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Blounts breakout game? (1 Viewer)

Worth mentioning that Blount has a career YPC of 4.6 and scores a TD about every 30 touches despite the fact that almost all his runs are inside.
:goodposting: Blount is a good runner. He's been a 1000 yard, 5 YPC RB in the NFL. He carries character baggage and is one dimensional, but he's a good player. It's beyond absurd to suggest that Bolden is suddenly going to be the guy because Blount is happy to be a backup -- that literally might be the most bizarre thing I've ever seen on these forums.
If that's the most bizarre thing you've ever heard on these forums, you haven't been here long.Maybe I missed it, but I don't think anyone has said Blount isn't a good runner. You may have taken something the wrong way as an overly sensitive Blount owner hoping for big things, but I think most of us agree that Blount is good at what he does. That's how I feel at least. Blount was a big part of a successful fantasy season for me a few years ago. I also don't recall anyone claiming that "Bolden is suddenly going to be the guy". That would be absurd if someone said it. But again, I don't think anyone did.

Speaking for myself, I did say that I think Blount is content in his role on the team as a power runner when needed. Is that what you find absurd? Is it really absurd that a professional football player is content being good at what he does, and not necessarily yearning to be a do-everything superstar? He had a chance to be "the guy" in Tampa and either couldn't take advantage of it or didn't want it. Not everyone wants to be "the guy". Just because you want him to doesn't mean he wants to.

The Patriots team motto is "Do your job." It's that simple. Blount is already doing his job and doing it well. Why do you assume he has a burning desire to be more than that? Just because Ridley is out doesn't mean Belichick suddenly wants Blount to do a different job. Perhaps Belichick wants Blount to just continue doing his job. He may ask Blount to take on a larger role, but to what extent is hard to say. We do know Blount isn't much of a receiving threat, so he likely won't have much of a role in the passing game which I think we can all agree is a pretty big part of the Pats success. You said it yourself, Blount is one dimensional.

Bolden, on the other hand, is a receiving threat who can also run the ball. That's Bolden's job. So, it's conceivable that Belichick could ask Bolden to take on a larger role, which would simply be doing more of what he already does, as opposed to asking Blount to suddenly become a receiving threat, or completely change the offense to fit Blounts power running style.

This thread is about whether or not this week will be "Blount's breakout game", and all I've tried to say is that based on my interpretation of what a breakout game is, Bolden would be more likely to have a breakout game than Blount based on his skill set and role going forward. Neither of these guys is going to be handed the role of "the guy". The Patriots just don't operate that way. They don't need one specific RB to be "the guy". But based on the way the Patriots offense runs, if both players simply continue to "do their job", and continue to play their respective roles in this offense, it's more likely that while Blount will have an increased role, Bolden's useage and production will see a greater increase than Blount. I'm sorry if that's not what you want to hear, but that doesn't make it absurd. It also doesn't make it true, it's just my opinion. I think both players will see an increase in production, but Bolden's production will likely see a greater increase than Blount's based solely on their respective roles in the offense. Of course, all of this hinges on the status of Bolden's knee.
Are you Blount's shrink or something? You kind of sound like a moron acting like you know what another human being thinks or wants.
Resorting to name calling? What are you like 10 years old? What I think Blount thinks or wants is irrelevant. It's about what Bill Belichick thinks and wants. He lets players know what their job is and he expects them to do it. When they do their job, Belichick is happy, the team wins, and therefore the players are happy. It's not a situation where every player is trying to outdo each other and be "the man". They operate as a team. Blount was told before he got to New England what his job was going to be and he accepted the position. No, I don't think Blount has a burning desire to be the star RB for the Patriots. Yes, I think he's happy to be a role player on a winning team and appreciated by his coach and teammates because that's what he signed up to do, so why should I think otherwise? Do you have inside info to the contrary?
Lol now you know what Belichick thinks...

 
Worth mentioning that Blount has a career YPC of 4.6 and scores a TD about every 30 touches despite the fact that almost all his runs are inside.
:goodposting: Blount is a good runner. He's been a 1000 yard, 5 YPC RB in the NFL. He carries character baggage and is one dimensional, but he's a good player. It's beyond absurd to suggest that Bolden is suddenly going to be the guy because Blount is happy to be a backup -- that literally might be the most bizarre thing I've ever seen on these forums.
If that's the most bizarre thing you've ever heard on these forums, you haven't been here long.Maybe I missed it, but I don't think anyone has said Blount isn't a good runner. You may have taken something the wrong way as an overly sensitive Blount owner hoping for big things, but I think most of us agree that Blount is good at what he does. That's how I feel at least. Blount was a big part of a successful fantasy season for me a few years ago. I also don't recall anyone claiming that "Bolden is suddenly going to be the guy". That would be absurd if someone said it. But again, I don't think anyone did.

