Bill Belichick’s media phone conference

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick holds his weekly phone conference with the media to talk Brandon Bolden, beating the Redskins, and injuries.

Belichick was asked about Brandon Bolden and how he’s grown into his many roles with the team.

“Brandon has grown a lot. He came in as we know undrafted and kind of earned his spot on the team, but he’s shown to be a dependable player on all four downs, plays a lot for us on fourth down, but made plays in the passing game, made plays in the running game yesterday,” Belichick said. “He’s done that for us in the past. He’s got good size, good run skills. He’s a good blocker in pass protection. He catches the ball well. He’s got good run skills. And I’d say each year he’s gotten a little bit better and understands his role, is always ready and prepared and has stepped in and consistently done a good job for us. I’m glad we were able to get him extended last year. He’s been a valuable player for us for several years, but really he’s allowed us in a lot of cases to just carry three backs to the game because he can really back up running or passing situations, however the first two guys, however that goes, but he’s able to give you quality depth there really on all four downs.”

He also talked about the offensive line and moving around a player like Brya Stork.

“Well he’s been more of an inside player than he has a tackle, but when we got into that situation yesterday with Sebastian [Vollmer], that was really the easiest move for us, and Bryan competed well out there for a position that he hasn’t played in quite a while,” Belichick said. “But again, we were short on the offensive line, so on the touchdown with Shaq [Mason] going to fullback if you will, then we had a little bit of rearranging to do there. I’d say it’s unusual. I can’t think of a time when I’ve done that before, especially in the same game, but Bryan is a pretty adaptable guy. He just wherever you put him he’s going to go out there, work hard and give you his best and doesn’t get too fazed on whether it’s center, guard, tackle, left side, right side, whatever it is. He’s just a football player and likes to prepare, likes to play, likes to compete. There’s really a lot to be said for that.”

You can read his full transcript HERE. 

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