Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by ctpatsfan77, Jan 1, 2011.
Losing Brace isn't a death blow, but his loss doesn't exactly improve the run defense. With Spikes returning and others getting healthy on the d-line, it should be functional enough in the playoffs to be competitive.
He'd been playing well too. Tough brake for the kid. He had come a LONG way.
Wow, lame. Looks like there's a chance we'll without Brace AND Wright for the rest of the year.
Hopefully Pryor is ready to play.
Still surprised that they have not given up on Wright... hope???
I was thinking this as well, wouldn't logic dictate that if Wright isn't able to come back he would of been placed on IR already?
I was thinking the same thing as you and darryl, i thought wright would go to IR since hes been out so long. This may mean they think hes could make it back.
Please stay healthy Big Vince.
Or it just means Brace has a severe elbow injury and is going on IR. Doesn't necessarily have anything to do with Wright.
It's funny to me how Brace went from bust in my mind, to a big loss when he his IR'd. We're gonna need all of the help we can get for this DL.
Brace missed one game to a concussion and returned against Buffalo. He injured his elbow in that game?
I just want to be definitive about my thoughts on this, maybe yes, maybe no. :bricks:
Exactly my frame of mind when hearing the news.
Duct tape and baling wire.
Sucks to lose Brace now. but the Pats will continue on as they always have. At least we will get Spikes and Pryor back.
If Brace Is out then Mike Wright is probably Back.
Heaven knows the DL needs the bye week. Please let them stay healthy against Miami!
Why do you say this?
To me this is very bad news, as Brace was playing like a legitimate run stopper at end, and was making some big plays in short yardage situations. I fear we do not have anyone who can fill his shoes. Here's hoping a combination of the new guys and the D linemen coming off of the DL can step in and make up for this loss.
Perhaps someone could start an official I aggressively insisted that Brace was a bust, and now I want to apologize thread.
Too many of those for other players, it's beating a dead horse. Some people get too opinionated while having next to no game film of a player and think they know more than coaches.
Been stewing over this.
I think this is a strategic move by BB. I remember seeing Brace on the sidelines at the end of the Buffalo game yucking it up with his fellow teammates. He was all smiles and certainly seemed like he was not in a tremendous amount of pain.
I do think BB sees value in Brace but my gut tells me he wants to use his roster spot for a player and a position that to him, will be more critical in the playoffs (pass rusher, extra DB, special teams, etc.) than another big body to stop the run.
I may be giving BB a little too much credit here and could be wrong about the severity of Brace's injury but I sure wouldn't put it past him to make this kind of shrewd move.
I am confident in saying that's not the case.
Yeah, I'm thinking it was the elbow.
That sucks. Apart from Vince, might have been our best run stuffer on the DL.
It's not the end of the world, but the health of the DL is becoming a major factor.
Given that quartet, I'm skeptical of your position on this.
considering the success the packers had running the ball on us, this is not good news at all with better running teams coming in the playoffs.
Brace is made of glass thread in...5...4....3...2...1....
Brace is made of Cheezburgers! Like me.
And now I'm craving a cheeseburger damnit...
Probobly. He had low snap counts vs BAL, Pitt and the 1st Jets game but did play in over 1/2 the snaps in the 2nd Jets game....
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