Found October 07, 2012 on Patriots Life:
So today we got the Broncos in town this week, and here are a couple of things to watch for. As always, follow me @CultOfBelichick-Safety play With Steve Gregory out, the safety position that has been plaguing the Patriots comes into even greater focus. We are going to have Tavon Wilson getting his first start against Peyton Manning, one of the best ever at manipulating safeties. Things could get a little interesting back there, but if they are able to play a solid game, and keep everything in front of them (which shouldn't be that hard given the current state of Peyton's arm), they should be fine here. One positive to bringing in Wilson is his tackling ability; he is a much better tackler than Gregory. This is likely to be incredibly important today with the hulking Demarius Thomas (6'3" 230 lbs) on the other side. All in all, we are going to have to hope these two can keep things clean back there against an apparently resurgent Peyton Manning.-Offensive line: can ...
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