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  1. tombonneau

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    So no need to re-hash, we all saw Kaczur get abused late in the game by Mathis. Probably the most disappointing individual performance of the game.

    Anyway, let's look on the bright side ...

    Vollmer pretty much answered all doubts with this performance vs. Freeney (had the Pats won, this would have been one of the major headlines) and hopefully Light will be returning soon.

    So .....

    When Light gets back, who plays RT? Does Light go back to LT and Vollmer shifts to RT? Does Vollmer move back to the bench and OL returns to status quo? Or does Vollmer stay at LT and Light moves to RT?
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    The tackle who signed a four-year, $16M extension on August 24, 2009.

    At this point, I think Vollmer has locked down the LT job for the forseeable future (read: years).
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    Nick Kaczur. This forum needs some perspective, sheesh. O-Lineman don't get benched for one rough game against an elite rusher.
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    Ditto. Matt Light.
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    lol he can schooled in the super bowl as well. If VOllmer starts at LT, then where does Light go? You either put Vollmer at LT and Light at RT or keep Light at LT and insert Vollmer at RT.
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    Light is older than Kaczur by a year and is better. I think we try to work with a 6 man rotation when we can.....Maybe Kaczur moves to Guard while Neal goes next season and we work Light to the RT position. I think Neal is good though. (is he franchise tag material?).
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    I would be shocked if BB doesn't find a place for both light and vollmer in the starting lineup when light comes back. As to which side, who knows.
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    Vollmer and Light WILL be on the OL starting when Light returns,Neal was injured...did not see him back in the game?
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    Anyone who thinks Kaczur should be a starter needs their head examined. The guy flat out sucks. Gets abused way more than people realize. Thank god for Vollmer!
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    Kaczur is good. Yesterday was his first bad game and Mathis is no joke either.
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    Light to Right Tackle
    Kaczur to the bench
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    If anything, I think Light moves to Guard. Why anyone believes he can just scoot on over to RT is beyond me.
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    I know the guys from Canada ;), and he is good. I think Light would be an upgrade with NK as a quality backup.
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    Even with a great performance against Freeney, I am still not convinced that Vollmer keeps the full-time LT position until next season. My guess is that the Pats might use a three man rotation of Light, Vollmer, and Kazcur to keep all fresh.

    One thing is for sure, the Pats are in a good position when Light can play. They have three starting quality tackles.
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    Tough to teach an old dog new tricks. Makes more sense to send Vollmer to the right side probably.
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    I think he can work on it at practice and in the offseason. if it doesn't work then we move to plan B. Kaczur has played Guard before...Kaczur just signed an extension. What do we do with either of them? Vollmer to RT?
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    I think Kaczur is a future guard when Neal moves on or if they cannot resign Mankins. In the mean time he's a backup when Light returns.
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    I just don't understand the analysis here? Do you really believe Kaczur got owned by Mathis? REALLY? We scored 34 points and Brady threw for over 300 yards. It's difficult for me to see how you can accept that as truth as well the idea that our RT is a turnstyle.

    I guess we'll see what BB decides, but if I was a bettin' man, I'd lay money on NO change at RT.
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    Vollmer is playing too good to be benched right now. I hope he stays at LT and we try out Light at RT temporarily, see how it goes. Try moving Kaczur inside, both Mankins and Neal are FA's. If we can beat the Jets and Fins that about wraps up the division, we have time to experiment. Unless the Bengals lose a couple and we beat NO, it's doubtful we will get the bye.
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    So who is riding the pine: Light or Vollmer?
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    Status quo... for now. BB has been giving the rookies a lot more playing time this year, so I just dont see Vollmer riding the bench either. We will go back to the O-line that has given us so much success, but I think Vollmer will be rotated in at mostly RT to prove himself as a superior tackle to Kaczur. I really think Light still owns the LT spot... he has done nothing (yet) to lose it.

    Saying Kaczur is a better G than Neal is a bit of a leap in logic as well. Next year may be a different scenario as far as the G situation goes. There is no way in hell Kaczur starts simply because of how much money he is making. Although, I think it would be a tremendous advantage having a guy with Kaczur 's ability as a backup OL/goalline TE/FB(?). Barring injury (knock on wood), by the playoffs our line should be Light, Mankins, Koppen, Neal, Vollmer.
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    Light will play Right Tackle and Kaczur will ride the pine.

    Just like I said last month Vollmer new Left Tackle!!!!
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    Light will return to LT and Kaczur will play RT. Vollmer will see

    some action at LT as a sub. After the 2009 season, Light will be

    traded to K.C. or Denver for a draft pick.
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    Put Kaczur as a Blocking TE with 6 man super wall :)
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    I thought I was imagining this post at first... sounds right to me. Thank you for investing some sanity into this thread.
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    Another dumb post where your asking guy who change his stanz empahsis and first step to move from 1 side to another over night and also on leverage and body weight.
    Its asking a life long right hander to switch to left. can be done yes but your not bad as hell.
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    I think Vollmer needs to play. He's getting better and better each week, and I thought he did a great job on Freeney. While he had help at some points, he was also by himself at others, and he did fine in both scenarios.

    I kdon't know what happens with Kazcur and Light, but I think Vollmer is one of your top 5 linemen...so you should probably keep him out there somehow.
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    I think it's a no-brainer:

    1. Vollmer is playing like a future all pro franchise LT, and is only going to get better. Light is on the downside of his career. Vollmer stays at LT.

    2. I'm not a Kaczur hater, but I can't imagine anyone arguing that Light isn't a better tackle than Kaczur. Light moves to RT.

    3. Kaczur and LeVoir give us tremendous depth at OT. We can also work out Kaczur at guard. I think he'd be a better RG than RT, and a 2010 line of Vollmer-Mankins-Koppen-Kaczur-Light could be quite nice, with LeVoir and Kaczur as the backup OTs and Ohrenberger, Connolly, Wendell and possibly Simmons (if we re-sign him) as backup guards. Neal has played well this year but he's aging and injury-prone.
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    Yeah, neither is Dwight Freeny and yet he got straight up owned by a true rookie from Houston VIA Germany. Vollmer looks like a vet already! I think Kaczur makes for decent depth and maybe a Guard but let's me honest he is an average at best starting Tackle. And I know Light and Koppen's horrible performances in Fluke Bowl 42 overshadowed Kaczur's short comings at tackle also.

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