Sticking together, young O-Line has Brady's back

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  1. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Tim Weisberg weighs in....

    http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/09-06/09-08-06/05sports.htm

     
  2. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    I will state that this is the best Pats o-line since 1985. That line consisted of...

    C-Pete Brock
    LG- Ron Wooten
    LT-Steve Moore
    RG- John Hannah
    RT- Brian Holloway

    Time will tell, but so far, you gotta like the tenacity, teamwork and toughness the 06 line posesses.
     
  3. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Nice first post, welcome neighbor!
     
  4. flutie2phelan

    flutie2phelan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Nice. VERY nice.

    I wonder if such a paean to an entire Patriots unit
    has ever appeared in the Boston press.
     
  5. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Thanks for the great link, Box! As you know, I've been geeking out on this OL...I think they have the chance to let the offense be something special.

    (Looking at the picture in the article...not that it matters, but...I wonder when was the last time that a team fielded such a very pale OL, down to the last benchwarmer? The photo just looks weird!)
     
  6. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Now that you mention it....:eek:
     
  7. Richter

    Richter In the Starting Line-Up

    One of the reasons I'm so high on this particular Patriots team... this will likely be among the best blocking units in the league... coupled with Brady's pocket presence and quick release, we could see less than 20 sacks allowed this season. And the line can actually withstand a couple injuries, which, knock on wood, won't occur.
     
  8. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    And the hidden bonus is that Watson and, especially, Graham may get out in the passing game more. Now that's a thought that can turn a guy on :)
     
  9. jczxohn1

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    It amazes me that Miami didn't pick up a Ryan O'Callahan given their performance Thurs.
     
  10. flutie2phelan

    flutie2phelan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Very nice confessional / reminiscence !
     
  11. marty

    marty In the Starting Line-Up


    Didn't someone last year coin the phrase "Irish Mafia" when discribing our Oline?:p
     
  12. flutie2phelan

    flutie2phelan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    If not,
    try Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Red-Headed League".
     
  13. NordicVoyager

    NordicVoyager Practice Squad Player

    What surprised me about that picture was that all of the offensive linemen were wearing knee braces... I did not realize that they did so in practices.
     
  14. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Train the way you intend to play.
     
  15. Chevy

    Chevy Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    You got your Left and Right swapped (Holloway-Hannah-Brock-Wooten-Moore), but the sentiment remains. While we may not have anyone that matches Hannah, the overall talent could prove to be higher.
     
  16. Mike the Brit

    Mike the Brit Minuteman Target PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Certainly I was trying to find a nickname for all the red-headed giants (Koppen, Mankins, Kaczur, Light, Neal ...)
     
  17. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I like the Red Headed League as I am an afficianado of the Sherlock...
     
  18. PlattsFan

    PlattsFan On the Game Day Roster

    Daniel Graham probably threw a party the day Brandon Gorin got shipped out of town. Poor Daniel was practically attached to Gorin at the hip ... the Siamese Football Players.

    This could be a great running game this year ...
     
  19. betterthanthealternative

    betterthanthealternative In the Starting Line-Up

    The '86 line was formidable for its time, but doubt many of them would start in 2006

    So the question is about defining "best" - for their time, or timeless? Given the size, strength, and training/conditioning advantages the 2006 guys have, they all might start over the '86 line, with the possible exception of Hannah.
     
  20. wistahpatsfan

    wistahpatsfan Pro Bowl Player

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    The quality of the line might explain why they can afford to let Branch stew all season. They might be a primarily running team the way this awesome unit looks. It will also give the new receivers more time to get open, and when Brady has more time....:rocker:
     

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