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Patriots C Dan Koppen out for season

Posted on: September 21, 2011 1:49 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Patriots center Dan Koppen suffered a nasty broken ankle in New England's Week 1 victory over the Dolphins that resulted in him being carted off the field. But it was nastier than anyone could have imagined at the time -- the team announced on Wednesday that Koppen was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

Defensive lineman Myron Pryor was also placed on IR, and defensive back Philip Adams and defensive lineman Landon Cohen were signed to the active roster.

The good news for the Patriots is that guard Dan Connolly looked quite good against the Chargers (and in action against the Dolphins) since moving over to replace Koppen on the line.

Additionally, New England has a pretty sturdy line as far as things go, with Logan Mankins and Brian Waters beefing up protection around Connolly and Matt Light the stalwart at left tackle. Having tight ends Rob Gronkowski and -- when he returns from his injury -- Aaron Hernandez on the field almost all the time doesn't hurt either.

And neither does having Tom Brady under center -- clearly the Patriots would prefer to keep as much protection around Tom as possible, but if you're going to have a quarterback who needs to establish timing with his pass catchers and clear the ball out quickly, he's a pretty good one to have.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 9:08 am
 

Patriots C Dan Koppen out for season



tomlye
Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 5:38 pm
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Tomly
Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:07 pm
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Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: September 25, 2011 9:13 am
 

Patriots C Dan Koppen out for season

that sucks. but we got guys capable of filling the job. it still wont mess with their 19-0 record
Tyical.

The Patriots lose one of the best players on their team, and the fanbase is calling out 19-0.....and then wonder why the rest of the league hates you..... 



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Patriots C Dan Koppen out for season

hey tome,
sorry you made yourself look like and idiot the first time you post on here but all teams carry more than 7 o-lineman. The majority carry 9 to 10, there are a few with 8. just a tip go to NFL click on teams then click on depth chart and it will show you how many that team has, it is a much more exact figure than some no nothing pulling a number out of his backside. 
 



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2011 10:18 pm
 

Patriots C Dan Koppen out for season

Patriots take hit upfront. Brady takes a hit from behind.



Since: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2011 9:25 pm
 

Patriots C Dan Koppen out for season

that sucks. but we got guys capable of filling the job. it still wont mess with their 19-0 record



Since: Sep 30, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 8:59 pm
 

Patriots C Dan Koppen out for season

tom, yeesh, dude's just making a speculative comment. Probably a regular fan. I hope your doctor doesn't yell at you the same way when you ask if, say, that lump in your neck is a problem. "Of COURSE it's not a problem you NINCOMPOOP! It's just an enlarged node from a minor infection, as any idiot who even has a neck ought to know! Why don't you check out WebMD before coming in here quit wasting my time! Moron. (That'll be $200.)"



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 8:57 pm
 

Patriots C Dan Koppen out for season

It's a damn shame he out for the season. I had always voted for him for the Pro Bowl, and he made it once. In my opinion,I thought he was one of the best underrated centers in the NFL,bar none. 


tomebrady08
Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 7:46 pm
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