Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/13/14
With veteran safety Steve Gregory (hip) absent at practice for 3d day in a row, rookie Tavon Wilson could be primed to earn 1st career start— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 5, 2012So, it looks like the hip troll has struck the Patriots again after previously hitting Mankins and Gronkowski. However, this time I think it is going to be a blessing in disguise for this team. I have been talking a lot this week about the terrible safety play we have been unfortunately stuck with, and throwing Tavon into the fire could be the best thing for this team. Additionally, this injury will likely thrust Nate Ebner into a Nickel or Dime roll. So, he will likely see his first real defensive snaps of the year. This can only help because it is not like Gregory has been playing well (he's been blowing), and being forced into seeing what the young kids can do can only benefit this team. If we find out it is too much for them to handle, so-be-it, playoffs time comes around and we throw McCourty back th...
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