Trent Brown ready to compete for left tackle job if that’s what Patriots ask

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Trent Brown doesn’t have much experience at left tackle in the NFL, but he has done it, and his small sample size says he can do it. So if the Patriots decide Brown is a candidate to replace Nate Solder, Brown is ready for the challenge.

“I’ve always played both sides,” Brown said, via quotes distributed by the team. “I started out playing college left. I played left in high school. I really started playing right when I got to the University of Florida. But switching sides has never been a real big issue for me.”

Brown moved from right tackle to the left in Week 9 last season when Joe Staley missed a game with a fractured orbital. Brown allowed one hurry and one hit against Cardinals pass rusher Chandler Jones, who got his sack from the other side that game, according to Doug Kyed of NESN.

In two career starts at left tackle, Brown has allowed three pressures and no sacks.

Do the Patriots trust him to protect Tom Brady‘s blindside? After acquiring Brown in a trade with the 49ers, the Patriots likely let Brown compete with rookie Isaiah Wynn, Antonio Garcia, Cole Croston and LaAdrian Waddle for the job.

“I mean, I was competing every year,” Brown said. “Every year I was there, somebody was drafted or brought in so, you know, I’ve just got to rise to the level of the occasion and do what I do.”

29 responses to “Trent Brown ready to compete for left tackle job if that’s what Patriots ask

  1. .
    The Patriots have always managed to piece together an effective offensive line as long as Dante Scarnecchia was the Oline coach. This year he’s got a bunch of very versatile pieces. However, at this point, nobody knows how he’ll fit those pieces together. Look for the Patriots to trade off the odd men out. They actually have excess quality up front.
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  2. Agreed…. it really looks like B.B. is intent on protecting Brady…. between the draft, FA, & trades, it looks like there is some AWESOME competition for the left tackle position…. & most of these guys being versatile only ensures the O-line can be covered should an injury happen (God forbid)!!
    Go Pats!!!

  3. ariani1985 says:
    May 3, 2018 at 2:51 pm
    Rodgers = GOAT…end of story!!

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    LOL! Rogers has he same number of SB wins as Trent Dilfer.

  4. ariani1985 says:
    May 3, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Rodgers = GOAT…end of story!!
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    He certainly is the best QB with only ONE Super Bowl to have ever played. Fortunately, Brady strives for more.

  5. And this is why Belichick went after Trent Brown. He is the perfect Patriot. Belichick is all about guys giving 110% effort all year long. Brown has such a great attitude. He is going to compete and bring his best every day. The one thing an athlete can control is effort. And Brown sounds like the type of guy who will always give it everything and not dog it.

  6. Trent Brown’s performance isnt the question. He plays at a high level. It’s his durability that’s the question. O Linemen in the NFL are expected to be extremely tough and play through all kinds of injuries.

  7. @nhpats

    And johhny damon has more world series rings than ted williams . Your point ? Bandwagon boy

  8. exinsidetrader says:
    May 3, 2018 at 3:01 pm
    ariani1985 says:
    May 3, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Rodgers = GOAT…end of story!!
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    He certainly is the best QB with only ONE Super Bowl to have ever played. Fortunately, Brady strives for more.

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    Funny thing is that Rogers is not even one of the top-2 QBs to ever play for the Packers…..let alone the entire league!

  9. redclaw1314 says:
    May 3, 2018 at 2:45 pm
    Pats have some serious o-line depth this year—making protection of Brady a priority so that he can play another 4 years

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    Yep. I like the Tobin and Bonuwa pick ups. At the end of the day, Scar is the best to ever do it and all of these new guys are really versatile. If they want to work and have good attitudes, it will be good.

    Looking forward to seeing Garcia. Apparently, he and Wynn have some nice mean streaks.

  10. And this is why Belichick went after Trent Brown. He is the perfect Patriot. Belichick is all about guys giving 110% effort all year long. Brown has such a great attitude. He is going to compete and bring his best every day.

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    Actually none of this is true. Niners traded him because they didn’t want to pay $12 mil+ next season to a player with weight and work ethic issues.

  11. Trent Brown’s hobbies include eating multiple buckets of chicken while not watching film. He excels at pass protection and rolling his eyes.

  12. ayokel21 says:
    May 3, 2018 at 3:51 pm
    And this is why Belichick went after Trent Brown. He is the perfect Patriot. Belichick is all about guys giving 110% effort all year long. Brown has such a great attitude. He is going to compete and bring his best every day.

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    Actually none of this is true. Niners traded him because they didn’t want to pay $12 mil+ next season to a player with weight and work ethic issues.

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    Let’s not pretend the 49ers have been run well in recent years during a gutting and rebuild that you’re now in.

    We’ve heard this crap before from butt hurt fanbases, and then we see them get even MORE butthurt when BB and Co. bring them a couple of pegs playing in NE.

    They don’t randomly go after guys from other teams by accident.

  13. The Truth says:
    May 3, 2018 at 3:15 pm
    @nhpats

    And johhny damon has more world series rings than ted williams . Your point ? Bandwagon boy
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    Right or wrong….QBs get most of the credit for winning Super Bowls

  14. kissbillsrings says:
    May 3, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    Agreed…. it really looks like B.B. is intent on protecting Brady…. between the draft, FA, & trades, it looks like there is some AWESOME competition for the left tackle position…. & most of these guys being versatile only ensures the O-line can be covered should an injury happen (God forbid)!!
    Go Pats!!!

