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Can I say it now? Vollmer is our new LT!

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  1. VJCPatriot

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    Seriously this kid has looked very strong in his first few starts for us. I feel safer that a freak like Vollmer is guarding Brady's blind side. Light was good but he did not manhandle passrushers the way that Vollmer does. Those quick feet and long arms are just really hard to get around. And did you see the way Vollmer dominated the defender on the Welker TD in the Bucs game? He was simply overpowering!

    I think Vollmer will stay at LT, even once Light gets healthy. Am I wrong? Do I need my eyes checked? Flame away.
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    Can you honestly say that Light has better physical tools than Vollmer? I don't think it's a coincidence that the Pats have had their biggest offensive outbursts of the season with Vollmer starting at LT.
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    Gonna disagree. Vollmer has looked good...well, he did until he got hurt yesterday, and then got pretty badly abused.
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    The way he got abused yesterday (two blatant holding calls because he lost the guy he was blocking), I would still be using pencil when putting him as the starting LT in your depth chart. Vollmer shows promise, but has not shown he deserves to keep the starting job when Light returns.
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    "Few?" The kid has started against two of the weakest teams of this season, he looks good and I'm pulling for him, but let's see a little more before he steals Light's job.
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    You mean playing the Bucs and Titans who are combined 0-13 has nothing to do with it?
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    Vollmer needs to watch those offside penalties - 2 10 yarders within a few plays could kill the team down the road.- Otherwise Vollmer looks good but he is not in Light's league yet.

    If anything I would mix him in with Kaczur who has been having some problems with his man lately,nothing major but more noticable lately.
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    I don't think its a coincidence that the Pats have had their biggest offensive outbursts against two teams that haven't won a game yet.
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    In both cases the opposition was so poor that it's hard to say.
    very little can be drawn from the last 2 games except that Titans and Bucs will struggle to win 3 games between them all season.
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    Agreed. I want to see what he does against the Dolphins pass rush and against the Jesters before I pencil him in as our new LT.
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    I can honesty say Matt Light is a better LT. Shaquille ONeal has better physical tools, but I wouldn't put him at LT.
    It is more than measurables.
    Yes, it is a coincidence that he played in the 2 games against the worst opponents.
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    He got abused because it looked like he tweaked his calf or ankle or something. He was clearly limping for most of the second half.


    I was really surprised that we didn't see Levoir.
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    If you don't think Vollmer will have a nightmare with trying to stop Freeney from Mauling Brady if Light is still out by then,you have more confidence than I do - Vollmer will need help and have his hands full in a few weeks in keeping Freeney's spin move from dominating the left side.
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    But he has certainly looked good.
    If we had a crappy LT, this would be the start of the Vollmer era.
    However, we have a Pro Bowl LT so Vollmer has a ways to go to unseat him.
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    And Light has owned Freeney for years.
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    It could certainly be the reason. Doesn't change the fact that he was abused by a mediocre d-lineman. It does give him an excuse though.
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    In a word YES...Though what you said about Volmer's POTENTIAL is true, the VERY brief snapshot of his career thus far, gives us too little.info to make an informed judgment. Using your criteria of 2 games, I might say that Volmer is injury prone and gets too many penalties. Sounds stupid doesn't it. Well to a certain extent so does your overreaction to the fact Volmer didn't suck in his NFL action.
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    he look's good so far im not sure if he will stay at LT once light come's back

    he's first game in the snow its hard for any team to get a good passrush in snow and the bucks have a bad D line

    i wanna see how he dose VS porter and taylor 2 smaller faster guy's

    but at worst he is the starting RT so he will play when light come's back if it's RT or LT we will see
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