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Does Connolly deserve the Center job back from Wendell when he returns?

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Who should be the starting center when Dan Connolly returns?

Poll closed Jan 29, 2012.
  1. Dan Connolly

    22 vote(s)
    75.9%
  2. Ryan Wendell

    7 vote(s)
    24.1%
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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    I like Connolly and thought he did an admirable job at Center when Koppen went on IR but Wendell's incredible numbers the past 2 games since starting at Center makes me wonder if its smart to bring Connolly back on the line at Center if he returns this week or soon?.

    Wendell has allowed only 1 QB pressure/hit from 72 Pass play snaps which is outstanding

    Should Connolly get his job back? or is Wendell the guy to ride on through December?.
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    I'm lazy, could you make this a poll?
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    those numbers look off, even though they settled down after the beginning, i was sure a number of the sacks/pressures/hits on brady were up the middle
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    I didn't notice a difference when we went from Koppen to Connolly. I didn't notice a difference when we went from Connolly to Wendell. What's the difference?
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    I beleive those numbers came from Patriots.com so take it for what its worth
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    What's been the count of bad shotgun snaps?

    And is that a problem of the past with Waters now responsible for determining when to snap on a silent count?
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    I think Wendell has done a slightly better job in the run block scheme than both Connolly or Koppen,but it is only two games for Ryan so far but....
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    I have no idea. Since we don't have access to coaching game film and since we're blissfully ignorant of any blocking schemes by the OGs etc. that may have changed to compensate for either backup, our opinions are worthless.
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    Changed it slightly for you :cool:
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    All I want is a healthy body in front of Brady that can get him the ball and sorta kinda help stop someone in front of him from killing Brady.

    Too much to ask?
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    The interesting part about this is that it's not the all-world LG doing this for Wendell, but the guy who showed up a few days before the season started. I've been focusing on Mankins while replaying the past couple of games, and he looks like a JAG. On some stunts and blitzes, he and Light have looked like a couple of rookies out there. I don't know how his contract is structured for 2012 and beyond, but he's not worth the money they're paying him this year.

    As for Connolly getting his job back, maybe he should ask Drew how that works with BB.
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    Oh god, not another poll of the 5th graders... they can be brutal.
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    I think we'd be lucky right now to have either of them, since they're both on the injury report...that being said I still remember that Chargers game from last year, when Wendell replaced Connolly at left guard near the half and all of a sudden the pass protection improved substantially.
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    light HAS been having more of his "moments" than usual....but to my untrained eyes I would also say Mankins has lost something...which better come back soon for all the fuss the guy caused


    edit: though it may be possible he has to account for the center a bit more, and changes his game a bit
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    Who should be the starting Center: Connolly or Wendell

    Added a poll to go with your thread.
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    Re: Who should be the starting Center: Connolly or Wendell

    Thanks JMT

    I didn't think it was allowed to add a poll on,other than a mod doing it once the thread posts.
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    Re: Who should be the starting Center: Connolly or Wendell

    No problem, it's pretty quick and easy for a mod; you're right, you wouldn't be able to do it on your own. All I had to do was start a new thread with a poll, then merge the two threads.

    It's an interesting topic worthy of discussion.
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    What he doesn't make enough poll threads already ... :bricks:
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    Maybe he should replace Mankins...just kidding but Mankins cashed in and hasn't earned it to this point.
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