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  1. NG Pats Fan

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    4 years now into his career and he has done diddley poo
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    Complete and utter waste of a draft pick.
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    He can't play. Gerard Warren (if healthy) would be a far more useful backup to Wilfork and Love.
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    Bust. There's really not much else to be said.
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    ....bust....
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    A bit like that Olsen twins fantasy I have.

    NEVER.................. EVER going to happen
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    None, I stopped thinking about him over a season ago.
  8. Ivan

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    He's big, they should trade Welker for a late pick and move him to WR.
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    What he said. To many cheese burgers, not enough talent. AND hes made of Glass.
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    I was wondering who was Ron Brace because i always thought his surname was Bust!:D;)
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    Was hoping that all the reports early in camp about him making more impact were true and would carry over. But at this point, I think the only reason he's still here is there wasn't another big body available to replace him once Fanene was booted.
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    When they take out Wilfork or Love, they usually put in a better pass rusher, like Deaderick.

    Who's snaps do you want to limit on early downs? I don't understand these threads sometimes, do you want Wilfork on the bench for running plays?

    Yeah, the reason he's here is to back up the two big guys who've played well and haven't been injured.
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    He's a solid player but the reason he never plays here is because he has no idea how to 2-gap.
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    is he injured again?
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    He has less career tackles then vernon gholston.

    That's really all that needs to be said.
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    He can play, but possesses a zero pain threshold. A hangnail is likely to keep him from practice, and inactive on game day. He has shown some skill, but his maladies keep him from being a player.....
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    I think he backs up Love and Wilfork, which means he's not going to get much time. I think his inability to beat out Love tells us what we need to know about his future as a starter, at least in New England.

    I don't know what his limited snap count means beyond him being redundant, since the team's not likely looking to take out Love or Wilfork and bring Brace in as a pass rusher in sub packages.
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    He just never lived up to his draft status and his career has been interrupted with nagging injury and inconsistency. BB has always kept him around because he is another big body to put on the line and is a 3rd backup to VW.

    If hes back in 2013, it'll be for the vet minimum and not a dime more...

    If they draft a big body and shows the slightest bit of upside, Brace is gone.
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    He is a guy that can't stay healthy. All reports were that he was having a great camp and doing well. Injuries suck.

    Too many people on this forum take too much delight in labeling players busts or soft.

    Some guys just have crappy luck. Football is a physical game.
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    a soon to be bust, if not already. if it weren't for vollmer, that 09 draft would have been a disaster. are 2nd round picks that much of a gamble? they passed on oher (not that big of a loss because of vollmer) and matthews to keep trading down for a bunch of picks.
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    Ouch! That's gonna leave a mark.
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    Brace should probably be replaced on the roster by Pryor. Brace should either be put on IR or simply cut. He has no future here. In emergencies, Francis will get more reps, and that's fine.

    For me, Brace was drafted as insurance against Wilfork not re-signing. Wilfork re-signed.

    So, in my mind, the pick was fine, as long as Brace was an adequate backup or short yardage player. However, Belichick and posters all indicated that Brace was really draft as a 3-4 DE, a future starter, amazing since he was the slowest defensive player in the entire draft.

    My bottom line is that Brace was picked early because we had such a serious need, and hasn't worked out because of his injuries. It is time to move on.
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    He should play Major League Balcoball.
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    Agreed. Vince will be 31 next week. Need to start thinking about another 4-3 DT/3-4 NT/DT
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    Gholston was the 6th pick. Brace was a 2nd rounder who has had injuries. Gholston didn't even have that excuse if i'm not mistaken. He just flat out stunk.
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    At best, Brace is a career backup. At worst he wastes cap space and goes to IR.

    Would love to upgrade the DT depth behind Wilfork/Love.

    Except for Vollmer, our picks in round 2 of the 2009 NFL draft have been pretty much a complete debacle.

    Chung looks like he won't be with the team next year.
    Brace can't even stay healthy and when he has been healthy has rarely seen the field.
    And Darius Butler went the way of the Dodo.

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    Had hopes for him but at this point he is just a waste. Myron Pryor is in the same boat. Flash of potential with barely any stats or playing time to back it up. Crableistic.
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    Drop the bum.
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    AN ALL-PRO AND A 3 YEAR STARTER = DISASTER ??????

    How is Chung a complete disaster since he has been average contributor for 4 years, and a starter for 3?

    IMHO, any round that produces an all-pro quality player (Vollmer) cannot be considered a disaster.



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    Amen. Its injuries and nothing but injuries. At the start of the season, Brace had earned snaps by being the first DT off the ball, by consistently moving back the LOS into the defensive backfield. I thought for certain he was going to have a break out kind of year in a back up role, similar to what Cuinningham is having.

    The injury criticism is a legitimate one. You can't contribute if you aren't on the field. However it pisses me off the way "same" people who couldn't tolerate a hangnail, pompously call an NFL player "soft" simply because he's gotten injured. These are generally the same internet tough guys who couldn't stand toe to toe with Pop Warner kids.
    :rolleyes:

    Its a shame this kids career has been ruined thus far by injuries
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