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Wolf6151


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:15 pm    Post subject: FA Ron Brace-NT? Reply with quote

Congrats on beating my team the Houston Texans, good luck to you in the rest of the playoffs. Can anyone here tell me how this guy has played for N.E. in the years he's been here? Is he worth pursuing in FA? Injury history, 1 gap player or traditional 2 gap player, athletic or slow? Thanks.
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young juice


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not worth it
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nextsuperstar


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never lived up to the potential. He had time cracking rotation.
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Donut


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nextsuperstar wrote:
Never lived up to the potential. He had time cracking rotation.

He kept getting hurt and was just overall inconsistent. Some moments he'd look like he could be a solid contributor others he looked like he didnt belong in the league.
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terbo559


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He got cut this season because the time he's been in there for Wilfork, teams had success running on us especially through the middle.
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FakingInjuries


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ron Brace is terrible.


Huge bust of a 2nd rd pick.


He's just an out of shape fat guy. Always injured. Seems like he just picks up easy pay checks and then sits on the bench with an injury.
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mcmurtry86


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brace was a weird pick from the onset. I couldn't help but feel at the time that Belichick was so afraid of not being able to re-sign Wilfork that he took a risk on Brace as a possible insurance.

Once Wilfork was re-signed, Brace became an afterthought. He failed as a 2-gap NT and while he showed flashes at 5-technique, he just couldn't stay healthy or consistent for long enough to maintain a good number of game-day snaps.

I still think he could succeed somewhere but it's been clear for a few years that he was in Belichick's doghouse and his time was up. It wouldn't surprise me if he resurfaces as a decent role player elsewhere if he can get/stay healthy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mcmurtry86 wrote:
Brace was a weird pick from the onset. I couldn't help but feel at the time that Belichick was so afraid of not being able to re-sign Wilfork that he took a risk on Brace as a possible insurance.

Once Wilfork was re-signed, Brace became an afterthought. He failed as a 2-gap NT and while he showed flashes at 5-technique, he just couldn't stay healthy or consistent for long enough to maintain a good number of game-day snaps.

I still think he could succeed somewhere but it's been clear for a few years that he was in Belichick's doghouse and his time was up. It wouldn't surprise me if he resurfaces as a decent role player elsewhere if he can get/stay healthy.


The thought of having Brace instead of Wilfork just makes me shudder.
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