Volin: Pressure on Pats LB Fletcher

Volin: Pressure on Pats LB Fletcher
January 10, 2014, 8:45 am
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Who should Patriots fans be fearful of in their playoff matchup with the Colts on Saturday?

Try the Pats own Dane Fletcher, says Ben Volin of the Boston Globe on Sports Tonight. Fletcher is likely to be asked to fill in for injured linebacker Brandon Spikes, who is lost for the season with a knee injury.

Volin points out that four of the Pats top run stuffers, Vince Wilfork, Tommy Kelly, Jerod Mayo and Spikes are now injured, and the Colts could try to exploit that by going to a power running game.

Host Michael Felger agrees that Fletcher is one of those guys who has filled in nicely in spots, but "the more he plays the more he gets exposed."

The Pats player scaring Rob "Hardy" Poole of 98.5 The Sports Hub? Kicker Stephen Gostkowski, especially when going up against his Colts' counterpart and ex-Patriots legend, Adam Vinatieri.