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    Ian's Daily Blog - Western Massachuestts television station WWLP added a good report to YouTube a couple of days ago. Ryan Walsh spotlights Springfield native and New England Patriots Defensive Lineman Ron Brace. You can watch the video below:

     
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    Saw Brace in person today at camp. Both he and Wilfie walked over after the PM session to sign autographs. He's taller than Wilfork and is one big dude. He and SeaBass may force the Pats to upgrade the thrust capacity of their away game jet planes.
     
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    He looked really good on Saturday - can't wait to see him in live game situations
     
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    Here's another report on Brace.

    Ron Brace in a good place by Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald

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    Personally I'm more than just a little bit skeptical to his being able to contribute at DE, but I guess I'll have to take a wait-and-see approach.
     
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    And one more column on Brace:

    Braced For Change: inside and outside, ex-Burncoat star impressing Patriots by Rich Garven of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    continue reading ...
     
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    Brace is built like a younger (slimmer, still geting fater :) )Ted Washington. A specimen.
     
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    Think of Ty Warren when he started out:
    - as a rookie Ty started 4 games with 33 TT, 1 sack, and 2 PD.
    - he progresses each year reaching 84 TT, 7.5 sacks, 4 PD, and a Safety in his fourth season.

    Who knows where Brace will be athletically after three full offseason conditioning programs? The thing to be excited about is Warren and Wilfork are considered top run stuffers. Warren plays on the "strongside" (think back to BB's discussion of Vollmer's physical attributes this week, reflecting on how RTs tend to be massive roadgraders) with Wilfork on the nose, now you've got a third "run stuffer" ready to step in for either Wilfork or Warren and command a double-team in the run game.

    I thought Wright actually struggled more at DE last season filling in for Warren than he did subbing for Vince. Wright's strongest performances came on passing downs collapsing the pocket, LeKevin Smith looked better at LDE than Wright did last year, but LeKevin has never shown any strength at NT the way Wright does. Adding Brace just makes the entire D-line stronger and more flexible and I can easily see a Brace, Wilfork, Seymour 3-man front making it tough to run should Warren need a breather.

    All this assuming Brace continues to develop his two-gap technique.
     
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