Re: Ex Giants O Lineman O'Hara:
posted at 10/6/2012 3:12 PM EDT
In response to DelGriffith's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
I completely disagree.
Yes, Vollmer is very, very good. But can he be counted on physically. The past 2 years the answer has been no.
Solder is adequate. Improving everyday, and COULD be great once he learns the position.
Connolly is undersized for a guard. He played well against an small Bills team, but really struggled against physical teams. Wendell is in the same boat. Against a physical, big d-line, Wendell is going to be sub par.
Mankins is Mankins. He is going to play when he isn't 100%, and he will play average because he is not 100%. Wen healthy, he is still border line pro bowler, but he is a step to a step and a half lower than his peak years.
My issue is with the back up players. Thomas did not play well against the Bills. Wile he made some nibloop lays, we was beaten cleanly 4 times. This is unacceptable. I said in camp, Cannon was border line cut from the team. I still believe he has a very long way to go.
I thought last years oline ranked anywhere from #1 to #3 as a group. I put this years oline at 12-15. The Cards and Ravens exposed this line as undersized.
My biggest concern against the Broncos is not Manning, it is the Pats oline vs the Broncos speed on the DLine.
Of course you disagree. You're a Jets fan planted here to pose as a Pats fan. LMAO
Did you just say "Thomas did not play well vs Buffalo"? Did you really just say that? No wonder you align with the trolls, Parilli, Prolate, Pezzy and Hurlie. You're all the same person here in one variation or another. New to the game, delusional and easily led by the media.
Vollmer is a beast. We know he's been hurt, but hopefully his back surgery has fixed those issues, as they usually do. That's GOOD NEWS for us Pats fans in 2012 and beyond. Again, I go by what I see and the PRESENT TENSE. Check out, Mr. Delusional.
Connolly is a godsend is consistently playing totally clean games whether at Center or Guard.
Please stop, as you're only embarrassing yourself as this posing NE fan trolling here. The O Line gave Brady a great pocket ALL GAME LONG against Baltimore until the officials took over. NE put up 30 points and it would have been 40 if not for 2 egregiously incorrect calls on Edelman, for starters.
The Cardinals might have the best front line in the NFL and we had backups int he wrong spots in that game with no Vollmer for much of the game.
Your analysis is so continually awful, the board asks you stop this little troll game you play. Pathetic. Tell us, how is Mark Sanchez looking this year, RKarp? Did you pick Buffalo last week, too, as ESPN Brushic employee did? LMAO
Pathetic. We get you need a paycheck, but don't bring it on here.
can you see anything past the Pats? Because NFL Network said Thomas played well, he did? He was cleanly beaten 4 times. That is unacceptable for an OLman.
You thought Wendell and Connolly played well against the Ravens? Again, we saw a different game. The Cards game speaks for itself.
You choose to draw conclusions on the Pats oline against the Bills, I chose the Cards, Ravens, 49'ers, Seahawks, Texans and Broncos. Lets come back to topic after the Pats play these teams, and see how many hits, pressures and sacks Brady endures, and who gave them up.
Glass half full, Vollmer if healthy, and Solder will be bookend stud tackles. Mankins will be very good for another 5 years. Pats need another big interior lineman thru the draft. If this team is going to run, and in turn play action, the oline needs to play better than they have, excluding the Bills laugher.