NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed
I saw a lot of Patriots fans panicking after the Patriots first preseason game on Thursday night, so I wrote a piece on NESN.com about the Patriots O-Line troubles and how they might be solved.
Below is an excerpt:
The Patriots were missing three All-Pros against the Saints with Sebastian Vollmer (back) and Logan Mankins (knee) injured on the sidelines and Brian Waters at home, having not reported to the team yet. Marcus Cannon, Donald Thomas and Dan Connolly played in place of the three starters from 2011 and their play was a mixed bag. Mankins should be back with the team before the start of the season, and since there’s been no word of retirement from Waters, he should be expected back as well.