Should we still be worried about the Pats O-line?
Tue, 7 Aug 2012|
Felger, Mazz and Wiggins discuss how worried we should be about the Patriots offensive line.
When did you camp opened. Tony has a Roddy writing on boston.com. That the Patriots offensive line wasn't -- rates prophetic. What word to use before they have ever touch the field disarray. Now two weeks later. Waters remains out Mankins still hadn't gotten on the field. You had injury problems with the ball -- still. In Robert Gallery has retired. Are you worried about the -- -- -- to me. A little bit I am I'm definitely worried about the -- The reason I say it's just have some that you went over as far as. You know Brian Waters and I'll make him -- and I think those guys you'll be able if you don't want to decide to come back at it he can just jump right back in and be fine. Mankins you know the -- to see how he comes back from that on got a rookie left rookie left tackle because he hasn't played this position so you looking at it. Did the stability if you're right tackle has been -- it has been hurt so where's the stability there and that number twelve back there in the pocket. And so that your investment and it kind of went a makeshift line together to protect them and fourteen that throws the ball 60% 65% of the top. And they they really in my opinion I wonder about the running back situation. Yeah you gotta be nervous about the -- In retrospect maybe disarray it was a strong word. But at the point being that they were banged up at that stage. All I'm not alarmed about it because I expect that make it to wonders it and come back. But I do have a little concern just -- he's gone now like they got the age. On that line already sold let's see 00 split to meet with the thing that we watched in the camp. It's definitely transitioning to a new face -- so long it was Matt Light on the left side in the ankle but it Saturn Steve Neal and there. For a time to right tackle position is just you know turn over a lot but everything else seemed. For an upset since Mankins got your little five. -- -- Probably going to be some sort of transitional period there they're just Pasadena hopefully that's putting it mildly right it'll just be some ups and downs. Anything's gonna to Israel this team injuries I think it's not one real real that the defense not progressing would be theirs well. But this could be the only thing that screws them up. What you got to look at it as a team in the pictures that they throw the ball what 70% of the time. So you need an offensive line you -- cohesion that you need you to be able to pick up blitzes because that's the only way you can really get to Brady is by. Common -- a lot of exotic blitzes and if you have guys that really don't have no cohesion that. It could be trouble. Can I said one thing here this there are teams. Like Green Bay to a three years ago with their lines looked so inept and their quarterback to getting battered and the Jets had a stretch like this last year. Double never happened to the Patriots ever not a million years did too well coached. And they have enough good players that will never ever happen pretty desperate -- and yeah just not not a million but I'm even talking -- -- the line. We will likely was sold porous that it was almost like there was nobody there I don't think ever got asked me to question what will be mediocre or will it. And right now all the little a little.