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    Brady has always been very well protected. The problem is, he likes to throw 50+ times per game, and everyone knows it.

    That’s been a problem for years and years, and the 3 out issues, have lost them some big games with his slow starts, even in Super Bowls.

    Next, the Cooks routes were deeper routes last year, so it only appeared like he was under duress more than he really was.

    With Cooks gone, Edelman back and Mitchell back, those two and Hogan attack the middle of the field as well as any batch of receivers in the league on a consistent basis, with YAC potential.

    Cooks is good, just like Brandon Llloyd was good in 2012 (4 TDs, 74 receptions, 800 yards as the 4th preferred option at the X), but neither ran a ton of routes and were willing to go over the middle for YAC much.

  15. ariani1985 says:
    May 3, 2018 at 2:51 pm
    Rodgers = GOAT…end of story!!
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    Yup, thats a story all right.

  16. The Truth says:
    May 3, 2018 at 3:15 pm
    @nhpats

    And johhny damon has more world series rings than ted williams . Your point ? Bandwagon boy
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    There are no bandwagon fans in New England, thats where all the die hard local fans live. The bandwagon fans are the guys in your city that align with the Patriots instead of your own team because they want to back a winner. I can understand how with so many of them that can be anooying to you.

  17. The Truth says:
    May 3, 2018 at 3:15 pm
    @nhpats

    And johhny damon has more world series rings than ted williams.
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    You lost all credibility putting Ted Williams and Johnny Damon in the same sentence.

  18. You would think that all the money they save not paying Tom, they could at least pay guys to keep him upright.

  19. ayokel21 says:

    And this is why Belichick went after Trent Brown. He is the perfect Patriot. Belichick is all about guys giving 110% effort all year long. Brown has such a great attitude. He is going to compete and bring his best every day.


    Actually none of this is true. Niners traded him because they didn’t want to pay $12 mil+ next season to a player with weight and work ethic issues.


    Perhaps you didn’t watch the draft, when the 49ers picked a new OT in the first round which made Trent superfluous? Perhaps he’ll find more motivation playing against top competition for a super bowl than he had playing for the 2-14 49ers.

    Planning for the future is fine… Pats may not commit to Trent for another 4 years either. The Pats got a bargain. They’ll have him at the inexpensive end of his contract in a prove-it season so he has tons of motivation, pun intended.

    I hope Jimmy G survives his rookie LT, good luck.

  20. And Super Bowl wins is the most useless metric to measure a QB. How many do ya think Pats man crush Brady would have had playing for Cleveland. Down vote all you want but it is true…

  21. They have no definite answers on the o-line, but they do have a lot of flexibility. At the very worst, Waddle is a serviceable left tackle. If the new additions are willing to accept the coaching, there might not be any superstars, but they’ll definitely be solid and able to endure the inevitable injuries that occur during a long season.

  22. tylawspick6 says:

    May 3, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    ayokel21 says:
    May 3, 2018 at 3:51 pm
    And this is why Belichick went after Trent Brown. He is the perfect Patriot. Belichick is all about guys giving 110% effort all year long. Brown has such a great attitude. He is going to compete and bring his best every day.

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    Actually none of this is true. Niners traded him because they didn’t want to pay $12 mil+ next season to a player with weight and work ethic issues.

    0 0 Rate This

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    Let’s not pretend the 49ers have been run well in recent years during a gutting and rebuild that you’re now in.

    We’ve heard this crap before from butt hurt fanbases, and then we see them get even MORE butthurt when BB and Co. bring them a couple of pegs playing in NE.

    They don’t randomly go after guys from other teams by accident.

    Nothing butt hurt. He was a poor scheme fit in SF and not the type of lineman they are looking for. But the fact is Brown came in out of shape almost every year and has conditioning issues. It was why he was drafted in the 7th round in the first place. He is a talented pass blocker. If BB can get him to change his approach, good for them but you can’t change history with this guy.

  23. Wow, some wishful thinking here by Pats fans. Facts are he played RT not LT, and the new 49ers draft pick is going to play RT. One guy above said “good luck with your rookie LT”. Ha! Joe Staley is the LT and is a pro bowl caliber player. Trent Brown has tons of talent but he has a history of weight and effort issues. Maybe BB gets that straightened out in NE. If so, it was a great trade for them, but you cant pretend that wasn’t the reason the 49ers let go of him.

  24. Don’t know what was going on behind the scene in SF all I know is I loved his game and am pissed we had to trade him I think he has pro bowl talent and B.B. will get the best out of him I kinda think this was a thanks for jimmy G we wanna make it up to you type of deal. I’m glad BB and Shanahan are close I can see many trades in the future between these stories franchises

  25. 49erlifer says:

    May 4, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Don’t know what was going on behind the scene in SF all I know is I loved his game and am pissed we had to trade him I think he has pro bowl talent and B.B. will get the best out of him I kinda think this was a thanks for jimmy G we wanna make it up to you type of deal. I’m glad BB and Shanahan are close I can see many trades in the future between these stories franchises”

    They didn’t have to trade him, they chose to trade him. Great pass blocker but poor run blocker in the zone scheme and really struggled there. His other issues were already noted. Compared with the lack of free agent oline talent, he is still a good pickup for the Patriots and Brown should fit their scheme better.

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