In response to BassFishingII's comment:
Bass, I too like Bolden and think he will win the job from Ridley this year. He catvhes the ball better than Ridley , is faster and fumbles less.
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to Salcon's comment:
Why would you give 6-9 touches to Felix Jones?
What are they supposed to do with Vereen? I was hoping this kid will get more play now that Woody is gone and you want to add Felix Jones into that? No way.
Not unless Vereen gets hurt in camp which for this team is a real possibility.
I think BB wants 5 RB's. I don't think Washington is a RB, and may be on the roster bubble.
I don't think Bolden is the same player we saw pre suspension.
I would like to see Ridley in that 16-20 carry area, Vereen in that 8-12 area. I like Jones as insurance to Vereen, and in the passing game. Jones IMO was very effective getting less touches per game. If he understands his limitations, his potential role, and he commensurate salary I like him as an option
1. Agree they may very well carry 5 RBs for the first time in years, probably since 2007, but I would need to double check that.
2. BB likes Bolden. He tweaked his knee and lost time and Ridley was dominating, so of course he's not going to bench Ridley to cater to Bolden (also he got that suspension). But, per Zolak and I quote "they really like Bolden". RIdley is one concussion away and Bolden is a similar style runner. Finally, BB doesn't really start rookie RBs, and he started Bolden in Week 3 in Baltimore/used him on that opening drive, I believe. That should tell you something, at least for intelligent people who are good at reading between the lines, use strong sources and ignore agenda driven anti-BB rhetoric. lol
Your attempt to imply Bolden only looked good due to Adderrall use is a joke, Mr. Sneaky. Unless you have information on his knee injury that no one else has, nice try. I know what you are trying to do there. Bolden was undrafted and quite the find by BB last year, so you think you can imply that Bolden is not going to make the team to somehow think it will make BB look like a lesser GM. VERY transparent trollish comment, RKrap. You aren't fooling anyone.
3. Agree that Ridley or Bolden or them combined should never see less than 15 carries, preferably leaning closer to 20 every week. That would mean we're establishing a run in the first half of games. If Vereen gets up to 8 or 9, with RIdley or Bolden getting 15+ every week, this means we aren't going to lose games. It would also likely mean that Brady is under Center more frequently, which should be our goal on offense for the rest of the time Brady is here.
In summary, I almost want Bolden to beat out Ridley because I think Ridley is more like a Kevin Faulk than he is a Corey Dillon. If the goal is to consistently hit the holes/seams through the line, Bolden comes off as the better runner in betwee the tackles to me.
1A Bolden (12-15 carries)
1B Ridley (8-10 carries)
2 Vereen (Chang of pace and specialty RB for 2 minute offense, shotgun spread based drives)
3 Washington (back up of Vereen and kick returner)
4 Blount (power back to help ice games)