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Belichick hints (again) at tackle situation's future

Posted by Albert Breer  December 14, 2009 01:27 PM

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Like we've had up here now, if you figure that Vollmer's the team's best tackle right now, and there's evidence that he is, then his flexibility creates another competition. That being, Light vs. Nick Kaczur.

And if Light's a better left tackle than Kaczur is a right tackle -- again, there's evidence that says that's been the truth of late -- then it probably makes the most sense to put Vollmer at right tackle and leave Light where he is. That is, if the Patriots ditch this rotation, which they probably will eventually, since most teams like play-to-play continuity up front offensively.

It's about getting the best five out there, and Vollmer seems to be a pretty apparent part of that group. When asked if Vollmer was better suited for one side or the other, Belichick said the rookie plays each equally, and that's not a bad thing.

"It’s kind of unusual to have tackles that have that kind of flexibility," he emphasized. "It’s a great situation to have."

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