How Brandon Bolden 'heard' Bill Belichick when he was with Dolphins

Ryan Hannable
April 18, 2019 - 4:57 pm

FOXBORO -- Even though Brandon Bolden spent last season with the Dolphins, it was sort of like he was still with the Patriots.

Why? Because he kept hearing Bill Belichick's voice in his head.

Speaking Thursday at Gillette Stadium, Bolden said often times he would hear Belichick's coaching when he was doing a number of different things.

“For some strange reason, every time I did something, I could hear Bill cussing me out like, ‘No, that’s not how we do it.,’" he said. “And I was like, ‘You’re right, I’ve got to do it the right way.’ I had great coaching. I had such a great staff in my time being here, and it just carried me all through last year. Like, the entire time.”

Bolden added: “He’s just right there. It’s like I have my real dad and then there’s Bill right there yelling over each other for some reason. I don’t want to make the wrong move.”

After spending the first six years of his career with New England, he re-signed with the team this offseason.

The running back had his best game of the year in the Week 14 meeting against the Patriots when he had 60 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

“No, I legit don’t talk about it,” Bolden said of that game with a hint of sarcasm. “I woke up Monday morning and got a lot of tweets and stuff like, ‘I can’t believe you did that.’ I was like, ‘I don’t know what happened.’ But that happened, and here I am, ready to work.”

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