Curran: Patriots 'settle', don't reach for Solder 4/28
Thu, 28 Apr 2011|
Mike Giardi and Tom E. Curran diagnose the Patriots' only pick of the first round, tackle Nate Solder
Good footwork and work that -- on the lower half but I neglect and anchor well. Interesting selection because obviously with the questions and offensive line Matt Light his future either a free agent Stephen Neal has gone he retired in Logan Mankins of course. Unhappy with the franchise tag so they had to address the issue when you wanna protect Tom Brady is that the that are reached. No I don't think it's reached I think it's a settled I think if you look at the fact that the Patriots -- on the clock for almost a full ten minutes. They were trying to get out there trying to find someplace else to go. When you look at they've sold he's going to be a very capable. Tackle in the league. People had -- projected to go even higher in the first round not in the top ten but certainly you know in this ten to seventeen range. When you look at that the Patriots -- okay this guys an eminently. Workable tackle they didn't go out and kick the tires on this -- until this past Monday when Dante Scarnecchia and the offensive line coach -- -- Fluently because had to get a final look at them they weren't able to make -- field down together enticing enough offers practical. Right we need -- left. Cassel was actually scheduled for a visit Foxboro 1024 hours for the Patriots and -- the one thing you have to like about this is this country coach stuff like on. That's when you look at the best bombers got pre draft was sixth seventh round maybe an undrafted -- -- in the second round. He walked in this league so what can you do with a big mound in place like home we'll have rather sold well. We arguable but who. So many after -- on the offensive line. Interestingly. This is the first first round pick that the Patriots made on their offensive line since Logan Mankins he was 32 previous to that. The only other first round pick they've made was Damien Woody so Patriots are stocked up on lower round guys -- open. Fifth round pick America before fortunately with brown pixel Stephen Neal undrafted so they have moved up and in taken a good player here at least by building. So it's going to be interesting to see how it works out. What I certainly when you look to what happened -- them against the Jets in the post season protecting Brady was a bit of an issue and that obviously. The window for your championship is as long as Tom -- a quarterback which means to him up right. And healthy and that's a great point because who will be opponent B that looks across in agreement and she's made so that will be the New York Jets say wonder will we can enhance. On this big mound flashed.