Speaking for myself, I did say that I think Blount is content in his role on the team as a power runner when needed. Is that what you find absurd? Is it really absurd that a professional football player is content being good at what he does, and not necessarily yearning to be a do-everything superstar? He had a chance to be "the guy" in Tampa and either couldn't take advantage of it or didn't want it. Not everyone wants to be "the guy". Just because you want him to doesn't mean he wants to.

The Patriots team motto is "Do your job." It's that simple. Blount is already doing his job and doing it well. Why do you assume he has a burning desire to be more than that? Just because Ridley is out doesn't mean Belichick suddenly wants Blount to do a different job. Perhaps Belichick wants Blount to just continue doing his job. He may ask Blount to take on a larger role, but to what extent is hard to say. We do know Blount isn't much of a receiving threat, so he likely won't have much of a role in the passing game which I think we can all agree is a pretty big part of the Pats success. You said it yourself, Blount is one dimensional.

Bolden, on the other hand, is a receiving threat who can also run the ball. That's Bolden's job. So, it's conceivable that Belichick could ask Bolden to take on a larger role, which would simply be doing more of what he already does, as opposed to asking Blount to suddenly become a receiving threat, or completely change the offense to fit Blounts power running style.

This thread is about whether or not this week will be "Blount's breakout game", and all I've tried to say is that based on my interpretation of what a breakout game is, Bolden would be more likely to have a breakout game than Blount based on his skill set and role going forward. Neither of these guys is going to be handed the role of "the guy". The Patriots just don't operate that way. They don't need one specific RB to be "the guy". But based on the way the Patriots offense runs, if both players simply continue to "do their job", and continue to play their respective roles in this offense, it's more likely that while Blount will have an increased role, Bolden's useage and production will see a greater increase than Blount. I'm sorry if that's not what you want to hear, but that doesn't make it absurd. It also doesn't make it true, it's just my opinion. I think both players will see an increase in production, but Bolden's production will likely see a greater increase than Blount's based solely on their respective roles in the offense. Of course, all of this hinges on the status of Bolden's knee.
Are you Blount's shrink or something? You kind of sound like a moron acting like you know what another human being thinks or wants.
Resorting to name calling? What are you like 10 years old? What I think Blount thinks or wants is irrelevant. It's about what Bill Belichick thinks and wants. He lets players know what their job is and he expects them to do it. When they do their job, Belichick is happy, the team wins, and therefore the players are happy. It's not a situation where every player is trying to outdo each other and be "the man". They operate as a team. Blount was told before he got to New England what his job was going to be and he accepted the position. No, I don't think Blount has a burning desire to be the star RB for the Patriots. Yes, I think he's happy to be a role player on a winning team and appreciated by his coach and teammates because that's what he signed up to do, so why should I think otherwise? Do you have inside info to the contrary?
Wait, you make claims to know exactly what the Patriots, Belichick, and Blount desire, then ask if he has inside info?

That's rich.

 
Worth mentioning that Blount has a career YPC of 4.6 and scores a TD about every 30 touches despite the fact that almost all his runs are inside.
:goodposting: Blount is a good runner. He's been a 1000 yard, 5 YPC RB in the NFL. He carries character baggage and is one dimensional, but he's a good player. It's beyond absurd to suggest that Bolden is suddenly going to be the guy because Blount is happy to be a backup -- that literally might be the most bizarre thing I've ever seen on these forums.
If that's the most bizarre thing you've ever heard on these forums, you haven't been here long.Maybe I missed it, but I don't think anyone has said Blount isn't a good runner. You may have taken something the wrong way as an overly sensitive Blount owner hoping for big things, but I think most of us agree that Blount is good at what he does. That's how I feel at least. Blount was a big part of a successful fantasy season for me a few years ago. I also don't recall anyone claiming that "Bolden is suddenly going to be the guy". That would be absurd if someone said it. But again, I don't think anyone did.

Speaking for myself, I did say that I think Blount is content in his role on the team as a power runner when needed. Is that what you find absurd? Is it really absurd that a professional football player is content being good at what he does, and not necessarily yearning to be a do-everything superstar? He had a chance to be "the guy" in Tampa and either couldn't take advantage of it or didn't want it. Not everyone wants to be "the guy". Just because you want him to doesn't mean he wants to.

