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The Vollmer Question: Light's out???

Posted by Albert Breer  November 20, 2009 03:14 PM

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"Did we think he could play right tackle? Yeah. But I think he’s a better left tackle than he is a right tackle. I’m not saying he can’t do it, he just better on the other side. Nick, on the other hand, came in as a left tackle in college, all the way, the first thing we do is move him over to right tackle, and he’s done well there.

"Last year, we got into a bind, and previous years when we’ve been in a bind, we move Nick back to left tackle. He truly has played both. But, again, until something like that happens, you don’t really know. Can Matt play right tackle? I’m sure he could. But he’s done a lot better at left tackle."

The crux of what Belichick is saying seems to be this: Vollmer and Kaczur have plenty of position flexibility. Light might have that, but he's been on the left for so long, it might be hard to know.

Before that, the coach was asked if he knew (with Stephen Neal's head injury compounding all this) what his line would look like Sunday. Quickly, he said, "I don't."

Light was quick to move along in the locker room, characterizing his status as "questionable" for the Jets game as hurried out of there.

So for now, it looks like all this is anyone's guess.

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