Perillo: How will Mankins trade impact offensive line?

Perillo: How will Mankins trade impact offensive line?
August 28, 2014, 1:30 am
"You've got to protect that quarterback." - Paul Perillo

On Tuesday, the Patriots lost veteran guard Logan Mankins after dealing him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Will the Patriots offensive line be okay without Mankins?

"In large part, yes. The biggest reason for that is Tom Brady," said Paul Perillo of Patriots Football Weekly. "I think he will find a way to avoid any real problems. I think he is so good at recognizing where the pressure is coming from."

Even though Brady can sense pressure, Perillo still has his concerns about the young offensive line.

"You've got to protect that quarterback," he said. "Last year Brady got sacked more times than he had since his first year as a starter. Now you're taking away what I think is the best lineman."