PatsFans.com - Mobile
PatsFans.com
Search

NEW ARTICLE: Patriots 2021 Training Camp Primer – Offensive Line

2021 Patriots Season:
Upcoming Opponent:
Next Up: at Bills
Pick Results: NE: 82.4% at BUF: 17.6%

Mon
Dec 6th

Current Patriots Twitter Feed:

PatsFans.com Article

Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal
Patriots 2021 Training Camp Primer – Offensive Line
Steve Balestrieri
With the team expected to lean on their running game, the offensive line makes running 12, and 22 personnel something we’ll see quite a bit.

The post Patriots 2021 Training Camp Primer – Offensive Line appeared first on PatsFans.com.

Continue reading...

(If you enjoyed this entry - hit the Thumbs Up/If not, hit the Thumbs down in this thread)
 

captain stone

Hall of Fame Poster
This OL isn't nearly as solid as most folks here seem to believe...The OT situation is iffy, and there is ZERO quality depth after Karras...Z.E.R.O...


"...The depth is so great that the team lost one of the best guards in the NFL in Joe Thuney in free agency...and they probably won’t miss a beat..."

Wrong.


Justin Herron's no "lock" either...He was good in the KC game, and not good in every other one...Tennessee's Trey Smith should've been the pick at 197, Not Billy Sherman...And Thanksdad Ferentz absolutely fukcing Sucks. Period.
 

mgteich

PatsFans.com Veteran
PatsFans.com Supporter
This OL isn't nearly as solid as most folks here seem to believe...The OT situation is iffy, and there is ZERO quality depth after Karras...Z.E.R.O...


"...The depth is so great that the team lost one of the best guards in the NFL in Joe Thuney in free agency...and they probably won’t miss a beat..."

Wrong.


Justin Herron's no "lock" either...He was good in the KC game, and not good in every other one...Tennessee's Trey Smith should've been the pick at 197, Not Billy Sherman...And Thanksdad Ferentz absolutely fukcing Sucks. Period.
Some believe that having 6 solid starters on the OL gives you a solid OL. Others require 8 starters.
 

Zuma

2035 Weekly NFL Picks Winner
PatsFans.com Supporter
This OL isn't nearly as solid as most folks here seem to believe...The OT situation is iffy, and there is ZERO quality depth after Karras...Z.E.R.O...


"...The depth is so great that the team lost one of the best guards in the NFL in Joe Thuney in free agency...and they probably won’t miss a beat..."

Wrong.


Justin Herron's no "lock" either...He was good in the KC game, and not good in every other one...Tennessee's Trey Smith should've been the pick at 197, Not Billy Sherman...And Thanksdad Ferentz absolutely fukcing Sucks. Period.
Don't agree Captain. Herron was a rook last year and played well...he's a solid backup at G and T. Karras is a solid backup at C and G. IMO Cunningham is serviceable and Martin or Sherman will round out the 53. This is not a bad situation...not at all. You can't have all starters on the 53...just don't have the $ for it. I think the OL is top 10 with the backups.
 

mgteich

PatsFans.com Veteran
PatsFans.com Supporter
And still others would like their #7-8-9 linemen not to be useless trash.
I am one of those people.

If Cajuste,, Herron, Cunningham, Sherman, Redmond, Ferentz and the rest are thought to be useless, then the team will sign new backups. It is my expectation that 1-2 OL's will be added before Game 2.

I suspect that we'll keep 8 on the 53, and 3 more on the Practice Squad. I would all 8 to be active.
 

captain stone

Hall of Fame Poster
If Cajuste,, Herron, Cunningham, Sherman, Redmond, Ferentz and the rest are thought to be useless, then the team will sign new backups.

I'd like to think so, but Thanksdad keeps showing up...



It is my expectation that 1-2 OL's will be added before Game 2.

It's my hope that this happens, but I'm tempering my expectations that it does.



I suspect that we'll keep 8 on the 53, and 3 more on the Practice Squad. I would all 8 to be active.

Usually only 7 are active, but I also prefer 8 to be active.
 

mgteich

PatsFans.com Veteran
PatsFans.com Supporter
I'd like to think so, but Thanksdad keeps showing up...





It's my hope that this happens, but I'm tempering my expectations that it does.





Usually only 7 are active, but I also prefer 8 to be active.
Under the 2020 rules, I believe that an 8th OL doesn't count against the normal active limit. So, I expect 8.

Yes, I understand your issue with Belichick finding Ferentz as acceptable as the last interior OL.
 

mgteich

PatsFans.com Veteran
PatsFans.com Supporter
Under the 2020 rules, I believe that an 8th OL doesn't count against the normal active limit. So, I expect 8.

Yes, I understand your issue with Belichick finding Ferentz as acceptable as the last interior OL.
I left out Martin. Perhaps, he is our 7th OL over Ferentz. He could be an OK backup. He would only play if there are two injuries.
 

mgteich

PatsFans.com Veteran
PatsFans.com Supporter
Don't agree Captain. Herron was a rook last year and played well...he's a solid backup at G and T. Karras is a solid backup at C and G. IMO Cunningham is serviceable and Martin or Sherman will round out the 53. This is not a bad situation...not at all. You can't have all starters on the 53...just don't have the $ for it. I think the OL is top 10 with the backups.
I agree on Herron. He should be OK as the 4th OT. He played a lot last year, and should be improved in Year 2. Of course, he is no lock. However, as of now, I would think that he is a heavy favorite to make the 53.
 

Top