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    With Connolly having suffered a concussion, it would not surprise me at all if he is inactive for the game against the Bills. Probably makes more sense to start Wendell at RG than Ojinnaka.
     
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    It's an area of big concern because Connolly is a key cog in the run game. He runs most of the trapping and kick outs because he is so athletic.

    We don't really run that many outside zone runs, so who knows what will happen in terms of how we block for inside zones. Perhaps we will run more to the right and use Mankins for the trapping.
     
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    What about Ohrn-bust, when is he goign to get a shot at playing?
     
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    This means we will start most of our drives at our own 1 yard line, this means one thing: 4,000 yard season for Brady!
     
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    Right now he's in a tight battle with Taylor Price for most consecutive games inactive. Tough call to say who breaks that streak first.

    He did make the news in a positive way yesterday, although the description of "NFL star" may be a bit premature:

    NFL Star Rich Ohrnberger Donates $5,000 to East Meadow Kiwanis - East Meadow, NY Patch


    NFL player returns to East Meadow to help hometown families - LIHerald.com - Nassau County

     
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    Connolly's status for game in question - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

     
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    Eh??? :confused: Why from 1 yard line?
     
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    "Star" is a relative term.

    If only one kid from a small town high school has ever played in the NFL than the term "NFL star" can be used to describe even an UDFA who played in on series of one preseason game before become a camp causality.
     
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    I think he was making a tongue-in-cheek remark about our superstar kick returner being out. :D
     
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    I'm a bit concerned but Wendell has looked okay in stretches but got pushed around a bit in the GB game. I'm hopeful having the entire week's worth of reps will help.

    We are getting thin at guard though. We started the season without Mankins, and hoped Kaczur or Connolly could fill in while Neal held down the right guard spot. Now all 3 of those guys are gone while Mankins is still standing. Strange season.

    We can win without Connolly the next two weeks, but it'd be good to have him back for the play-offs.
     
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    Whats with all of these concussion injuries?

    or is everyone being extra cautious this year with any head injury?

    I can't remember a season with so many on this team....
     
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    I can't remember a season with so many in the NFL period.
     
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    I think people are just becoming more aware of the seriousness of concussions. Lots of players got concussions in the past but would either not recognize it as a concussion, or just go back into the game the next play to be a tough guy.

    This article goes into it a bit more:

    NFL players with concussions now sidelined longer, study finds

    "There are a number of possible explanations for the decrease in percentages of players returning to play immediately and returning to play on the day of the injury as well as the increased days out after (a concussion) during the recent six year period compared to the first six year period," write authors Ira R. Casson, M.D.; David C. Viano, Dr. med.; Ph.D., John W. Powell, Ph.D.; and Elliot J. Pellman, M.D. "These include the possibility of increased concussion severity, increased player willingness to report symptoms to medical staff, adoption of a more cautious conservative approach to concussion management by team medical personnel and a possible effect of changes in neuropsychological (NP) testing."
     
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