The New England Patriots might have lost Rob Gronkowski to retirement, but at least their go-to guy is back.
That's right. We're talking about Brandon Bolden, a true Patriots legend who wouldn't just randomly quit on the team. We're talking about a guy who realized what he had been looking for had been here the entire time. Bolden had a nice special teams niche with the Pats in addition to his occasional carries. It worked out well for both sides--but then he screwed it up by going to Miami last year. But the Pats signed him to a 2-year deal this past offseason, and he seems like he really is glad to be back with NE.
Here's what he had to say to WEEI earlier this week:
“The grass always isn’t greener on the other side," he said. "You kind of step out, and you always hear stories of people coming here and [saying], ‘Yeah, we did this there and we did this.’ No, we do this all one way. And I had my mindset going down there that I was going to keep everything the same, and it was like — we clashed on a lot of things. We talked about a lot of things. But here, stuff works for a reason. And that’s why I said — I’m going to keep saying it — this is home. I can’t help it.”
Well, he is right. He missed out on a Super Bowl ring by not playing for the Patriots. Granted, he already has some Super Bowl bling, but he'd have more if he didn't leave--and his chances of getting more rings increased by coming back to an NFL powerhouse.
Welcome back, Brandon Bolden. We'll just pretend you didn't leave last year because it's just better that way. Forever loyal to the Patriots.