Posts Tagged ‘Marcus Cannon’

Replacing Sebastian Vollmer: The Week 8 Performance of Patriots Right Tackle Marcus Cannon

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Sebastian Vollmer’s season-ending leg injury has put the spotlight on 2011 draft pick Marcus Cannon. (Photo: NFL Game Rewind)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

Two yards were gained on a halfback power run by Stevan Ridley in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. But New England Patriots starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer was lost in the process.

On the 1st-and-15 strong-side carry, Ridley rushed through the B-gap before Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks was able to circle him up. Although as the 6’3”, 305-pounder latched onto the New England’s third-year back, momentum spun him around.

Momentum spun him around, and directly into the back of Vollmer’s legs.

The impact sent the 6’8”, 315-pound Vollmer down face first, screaming in pain and slamming his fists onto the turf. Both an unbearable sight and sound, it was later learned that New England’s 2009 second-round pick had broken a bone in his right leg, as Karen Guregian of The Boston Herald first reported.

In one play, a 52-game starter saw his season end. And in one play, a one-game starter saw his season just begin.

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Patriots Off-season: Ten Post-Minicamp Thoughts

Monday, June 17th, 2013
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Which Patriots receivers are going to step up this off-season?

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

After a series of OTA sessions and two days of mandatory minicamp, head coach Bill Belichick called off the final day of practices on June 13. In turn, upwards of 90 players departed from 1 Patriot Place blaring Alice Cooper’s “Schools Out” from their stereo speakers.

Well, something to that effect.

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Breaking Down Marcus Cannon’s Fit in New England

Monday, May 27th, 2013
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Will the Patriots 5th Round selection pay off in 2013?

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

Back in 2011, the New England Patriots invested a fifth-round draft selection in a big Texas Christian offensive tackle named Marcus Cannon. The 6’5”, 340-pounder was a first team All-Mountain West selection who garnered All-American honors from Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Weekly as well as Rivals.com.

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Patriots vs. Giants Open Thread: Five Players To Watch

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The Oregon product Darrion Weems could be a target for the practice squad after final cut downs. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

The fourth preseason game is always the toughest to watch. Between the possibility of injuries, the lack of starters and the dire need for REAL FOOTBALL, you spend about three hours on your couch begrudging the existence of the fourth preseason game at all. Of course, you are watching football, so life could be worse.

What I’m trying to do is make tonight’s three hour reminder of a lost Super Bowl a little easier on everyone by highlighting five players to watch carefully. Unfortunately, now that Ross Ventrone is on injured reserve, the slight possibility of seeing everyone’s favorite twitter comedian return a punt is out the window.

Tell us which players you’ll be looking out for below in the comments section.

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Patriots vs Eagles: Preseason Aftermath

Monday, August 20th, 2012
Patriots Eagles Hoyer

The Patriots makeshift offensive line struggled again against the Eagles. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

Here are my initial thoughts on the Patriots vs Eagles preseason game. We’ll be back with a full film-room analysis tomorrow.

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Patriots Training Camp: 15 Things That Stood out on Saturday

Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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The three amigos: Bill Belichick, Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady at Patriots training camp.

NEPD Contributing Staff

The pads went on Saturday and with it the “official” start of Patriots training camp has begun. Competition was ramped up and with a lot of jobs on the line so were emotions. With the new CBA teams are only allowed a handful of full pads practices.

With a lot going on throughout the day here are 15 things that were learned throughout the day, as well as things that stood out in Foxboro.

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MWC: Ten Year NFL Draft Case Study

Friday, July 20th, 2012
Marcus Cannon Patriots

Marcus Cannon could wind up being a steal out of the MWC.

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

Every Friday this summer I’m doing a case study on the last ten years draft history of every conference in the FBS.

Through these case studies we’ll be able to answer which schools and conferences produce the most talent, the most busts, the most players at each position and much more.

I know that it’s a lot of information to digest, but there’s some very interesting findings during this first week of research which will become even more telling as each week progresses.

This week, I’m taking on the Mountain West Conference. You can also read about the Big EastIndependents, C-USA, Big Ten, ACC and MAC.

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