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Patriots may run more to keep Tom Brady healthy

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10:06 AM ET 08.25 | Watching Tom Brady become a tackling dummy for the Buccaneers last night was not anyone's idea of fun. And just when you think it couldn't get worse, his best friend on the night -- running back Stevan Ridley -- was one of the guys who nearly got him killed by missing his block on an oncoming blitzer. They keep saying it's going to get better. Earlier in the week, offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia painted a wonderfully optimistic picture with the glass being half-full, and getting fuller with respect to his beleaguered offensive line. The Pats just might have to run the ball much more than planned, because that was the only way Brady didn't get pounded last night. And, it was the best and most fruitful way for them to produce a scoring drive when Brady was in the game.

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August 25, 2012  10:08 AM ET

1st!

August 25, 2012  10:11 AM ET

That glass looks like it's completely empty to me!

August 25, 2012  10:13 AM ET

Whats up with this, is Darth getting tired of Tom and want him on the IR

August 25, 2012  10:14 AM ET

I'm sure the Pats will be heavily scruitizing the waiver wire for OL.

August 25, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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I'm sure the Pats will be heavily scruitizing the waiver wire for OL.

Maybe if they could draft worth a damn the past 7-8 years they wouldn't always be scouring the waiver wires for other team's sloppy seconds.

August 25, 2012  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Whats up with this, is Darth getting tired of Tom and want him on the IR

It's time for Brady to retire.

August 25, 2012  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I'm sure the Pats will be heavily scruitizing the waiver wire for OL.

Nothing worth signing off the waiver wire.

August 25, 2012  11:00 AM ET

Brady might want to learn to run a little himself, to stay healthy.

August 25, 2012  11:05 AM ET

I am getting tired of these GM's and head Coaches that take a good QB and get him killed
Past no O line
Redskins no O line
Colts no O linr
Eagles no O line
Jets no line at all
It's a good way to avoid paying the contract, back end it get their legs or neck broken then cut em before you have to pay em.

August 25, 2012  11:05 AM ET

Colts no O line

August 25, 2012  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I'm sure the Pats will be heavily scruitizing the waiver wire for OL.

It doesn't look good for NE this year. There may be some coaching and game plan magic that fixes this once the games count, but the teams with elite front sevens (Giants, Ravens despite injuries, 49'ers, Detroit, Pittsburgh, maybe even Cincinnati) all have to be loving what they have been seeing so far.

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August 25, 2012  11:42 AM ET
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It doesn't look good for NE this year. There may be some coaching and game plan magic that fixes this once the games count, but the teams with elite front sevens (Giants, Ravens despite injuries, 49'ers, Detroit, Pittsburgh, maybe even Cincinnati) all have to be loving what they have been seeing so far.

Right on. Although their rollicking division may make things easier for them. Plus, there are always Darth Belichick's machinations.

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August 25, 2012  12:01 PM ET
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Brady was getting killed out there. Patriots might be slipping.

It's only preseason Dole.

August 25, 2012  12:03 PM ET
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Fourteenth !!!

Congratulations for your achievement.

August 25, 2012  12:08 PM ET
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Fourteenth !!!

Congratulations for your achievement.

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