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  1. MrNathanDrake

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    Title says it all.

    I haven't heard his name too often, which is good for an OT. However Brady seems to be under more pressure this year. Admittedly I don't pay much attention to Solder on the field. Can anyone give a review of his play so far?
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    I think he does an excellent job in run blocking—lots of runs up the left side, including most of the rushing TD's on Sunday. I think he still struggles a bit on pass protection, but he's getting better.
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    He isn't Matt Light (yet!) but he's been good so far and he will only get better as he gets stronger & more experienced.
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    He seems to get better every week after an awful preseason, great run blocker especially when pulling.
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    He could still stand to improve, but he's come a long way since his awful preseason performances. Most of the pressure on Brady seems to be coming up the A and B gaps.
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    If you do not hear an O-Tackles name too often, that is a good sign..
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    Unless he is on the injured list and didn't travel for the game ;)
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    I think Nate Solder and Sebass Vollmer will be perennial Pro Bowlers Starting this year. Solder and Vollmer are much improved at Run Blocking...both are better than Matt Light ever was at Pass Blocking. I think Solder's uninspired play in the preseason was dew to the of the lack of continuity
    along the OL.
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    I have not lost any sleep over Solder this season.
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    Tom Brady has not gone on IR.
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    passing and running attacks = excellent

    Solder = A
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    He has been doing well but I cringed seeing him get totally bullrushed in the Pats endzone against the Broncos. Not sure which Bronco it was but they blew him up something fierce.
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    Well he has got some big shoes to fill! But he is doing a good job :D
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    Well the habitual complainers aren't talking about him so he must be doing pretty well.
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    Yeah i remember that one. I think that was Dumervil.

    Solder has definitely stepped up his play from preseason.
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    Personally i can't remember a Sack as a direct result of solder getting beat on a rush.

    Only times i can remember him being beat are with the bull rush once or twice but usually (luckily) the ball has been out before there was a problem.
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    He's been good, not great. An average starting LT for an NFL team. His run blocking is much better than his pass blocking.

    His potential is more like top 5 though, and he shows flashes.

    Now his numbers do show a few sacks, but a lot of those were coverage sacks and I can really only remember 2 or 3 times where he was flat out beat (either out speed rushed or outpowered) that directly led to a Brady sack.

    However he has been beaten a number of times that should have been sacks (where Brady made an aware play).

    So overall he's roughly average. He still needs to work on his awareness, and he can get a bit stronger. Obviously, he is a keeper though, his talent and physical attributes make him quite unique
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    I'm looking at the condensed Broncos game now and Solder looks good. He does a good job locking up the linebackers on the runs. He can get low on pass blocks and handle his ends quite good. There are some problems do, as he is pretty tall he has big problems if he doesn't bend much, which happens sometimes and then he gets pancaked. Overall do I like what I see booth in run and pass. There are just thoose things like always bending at the knees and missing some blitzers. I would say that he is a bit above average right now.
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