The Patriots team motto is "Do your job." It's that simple. Blount is already doing his job and doing it well. Why do you assume he has a burning desire to be more than that? Just because Ridley is out doesn't mean Belichick suddenly wants Blount to do a different job. Perhaps Belichick wants Blount to just continue doing his job. He may ask Blount to take on a larger role, but to what extent is hard to say. We do know Blount isn't much of a receiving threat, so he likely won't have much of a role in the passing game which I think we can all agree is a pretty big part of the Pats success. You said it yourself, Blount is one dimensional.

Bolden, on the other hand, is a receiving threat who can also run the ball. That's Bolden's job. So, it's conceivable that Belichick could ask Bolden to take on a larger role, which would simply be doing more of what he already does, as opposed to asking Blount to suddenly become a receiving threat, or completely change the offense to fit Blounts power running style.

This thread is about whether or not this week will be "Blount's breakout game", and all I've tried to say is that based on my interpretation of what a breakout game is, Bolden would be more likely to have a breakout game than Blount based on his skill set and role going forward. Neither of these guys is going to be handed the role of "the guy". The Patriots just don't operate that way. They don't need one specific RB to be "the guy". But based on the way the Patriots offense runs, if both players simply continue to "do their job", and continue to play their respective roles in this offense, it's more likely that while Blount will have an increased role, Bolden's useage and production will see a greater increase than Blount. I'm sorry if that's not what you want to hear, but that doesn't make it absurd. It also doesn't make it true, it's just my opinion. I think both players will see an increase in production, but Bolden's production will likely see a greater increase than Blount's based solely on their respective roles in the offense. Of course, all of this hinges on the status of Bolden's knee.
Are you Blount's shrink or something? You kind of sound like a moron acting like you know what another human being thinks or wants.
Resorting to name calling? What are you like 10 years old? What I think Blount thinks or wants is irrelevant. It's about what Bill Belichick thinks and wants. He lets players know what their job is and he expects them to do it. When they do their job, Belichick is happy, the team wins, and therefore the players are happy. It's not a situation where every player is trying to outdo each other and be "the man". They operate as a team. Blount was told before he got to New England what his job was going to be and he accepted the position. No, I don't think Blount has a burning desire to be the star RB for the Patriots. Yes, I think he's happy to be a role player on a winning team and appreciated by his coach and teammates because that's what he signed up to do, so why should I think otherwise? Do you have inside info to the contrary?
Wait, you make claims to know exactly what the Patriots, Belichick, and Blount desire, then ask if he has inside info? That's rich.
Yeah, that's what I did. I claimed to know exactly what the Patriots, Belichick, and Blount desire. I'm done with this. Good luck, I hope Blount comes through for you guys.

 
Worth mentioning that Blount has a career YPC of 4.6 and scores a TD about every 30 touches despite the fact that almost all his runs are inside.
:goodposting: Blount is a good runner. He's been a 1000 yard, 5 YPC RB in the NFL. He carries character baggage and is one dimensional, but he's a good player. It's beyond absurd to suggest that Bolden is suddenly going to be the guy because Blount is happy to be a backup -- that literally might be the most bizarre thing I've ever seen on these forums.
If that's the most bizarre thing you've ever heard on these forums, you haven't been here long.Maybe I missed it, but I don't think anyone has said Blount isn't a good runner. You may have taken something the wrong way as an overly sensitive Blount owner hoping for big things, but I think most of us agree that Blount is good at what he does. That's how I feel at least. Blount was a big part of a successful fantasy season for me a few years ago. I also don't recall anyone claiming that "Bolden is suddenly going to be the guy". That would be absurd if someone said it. But again, I don't think anyone did.

Speaking for myself, I did say that I think Blount is content in his role on the team as a power runner when needed. Is that what you find absurd? Is it really absurd that a professional football player is content being good at what he does, and not necessarily yearning to be a do-everything superstar? He had a chance to be "the guy" in Tampa and either couldn't take advantage of it or didn't want it. Not everyone wants to be "the guy". Just because you want him to doesn't mean he wants to.

The Patriots team motto is "Do your job." It's that simple. Blount is already doing his job and doing it well. Why do you assume he has a burning desire to be more than that? Just because Ridley is out doesn't mean Belichick suddenly wants Blount to do a different job. Perhaps Belichick wants Blount to just continue doing his job. He may ask Blount to take on a larger role, but to what extent is hard to say. We do know Blount isn't much of a receiving threat, so he likely won't have much of a role in the passing game which I think we can all agree is a pretty big part of the Pats success. You said it yourself, Blount is one dimensional.

