Originally posted on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 1/11/13
At the beginning of the season the concern wasn’t about injuries or defense, it was about our offensive line who struggled in the preseason. Now, you hear virtually nothing about possibly the most improved area of the team from when the season began to present day. All NFL games are won at the line of scrimmage because, without blocking, a run or pass game has no chance. Without the defensive line putting up resistance, every game would be a pick-up game. Logan Mankins of the New England Patriots has probably had the roughest time adjusting this year. The 30 year old Guard has had to deal with the way his body reacts, as well as the new faces around him. Logan Mankins spent seven seasons next to familiar faces Dan Koppen and Matt Light, but this season has had to deal with becoming the leader on that line. In a quote by Mankins he describes how tough it was for him. "I played next to those guys for seven seasons. We've been through a lot together, and all of a sudden, they're gone,"...
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