and wear them down! This is only my opinion and wishful thinking, but I though it sounded reasonable,that said, I want to see ablow out!!!!



    yes a blow out will be nice

     
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    Re: Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

    In response to PatsEng's comment:

    In response to NESportnut's comment:

    Yes, his suuspension is over. It would be nice to see him pound it a few times, but the game plan may be more like that of Miami than we like only because Houstons secondary is suspect due to injuries to staters. Pass protection needs to be there to open up the recievers and make them respect Brady's pocket presence, Houston also blitzes alot, and we all know who can shred a blitzing "D",I believe these factors will all play into liberal use of the no-huddle and more running play toward the end of the game to eat clock, and wear them down! This is only my opinion and wishful thinking, but I though it sounded reasonable,that said, I want to see ablow out!!!!



    One of the best ways to kill a blitzing team is to run the ball. Look at what the Giants did to us when we spread the ball. They had an ok secondary but nothing special. I'm thinking a lot of draws with Ridley and Vereen and PA to defeat a blitzing team. We finally have the right tools lets use them and not revert back to a spread O vs a blitzing D and get killed



    exactly!

     
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    Re: Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

    In response to zbellino's comment:

    Why is Bolden a sledgehammer???????

    He's smaller than Ridley, and has a more slashing running style.

    At any rate, Texas' defense can be had by running. 

    The big thing I'm worried about is if NEs defense will be able to get itself off the field. If they spend half their time getting run over while the offense sits on its cold hands, it's going to be a long day.

    Need 3 & outs ... need 3rd down stops .... need to do well on 1st down D ... and need early forced turnovers ... not garbage time turnovers. 

    This has to be a statement game for the defense because they haven't played an offense in the Texans' league yet this season. 


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    "Why is Bolden a sledgehammer???????"

    did you watch the games he played substantial reps. i dont care his weight. i saw him run. that was his effect on other teams. he ran into and through the other teams players. and was more substantial in this way than ridley.

    agree with the rest of your post

     
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    Re: Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

    In response to WazzuWheatfarmer's comment:

    In response to zbellino's comment:

    I agree strongly.  This game will likely be won or lost on 3rd downs.  Also, I'd be suprised if Bolden had more than 10 carries in this game since it's his first game back.

     


    Why is Bolden a sledgehammer???????

    He's smaller than Ridley, and has a more slashing running style.

    At any rate, Texas' defense can be had by running. 

    The big thing I'm worried about is if NEs defense will be able to get itself off the field. If they spend half their time getting run over while the offense sits on its cold hands, it's going to be a long day.

    Need 3 & outs ... need 3rd down stops .... need to do well on 1st down D ... and need early forced turnovers ... not garbage time turnovers. 

    This has to be a statement game for the defense because they haven't played an offense in the Texans' league yet this season. 






    7-15 depending on what the game calls for would be fine.

     
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    Re: Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

    Dumb question...if Bodden was suspended for performance enhancing drugs, what is he going to play like when he's not on performance enhancing drugs??

    Or was he not suspended for performance enhancing drugs? Let me guess his agent told everyone it was just a simple misunderstanding regarding a little bit of ADD medication. Took it by mistake.

     
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    Re: Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

    In response to bredbru's comment:

    dont want to beat uip riddley too much.

    bolden is the sledgehammer

    hope hes ready.

    need to commit to run more 

    ridley and vereen mixed in.



    So what do we call this dynamic duo?

    Smash & Dash?

    Weapons Of Grass Destruction?

    Slash & Bash? (that's corny!) lol

     
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    Re: Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

    I'd rather see Vereen get the carries.

     
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    Re: Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

    In response to tcal2-'s comment:

    I'd rather see Vereen get the carries.



    Dang...forgot all about him tcal2. I just posted in another thread about this three headed rushing attack we have in Ridley, Bolden & Woodhead.

     
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    Re: Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

    In response to RockScully's comment:

    It'll be more important vs SF, but no one can figure out why the run game is abandoned early in games to begin with, regardless. It's not a revelation that this offense is unstoppable when the run is established and pedestrian when not.

    Houston lives and dies by the blitz like Pittsburgh.  Bad matchup for Houston's D vs this offense. If Jonathan Joseph is out again and their 2 rookies start at CB, it will be a long night for Houston. Double Watt and just don't forget to the establish the run in the first half. NE could very easily win it going away.

     



    The Pats creamed Pitt two years ago by passing it early and often. Therefore if Houston is like Pitt (that Pitt team went to the superbowl) it seems to me the running game should be a decoy.

     
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    Re: Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

    In response to mthurl's comment:

    Dumb question...if Bodden was suspended for performance enhancing drugs, what is he going to play like when he's not on performance enhancing drugs??

    Or was he not suspended for performance enhancing drugs? Let me guess his agent told everyone it was just a simple misunderstanding regarding a little bit of ADD medication. Took it by mistake.



    if it were steroids, the effects wont be gone overnight.

    if he wanted more size and strength he could have doen hgh. they dondt test.

    who knows. 

    some of these offenses ii imagine can easily be for things that are not peds (or not thought to be) at all, over the counter meds, some supplement formulas,etc. i doubt they are all (players across the league) using steroids and not using masking agents well enough to not get caught. stupid to use them, even more stupid to get caught (not use masking agents well). 

    (we knwo you mean bolden)

    spikes has done well since hes off "adderall" (or gotten prescription?)

     
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    Re: Time to Use the Sledgehammer (Bolden) against sf and houston's tough defenses

    In response to tcal2-'s comment:

    I'd rather see Vereen get the carries.



    vereen needs to be on the field as well. a few carries to maintain the threat to defenses we will run him, but more to get the ball to him in space 9esp wiht edelman gone.

    but he is not the feature back ridley is.

    or the bruising steamroller bolden is. 

     
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