Posts Tagged ‘Nate Solder’

Patriots Line Change: How Logan Mankins, Josh Kline Fared After Nate Solder’s Week 15 Exit

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

In wake of Nate Solder’s second concussion in as many games, the Patriots offensive line was forced to make an adjustment. (NFL Game Rewind)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

The New England Patriots had to shuffle the deck during Sunday’s 24-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

The change came following a 3rd-and-3 pass play with 14:04 remaining in the fourth quarter, when Patriots left tackle Nate Solder caught a knee to the helmet after his block sent him to the ground.

The pass ultimately gained six yards and kept New England’s offense on the field. But the 2011 first-round pick was forced to exit.

Solder left for the sidelines to speak with team doctor Thomas Gill and members of the training staff. He did not return.

It was a concussion for Solder, the 25-year-old’s second diagnosed concussion in eight days and the fourth in three seasons. Yet at the time of its occurrence, all head coach Bill Belichick and Co. could do was replace the 6’8”, 320-pounder.

New England elected to do so with five-time All-Pro left guard Logan Mankins. And when Mankins moved over, undrafted rookie guard Josh Kline moved into his place. (more…)

Patriots vs. Eagles: Six Keys to Defeat

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Lets hope this isn’t a lasting image for the 2012 season. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

It seems like a lifetime ago that the Eagles beat the Patriots in the second preseason game of the season, but I assure you it wasn’t. It was only two days ago.

The Patriots took an odd approach in this game benching many of their key players due to the fact that they have three games in the span of ten days.

Like all preseason games, there was some good and some bad, so instead of my usual six keys to defeat, I’ll split it up and do three good keys and three bad keys.


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.


Musket Blasts: Patriots Gameday Links, Preseason Week One

Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Left Tackle Nate Solder

Left Tackle Nate Solder has been one of the few constants on the Patriots offensive line during training camp. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Come back every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Patriots gameday as I choose my five favorite New England Patriots and NFL Draft links to share. Feel free to submit your own links in the comments.


Ranking the Patriots Roster from #90 to #1

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Patriots Training Camp

The Patriots roster might be the deepest in the league from 1-90. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The Patriots pre-season roster is deep – really deep. Just how deep are they? Well, I decided to take an in depth look at the current roster and rank the players from top to bottom based on a combination of talent and the likelihood they will make the team.

It really paints a picture of how deep the roster is and how many tough decisions the coaching staff will be faced with as training camp moves forward.


Patriots Training Camp Preview: Offensive Line

Friday, July 20th, 2012
Nate Solder Patriots OT

Nate Solder will be counted on big time to protect Brady's blindside.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Unlike the tight end and quarteback positions, the offensive line of the Patriots has more question marks as to who makes the final roster.

The New England Patriots are dealing with the significant loss of long time Brady blindside protector Matt Light and various injuries across the line. The Patriots foresaw a transition coming along offensive line and were proactive throughout 2011 to make sure their line play wouldn’t suffer in 2012.

How will the Patriots starting offensive line look Week One and who will make the final roster?


2012 Patriots Schedule: Breaking Down the First Four Games

Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Rob Gronkowski Touchdown

Rob Gronkowski was unstoppable against the Bills. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The Patriots 2012 Schedule certainly isn’t the easiest or hardest in the league, each “quarter” of the season offers its own distinct advantages and disadvantages for New England.

In the first of a four part series, I take a look at weeks one through four of the Patriots 2012 season.


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