Found October 22, 2012 on Fan View Point:
Rob Ninkovich made arguably the defensive play of the season, when he and fellow New England Patriot defender Jemaine Cunningham combined to bring down NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez, forcing a game ending overtime fumble in the process. Today, head coach Bill Belichick spoke about the game clinching play.Belichick and Ninkovich celebrate"It’s something that we talk about and work on every week and talk to the players and their awareness about not just hitting the quarterback, but having an awareness of the ball." Belichick said today. "We’ve seen Rob do that several times already this year. We saw it in the Buffalo game and we saw it in the Denver game and we saw in the Jets game. It’s not just sacking the quarterback, but as you go to tackle him that you have an awareness of where the ball is. As you go to make the tackle, if you can hit the ball or put pressure on the ball. As a quarterback, when you grip the ball, you don’t really have it secured like a running back does...
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