Like Zoltan Mesko, the Romanian-born punter with whom he has shared growing-up-in-Europe memories, Vollmer fits comfortably among colleagues who learned their football in Florida, Texas, and California.
“I speak kein [no] Englisch,” Mesko will joke when he sees him being interviewed. Vollmer spoke it fluently when he first turned up on Route 1 but he didn’t mind sending confusing signals on skit night.
“Maybe we’ve got a tape of that,” Brady mused. “I’ve got to refresh myself. It’s been a long time.”
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