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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)
I was following your post until you said you want bolden to get more touches than Ridley, and you compare Ridley to Kevin Faulk. Are you serious or insane? Ridley is clearly the better back than bolden. Not even close. Ridley in no way resembles Faulk. If anything , vereen is the one who will be used like Faulk and in terms of size, Vereen and Faulk are nearly identical.
Ridley is Ridley. He is neither faulk nor dillon, but he has a good combo of skills and should be our lead back. Bolden will be 3-4 on the rb depth chart and there is no way he gets more touches than Ridley unless Ridley is injured.
as for your analysis on bolden after suspension...I don't know if it was injury or drug related, but he clearly did not look as good.
I didn't say MORE, I said more than last year and it would be dependent on how camp unfolds.
It sounds like Ridley has put on more weight in the offseason, quite possibly after being asked to do so by BB, so yes, he was closer to Faulk a a change of pace kind of back type than a true lead back with a low center of gravity and some power.
He's a violent kind of runner, but he's not as low to the ground as Bolden. Bolden also glides through the line, while Ridley is more of a slasher type.
you have each listed with number of touches and you clearly have bolden getting MORE than RIDley. so, it wasn't more than last year as you claim you said. What you clearly said is more than Ridley.
it appears you suffer from the same millennial malfunction that you so often criticisize...not admitting when you are wrong even when it is in print.