Posted: 1/25/2013 8:20 PM
It's increasingly more likely that the Patriots will part with some players who filled in as role players only in 2012. One of the key areas of scrutiny is at running back, where -- despite Stevan Ridley's outstanding 1000-yard season -- the team came up short when it mattered.
The question now is: Will the team pick Shane Vereen over Danny Woodhead, and what's the future for DW? Will he be on the roster in 2013?
Last edited 1/25/2013 8:22 PM by Patsadmin
Posted: 1/25/2013 9:49 PM
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Posted: 1/25/2013 11:07 PM
dokgonzo wrote: I agree on Bolden. He showed promise early on but then (a) Ridley kicked it into gear and (b) he had his suspension (and never really got back on the field after that).I expect the RBs to be Woody, Ridley, Vereen, and Demps (who's more of a PR/KR guy, but they'll use his speed any way they can). Vereen just isn't a known quantity just yet, whereas Woody is super dependable.
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Posted: 1/28/2013 2:04 PM
Wasn't Demps on injured reserved last year? Vereen is bigger and more explosive than Ridley or Woodhead. I have to think he will have every opportunity to earn more playing time than last year.
The Patriots will try to find a way to utilize Demps speed. This may cut into Woodheads time who has shown to be really dependable. The Patriots have to make a decision on Bolden, he was out for 4 games due to a drug suspension. That may play a part on what the Patriots plans are for him.
Chance favors the Prepared Mind.
Posted: 1/28/2013 2:56 PM
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Last edited 1/29/2013 9:24 AM by PatManpower