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  1. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Seems like a good topic for debate. :) I'll also add that, based on the Twitter thread, it's OK to have players at positions other than their regular ones.

     
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    ArchAngel007 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Brown, Mankins, Koppen, Waters, Vollmer
     
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    Brown-Mankins-Andrews-Waters-Vollmer

    Neal as a flex @ guard. Love Thuney though.
     
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    doesntmatter1 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Brown-Thuney-Andrews-Waters-Vollmer.

    Solder and Neal as backups.
     
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    Light
    Mankins
    Koppen
    Neal
    Vollmer
     
  6. Ice_Ice_Brady

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    Would Mankins be playing in the regular season or postseason?
     
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    Patsgofor4 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Mankins....another terrible pick by the worst GM in NFL history.

    Would love to be able to pull up some of the posts on this site after that pick was made.
     
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    Patsgofor4 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    It's tough (but interesting) exercise because we don't know all of the rules. For the "one and done" patriots, are we looking at their whole career or how they performed during the one year on the patriots?

    Light had the longevity and the consistency but he was never as dominant as Brown was two years ago. Brown destroyed people in the run game and was almost as good, although not flawless, as a pass protector. In my opinion, 2018 Brown vs. peak Jason Taylor does a better job against Taylor than Light ever did.

    I would also take a peak Neal over 2011 Waters but peak Waters was the better player.

    Thuney is still fairly early in his career but his consistency has been incredible. He is probable better than Mankins as a pass protector, probable not as good as a run blocker and, as a previous poster noted, has performed better than Mankins in the postseason. Mankins, however, brought a level of intensity and nastiness that may only be eclipsed in Pats history by Hannah. He was truly the leader of those offensive lines.
     
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  9. ctpatsfan77

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    I'm going to go ahead and say specifically their years with the NEP.
     
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    p8ryts 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    That's a tough one. Matt Light one of my favorite Patriots but Trent Brown was awesome. Mankins, Thuney, Neal, Waters, whew! Woody, Koppen, Andrews. We've had some good ones. Vollmer, Cannon (great when healthy). The winners are:

    Brown, Thuney, Koppen, Waters, Vollmer.
     
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    TheRainMaker In the Starting Line-Up

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    Brown-Mankins-Woody-Waters-Vollmer.

    I originally had Mike Compton at C but I just remembered that Compton played guard majority of the snaps until they were in shotgun situations. So I had to take him out. I remember he had lightning quick snaps out of the shotgun and Woody was terrible at it.

    Waters was an amazing pickup in 2011.

    Leaving Light off was tough, but he was a liability against speed rushers or other elite pass rushers. Brown can take on anyone.
     
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    sean10mm Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Trent Brown was great that one season, and came seemingly out of nowhere. Remember when we were totally screwed going into 2018 because Solder left? Hitting on him was a lifesaver that year.

    Light was good for a long time an had 3 rings though. Tough call.

    Marcus Cannon also went from being a stiff in 2015 to being really, really good in 2016. wouldn't put him on the top of the Pats OL list, just throwing that out there.
     
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