Wilfork done ?

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  1. dolphinswin

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    A league source tells the Boston Globe's Shalise Manza Young that Patriots NT Vince Wilfork has been diagnosed with a torn Achilles' tendon.

    If true, it means Wilfork's season is over, and that the Patriots have a gaping hole on the front line of their defense. Wilfork went down in the first quarter of Sunday night's win, and did not return. Wilfork has missed just six games in 10 NFL seasons, and zero since 2009. Joe Vellano and Chris Jones are next up on the depth chart, though the Pats will likely be in the market for help
     
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    A league source tells the Boston Globe's Shalise Manza Young that Patriots NT Vince Wilfork has been diagnosed with a torn Achilles' tendon.

    If true, it means Wilfork's season is over, and that the Patriots have a gaping hole on the front line of their defense. Wilfork went down in the first quarter of Sunday night's win, and did not return. Wilfork has missed just six games in 10 NFL seasons, and zero since 2009. Joe Vellano and Chris Jones are next up on the depth chart, though the Pats will likely be in the market for help
     
  3. Thumper1016

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    Costly win if the report checks out.
     
  4. arammell

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    Man that's too bad
     
  5. dolphinron

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    This in my humble little opinion is a HUGE loss for them, Wilfork is a walking redwood tree stump and one of the best run stuffers in league forever. They have two other DT rookies that can not hold a candle to this guy, yet alone most veterans cant. I love it and I hate the cheaters.
     
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    CBS Sports is reporting Wilfork is done for the year. Given that he is in hise early 30s, this could be a career ender. Regarless, this is a huge loss for the Pats.
     
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    they will find a way to win.
     
  8. MelbournePhin

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    oh well, they will still find a way to go 13-3
     
  9. joenhre

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    They passed their toughest test of the season so far, beating a talented yet beat up Atlanta team in their building. However losing Wilfork is going to hurt them. It may be offset with the return of Gronk and Amendola. Their schedule gets tougher from here on out. They are still IMO a 10 or 11 win team.
     
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    They'll sign his wife. She will do just fine clogging the middle.
     
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    My predictions-

    1. Wilfork will get HUGE without the ability to do any physical activity. He will then go to the Jenny Craig center that Jamarcus Russell went to and drop down to a svelte 375.
    2. If she can shoot giant Wilfork babies out of her gina she can shoot the A gap. Pats sign his burly *** wife to play nose tackle.
    3. She makes the ProBowl.
    4. Seriously- Wilfork's career might be done. A man that big with a bum Achilles isn't a good combo. Hate to see any athlete end their career on an injury, but it might be the best for his long term health.
     
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    Very big loss for the Pats as Wilfork is probably the one guy I've seen Pouncey struggle with consistently in his 2+ years in the NFL.

    The Pats Run D looked damn good up the middle after Wilfork going down so knowing them they'll have a serviceable solution to last them the season.

    AJ Francis may be getting a call up for them as well.
     
  13. AllFinsAllDay

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    I said the same thing last night when watching the game lol.

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  14. dolpns13

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    Didn't seem to effect them much last night. Not too big of a deal if they lose him. They will still win regardless

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    too bad, sucks for him but good for dolphins.
     
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    I don't think we will ever overtake that team until brady retires
     
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    I would hurry and sign AJ Francis off of their practice squad.
     
  18. hoops

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    wow...that is a big deal
     
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    i think the more concerning thing for me is brady barely got touched yesterday by the falcons even at home and tannehill took a lot of hard contact against that same no consistent win edge rusher team at home...

    the oline is a real concern in pass pro...that and the backs in blitz pickup etc...i don't want to lose my damn qb...man up dammit all

    move the freaking pocket run roll outs and bootlegs etc...keep the qb upright
     
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    One other thing I would add is that the Falcons did not gash them with the run like they did us last week either...even AFTER Wilfork went down.
    I don't know what that means really...maybe the Dolphins played more pass defense? Maybe our DLine got handled?
     
