Posts Tagged ‘Nate Solder’

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?

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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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No Need for 300, Just Give Tom Brady Five

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Patriots Giants Super Bowl

THIS... IS... BOSTON!

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

In the battle of Thermopylae, made famous by the movie “300”, the Persian King Xerxes trotted out a seemingly never-ending procession of exotic warriors.

Perry Fewell, defensive coordinator for the Giants, has a similar array of weapons aimed at disrupting the Patriots passing attack.

The Patriots offensive line, just like the Spartan heroes on the silver screen, will need to hold out for as long as they can. Fortunately for New England, their blockers will need to be vigilant for only around three seconds, as opposed to three days.

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Patriots vs Ravens: AFC Championship Preview

Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Patriots Ravens Brady Suggs

The Patriots need to take the "sizzle" out of the Ravens defense on Sunday.

NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed

The anticipation for this week is killing me. Not only do I have the Ravens-Patriots game to look forward to, but I’m also going to be covering the Senior Bowl all next week (follow me on twitter for updates @dougkyed).

Consequently, this week has gone incredibly slow, like Dan Connolly returning a kickoff-slow. Like Tim Tebow’s throwing motion-slow. Like Chad Ochocinco’s learning curve-slow.

But the AFC Championship is finally bearing down on us and we have approximately 48 hours until I’ll be sitting on my parents couch five miles from the stadium with my heart racing, and of course, wearing my lucky Chung shirt.

Here are some things I’d like to see in Sunday afternoon’s game:

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Patriots vs Redskins: Snyde-r Comments

Sunday, December 11th, 2011
Rex Grossman Redskins Patriots

This is one of the only pictures we could find where Grossman wasn't being sacked. (Photo: ICON SMI)

NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed

Some things never cease to amaze me about the NFL. No. 1 on this list at times is talent evaluation. Seriously, how many people not named Mike or Kyle Shanahan thought the Redskins could be competitive in the NFC East with Sexy Rexy and Sexy… Beck-sy? I don’t see any theoretical hands raised.

So now the Redskins are exactly where all NFL fans thought they would be in early December and the Patriots get to play them to prep for the playoffs. This should not be a difficult game for the Patriots. I fully expect them to win, so I figured I might do something different for this week’s pre game column. I’m going to highlight some of the best and worst players on the Redskins that the Patriots might have to watch out for:

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Patriots vs Eagles: The Aftermath

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed

Remember when Philadelphia was up 10-0? Eagles fans certainly don’t. As one of my followers on twitter said, Bill probably should have stopped scoring if he wanted his buddy Andy to keep his job. That call to trade draft picks this year might be a little colder.

I’ll have my full post game analysis tomorrow, but here’s my quick hit reaction to the game:

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Midseason Rookie Report

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Nate Solder Patriots OT

Nate Solder has proven to be a very good pick for the Patriots so far. (Photo: ICON SMI)

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Loyko

Prior to the season I previewed the Patriots rookies and what was to be expected of them. With a little more than half the season over I take a look at how they have performed and what the future may hold.

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