Brady: Mankins 'a John Hannah-type player'

With the Patriots racking up 168 yards with nearly a 5-yard per carry average on Sunday and having allowed just two sacks over the last four games, Tom Brady was asked this morning if the addition of Logan Mankins to the offensive line has made the difference. In his explanation, Brady compared Mankins to a Patriots Hall of Famer.

“The offensive line is always collective,” Brady explained during his weekly interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI. “No doubt Logan adds a hell of a lot to that collective because he’s so powerful, so strong, so athletic, so tough, so mean. He’s everything you look for in an offensive lineman. He’s a John Hannah-type player. He’s just mean, he’s tough, he sets the tone for that group. You add him next to Matt Light, to me there’s not a better guard-tandem in the league.”