Can the offensive line protect Brady vs Titans?
Fri, 7 Sep 2012|
Paul Perillo and Andy Hart joins Sports Tonight to discuss if the O-line will be a problem for the Pats on Sunday.
We'll take away and we started with football Patriots. And the Titans if Titans last year 48 sacks but they had played. What record highs of 7031. In the league in sacks. For the Bucs were worse at 23 -- with that news is we still be considered to be concerned. For the Patriots offensive line going up against the Titans on Sunday -- thing -- Greg Dickerson Patriots football weekly Paul Perillo Andy Hart. I'm not jealous of there I I choose to make it sure isn't anything you tell Halladay and is there any jealous of -- yeah. You know obviously it's nice to say thank you very much of a -- jealous of other things offensive lines about that. As well Patriot -- I don't know about jealous I I. Would you guys arguing the team is better with Brian Waters -- -- -- that he's coming out Robles the front. And my main concern is not so much that gene -- can't play right guard. But I'd rather not have the -- at right guard. Ryan Wendell at center who knows what's gonna happen at right tackle you have the makings of a three man unit there that's not all that formidable I'd rather have Brian Waters in the middle that. That said he has a Marshall. -- don't want and it it it hurts that depth there and now that's a huge point about the depth but I'll also add in. If I have no worries about Neitzel there at left tackle I can put up with this other stuff and he's talking about as well. And I came into training camp really not worried at all about its older and I'm mildly concerned now I know he's gonna get better. And I didn't expect him to be Matt Light immediately but. He has been a little bit shakier than I thought he would be I still think he's going to be a terrific player in the long run I'm just not -- history player right now and with this Brian Waters thing do you see results and we're down the road he. Yeah that any other choice. -- us playing Houston is gonna be here. -- is going to be anyway you know I wanna say it's a quote fluid situation with Brian Waters I'm not sure it is and they -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- at the right -- and I got an idea of but they give -- -- lot of the -- is number they have a starter in his place -- they paid starter money. I don't think I agree with you -- I don't think the whole stories out I was fighting all these details that are trickling out you know the globe now reports you know we learned of months ago that they were -- Well I didn't read that months ago where is this coming up from you know and is this coming from an agent who is may be massaging the situation or you know maybe water's really wants to show up now trying to save face so. I think there's a lot more this story that's going to play out moving forward -- -- that ends up with him here I don't know it's not simply the Patriots -- his pay no absolutely not and the one thing I've never believed from the start is that there was some sort of arrangement that Bill Belichick said. Don't worry potter Bryant you show up when you feel like it. Does that sound like something Bill Belichick would do if we -- now in the past you know with. With guys that are veteran guys that he's given quarter quarter but you know that the training camp veteran treatment Willie McGinest is a guy who didn't practice a whole lot. During training camp when he was there by every day on the field. We saw him out there in shorts -- we saw him get his rehab in into his work he wasn't in -- working out fully every day. But he was there. There was no doubt in my mind that. There's this whole. It's talk of an arrangement between now I don't I never bought that and start plus got old -- -- waters -- really bothers me the whole. You know he has five kids and he lives all the way down in Texas and well they all have families they all travel from wherever he made a choice he was a free agent last year that's when he had his choice where you could choose where you place -- that for how much and for how long. And he decided to sign with the New England Patriots for two years that's a commitment he made Patriots didn't railroad him into anything he signed as a free agent so. I don't have a lot of sympathy for Brian -- the last part of that is important to just usually the Patriots sign you know a lot of teams signed veterans like that's a one year deals Robert Gallery that one year deal until that he was he was sort of insisted on a two year deal. So that's kind of why he's in this situation now if he had one year deal put in the Pro Bowl season like he did he would have been -- for more money but there's always used to make five million but it was it was weird you need to take what you get OK can they protect Brady. -- outlets and I'm not overly concerned about that. Specifically because I know Dante Scarnecchia will not -- what Tom Brady be vulnerable they'll figure out a way. -- scheme it -- now the question that Andy and I have been talking about sort of the last few weeks is. At what cost you need to put tight ends in to help out as you know you've taken Rob Gronkowski for example out of you know the the passing game more than you want to. How does that affect the offense the trickle down effect I have no doubt that Tom Brady's not gonna drop back and get sacked fifty times if you're not gonna happen is coaching staff is good. They'll still do something about it to make sure that they don't let that happen but. If they have to do so much to make sure it doesn't happen at what possibly up into.