Bolden, on the other hand, is a receiving threat who can also run the ball. That's Bolden's job. So, it's conceivable that Belichick could ask Bolden to take on a larger role, which would simply be doing more of what he already does, as opposed to asking Blount to suddenly become a receiving threat, or completely change the offense to fit Blounts power running style.

This thread is about whether or not this week will be "Blount's breakout game", and all I've tried to say is that based on my interpretation of what a breakout game is, Bolden would be more likely to have a breakout game than Blount based on his skill set and role going forward. Neither of these guys is going to be handed the role of "the guy". The Patriots just don't operate that way. They don't need one specific RB to be "the guy". But based on the way the Patriots offense runs, if both players simply continue to "do their job", and continue to play their respective roles in this offense, it's more likely that while Blount will have an increased role, Bolden's useage and production will see a greater increase than Blount. I'm sorry if that's not what you want to hear, but that doesn't make it absurd. It also doesn't make it true, it's just my opinion. I think both players will see an increase in production, but Bolden's production will likely see a greater increase than Blount's based solely on their respective roles in the offense. Of course, all of this hinges on the status of Bolden's knee.
Are you Blount's shrink or something? You kind of sound like a moron acting like you know what another human being thinks or wants.
Resorting to name calling? What are you like 10 years old? What I think Blount thinks or wants is irrelevant. It's about what Bill Belichick thinks and wants. He lets players know what their job is and he expects them to do it. When they do their job, Belichick is happy, the team wins, and therefore the players are happy. It's not a situation where every player is trying to outdo each other and be "the man". They operate as a team. Blount was told before he got to New England what his job was going to be and he accepted the position. No, I don't think Blount has a burning desire to be the star RB for the Patriots. Yes, I think he's happy to be a role player on a winning team and appreciated by his coach and teammates because that's what he signed up to do, so why should I think otherwise? Do you have inside info to the contrary?
Lol now you know what Belichick thinks...
And what is Bolden's role?

 
another thread stricken by pettiness... It's at a ridiculous level now. Site kinda blows because of the immaturity.

On the topic, I'n starting LB because of poor options, Ridley for one. I have Bolden too but will probably stick with Blount, he should have goal line opportunity. Boldens status should be know by noon for those who want to roll with him, sneaky play.

 
Do we know what Bolden's injury is?

With Big Vince out for the Patriots defense will they have trouble stopping the Cincy offense? If so it could mean more passing and less running for the Patriots offense

 
I agree with the others, Bolden due for a big game today. Blount might get a short TD, but I wouldn't count on him for any yards

 
The Patriots are expected to use Brandon Bolden in short-yardage situations and his usual passing-back role in Week 5 at Cincinnati.
This is a concern LeGarrette Blount owners face; Blount always has been terrible in short yardage, and will not play in the passing game because he can't block or catch. While Bolden is a super-dicey flex play because his right knee is clearly not 100 percent, he's very much a threat to Blount's playing time and got goal-line carries ahead of Blount last week. Bottom line: Even with Stevan Ridley inactive, this backfield is a shot in the dark.


Ughhh who is the guy to own today in PPR leagues?

 
First of all, satch, in the words of Walter Sobchak, you're out of your element, Donny.

The Patriots are expected to use Brandon Bolden in short-yardage situations and his usual passing-back role in Week 5 at Cincinnati.
This is a concern LeGarrette Blount owners face; Blount always has been terrible in short yardage, and will not play in the passing game because he can't block or catch. While Bolden is a super-dicey flex play because his right knee is clearly not 100 percent, he's very much a threat to Blount's playing time and got goal-line carries ahead of Blount last week. Bottom line: Even with Stevan Ridley inactive, this backfield is a shot in the dark.
Ughhh who is the guy to own today in PPR leagues?
It's so annoying to see these quotes. Blount's short yardage/goal line sample size is very small. His goal line production per touch is actually almost identical to Ridley's. Tampa rarely got near the goal line while he was there so it's hard to draw concrete conclusions from that. He's also made some nice hands catches on the few targets he's gotten. I had read that last year in Tampa he really focused on pass catching and pass blocking, citing that the Raheem Morris staff never even tried to teach him those things. Yet fantasy writers everywhere think they've got him pegged for life as a guy with brick hands and David Wilson-esque blocking ability.

Oh well, for this situation it doesn't matter what uninformed writers think. He's only going to be as useful as BB allows him to be. I'm expecting something along the lines of an 18 carry, 90 yard performance. Flex worthy in PPR, RB2 in 0PPR.

 

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