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Rookie OL Marcus Cannon to be activated - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
One more reason to Love the 2011 edition of Your New England Patriots! :rocker:
Way to go, Marcus!!!!!!!!
Very uplifting story!
I was about to say who is released, but I'll be shocked if it isn't Ross Ventrone!
yup..i figure it will be him. A surprise would be guyton.
Great news for Marcus. Not sure he's a game day active player. But, fantastic for his health and can at least practice the rest of the year. Gotta think Thomas is a goner. We have too many injuries on defense to carry 9 OL.
poor ventrone ! for his sake I hope it is Thomas
But GO MARCUS !!! :rocker:
FIRE IN THE HOLE!
Here comes the Cannon!
Thomas seems more likely with all the offensive linemen healthy, or even Niko.
I like having 9 OL, but even I recognize the need for an extra linebacker (Niko) and defensive back (Ventrone).
but I WANT Vlad Duccase
get rid of that JAG OL guy
This should be a blast.
The offense has a new weapon.
Not just muskets we have the cannon.
On the down side it does mean we now have a locker room cancer.
He was clearly called a guard when drafted, but we have to recognize that his experience is mostly at tackle. He might be most comfortable subbing at tackle, but with Light, Vollmer, and Solder, the Patriots have three solid tackles. With an aging Waters and Connolly called into service at center, Cannon's greatest value is at guard.
I can't imagine there will be a strong market for Donald Thomas if he is dropped. The Patriots can find another guard to add to the Practice Squad if they want a little more shadow depth. They do have three OL on the current PS, I believe, in Welch, McDonald, and Kopa - each of whom are taller outside OL.
Given his potential, I'd be happier seeing Cannon as the sub guard over Thomas. If there is an injury to Mankins or Waters in the next game or two, the most likely scenario is Wendell comes in at center and Connolly moves to guard. I guess I would be comfortable with Cannon as the #5 interior OL, in hopes that he can compete for a starting position in 2012.
That was in horrible taste. :rofl:
Your analysis is correct. The question is the readiness of Cannon at guard. We'll see later today, but I would think that Thomas is worth keeping on the 53 man roster.
GREAT NEWS !!!
I think Ventrone sticks with all the DB injuries...just a hunch
Wonder if pats set any new NFL records for number of players to see the field during the season......I can't believe how many injuries they have so far....
Thank God for their DEPTH and YOUTH !!
We have Kyle Hix @ T some 6-7 JAG (how does he look?)
Cannon comes in at 6-5 358 (is being molded to play both G and T)
do we carry the the extra T or does Ross get Ventroned?
I like having an extra OL T b/c what if Cannon gets hurt? If we have that extra OL guy we cover our bases.
I know.... but I can't resist a bad pun.
Didn't BB say Cannon can play every position on the OL?
With how well Waters has been playing at guard, maybe we see Cannon get some reps at C?
Great news for Marcus Cannon!! My prediction for the off-setting roster move: Taylor Price to IR. Let's give that hammy time to heal and let him have a full off-season with OTAs etc before we see whether he can play or not next year.
If Price goes to IR, he's done. Hard to get a good career going if you don't play your first 2 years.
That's a distinct possibility Hammy's are terrible injuries for WR's...kinda too bad, Price has missed quite a bit on time on the Practice field. Good thing we are not depending on him. Hope you are wrong but you could be right.
Cannon would be the heaviest center in the NFL by a pretty significant margin, wouldn't he?
Also, the thought of someone who has 3 weeks of practice, total, in the NFL, starting at center down the stretch for a playoff team... that just has disaster written all over it, IMO. Connolly has been plenty adequate, and if he goes down, I'd still rather have Wendell at center than Cannon. If Cannon makes the active roster, my guess would be that it's strictly as a backup to Mankins and Waters.
When I saw Waters go down Sunday night I looked at the depth chart and started moving Con to guard and Wendell to C.
But with the Jets big NT against the smaller Wendell, I thought it would be a mismatch. Good to add Cannon to to the OL depth.
Glad to see that he has made it back from his cancer. Let's hope that he's the top 50 type player that he was ranked. The games that I saw him play I liked how he moved his feet,got to the second level, and played until the whistle.
This is a great success story that deserves to get better.
Probably see him in as a blocking TE at first.
So we got to see his first taste of NFL action tonight vs the Chiefs. I didn't really notice too well how he did since he wasn't in for very long. Anyone else get a better look?
Cannon played RT next to Waters and did fine in garbage time. I agree with the announcer that his probable future is at RG. I guess he also played some RG in the game.
Never underestimate the toughness of a cancer survivor. I don't know Marcus, but I'm still very proud of him!
What a story! So happy to see him in the game even though it was late. 60-minutes and ESPN would have done a whole story on him if he was on the Giants. What an amazing individual. glad to see him on the field and look forward to more action in the coming weeks.
Indeed...really awesome seeing Cannon on the field. Hope he becomes the future at OL for us.
When I see a Marcus Cannon taking the field it is amazing on the personal level as he seems to have beaten cancer, but also from an organizational perspective that we have what appears to be a great player being groomed for the future who stepped in when needed..
This team is being rebuilt on the fly, and not a lot of folks have noticed..
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