Much uncertainty is shared all around about whether the current Patriots offensive line is up to the task of keeping Tom Brady upright this season. Questions are being asked: who's gonna step up, who'll be the weak link, and can someone get Brain Waters on the damn phone for at least some type of answer about his status?
Listening to left guard Logan Mankins talk to reporters yesterday, you get the impression that all is well in o-line land:
"It's coming together. We've had a couple guys miss a lot of time [him and Vollmer], so we're still working on it," Mankins told reporters (via ESPN Boston).
"We have a lot of work to do between here and Sunday, and hopefully we can put our best out on the field. We have to trust in each other and work together. We're going against a good team. They are a young defense, very athletic, very fast, and they play really hard. It's going to be a big challenge."
Mankins, who returned to the field only recently, looks ready to contribute on Sunday ...