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The Patriots’ huge offensive line will shield Woodhead and Vereen as best it can and protect quarterback Tom Brady long enough so he can throw passes to Welker. It’s a strategy that has worked exceptionally well for the Patriots over the years, no matter how big or small the players might be.
“Players are often stereotyped,” said Patriots left tackle Nate Solder, who is 6-8, 320 pounds. “But if you can make plays, it really doesn’t matter what size you are.”