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Bill Belichick to rookies: Only the ‘strong will survive’

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports After seven rounds, the 2015 NFL Draft came to a close on Saturday.  Now the real work begins for the 224 drafted players and several hundred other undrafted players as they prepare for life in the NFL. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick spoke about the next biggest challenge for all of the rookie players. “The biggest challenge for all...
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Patriots draft DE Trey Flowers in fourth round

The New England Patriots continued to draft defensive players on Day 3 of the NFL draft, selecting Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers with the No. 101 overall pick. Flowers (6-foot-2, 266 pounds) started every game in 2014 and led team in tackles for loss (15.5) and sacks (6). PRO DAY RESULTS 40-yard dash: 4.83 and 4.87 seconds Vertical jump: 36 1/2 inches The Patriots took...
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Patriots draft DE Geneo Grissom in third round

New England Patriots selected Oklahoma defensive end Geneo Grissom with the No. 97 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. The Patriots traded the 96th pick and their seventh rounder to the Browns to drop to 97th.  They picked up picks 111 (4th round), 147 (5th round), and 202 (6th round). Grissom, 6-foot-3, 262 pounds, has intriguing versatility and athletic ability. ...
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Devin McCourty on Patriots secondary: ‘I’d be lying if I told you we were gonna be great’

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The New England Patriots will be without Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, their top two corners from their fourth Super Bowl-winning season, in 2015.  Defensive back Devin McCourty doesn’t know what to expect from the secondary this season. “I’d be lying if I came out here and told you we were gonna be great,” he said. “Same thing last...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ninkovich looking to finally break past number eight

If only he could get past that pesky snowman. And we're not talking about a number on his golf scorecard. Tenth-year defensive end Rob Ninkovich has a goal this year: break past the sack number that... [Click headline for full story]
Via AFC East Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Ninkovich Sees Diminished Role In Patriots’ Week 1 Loss

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Rob Ninkovich missed just 52 total defensive snaps for the New England Patriots in 2013. He was on the bench for nearly that many plays in the Patriots’ Week 1 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. It was shocking to see Ninkovich spend so much time traveling between the sideline and the field in the Patriots’ 33-20 season-opener loss. He was a borderline...
Via NESN.com
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Female Friday: Reliable Rob Ninkovich Has His Own Rock At Home

Rob Ninkovich is one of those quiet and steady players in the NFL. Coming off back to back eight sack seasons, the 30-year old defensive end is a steady presence for the Patriots and always seems to be making consistent stops. Here’s a little insight into how Ninkovich is always on such an even keel. Meet his wife, Paige Popich. The two have been together since Rob’s rookie season...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the New England Patriots target a defensive end in the NFL Draft?

Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich dominated both edges of the defensive line over the course of the 2013 season. Surprising play-maker Ninkovich continually displays a unique knack for ball-hawking year after year. Jones, who was the 21st pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, has arisen as top-tier pass rusher in the NFL. While Jones displayed poor judgement at times this season, his high level...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Ninkovich Deserves Pro Bowl Recognition, but Patriots Defensive End’s Value Cannot Be Seen in Traditional Stats

FOXBORO, Mass. – Rob Ninkovich‘s name has not been mentioned very often when it comes to Pro Bowl voting, but it should. There’s an obvious reason the New England Patriots defensive end continues to go unrecognized, and it’s his lack of sacks. Ninkovich has just seven sacks on the season, despite playing nearly every down, but it is excusable. Ninkovich has been asked to...
Via NESN.com
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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