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Do the Patriots have the best OT combo in the NFL?

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  1. livinginthe past

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    One constant through this season so far has been the protection of #12 from speed rushers on the outside.

    We've seen plenty of good pass rushers so far from the likes of Baltimore, Seattle, Arizona, Denver and St Louis - and none of them have been able to really able to lay a hand on 'the Franchise'.

    Solder and Vollmer, by the nature of their positions, rarely get their number called - but I can't think of a better paid of bookend currently in the NFL.

    Thoughts?
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    LOL. Vollmer is elite, but Solder is bottom tier in the league

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    I think that's 2 out of the last 3 games where Brady wasn't sacked. The tackles have been playing great.
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    they'd get more recognition if every guard on the roster stopped playing so darn well :) ... kudos to the whole line, and for the sake of this thread topic, especially our boys on the ends. Stay healthy.
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    Well Brady getting the ball out so quickly helps them but yeah, they're definitely up there.
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    I covet Kyle Long to take over for Vollmer, who I doubt we'll be able to keep after this season.
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    why do you think that? the Patriots were the only ones who worked him out prior to the draft, he wasn't even sure if he would be drafted. you have to think that he will show some loyalty.
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    Remember when in August people were killing Solder as bust? The guy is a solid LT who has the potential to be great or elite. Right now with Jake Long struggling, he is the best LT in the division. He handled Freeney better than Light ever did although Freeney is 32 and not remotely the same player he was when he was 28.
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    Today's game is probably not the game to follow with this question. Neither player was exactly All-Pro level today.
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    Though both tall OTs are fast for big guys, esp Solder, they had their problems with the quick little colt spinners
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    Between an abundance of cap space, a shortcoming of talent both in the draft and in free agency, inexpensiveness of right tackles, and Vollmer's high level of play, I can't see any way he leaves the team. Like, less than 5% chance.
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    I'd call it more like 25% because of the possibility that another team targets Vollmer to be their starting LEFT tackle, raising the $$ stakes.
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    We need money for Talib, Vollmer, Welker, Edelman, Woodhead and Cole.

    I don't see us spending a lot on any free agents unless they replace one of the above players.

    I expect us to draft a safety and a guard.
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    Edelman, Woodhead and Cole won't cost that much. We have $35 Million in cap space next year. I want them to get Ed Reed
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    Don't know who these guys, solder and vollmer are. I vaguely remember hearing their name in preseason. ;)
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    I think it's obvious that our starting tackles are more critical to keeping Brady safe and upright than our starting guards are.

    The team doesn't skip a beat when Mankins and Connelly are out,but a game without Vollmer AND Solder would be a death sentence for Brady.
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    Our backup G's are good in pass pro, lacking in run blocking.
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    I'm thinking a coverage Linebacker is a higher priority than a Safety at this point. Lots of middle of the field plays being given up. Spikes is below average in coverage, Mayo is average and Hightower is unknown.
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    Why complicate it? Best player available at a need position.
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    To be precise, BB's vision is maximum utility: what player will help the team most, given the costs required to draft that player?
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    35 million sounds like alot but Wes Welker 8+ million, Sebastian Vollmer 7+ million, Aqib Talib 7+ million.... they may not bring back welker and Talib has only played one game we will see how that plays out the rest of the season but Vollmer is a most sign,

    as for Ed Reed i dont see him leveing the ravens if Ray Lewis comes back and plays one more year
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    The tackles and Brady help each other very well. The tackles takes speed rushers and pushes them behind Brady. Brady has very good avareness and just steps up in the pocket :rocker:
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