  21. hoops

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    i think the pats played it more straight up and didn't stunt their line as much as we did in the first half...we made an adjustment at the half and were much better against the run in the 2nd...
     
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    That's true...I had forgot about the 2nd half. I was still reeling from all those big 1st half runs.
     
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    I'm glad the coaches and players think differently
     
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    Pats also don't have Clabo and Jerry sucking up the joint. Tyson Clabo may be worse than Marc Columbo was a few years ago. And yes the backs (Daniel Thomas in particular) getting blown up on blitzes doesn't help.

    Not making excuses, but for all the worrying people did about Martin this preseason I think people really took for granted/ignored how bad Clabo looked. The left side has been fine for the most part. The right? yeesh

    And while it didn't hurt them last night, it will make things interesting as the season goes on as they won't have somebody in the middle getting double blocks
     
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    That's on Atlanta as much as anything. They're inside the 5 (if I remember right) when it happened and what do they do after, despite having a very good running game? Pass a few times. I doubt it was the last time they made idiotic decisions in that game (I turned to Breaking Bad :up: ).
     
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    Well...they way our luck goes,if Wilfork is done,the Pats will put in some 5th rounder,they have had
    sitting on the bench,who will all of a sudden develope into one of the greatist DT ever.
     
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    We probably couldn't even run the ball on Alabama, so Wilfork being out doesn't help us.
     
  28. biggiesmalls3k1

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    It is exasperating to watch the Patriots lose All-Pro type players one after another and just march right on...if there is a football god Brady will retire soon...he's literally the glue holding all together...
     
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    Atlanta and Matt Ryan are choke artists. Matt has been blessed with top notch skill position players since his rookie yr and he can't find a way to win big games. Atlanta was in a must win game and played with no sense of urgency.
     
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    Agreed about Matt Ryan. Don't know what it is, but something about that guy is off. Very glad we passed on him in the draft.
     
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    Wilfork really seems like a good guy, so I can't say I'm happy to read this news even if it's for the Patriots.

    But more than anything, I don't even think it matters. They will continue to win as long as they have Brady under center.
     
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    the pats tackles are way better than ours...
     
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    I keep thinking this same thing. They are like the Yankees this year, kept losing players and kept winning; makes me sick.
     
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    Yep. Wilfork is a huge loss, but nobody does next man up quite like the Patriots.
     
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    It's hilarious there's still so much Patriot Paranoia and I'm not talking the few here that are kidding....

    I swear some of you guys have patriots underwear on...
     
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    Wrong, their toughest test will be at Miami!!

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    Post of the month right here. And on the last day of the month, nonetheless!
     
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    That's huge. He is still a force inside. Miami needs to ramp up their running game big time.
     
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    It is a much bigger deal because Wilfork was there best defensemen.

    Now teams will go more run and be balanced. Yeah, they will get plays out of the others, but it wont be the same.

    Look, it may not matter vs. teams we could beat as well, but it makes a huge difference going against the best. Atlanta got beat down by us and that was evident when they went for it on 4th down in red zone instead of taking the points. They were mentally frustrated about not scoring TD's instead of FG's. So they got stupid vs. BB. thats a no no.

    But they should have rammed it down their throats 2 out of 3 times in sets of downs last night. Once again, Mike got outcoached.
     
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    ATL was mentally spent from the first Quarter last week having the ball 13 minutes leading 10 nil only to lose in the last 4 minutes. The Falcons had doubts about themselves beating Brady even in their own barn.
     
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    They were spent emotionally by MIA - the doubts crept in and they started flat. Smith was absolutely got outcoached
     
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    Well I said "so far" Since The Falcons have been the only above average team the Patriots have faced in their first 4 games. They have a lot of tough games left on their schedule. Which is why I believe they will win 11 games tops.
     
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    Big loss for the Patriots. Wilfork has been a force in the middle for years.
    The guy has only missed 6 games out of 148 despite being double teamed on almost every play.

    In 2009 he went down in week 13 and the Patriots exited the playoff in the opening game after giving up 30 plus points twice in a row.
    He is a big part of that defense.
     

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