Bolden, young Patriots RB's stay prepared

Bolden, young Patriots RB's stay prepared
October 4, 2012, 6:33 pm
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FOXBORO -- Brandon Bolden and Stevan Ridley combined for 243 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Buffalo Bills.

But as everybody in New England knows, that doesn't necessarily mean the Patriots will go back to stressing their ground-attack on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

Bolden even went so far as to say that he has to put the "blinders" on this week, entering their Week 5 game.

"It happened. It was in the past. And now we're moving on," said Bolden before Thursday's practice.

It's the way they do business in New England. Only, when Bolden said it on Thursday, it actually sounded like he believed it to be true.

"I have no clue," said Bolden, when asked what his role in this week's game will be. "You never know. We might go in with one game plan and do something differently."

Regardless of how much playing time Bolden gets against the Broncos, he knows he'll have to be ready, either way. It's an aspect of the Patriots' young running back group, that he says is their most important trait.

"We all realize that we are a young group, and I guess we kind of embrace that, as a group," said Bolden. "We all know that we have to pick each other up . . . We try to make each other better. That's pretty much our game plan.

"It's the NFL. You never know what can happen. A guy might go down, you never know. That's why everybody has to be on point. And I think that's what our group is real good at."