Originally written on Ex Pats  |  Last updated 11/5/14
While the offensive line has been inconsistent this year in pass protection, Tom Brady was unequivocal that the group of big men up front are the strength of the New England Patriots. While Tom has had to deal with a lot of change this year, with his tight ends and wide receivers being almost unrecognizable from who they were last year, the one group which has remained the same is his offensive line. Nate Solder, Logan Mankins, Ryan Wendell, Dan Connolly and Sebastian Vollmer were all returning starters and while Vollmer has gone down for the season with a broken leg, his replacement Marcus Cannon has done very well in pass protection as well. So while Brady has taken a few too many licks for Pats fans liking, the Patriots quarterback was fully supportive of his big boys up front: "The offensive line has been the strength for us," Brady said. "It's a great group, smart guys that really work hard, that put the time in and do great in the run game, great in the pass game." ... "They're the strength of our team, those guys up front," he said. "Wendy, Logan, and Nate and Dan Connolly and now with Sebastian out, Marcus. [A] great group." What do you think Pats fans? Is the Pats offensive line the strength of the team?
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