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This weeks choice for The Bottom Line Player of the Week is an easy one. Benjarvus Green-Ellis is the ideal Patriots running back. He doesn’t fumble. He always gets positive yards. And he’s a punishing physical runner that does whatever is asked of him.
It’s been a long road for Benny to get to where he is now. As recently as early 2010 no one was sure if he was even going to stick on the Pats roster. But now he’s one of their most consistent and trusted weapons who just had a career day.
The Law Firm is back in the fold as of this afternoon! Right now he’s the front runner in the “Mike D’s Next Patriots Jersey” contest. After getting to see a little more into what kind of guy he is on twitter I’ve found him to be a dedicated and humble athlete who’s had to earn everything he’s gotten. It’s hard not to root for a guy like that. Plus he runs hard and never fumbles so that helps…
Good stuff as always from my podcast mate. This Patriots backfield has to be one of the most intriguing in the NFL. Last year everyone said the Pats could play any style of game offensively, and that might’ve been a little overblown in terms of their backfield. But now you’ve got four unique backs who each bring something different to the party.
Of course there’s some overlap between them, and that’s a good thing. Just imagine being a defender and having to constantly identify who’s in the backfield and what the biggest threat is.
Couldn’t be more excited to see how it all comes together. And seriously, the first person who tries to call it a “four-headed monster” gets deported from Patriots Nation.
Kinda feels like offseason Benjarvus Green-Ellis day doesn’t it? With his appearance on ESPN First Take and recently activated twitter account The Law Firm is all the rage today, so let’s throw him a little video love…
We haven’t heard too much from Benny over the years but every time I do I like him more and more. What a consummate Patriots, huh? The kind of guy you’d go to war with any day of the week.
Not many football players have the mental and physical drive to work from an undrafted free agent to a 1000-yard running back in three seasons. Most of us thought of him as just a stop-gap at first, but clearly he has gotten better and better and we should expect an even better season in 2011.
I’m still wondering why we didn’t see more of him in the playoff loss.
PatsPropaganda is written and edited by Mike Dussault. He is an unapologetic homer and a card-carrying Belichickian. He has a soft spot for hard core X's and O's, and believes in "throw to score, run to win", low pad level, and touchdown celebrations that last two weeks.
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