The conversation opened with Volin lauding the Patriots for exercising Nate Solder’s 2015 option, a move he saw as a “no-brainer.” The option ensures that the Patriots starting left tackle will be under contract for the next two years at a reasonable price.
New England may have gotten a break in terms of scheduling early on, as Volin pointed out that they aren’t taking on too many Pro Bowl quarterbacks at the start of the season. This is especially fortuitous because Brandon Browner will be out until Week 5 due to a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.
However, the season opener against the Dolphins is a game Volin cautioned Patriots fans should not take lightly, as a 1 PM kickoff in Miami during early September promises to be a scorcher.
“You can’t replicate that heat up here in New England,” Volin said, also noting that the Patriots will be in their dark blue away uniforms "
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